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eBay Now Open to African Shoppers

Shoppers in Africa now have access to eBay.com inventory: MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa’s largest global platform which provides African consumers access to billions of items, announced today the eBay “powered by MallforAfrica” app in Africa is now available to its customers in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. The official launch comes on the heels of the announcement of an exclusive partnership between the two companies, in which shoppers in specific African regions will have access to eBay.com (US) inventory.

With over 1 billion listings worldwide, eBay’s vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone – creating more economic opportunity for all. Some of eBay’s offerings include, clothing, electronics, sporting goods, toys, household goods, books, jewelry, and parts & accessories.

“After announcing our exclusive partnership we have seen enormous interest from our customers in shopping on eBay,” said CEO of MallforAfrica, Chris Folayan. “We are thrilled to announce the app is available effective immediately.”

MallforAfrica provides Africans a platform to purchase items directly from over 200 of the best international retailers in the world. The award winning platform is the leader in the industry as it manages every step of the order process and offers its customers and retailers a seamless experience.

“We’re pleased to take this next step with MallforAfrica and introduce an app that will expand access to a great selection of inventory for African consumers,” said Fernando Saiz, eBay’s Business Development Director.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.