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Africa now has access to U.S. and European brands like Zara and American Eagle Outfitters through an app called Mall for Africa.
These brands along with other trendy western brands, do not offer shipping to countries in Africa. That's where the Mall For Africa App comes in. According to the website it is a seamless shopping experience. The Mall for Africa uses Paypal and other payment forms to ship your items to a U.S. or UK warehouse, then the delivery is made by DHL to either your front door or one of the many package pick up sites they have in Africa.
Here's a Video of The Online Ordering Process
Besides American Eagle Outfitters and Zara, Mall For Africa offers shoppers over 180 stores they can safely shop from. Africans now have access to store brands such as: Banana Republic, Bloomingdales, Ralph Lauren and more.
The CEO of Mall For Africa is Nigerian born, Chris Folayan. He noticed a need for a shipping method for African shoppers who wished to purchase western items, upon his trips back home. He said each time he would fly from the U.S. back to Nigeria, the request from his family and friends became so massive that he literally could not fit them all on the plane. That was when his entrepreneurial skills took off and he designed the Mall For Africa App, testing it out on friends and family first. As you can imagine, it was a hit.
Run of the mill shoppers are not the only customers that place orders through Mall For Africa. Because of the new app, other entrepreneurial hopefuls have been able to order equipment such as (sewing machines, cameras and store stock) to launch their own businesses. Chris Folayan says the company also helps hospitals and schools receive shipments of school supplies and much needed medical equipment, they previously could not get.
you can visit Mall For Africa at www.mallforafrica.com