African Diaspora in the US, UK and Canada Can Now Directly Purchase and Send Products Home Through Mall for Africa Platform


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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, African diaspora living in the US, UK and Canada can now directly purchase and send products home to family and friends through the Mall for Africa e-commerce platform. This is a first for the African diaspora community. Previously, the only way for diaspora to purchase/send products home was to physically go into a store, purchase the items, pack, and ship them.

Now, with a simple click, diaspora can choose from billions of items, from more than 200 of the best US and UK retailers in the world including Macy’s, eBay, Juicy Couture, Nordstrom, Farfetch, Overstock, DSW, and Carter’s.

Top 5 reasons to purchase through Mall for Africa:

  • 50% savings on shipping
  • Easy-to-navigate platform: select item, add to cart, checkout
  • Return shipping available, if product is incorrect
  • No hassle. No hidden fees. No insurance needed.
  • All forms of payment accepted, including: PayPal, MasterCard and Visa

According to data from Pew Research in 2015, there were 2.1 million African immigrants living in the United States and is steadily climbing, with the numbers roughly doubling every decade since 1970.

“The holiday season is one of the most hectic and stressful times to shop and figure out how to get items to friends and family in Africa. Every year I face this issue myself. This year is different.  We are opening the doors to people outside of Africa to use the platform and shop from more than 250 US and UK sites for their friends and family in Africa. We are happy to be part of the solution to bring more joy, cheer, and smiles to people in Africa,” says Chris Folayan, CEO and Founder of Mall for Africa.

About Mall for Africa

Founded in 2011, Mall for Africa (MFA) is an award-winning patented global e-commerce company which enables Africans to purchase products from more than 200 US and UK retailers. Continuing with its mission to allow customers to “shop global, pickup local” the company plans to enter 20 new countries over the next two years.  With its proprietary platform and guaranteed payment system, Mall for Africa is the first-ever logistics, product delivery, payment, and e-commerce integration company offering consumers billions of products with zero inventory.

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