Njalo.ng, a credible classifieds site in Nigeria has recorded impressive growth on its first anniversary despite the Coronavirus outbreak that ravaged different sectors of the economy in the past year.
The classified site launched operations in January 2020 and has maintained its promise to serve as a FREE classifieds platform that emphasizes safety and convenience to sellers and buyers.
Njalo.ng provides unique meeting room for close to 15,000 merchants who have signed up on the platform to engage with over 5,000 daily visitors (buyers) on products ranging from smartphones, cars, laptops, clothes, shoes, bags, property, furniture, books/literature, kiddies’ wears, job placement/vacancies, real estate, amongst others.
Commenting on Njalo.ng’s first anniversary, Mr. Chukwuemeka Orjiani, Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer, said they have made remarkable progress despite rolling out at the twilight of COVID-19 that led to topsy turvy economic year 2020.
He said that while firms and businesses were sent to survival mode and many who couldn’t cope were forced out of business, however, the year also turned out to be the one where the importance of technology to the human race became more evident.
“In the heat of lockdown and social distancing measures that limited human physical contact and activities, technology based services like Njalo.ng served as the bridge between the virtual and human divide.
“We have not reached out target, but we foresee massive opportunities to create jobs and empower millions of Nigerians.
Also speaking, Sandra Ani (Mrs), Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Njalo.ng, said that COVID-19 has proved that ecommerce and its chain of services are crucial in the digital economy.
She said that at the time when guidelines were strict, consumers stayed home and did their shopping online, logistics services of ecommerce platforms partnered with governments, especially in Africa, in the movement and distribution of drugs and other medical equipment during the lockdown. “This deserves commendations”, he said.
To this end, Ani said Njalo is a platform that has come to help businesses connect the dots seamlessly. “With an effective visibility on brands/businesses, there has been an increase in sales and return on investment, (ROI). We are looking at introducing a premium package soon which will give businesses even more visibility and buyers will benefit more from it.
“Through this platform, a lot of businesses have made massive Financial achievements. Cashing out always. It’s a digital age and time, and with a good mobile phone, Njalo will showcase businesses beyond the cubicle, reaching out to a wider audience”.