Lagos - During a recent interview with Oluwatosin Ajibade,
the founder of the popular lifestyle and entertainment website
Olorisupergal.com. She spoke on her love for online shopping and how OLX made
her a dog lover.
Tell us about
My name is Oluwatosin Ajibade, the founder of
Olorisupergal.com and the New Media Conference. Bsc in Accounting, LASU and a
certificate on Media Enterprise from the School of Communications Pan Atlantic
University. I have been nominated for several awards and some I won. I became a
dog lover in 2014.
Tell us more about
Well, before i bought my first dog i used to be scared of
dogs. I decided i was going to conquer my fear and went shopping for a puppy.
After i got my puppy, i really became fond of dogs and now i own 3 dogs.
Since you bought your
first dog on OLX, you have since developed a pastime of shopping for just dogs
online. Why is this so?
Well, prior to my shopping for a dog, I had always heard of
OLX and never used the platform and since OLX was top of mind i decided to
visit the site and check out their listings. I must admit, there were a lot of
dogs to choose from and luckily for me the one dog i picked and fell in love
with was the dog i bought.
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In the very first
instance, what prompted you to look for a dog online, against those things
associated with women – clothing, shoes, etc?
To be honest, when it comes to shopping for clothes and
shoes, i prefer going to the store to buy those items because I get to try them
on and make sure they fit. Although, i know OLX has a wide variety for clothes
and shoes, i would rather opt to get my dog from there.
How was the
It was very easy. The first thing I did was to download the
app and after doing that I searched for a dog seller on the site, and different
dog seller's name came up. It took me some days to decide on which seller I
should go with. The type of dog I wanted was on the site too. Tope from Top
Dogz name was on the list and I made contacts with them to purchase the dog.
Looking for a dog online didn't sound weird to me because you can find anything
online on OLX
Reports have it that
you and the previous owner of your first dog are good friends. Could you give
an insight on this?
Yes we are actually very good friends, after i bought the
dog from him, we kept in touch with each other. For him, it was to know about
the welfare of the dog and how he's doing. And for me, to ask him general dog
related questions and advice as this was my first time being a dog owner.
Have you sold
anything on an online platform? What was the experience like?
No, not yet, but i know i will be doing that very soon.
statisticians indicate that Nigerians are still skeptical about using OLX. What
is your take on this being that you shop regularly on the platform?
With everything new people are and will always be skeptical
about changing their behaviours. Even till today, people are skeptical using
the ATM machines.
My advise for other people that have not used the platform
is that they should just use common sense when making their transactions
Meet at a public place. Never ever pay before you see the
item and even after you see the item inspect the item very well. And most of
all take your time to select the item you want to buy.
With the rise of different e-commerce startups opening shop
in Nigeria the popularity of online shopping among Nigerians has given rise to
the economy with it being valued to N78bn as at 2012. These Online stores in
Nigeria, according to a recent survey, record over $2 million worth of
transactions per week, approximately N1.3 billion per month, and take up to 500
business orders per day. And among such online stores is OLX, the leading
classifieds site globally and in Nigeria, an interesting platform for buyers to
meet sellers to trade. For
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