Created in 2016 by Afis Bileoma, Odjala which means big market in Yoruba is an e-commerce app that gives access to products sold in Dantokpa, West Africa’s largest market, located in Cotonou, Benin.
To develop the app, Odjala’s promoter established partnerships with most the market’s shops. If a buyer thus wants to get any product, he just has to order it on the App which is free to download on Android and Apple, and it is delivered by the start-up’s couriers.
“If a customer is not satisfied by a product, he can return it,” Afiss Bileoma said. Aside partnering with the sellers of the market, the Odjala virtual market also has partnerships with other shops in Cotonou.
Customers can also order from the Odjala website on their computers. It should be noted that though it is still young, the virtual market is much appreciated.
Translated from French by : Schadrac Akinocho