Category Archives: Shopping

Mahambi Market, an Online Peer-to-Peer Thrift Marketplace Opens in Kenya

I get excited every time I learn of a new (East) African digital space that facilitates everyday (East) Africans to do something they regularly do offline more easily online. This is just the kind of digital space I’d like to tell you about today. I won’t take up too much time setting it up. Just keep reading to to find out what I am talking about. Mahambi Market is an online peer-to-peer thrift marketplace where Kenyans can open ‘digital shops’ in minutes and sell their clothing items from anywhere, any time. Launched on September 5, 2020 in Kenya , Mahambi … Continue reading

Community Online Shopping & Accommodation Guide 2020

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope you had an excellent holiday season and that 2020 is off to a wonderful start for you! Every so often, I publish a post sharing popular things that my readers buy online and places they book to stay through my site for when they travel. Since I haven’t done that in over a year, that’s what today’s post will be about. Why do I do this? Because I’ve noticed that many of you, my readers, are very much like me and each other, so I figure that what others in my reader community … Continue reading

Amazon Baby Registry (India, US, UK)

Did you land on this post looking specifically for information about the Amazon India Baby Registry service? If so, click here. In my last community accommodation & shopping guide, one of the services I mentioned that’s used by my readers is the Amazon Baby Registry/Amazon Baby Wish List service (available on several Amazon storefronts including Amazon India). Perhaps, it shouldn’t have been included in that guide because it is actually a free service, but no harm done since, after all, it’s somehow related to how you, my readers, shop online. Today, I’d like to tell you a little more about the … Continue reading

What’s Everyone Buying? Cologne, White Noise Machines, Lingerie & More

It’s that time again: time to take a look at what our community is buying online. This is an interesting list that includes products like cologne, white noise machines, digital pregnancy tests, and as the title promises, lingerie. Let’s jump right in! 1. Versace Eros Top of our list is a cologne that has been at the top of the Amazon Best Sellers list for men’s fragrance for the past couple of months. The cologne, Versace Eros, is according to its makers a fragrance that represents “sublime masculinity through a luminous aura with an intense, vibrant and glowing freshness obtained … Continue reading

Community Shopping Guide: Menswear, Electronics, and More

In my last online shopping related post, I shared some of the most popular items that my readers bought on Amazon through my blog at that time. Today, in an effort to be more inclusive for my readers who don’t live in countries with Amazon storefronts, I present you a similar list, though this time also including products bought from Jumia, an African online store  for which I have been an affiliate for a little over a month. This post features menswear, electronics, and some other stuff…you’ll see. Enjoy! No. 1: Tobacco Men’s Derby Shoes (Menswear) In case you are wondering … Continue reading

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