By Olivia Nnorom
Lodre Mainmarket, an e-commerce solution geared towards facilitating bulk trade between African manufacturers and wholesalers, has introduced an e-commerce platform aimed at bridging the supply and demand gaps experienced in the manufacturing industry in Africa and the commerce ecosystem globally.
The e-commerce platform deals mainly in categories and subcategories including consumer electronics, fashion, vehicle parts and accessories, sports and entertainment, home and garden, beauty and personal care, and food & groceries, which are in place to guarantee that merchants and buyers’ needs are covered on the platform.
Through the development, Lodre enhances the trade of made-in-Africa goods by connecting the manufacturer or wholesaler to bulk buyers within and outside Africa, and functions as a B2B and B2C e-commerce business.
“Africa, particularly Nigeria has witnessed an increase in the number of online shoppers and with the right e-commerce platform that Lodre provides, we can position our entrepreneurs to produce enough for Africa and beyond.” said Oluwakemi Olasoji, chief operating officer at Lodre.
With respect to the company’s uniqueness, Ikenna Victor Nwudu, founder and chief executive officer,Lodre, said; “we connect bulk manufacturers and retailers on a platform that not only provides custom-designed storefronts for merchants but also ensure satisfying closure of sales and purchases and a simple, efficient user experience for everyone.”