Close

Online shopping in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Hello everyone,

Shopping online can be far more convenient and offer greater choice than going into shops, be it grocery shopping or retail.

Are there options for online shopping in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Which sites or apps do you use most frequently and are these local or international?

Are there particular products that are cheaper to buy online or that are perhaps not available in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

What is the delivery process like — is it easy to receive deliveries and what are the costs of shipping? Are there any taxes to pay upon receipt?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

I would suggest that online shopping in the DRC doesn't exist unless you are willing to pay to have DHL or Fedex deliver your products.  There is no mail service in the DRC and no door to door delivery.  Plus delivery from overseas is wildly expensive.  If you live in the DRC you make do with what there is or get someone to bring things back in with them when they come.

New topic

Expatriate health insurance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Moving to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Find tips from professionals about moving to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Travel insurance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Enjoy stress-free travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo