This Nigerian Startup is Brilliantly Making Online Transactions Safer
Safeli.ng is a special hybrid e-commerce and freelance work marketplace founded by Stanley Imoisili and his team of tech innovators. You know, one of the things that the internet has done for us is that we can buy anything from the comfort of our homes and have it delivered to us wherever we want it. But on the flip side, many people have lost money in the process. Sometimes, they pay money to a vendor online and get ghosted by the vendor almost immediately.
(Dr. Stanley Imoisili, founder and CEO of Safeli.ng)
At other times, they are shortsold; getting less value than what they paid for. This unfortunate incident can also happen to sellers or service providers, who get ditched by buyers after supplying goods or rendering service. This is not an experience anyone would like to have but it happens all the same. How can this be avoided? Safeli.ng is out to curtail this.
Safeli.ng is a platform built by Nigerians for Nigerians. It is registered with the CAC in Nigeria, and in the United Kingdom. It primarily has an escrow payment protection service of some sort which serves as a middleman between buyers and sellers by holding their money in trust until each performs their own side of the contract. This way, the seller is sure that his money is being held by a trusted and reliable third party before he parts with his goods.
In the same way, buyers are sure that their money is safe until the seller delivers the order. Safeli.ng deals with all forms of products including clothes, shoes, jewelries, works of art, furniture, and every legit thing that can be purchased online.
Completing a transaction on Safeli.ng is so easy. It’s so simple that anyone who can use social media can easily navigate the platform. Once you are signed up, you can create a contract depending on whether you have something to sell or buy. As soon as the other party accepts the contract, you make a payment of the agreed amount with a little service charge to Safeli.ng. After paying, you wait for your products to arrive physically or electronically depending on the nature of the order. Once delivery is confirmed, your money is released to the vendor. In the absence of that, you get a refund. It’s that simple!
Launching shortly is Safeli.ng’s Buy For Me service. Here, users who don’t want to deal with strangers on the internet or vendors, buyers etc cetera, can just recruit Safeli.ng to help them out directly. This could be a help in purchase, payments, errands and more.
So, other than guaranteeing the safety of your transactions, Safeli.ng offers a swift and secure service. What this means is that you do not run the risk of losing your money if you are not satisfied with what you paid for. More so, it takes about a few minutes to complete a transaction. If both parties are online when the contract is created, it takes even shorter time.
Another exciting perk that the platform offers is multiple payment options. What this means is that you can pay via cards, direct bank transfers, QR codes, mobile money wallet or any other means that you choose. You can also pay in different currencies such as naira, dollar, pound, euro, etc.
Safeli.ng boasts a 24/7/365 customer support team that works around the clock. What this means is that you can carry out transactions at any time of the day. And if you have questions, the wonderful customer support team is always available to answer your questions. Even as a beginner, Safeli.ng will not leave you to yourself. There is already an interesting community channel on Telegram where you can join other users and grow with them. You can also join Safeli.ng’s Medium or subscribe to their YouTube channel.
In a Nutshell
Safeli.ng offers an interesting solution in Nigeria’s e-commerce and freelancing space. They offer you a reliable platform to complete all your online business transactions without fear of losing your money or getting ripped off. What is more? They charge just a small fraction of the transaction amount. Given the economic realities of today’s Nigeria, it is not a good time to lose money; and there’s never really a good time to lose money though. Just sign up on Safeli.ng and do business safeli!