Eyo Bassey is the Founder of Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce company- Payporte, arguably “your preferred online store”. PAYPORTE seeks to deliver quality and affordable products, including fashion and accessories, fabrics, furniture, home appliances and tech gadgets. It is also known to cater for youths and young urban professionals who need the online service the most.
A graduate of Pure and Applied Physics from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), venturing into IT for Eyo was birthed from his passion for IT that he had acquired in bits for years, which is helping him today. In addition to being a graduate of Pure and Applied Physics, Eyo refers to himself as a software developer and a tech entrepreneur.
Eyo often talks about how the challenges faced in his family helped him become the successful entrepreneur that he is today. This includes the painful death of his father at a very tender age, leaving him to his four younger siblings and his mother who tried so hard to make ends meet.
PAYPORTE is what it is today because a determined man like Eyo Bassey refused to give up. He often gives this credit to God and to his mum who helped him secure a loan to start his business.
How Payporte Works
You can access Payporte’s services through its website and/or downloadable apps for Android and iPhone. Here’s a quick step-by-step process to shop on PAYPORTE:
➢ Log on to www.payporte.com
➢ Search for your desired product or navigate the various categories
➢ Add desired product to cart
Delivery is completely free, regardless of where you are in the Nigeria, and delivery time is based on your choice while checking out, but on an average, it is within 48 hours. To become a seller on PAYPORTE, simply create an account to get started.
The 1K Store
The 1K store is an initiative introduced on the 21st of September 2015 and has since served Nigerians with quality products at a really subsidized price. The idea is to sell products within the price range of N100 to N1,499 and it opens on Mondays, from 12am to 12pm. Nigerians have since embraced its existence by patronizing it fully and it doesn’t look like the store would be dismissed anytime soon.
How Payporte is Promoting Africa.
PAYPORTE is committed to raising the Nigerian Flag high and has not relented on that from its first day of inception. This can be seen from its constant drive to ensure that eCommerce is fully embraced in Nigeria and the hope that Africa would someday erase the common misconceptions about internet shopping. They constantly drive this, even if it involved cancelling the Payment on Delivery plan and encouraging everyone to use their trusted online payment service, since payment on delivery was beginning to be a pain in the neck anyway.
PAYPORTE is the assurance that the internet can provide you with quality products at a reasonable price. It is also a story of hope, as Eyo Bassey constantly looks forward to supporting other stories that has a beginning like his. This can be seen from how Payporte signed in Olajumoke Orisaguna as an ambassador and also volunteered to sponsor her education, on the note that she has a similar story as Payporte’s.
PAYPORTE has over the years helped local businesses grow by promoting their products on a wider platform, helping them gain more customers and users. There’s also an affiliate program to help youths gain attractive rewards for generating traffic and sales for PAYPORTE.
Youths with an active social media presence can make use of this opportunity as it will help them drive a lot of traffic to the website and in return, earn more. With the pace at which PAYPORTE is moving, we are certain of the sustainability of e-commerce in Nigeria and in Africa at large. It keeps getting better.
Payporte has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, with operational offices across the United States of America, the United Kingdom and in China. You can connect with them on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.