Review Article - Journal of Finance and Marketing (2020) Volume 4, Issue 4
Trend Of Internet Connectivity In Nigeria: Marketing Implications For Online Shopping Adoption
Internet has improved live and activities of human being in the society. Bringing digital changes
to the way domestic and business activities are done with a special reference to shopping.
This transformation from traditional shopping to online shopping in Nigeria is driven by the
prevalence of internet connectivity in Nigeria. Nigeria has witnessed an improved growth in
the usage rate of internet since the Nigeria communication commission launched GSM in 1999.
In Nigeria, internet usage is driven more by the Smartphone and private laptops. Shopping
in Nigeria is now advanced in line with the availability of internet. This has impacted on the
marketing activities of such online businesses. In online shopping, this transformation affected
the mode of product review and marketing mix elements. the implication of this to marketing
includes, the need for a sustainable and innovative partnership for the online shopping owners,
integration of the promotion activities and creation of high touch customers experience not
only the high tech. The physical location is required to boost the trust and service experience
expectation at any point of dissatisfaction that requires service recovery. High tech Partnership
and digital-enabled manpower are the human resources need of current e-commerce market to
drive the online transactions and customer experience.
Keywords: KeyWords: Internet Connectivity, Online Shopping, Internet growth, Growth Trend Author(s): Onyegbule, Kingsley Ikechukwu, PhD Student Department of Marketing Imo State University, Owerri.