Vooka : An online shopping platform for Kenyan businesses


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Vooka : An online shopping platform for Kenyan businesses

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E-commerce has been increasing year over year for decades. Online shopping is more convenient than in-store shopping, and the old ways of doing business are declining. People are accustomed to researching businesses and services on the internet. The question isn’t whether you need a website. It’s whether you will survive without one and for how long.

Why you should use Vooka to create your website

Vooka is a platform that enables you to create an eCommerce website for your business and easily reach out to millions of customers searching for your products online. Businesses that are already using vooka have seen increased online sales, phone calls and store visits. 

Vooka has been built to ensure that business owners can focus on serving their customers. The hustle of developing and maintaining the website is taken care of on their behalf.

Here are some reasons why you should buy Vooka for your business

Easy to use

If you don’t have a background in web development or a team of developers at your disposal, Vooka is an excellent option, as it is a complete ‘plug and play solution.

Simply create your account, populate the sections with your own content and products, and launch your store! Vooka is a hosted platform, so there is no need to place files on the server. 

Flexible & Built To Scale

Whatever stage of your business, Vooka is an incredibly flexible platform meaning it will meet the needs of a business that is just starting out all the way up to a global brand fulfilling thousands of orders an hour. Vooka is a pre-built website theme that is pre-installed when you create your account, you can add products and content quickly and easily. The possibilities of Vooka are truly vast meaning your eCommerce store will never hold you back.

Marketing & Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

A strong marketing & SEO strategy is vital to attract new customers to your website. SEO is affected by both the way the website is built (by Vooka) and also the marketing & SEO skill of the person working on the site. Vooka's system is built with SEO in mind so you can rest assured that the code won't let you down. Vooka automatically generates a sitemap that you can submit to google to ensure it can index every page of your eCommerce store.

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Regular website updates and maintenance

Your business is important to us, and we’d like it to be important to your clients too. A boring and hard to navigate website can scare clients away before they even know what you are about. Keeping your website up to date is one of the most important things we do.

The top three things our team focuses on when updating your website are:

  1. Updating Your Website Security
  2. Improving on-site experience
  3. Updating Your Website Design

Why Don't Some Businesses Have a Website?

When Kenyan business owners contemplate starting an online business, on their wish list is getting a beautiful website that can help them attract more customers. The cost of building a professional eCommerce website in Kenya starts from Sh 250,000 for a basic website which is a hefty amount for small businesses or freelance sellers around Kenya.

For this reason, most Kenyan businesses have embraced the use of online selling platforms such as Social media and online marketplaces since it they are more cost-effective, low risk and easy to get started.

Abandoned eCommerce Websites

Despite the evolution of digital experiences and expectations over the years, businesses (large and small, local and global, and B2B or B2C) all still struggle with the same kinds of issues: the ones that ultimately lead to a failed, abandoned, or ultimately ineffective e-commerce project. Here’s why most organizations believe their e-commerce projects fell flat:

  1. Poor Onsite experience
  2. The website was beautiful to the eye but the markup was hard for search engines to read
  3. Lack of a proper back office. The data was a mess
  4. The Website Isn't Ranking in Google and could not be found on search results
  5. Failure to update the website on a regular basis
  6. Developer costs associated with running and maintaining the website

Our Web hosting packages

We currently have three packages:

  1.  1 year subscription @ Sh 10,000 (Recommended)
  2.  6 months subscription @ Sh 7,000

All our packages include a clean, well-designed website. This lets you sell an unlimited number of products and is the most cost-effective solution if you have a large range of products.

We recommend the 1-year subscription for businesses that don't have an existing website. 


In summary, Vooka is a great platform for new and established businesses alike. With the flexibility, security, efficiencies, support and return on investment it offers, Vooka ticks all the boxes to allow online store owners to get on with the business of running their business.