I. How do I search for a product?
You can search a product in 2 ways:
Option 1 :Search using the search box on the website or app
For example if you need a television, you can search using the short form ‘tv’ since it’s the most commonly used and it will bring you all TV’s from different brands available on the website.
But if you need a specific brand, search using the brand and keyword eg Samsung tv.
You can narrow the search as much as you want by adding the specifications e.g. Samsung digital tv 49”
Option 2: Search by category
Click on ‘shop on category’ on the top left of the homepage to view the categories available on the website and the items under the categories.
II. What should I do before placing an order?
Before placing an order, we recommend you take the following two steps:
- Check the product information which includes the description, features, sizes and picture.
- Check the product stock- Products that have stock usually have the ‘buy now option’ but those with no stock usually say ‘inventory shortage’. Our website will not allow you to place an order on an item that does not have stock unless it’s a pre-sale order and it will be clearly indicated.
In case you place an item on cart for more than 3 hours, the product stock will be released and product can be ordered by another person.
If you need more information, contact our customer care or chat online with us on our website.
III. What order categories are there on Kilimall?
Kilimall has 3 categories of orders on the website as explained below:
i. Global order- an order of a product that is overseas, represented by an aeroplane icon and will need to be shipped to the country once you orders for them.
Shipping takes 15-30 days and payment is always done in advance.
Each product from a different merchant attracts a delivery fee
ii. FBK (fulfilled by Kilimall) order – is an order of a product sold by local sellers and are stored in Kilimall Warehouse and fulfilled by Kilimall.
Fulfillment in Nairobi takes 1-5 days countrywide.
Orders within Nairobi may support pay on delivery depending on the sellers preference but those outside Nairobi, you must pay for in advance.
iii. Drop Shipping order -is an order with a product that belongs to a local seller and are fulfilled by the seller.
Fulfillment takes 2-5 days.
Each product from a different merchant attracts a delivery fee of ksh. 250/-
You will be required to pay for all drop shipping orders in advance
IV. How do I place my order?
Note that cart as used on our website means your shopping basket, it will show the items you intend to buy and keep this information for 12 hours for you to place an order.
Step 1: Click on the image of the product you would like to purchase.
Step 2: Click on the ‘BUY NOW’ tab.
Step 3: Select ‘Check out’ if you have no intention of adding any other item or ‘Continue shopping’ if you want to shop for more than one item
Step 4: After you are done shopping click on ‘My Cart’ icon that’s on the right top side of the page next to ‘my account’ and Select Proceed to Checkout.
Step 5: On The Login Dialog Box that appears Log in or register if you are a new customer by clicking ‘register’.
Step 6: Click on ‘confirm cart’ to check the items on cart with their stock quantity. You can add or reduce the products in cart, then click on ‘next’
Step 6: If this is your first time shopping on Kilimall, click on add new address and fill in your details and ensure that the phone number added is active and you provide the full names as is in the ID or Passport. In case you want someone else to collect the package on your behalf, use their name and phone number.
Step 7: Select pay on delivery or online payment depending on the viable option as per the products that have been ordered.
Step 8: (Optional) you can leave a remark especially if you want someone else to collect the order on your behalf or you want it delivered after a specific period of time. Customer care will call you to confirm the information.
Step 9: Confirm the value of the order which includes price of the product as well as delivery fee and Click on Submit Order.
You will get a congratulatory message for an order successfully placed on the mobile number used in the address.
V. What do I do when I receive the order?
Identification- The first thing that you should do once the package arrives is to identify yourself as the buyer by providing your ID or passport for identification. The name should match that on the order address. In case you cannot collect the package yourself, ensure you inform us to add the new consignees name or add it to the address.
Package Inspection- Next, you should inspect the outer package and ensure that it is not tampered with or opened. If it has traces of tampering, give it back to the delivery person and request for an exchange or refund which will be done within the refund timelines.
Signing- After confirming the outer package, sign and pay for the package if it was a pay on delivery order. However, if you had already paid online, just sign for it and do not pay any extra amount.
Checking- In the presence of the rider, open the package and inspect the goods inside for the following:
- Check the appearance and number (e.g. you order 2, ensure they are 2) of the product and compare it with that displayed on the website
- Check the specifications of the product and compare with those on the website.
- Inspect the color and the size of the product. (A little difference is not a problem as it may be due to the lighting used during photography but a red bag ordered can not be fulfilled by a black bag.)
- Inspect the accessories and the gifts that come with the product where applicable
Once you are satisfied with the package, the delivery person will leave but in case of a problem, ask the rider to take back the item for after sale service. (refer to the after sale page).
If you open the package at home and find an issue, ensure you send a photo to us within 6 hours of delivery to firstname.lastname@example.org for validation purposes. You should then call us and be properly advised.