12 Most Profitable Items to Sell Online in Kenya

12 Most Profitable Items to Sell Online in Kenya (+where To Source Them at Wholesale Prices)

Finding what to sell online can be frustrating. Today, I am going to talk about the 12 best-selling items in Kenya. So, if you are thinking of starting an online business, these are the twelve items that sell the most.

This is according to business research, market trends, and a report released by Jumia.

If you are into online business and you wish to maximize your profits, read on. I am going to tell you those items and where to get them at wholesale price.

1. Mobile phones and Mobile Phone Accessories

The first item on our list is mobile phone and mobile phone accessories. These are the number one best-selling items in Kenya.

Here is a list of places where you can get mobile phones and accessories at an affordable price:

  • Price road off river road ( accessories)
  • Luthuli Avenue-Electronic house (1st and 2nd-floor accessories)
  • Complex house Luthuli ground floor (phones)
  • Opposite is a complex center (phones)
  • Ship Alibaba, aliexpress (accessories)
  • Accra road -Accra Trade center ground floor (screen guards, memory cards, phone cases )

2. Electronics

  • Electronic House Luthuli ground floor – on your right home theaters, TVs
  • Nyamakima (smaller appliances)

How to Avoid being conned at Luthuli Ave.

Many people complain about getting conned at Luthuli Ave. So, I will take this chance to list some things that you need to do to avoid such situations.

  1. Know what you want – You should know exactly what you want. For example, if you are going to buy a TV, you should do your prior research and know the specifications that you need. Have a price, make and model in mind.
  2. Go with someone that knows the place – don’t go shopping for electronics alone. You can consider going with someone who is conversant with the place.
  3. Never pay for something you haven’t seen – this is a common mistake that people do. Once you have paid, the seller says they are getting the item from the store.
  4. Make sure the device has been tested before leaving – Ensure you check and have the new item tested before you leave. Luthuli and Nyamakima are the best places for people venturing into electronics. You will get the cheapest prices but you have to be very careful.
  5. Have realistic expectations – You should have your mind made up when visiting the shop. When the vendors see you are not sure what you want, they will take advantage.
  6. Avoid prices that are too low – as the old adage goes “Cheap is expensive”. Don’t look at the price tags only. Consider the quality of the item you are buying.
  7. Know the average price of the item – As mentioned earlier, do your own research first. Have a rough estimate of the price in mind. This will reduce the chances of buying overpriced electronics that will eat into your profits.

3. Beauty and Personal Care

Ladies’ stuffs are among the top-selling items online in Kenya. This is where you can get them for cheap:

  • Reones. Located along Dubois Roads, shop 19, St Bhakta House, next to Perida Business Center.
  • Best lady cosmetics
  • Stage Market-Nacico and Country bus past Juakali along Ladhies road
  • Star Shopping Mall Kamukunji
  • Dubois Road especially Perida center
  • Beauty wholesale Kenya limited. Ground floor, Jubilee house, opposite Transnational House, near city hall Mama Ngina st., Nairobi.
  • Mwalimu cosmetics, 4th floor, is the building that houses Mathai Supermarket at OTC.

4. Wigs and Weaves

Still, under ladies’ stuff, the second-most best-selling items are the wigs and weaves. You can get them at:

  • Beauty Mall along Dubois Rd.
  • Perida Center
  • Kamukunji Trading Center
  • Best Lady Cosmetics along Rive Road

Tip: You can also learn how to make wigs. That is even better because your profit margin will be even higher. You can find the tutorials on YouTube.

5. Shapewear

  • B Smart exibition Dubois road
  • Outside Olympic shopping Mall
  • At the junction of Accra Road and River Road, directly opposite Kobil Petrol station, there is a corridor.

6. Women’s Clothing

This is another hot selling category of items you can sell online. I did a whole video where you can get these items at Eastleigh.

Check out this video:

Here is a highlight of the places where you can get them:

  • Jeans, dresses, jumpsuits- Tansim mall
  • Turkey imitations_-Prime mall, Al Mubarak Mall 1st floor
  • Original Turkey dresses- Amco Mall, Amana shopping complex
  • Suits- Kings shopping mall
  • High waist jeans- Amal Plaza Entrance C
  • Jeans, sweatpants- Mandera shopping mall Towhid mall, Darul Salam Mall

7. Fashion Accessories

This category consists of watches and jewelry. The cheapest place to buy them is:

Watches and jewelry

  • Kariokor market African accessories wholesale
  • Dubois road- new, contemporary

8. Shoes

If you want to get the best quality shoes, you should go to Gikomba very early in the morning.

  • Eastleigh >Olympic shopping 1st floor
  • Social hall
  • Kings mall
  • Kamukunji (doll shoes and crocs directly opposite Machakos bus station)
  • Bus Station (BS) and Gikomba (Second hand)

9. Household Items


  • Gateway mall (Shiloh)
  • The Place Building
  • Hirson plaza next to kamukunji shopping mall
  • Amsterdam Stores


  • Day to Day Mall
  • Royal Mall

10. Home Decor

Home decor is a broad category. You can even decide to Do It Yourself (DIY). For example, the people who repurpose wine bottles to make flower vases.

You can also get them at as low as KES 50 at:

  • Stage market opposite muthurwa
  • Trade center Kamukunji pillows, pillow covers, etc
  • Eastleigh: Day to Day mall, Royal mall

11. Baby Items

Baby items is another most profitable category. I love this business because it is almost fail-proof. You can get them at:


  • Al Arafat
  • Amal Plaza Basement
  • Tokyo mall Newborn items
  • Al Mubarak Mall
  • Kamukunji star shopping Mall 2nd floor

12. Reselling E-books

This is one of the easiest and most profitable businesses you can do online. All you need to do is to get the most popular e-books and re-sale them.

Here are some of the sites where you can download e-books for free.

There are over 20 sites for free ebooks for resale. We will update this list with the latest and most reliable free e-book download sites.

Final Thought

So, if you are thinking of getting into online business, those are the 12 most profitable categories that are selling them most currently.

I hope you have enjoyed this guide. To my 400+ subscribers on YouTube, thank you very much. I hope I have helped.

If you have any questions let me know. You can WhatsApp me.

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