Authentic Items Policy

We believe Valstores buyers and sellers are fundamentally good. We also believe Nigerians deserve to shop and sell online with confidence and peace of mind. In order to achieve that, Valstores does not allow the sale of inauthentic/counterfeit items, and sellers found to violate this may be banned from Valstores’s marketplace. All items offered for sale on Valstores must be authentic.

Valstores does not allow the sale of inauthentic merchandise, including any items that have been manufactured, replicated, or reproduced without authorization. All items bearing a company’s official brand name or logo must have been lawfully made by, for, or with the consent of that company, otherwise the seller is in violation of Valstores’s Authentic Items policy.

It is the responsibility of each seller to source and sell only authentic products. If a seller is determined by Valstores to have sold inauthentic/counterfeit goods, Valstores may suspend or terminate the seller’s ability to sell on Valstores immediately, indefinitely, and without warning; and current or future payments held by Valstores on the seller’s behalf may be forfeited, withheld, and applied towards the reimbursement of buyers.

If a buyer receives an item determined to be inauthentic, Valstores will not facilitate the return or replacement of this item to the seller and the seller bears the entire risk of losing the physical item, the monetary value of the item, and the privilege to continue selling on Valstores. Sales of inauthentic/counterfeit goods may also lead to civil and criminal penalties and legal action against sellers by the lawful owners of the intellectual property infringed upon, and Valstores will cooperate with the appropriate parties in holding the offending sellers accountable.

We take our responsibility to provide a safe platform for buying and selling online in Nigeria very seriously and this includes merchandise/product authenticity. We constantly work hard to improve how we detect and prevent inauthentic/counterfeit products from reaching our marketplace because we know that our customers trust that they are buying authentic products when they shop on Valstores. It’s our job to provide an online marketplace deserving of trust and this is why we stand behind the products sold on our site with our 100% Buyer Protection program.

We encourage anyone (buyer or seller) who suspects inauthentic items are being sold on Valstores to notify us by emailing We’ll investigate the situation and take appropriate action.