Selling with us is simple
ShopAfrica is made up on online platform specialists, who specialise in bridging the gap between product and consumers by listings other businesses products on South Africa’s largest home grown selling sites like Takealot, Loot and Makro.co.za.
Let us do the leg work.
While the process for supply and demand is familiar, the set up of the product and its' listing on the various online retail platforms is a little more complicated. Our job is to protect you from this tedious process, save you from the headaches that come with the eCommerce territory and offer an easy on-boarding process that requires very little updates to your existing process.
What makes us different is that we have homed in on our expertise and experience in the field of selling on public sites, developing a unique approach to sell our suppliers products and ensure the very best in visibility and customer engagement.
We have relationships built with account managers and senior staff at the various Online Platforms and have special insight into site algorithms for product visibility, access to restricted/limited platform backend features
and the know how to best utilise the platform and marketing capabilities,
We have developed automated systems that schedules regular pricing promotions (at our own cost), manages orders and updates inventory.
What we need from you.
Product Info.We require all the information you have on your product to be able to write up a killer product title and description! Our proven (and secret!) techniques for writing out the content of the product listing page will ensure your product is searchable and attractive to the right target market.
Product Image.The more images of the product you can provide us the better! Online shoppers rely on clear and accurate images of the product to commit to purchase. All main images online are uniform and require a plain white background. While we do require you to provide the images of your products, we do offer a free service for removing any background.
Pricing.We need from you is the set cost per unit. You can choose to include delivery in the final cost price or, if you would prefer, you can set you price and make use of ShopAfrica's preferred courier pick up service. Once we know what costing we are working with, we are able to add our markup and set the selling price according to the national trends, seasons or scheduled promotions.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE CONTACT YOU?
When you get in touch, you will be contacted by one of our team members to chat and see if it is the right fit for your business and ShopAfrica.
WHO WILL MANAGE OUR ACCOUNT?
Our working method is flexible and tailored to the requirements of our Suppliers. we join forces you will be allocated a dedicted Account Manager who will manage the entire life cycle from listing inception to placing orders
HOW OFTEN DO YOU ORDER WITH US?
We place orders daily with our Suppliers or as and when we sell your product online.
DO YOU BUY STOCK IN BULK?
Once sales history has accumulated, ShopAfrica will start forecasting and ordering in bulk for stock to be delivered and stored at the various platform distribution centres.
WHICH SELLING PLATFORMS WILL YOU LIST OUR PRODUCTS?
In South Africa, Takealot.com has the monopoly on eCommerce sales. ShopAfrica will retail your products on Takealot and other platforms we believe will most do your products justice.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SHOPAFRICA PLACE AN ORDER WITH US?
All orders will be recorded on your order form, itemizing All orders will be recorded on your order form, itemizing information such as order details, expected delivery and payment due dates. Once you receive our new order we ask that you dispatch and deliver to the required location within 7 days.
WHERE DO WE NEED TO SEND ORDERS TO?
Orders will mostly be delivered to the fulfillment centres in Cape Town or Johannesburg for distribution by the platform in question. Alternatively ShopAfrica will arrange collection of the order at your Facility through our preferred couriers.
WHAT ARE WE REQUIRED TO DO ONCE YOU HAVE SET UP OUR PRODUCTS ONLINE?
Apart from sending over your invoices on orders delivered, a regular inventory report is required to ensure we do not receive customer orders that cannot be fulfilled. The rest is up to us!
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT TERMS?
We understand every business has their own set of payment terms. We are flexible on your payment terms and have never missed a payment date! References available on request.
DO WE NEED TO PACKAGE THE ORDERS IN A SPECIFIC WAY?
Yes, all orders need to be boxed and packaged in a way that can travel the country! ShopAfrica will provide guidance and supply you with unique barcodes, box labels and shipping notes for each order (nothing too strenuous!).
Submit your interest to work with us
Please complete the form below to submit your interest to work with us and have your products listed across the largest platforms online.
032 946 5931
Unit 27 Ballito Business Centre, The Circle, Ballito Central, KZN