6 reasons why Selling Online on Shumba Africa will Grow your Business in Zimbabwe

Grow your Business by Selling Online on Shumba Africa. Expose your business to millions of customers & new markets.

6 reasons why Selling Online on Shumba Africa will Grow your Business in Zimbabwe

Grow your Business by Selling Online on Shumba Africa. Expose your business to millions of customers & new markets.

6 Benefits of Selling Online on Shumba Africa

Join Shumba1. Sign Up for free

Truck2. Expert delivery & Order fulfillment

Sell On Shumba 13. Connect with a wider audience of buyers online

24 hour service4. Access to customers 24/7hr

Revenue5. Improve revenue & lower costs

Training6. Free training both Online & Offline

Join ShumbaRegister

Create an account

Add ProductsProducts Listing

Add products & prices to your store on Shumba Africa

processingOrder Processing

Manage Orders & Quotations

Get PaidGet Paid

Payment for the balance of your orders (net of Shumba Seller fees) is deposited into your bank account, and you receive notification by e-mail that your payment has been sent

TruckDelivery

Shumba notifies you when customers place an order. As a seller, you can opt to:

  • Use Delivery by Shumba (DBS) and let Shumba do the shipping (at a cost), or
  • Handle shipping yourself.

Wholesale Functionality

Dashboard for managing the full retail lifecycle (merchandising to fulfilment)

Frontend Dashboard for Vendors

Google Merchant Centre and Facebook Shop Integration

Multi Site Inventory Management

Order Management

Multiple Product Category

User Inteface Management

Invoicing & Quotations

Extensive Reporting

National logistics partner integration

Notifications and Announcements

Search Engine Optimisation

Why Should I sell on Shumba Africa?

  1. Access millions of potential consumer and business customers. Our search engine optimisation ensures that your products get visibility across all leading search networks.
  2. Start selling within hours without the need to spend money to create a standalone website.
  3. We provide more payment options to your customers than any other platform. Your customers can pay using VISA, Mastercard debit and credit cards. They can additionally pay using Ecocash, Telecash and OneMoney in Zimbabwe. Your customers resident in South Africa can also pay for their online transactions using physical cash at over 8000 retail locations including Checkers, OK, House & Home, Boxer, Shoppers and Postnet. South African residents can additionally secure up to R35,000 worth of credit repayable over 12 months to make purchases on Shumba Africa.
  4. No need to manage logistics. Shumba Africa can pick up and deliver your products to your customers.
  5. Generate export receipts from the millions of Diaspora that remit close to USD 2 billion formally and informally into Zimbabwe each year.
  6. Allow customers in the region to easily find and buy your products allowing you to generate additional export receipts.

Who can sell on Shumba.Africa?

Anyone with a registered business selling new and genuine products are welcome to start selling.

How do I Start?

You can register your store right away by clicking on the sell now buttons on this page.

How do I Sell on Shumba Africa?

To sell on Shumba.Africa register here. Once registered follow the steps on the Shumba Africa Marketplace.

1.List your products under the correct product categories.

2.Make sure your selling price is correct.

3. Receive an order from Shumba Africa Marketplace through the Seller Portal.

4. Pack the order and ship to the customer or we will come and collect and deliver the order to the customer.

5. If the customer is delighted you receive your payment. See payment terms.

Can I offer both products and services on Shumba.Africa?

Currently, you can only sell products. Please contact us to discuss your proposed service.

Do I need to deliver my products to a Shumba Africa?

If have the means and prefer to deliver yourself you can go right ahead. Shumba Africa has made it easy for you, all you need to do is pack your orders and we will pick up and deliver to your customer.

You can also choose to hold your products in Shumba Africa’s general and bonded warehouses in Sotherton, Harare and Jetpack, Johannesburg. Shumba Africa will handle warehousing, picking, packing and shipping of your products. There will however be an additional charge for this service.

Who decides the price of the products?

As a seller, you control the selling price of your products. Shumba Africa will take a small selling commission of 10% on all the products you sell. The pricing you set must take this into consideration.

Will I get charged for listing products on Shumba.Africa?

No. Listing of products on Shumba.Africa is absolutely free. Shumba.Africa does not charge anything for listing any of your products online. There are no hidden selling costs. You will only pay a small commission for what you sell.

Who takes care of the delivery of my products?

We’ve made it incredibly easy for you. We will manage the “last mile”, meaning that all you have to do is pick and pack the orders. Once you have packed the order, per the packing standards and attached the waybill, the seller portal will automatically notify a courier to come and collect your orders and make sure it gets delivered to the customer. We’ve taken the hassle out of managing couriers for you.

How and when will I get paid?

The payment will be made within 3 business days of you dispatching an order along with receipt of the products by the customer .

When can I start selling?

After you have completed the registration, all the required documents have been verified and your seller profile is complete, you can start listing your products and start selling. Our goal is to make sure you can start selling within 24 hours of you listing products.

How many listings are required to start selling?

We currently do not impose a minimum number of products.

Do you offer fraud protection?

Yes. Shumba Africa takes responsibility for all payment fraud protection which helps you eliminate fraudulent orders on your store.

Do I need a VAT number to register?

No, adding a VAT number is optional. If you do not wish to add a VAT number during registration, leave the field blank and continue with your registration. If you choose to add a VAT number, it will be printed on your invoices. You can add your VAT number any time after registration through the ‘Ordering and shopping preferences’ on Your Account to enable this functionality.

What business name do I need to add on "Business info" section?

Add your business full legal name in the “Business name” field. Do not use your personal name or your department name in this section.

What information should I add on the "Contact info" section?

Provide your full name and job title in the “Contact information” section to verify that you are an employee of the business you are registering. Provide your name and not your department or administrator name in this section.

Need Help?

Call us on +263786056514 or mail [email protected]

For more information visit our FAQ page

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