How to sell in jumia whether within or outside Lagos




One of the simplest means to reach out to thousands of Nigeria with your products now is to sell on Jumia, and the power of the internet cannot be underrated. 
Jumia is the 12th most visited website in the country, according to Alexa and 1,599th most visited in the world, so you are sure people will get to see your products. 

Presently, the top ecommerce website has an existence in over 14 countries, and reportedly own less than 20% of the products they display, which means they have a chance for you and I to come on board and sell as business owners. 

Before I show you how to sign up as a seller and start to market your own products, we'd be seeing the benefits and disadvantages of selling your products on Jumia (and Konga of course). 
For attending this page, you would have already been familiar with some of the advantages of selling on the Nigeria's top ecommerce website, but we will be reaching them for clarity purposes. 

Some of the benefits of selling your products on Jumia include: 
Access to a wider audience
Jumia reportedly gets over 15 million monthly visitors from Nigeria alone, and you can imagine having to reach out to that amount of people. 

There are beliefs that Nigerian's don't shop online, but it's not completely true. I shop from Jumia regularly, and I have a good number of friends who do that also. 
Brand trust
When you sell on Jumia, you sell with the trust people already have for Jumia. We know they won't scam us, and all their sellers are trusted so we can comfortably pay. 
Simpler to organize
Jumia will handle everything from collecting your money to doing the delivery, so why give yourself headache if it is an option? 

There are a lot of other benefits, and the power of the internet cannot be underrate. 
Disadvantages Of Selling On Jumia
Whatever has benfits they say, has disadvantages. 

Some of the flaws of selling your products on Jumia include: 
Competition
No matter what you sell, there are already a good number of people selling that too, and occasionally they sell at incredibly low prices to keep up with the circumstance. 

Nigerians are very price attentive, and we constantly go for the cheapest of anything we need, to the disadvantages of the seller. 
Product title, images and description
Same way vendors on Aliexpress hijack people's photos and product descriptions to market their own products is the same way they do on Jumia, and most of them end of pinning these products to incredibly lower prices, and you have to succumb to the competition or end up not selling at all. 
Fees and commissions
You are charged for each successful sale, and though the payments are user friendly, no one likes money leaving their pockets. 

Nevertheless, it is essential for the maintenance of the program. 
Return products
There are times the buyers will find reasons to return the orders they made, and it will affect your business and the impressions your commodities get negatively. 

No matter what it takes, make sure you give value because in the end, it wins. 
What Can You Sell On Jumia?
There are so several products you can sell, and you can in fact sell anything you find on the site. 

Some of the illustrations include: 
Phones and tablets
Electronics, ie television, sound systems, cameras
Computers and accessories ie laptops, scanners
Grocery ie toiletries, beverages
Baby items ie toys, diapering
Fashion items ie watches, shirts, wigs and hair
Health and beauty products ie makeups
Home and office products
Sports items ie footballs, boots
Gaming products ie video games
And so on. 
You can visit the site website to get an idea of what you will be qualified to market there. 
What Can You Not Sell On Jumia?
As with every other ecommerce website, there are also limitations to the things you can sell. 
Some of these things include: 
Stolen and/or counterfeit products
Illegal substances
Fake money and any other products which counterfeit financial instruments
Plants and animals endangered by extinction
Any explosives, flammable materials, fireworks and ammunition
Fake birth certificates, IDs, driving licenses and any other documents
Anything related to hacking
Items associated to pornography, paedophilia and others
Any items that contravenes to intellectual property.
Conditions Required For Selling On Jumia
Some of the conditions expected for selling on Jumia include: 
You must be up to 18 years of age
Quality of your commodities cannot be underestimated, and you must retain transparency. Jumia does a routine quality check on all products.
Your products must be sold on all programs as they are listed on Jumia. Don't sell your shoes for ₦4,500 on your website and ₦6,000 on Jumia because you want to make back the payments or feel like you already have a credit-card ready audience at your disposal.
A Tax Identification Number is mandatory to complete the registration processes.
Make sure your commodities are never out of stock, and maintain a ready-to ship policy within 24 hours.
How Much Does Jumia Charge Sellers On Their Platform?
The fees and charges rely on some factors, particularly the type of products and the method of delivery chosen. 
As a vendor on Jumia, you might also require to pay for the cost of shipping, enhanced marketing fees and the cost of shipping your products. 
How To Start Selling On Jumia
To start selling on Jumia, the first step is to sign up. You can begin the process by clicking HERE, then click on START SELLING ON JUMIA. 

Fill in your name, email, phone number, TIN and the mandatory business information, then submit. 
They also provided two phone numbers -  01-888-1102 and 01-277-2361, and you can dial them to get a customer care help you out with the processes.  

Carrying your business online is no doubt the best thing you can do in this 21st Century, and with the way things are going, the whole world is coming to be techie

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