Setting up an Online Store On Jumia E-commerce Shop
Nigerians today have begun to take advantage of the internet, not only in using its vast resources for socializing but also to make money legitimately. Individuals are using the internet to offer freelancing services or for the importation of goods from reputable manufacturers abroad. This has led to the increased rate at which people patronize e-commerce websites in Nigeria.
One of the leading e-commerce sites in Nigeria is Jumia. This site has lots of merchants registered and selling their goods via the online platform. The e-commerce site is undoubtedly Nigerians’ favorite as it experiences massive visits from Nigerians all over the country.
The traffic is sometimes so astounding that the management has, several times over the years, reported of server crashes. This is an indication that if you want to sell any commodity online quickly without having to spend money creating a website, then Jumia is the best place to start off.
But what are the processes involved in selling on Jumia? Many people are still wary of online scams, and this has made some people to have a negative impression of e-commerce websites in Nigeria. The second fact is that if you don’t have an online or offline reputation, people will find it hard to trust you, and you may end up finding it difficult to sell off your products.
Therefore, selling your goods or products on an established e-commerce site like Jumia is the wise way to follow. It will boost customer trust and people’s fear will be allayed since individuals will be sure to get their money back in case they don’t want it again and also be assured of full customer support in case they have complaints to lay.
Thirdly, Jumia has the support of corporations within and outside Nigeria namely MasterCard, First Bank, Visa, MTN, etc.
Another point is Jumia works in partnership with DHL, a leading courier service known for their quality and speedy delivery of goods to customers across the country and beyond. So your goods will have no issues reaching any customer who pays for the products. This article will show you the processes to follow anytime you decide to sell on Jumia and be successful at it:
1. The first step to getting your products on Jumia is to visit their website at http://www.jumia.com.ng. You need to go through the listed categories on the website to see where your products fit in conveniently.
2. Next, is the preparation of a good business proposal. You will need the proposal for the presentation of a good pitch to the admins at Jumia. The e-commerce website is all for providing products of excellent quality but which are also inexpensive enough to turn a good profit as well as to attract more customers every day.
You, on the other hand, need to be able to sell your products within a short period and also at a good profit. The business proposal will entail a good pitch, information on the products you intend to sell on the e-commerce platform, and then send it as an attached file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every so often, potential sellers are summoned to present samples of the products they intend to sell. The quality assurance manager needs to give approval for the quality of your goods and once that is done, you begin to negotiate to reach a beneficial agreement or contract regarding the percentage of the commissions on each of the products that will be sold.
3. You need to take your products to Jumia for storage. Jumia will go ahead and list the products for you on their websites. For each sale that is generated via the e-commerce site, a certain percentage will go to Jumia as commissions. Jumia does not allow third parties to list their products on its website without following the process outlined above.
The competition is indeed, very intense. But don’t allow that to deter you. The trick to beating your competitors is to browse through the different categories on Jumia and take note of products that are selling well. Run a survey, comparing prices of products listed on Jumia to those that are listed on other e-commerce websites in Nigeria, and then with the price tag attached to the product you intend to import and list on Jumia.
Avoid importing goods from established brands because these brands already have a working relationship with Jumia and sell their products at lower prices. Go for items that are not too expensive for the common man, yet is very crucial to own and use. For instance, you can decide to import wrist-watches, electronic shaving gadgets, leather shoes, etc.
So go out there and get started immediately.