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African Things: Africa’s leading directory for African Producers and Manufacturers

by Felix Omondi

If you are looking to support a business online that has foresight and community in mind—you should pay a visit. This African business based in Lagos, Nigeria originally started off as a manufacturer of lifestyle products, accessories and souvenirs, creating quality Afrocentric and African-inspired goods for client events and retail.

Now they’ve expanded to become Africa’s go-to online marketplace, their community hosts scores of African businesses, establishing B2B transactions and supplying Fast Moving Consumer Goods alongside a vast selection of beauty products, clothing, personal care items, and home décor piece. Community, convenience, and genuine connections are at the forefront of their mission at African Things, and it shows in how they’ve tailored their new Vendor Program and Request system on the website.

Now, businesses and producers interested in selling on the site can register and become a vendor using subscription plans which enable mini online store creation, data management, and much more. Might I say, African Things is generous with just how much sellers can do even with the free subscription plan. However, sellers using the free plan will be charged a 10% commission on their sales.

In addition to giving you this amount of control over your online store, they also provide product photography and product description writing services. Recognizing that several business owners may not be well versed with the requirements or have the time to do professional product shoots, the marketplace takes that load off their sellers’ hands and delivers quality images. They have a team of skilled writers, versed in commercial and online content writing who will craft fitting product descriptions that will convince buyers to purchase your products upon reading them. As you can see, the priority is for you to get sales and operate successfully, first.

It’s safe to say that African Things is holistically for their community. Whether you are a producer selling on the platform, a buyer purchasing items or you are sourcing for suppliers and producers for your own business. Every necessary step has been taken to ensure transactions and communications are done with ease, efficiency, leaving all parties satisfied. Shop/Sell with African Things today!

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