One of the top online business opportunities In the world is E-commerce. The rapid growth of the internet and the world wide web (www) can be credited for creating this opportunity.
While building a personal E-commerce platform might require much resources and time, the best option is to operate from a platform that has already been created and which allows you to list your products and sell to existing customers.
There are many of this kind of platforms (E-commerce) in the world, they include Amazon, Alibaba, Konga, etc. In this article, we are focusing on Jumia.
Jumia Is the top online shopping platform in Africa, with thousands of fulfilled orders on a daily basis and a large number of loyal shoppers. By selling on Jumia, you have access to a free e-commerce platform and a large already created customer base.
If you are thinking of selling on Jumia, here are some of the things you will need in order to register and start selling on the platform.
1. A Product to Sell
Before you start thinking of selling on Jumia, you should first have an idea of what and how to stock your products. Jumia rules include that sellers should make sure the products they list on the platform are available for delivery. There are sanctions for the breach of this rule.
But one good thing about Jumia is that it has a large market, meaning, there are varieties of things you can sell on the platform. There are lots of categories to list your products in like fashion, electronics, gadgets, provisions, etc.
2. Functioning Email Address
During the registration process, you will be needing some authentication to confirm your registration, which is done through email.
Make sure you have a working email address, the type here (Gmail, Yahoo mail..) doesn’t matter.
This also forms part of your login credentials.
3. An Address for Filling Form
‘Address’ is one of the columns Jumia made compulsory that you must fill out during the registration process.
If you have a physical shop, using the address is fine. But if you don’t, using the address of where you live is the best option.
4. Valid Identity Card
You need to upload a valid ID card to complete your registration with Jumia. It can be your driving licence, national ID card, Voters Card, int’l passport.
5. A Working Bank Account Number
To be able to complete your registration and start listing products on Jumia, you need to update a functioning account number.
This is where Jumia will remit the sales made by your seller centre.
6. Phone or Laptop, if Possible Digital Camera.
You need some of these gadgets to sell on Jumia.
You need a camera for capturing your products which you will have to upload to your seller centre, although any phone(s) can be used for this, a good phone for a clear product preview is better.
Also, you need a phone or Laptop for the registration process and uploading your products to your seller centre.
7. Printer, alternatively Cyber Café
When someone makes an order on your seller centre you need to do drop off.
Jumia requires that you attach the receipt, which is automatically created when someone makes an order in your seller centre.
This is where you need a printer, to print your receipts from your seller centre.
An alternative way to not buying a printer is to always use a cyber cafe, you can log in to your seller centre from a cyber cafe and print your receipts.