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Seller Frequently Asked Questions

I'm interested in selling on Africa Blooms. How do I start?

To sell on Africa Blooms, you need to create your vendor account. Opening an account is FREE and takes less than 5 minutes. Register Now. Once your registration is complete and submitted, your application will be reviewed for approval.

How do fees work on Africa Blooms?

Joining and opening a shop on Africa Blooms is FREE. There are no listing fees or monthly fees. There are 2 selling fees that apply only after a sale is made.

  • Transaction fee: Once an item sells, there is a 5% transaction fee on the sale price
  • Payment processing fee: There is a 5% payment processing fee when an item is sold.

I want to open a shop on Africa Blooms. What do I do?

It’s easy and free to open a shop on Africa Blooms. Here is a brief step-by-step procedure of how to start:

  1. To open your vendor account: Register Now
  2. Make sure to fill in as much details as possible. e.g. your Facebook business page, your Instagram business page, website (if applicable).
  3. Once the registration is complete, your vendor application will be reviewed for approval. Once approved, you will receive the login details via email with the subject line: Africa Blooms: New Account Created

I submitted my vendor application and I haven't heard back. What should I do?

Kindly send us an email at to inquire about the status of your vendor application. Include your full name, phone number, email used on the application, and business name.

What can I sell on Africa Blooms?

Africa Blooms is a beautiful marketplace for African fashion & handmade crafts. This is a community for artisans, craftspeople, artists, makers and creators to sell their made in Africa products to buyers around the world. This is a platform where people around the world connect to make, sell and buy unique African Handmades.

Every item listed for sale on Africa Blooms must be handmade and/or designed by you, the vendor or your team. Our goal is to showcase and promote “Made in Africa” brands and bring together talents around the world in highlighting African-inspired brands and designs.

I'm a wholesaler. Do you buy in bulk? Do you accept wholesale purchase?

No, we do not buy products from wholesalers, retailers or companies. All items sold on Africa Blooms is sold by approved individual vendors. We do not buy from vendors or companies. If you would like to sell on Africa Blooms as an individual vendor, wholesaler, retailer or a company, you can sign up as a vendor by clicking on Vendor Registration and your application will be reviewed accordingly.

How do I get paid?

Africa Blooms provide two payment methods:

  1. PayPal (recommended)
  2. Bank Deposit

When do I get paid?

Africa Blooms will disburse payment every last day of the month. In order to ensure your payment is disbursed to your account timely, all orders must be complete. An order is considered complete if:

  1. The order has been shipped
  2. The customer has been notified of the shipment and provided with the tracking number
  3. The customer has received the item
  4. No outstanding dispute with the customer

Do I need a credit or debit card to create a shop?

No, a credit or debit card is not required to create a shop.

Is there a step-by-step guide on how to set up my shop on Africa Blooms?

Yes, we’ve created this quick guide to help you get your shop up and running easily so you can start selling to customers worldwide. Checkout the Seller Handbook.

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