Turn Your Passion Into a Business

Open a Soweto Shop

What can you sell ?

  • Handmade Items

     
  • Vintage Items

     

    10 years or older

  • All Other Goods

     
Why trade on Soweto

Reduce the cost of business

  • Soweto is a Zambian online market  for millions of buyers and sellers.
  • Grow your business online without need for physical infrustructure.
  • Reduce fixed costs on Rent,labour,bills and transport by selling on soweto.
  • increase your profits by reducing your advertising budget.
 
 

Soweto for Business Continuity

  • Aims at empowering individuals,SMEs & coporates trading on a regular basis.
  • Aims at creating trade linkages based on value creation between sellers and buyers.
  • Aims at sustaining businesses through continouse interation with clients.

Local market for global  recognition

  • In addition to local soweto buyers,soweto is a global market place.
  • Global recongnition creates market for local shops and products.
  • Soweto sellers have the potential to exports products in their stores.
 

Grow Your Business and Maximise Sales with Soweto

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Join the movement rebranding Trade in Zambia.

Have More Questions ?

Have More Questions ?

Joining and setting up a shop on Soweto is free. Each item listing on soweto costs $0.20 USD when the listing is published. A listing lasts for four months or until the item is sold. Once a sale occurs, we assess a 3.5% transaction fee on the item’s sale price. You have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged prior to publishing a listing.

Fees for listings and transactions are accrued on your monthly bill. At the end of each month we add up all your fees, and we email your monthly statement to you. You must pay your bill by the 15th of the next month using either the credit card on file or PayPal.

Do I need a credit/debit card to sign up ?

To become a seller on Soweto,you need to provide a valid credit/debit card for verification purposes. Seller registration through PayPal is available as an alternative to credit/debit card registration for members in certain countries. You won’t incur any charges until you open your shop and publish your listings at a rate of $0.20 per item.

What can I sell on Soweto

Soweto provides a marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods (at least 20 years old), and both handmade and non-handmade crafting supplies. If you're wondering what qualifies as handmade on,read more here .

How do I pick a username and shop name?

On Soweto, you are represented in two different ways: by your username or full name (if you choose to provide one) and by your shop name. If you sign up to sell on Soweto, your default shop name will be your username. While not necessary, adding a shop name will allow you to promote your shop using its unique name and to redirect your buyers to your shop by this name. When you add your shop name , your username remains unchanged. Usernames cannot be changed and are still necessary for certain features like signing into your account or sending a Conversation.

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