How to start selling on SabiMall?

Before you can start selling on SabiMall, there are few steps needed. First, you must create a SabiMall account (which takes less than 2 minutes and is completely free), and then apply to sell and be approved. We are selective about who joins our community - we will always prefer brands with high-quality and visually appealing products. This is to ensure that we always have the best experience and finest curation of the best of what Nigerian fashion has to offer for our global customers.

In order to sell on SabiMall, you must create a SabiMall account (which takes less than 2 minutes is completely free), apply to sell and be approved. Also, you must be a Nigerian fashion or beauty brand and a registered business in Nigeria. We are selective about who joins our community - we will always prefer brands with high-quality and visually appealing products. This is to ensure that we always have the best experience and finest curation of the best of what Nigerian fashion has to offer for our global customers.

There is no guarantee that you will be accepted to sell on SabiMall. However, if your application to sell on SabiMall is not approved but you believe you have the potential to be part of community, our super helpful seller support team can advise you on how to get things right.

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Create Account

In order to start selling on SabiMall, first you need to login to SabiMall or Create a SabiMall account if you do not have one yet (it's FREE). An activation email will be sent to your email address to confirm your account.

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Request to Sell

Click the "Sell on SabiMall" button in the top menu. Provide your brand name, brand description, phone number, location, and photos of some of your products. You will be contacted using the details you provide.

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Start Selling!

If your request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 hours — and sometimes even sooner. That's it, you're ready to sell! Head over to your dashboard, set up your shop and start adding your products.

Get your shop ready

After your application is accepted (congrats, we move!), the next step is to prepare your shop for your first order. This includes setting up your shipping options and branding your shop profile by adding your logo, a cover photo that reflects what you represent and a clear and concise brand story.

If you need help or get stuck at any point we are here for you! The SabiMall seller support team will be on hand to help you.

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Add your products

Now it's time to start adding your products to your shop! You are required to add at least 5 different products to your shop and each product should have a minimum of three to six images from different angles. Optionally, you can add a video of the product (it is recommended though).

For clothing, the main photo must be shot on a model (using complementary colors or neutrals as backgrounds), but for shoes, accessories and others, all of the photos can be flatlays showing the product only. Please ensure that your images adhere to our photography guidelines.

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Why sell on SabiMall?

We are here to reduce some of barriers or hurdles African fashion and beauty brands face in selling their products globally. Selling on SabiMall will help build your brand and multiply your profits.

Why sell on SabiMall?

We are here to reduce some of barriers or hurdles African fashion and beauty brands face in selling their products globally. In simple words, we make it easier for you to sell online.

Reach Customers Globally

SabiMall provides an additional channel to market and sell your products. Broaden your audience, reach new customers globally and amplify your sales.

Highly targeted customers

As a niche marketplace, you get access to buyers searching specifically for high quality fashion pieces and beauty products made by Nigerian brands based in Nigeria.

Reduced marketing costs

Whenever we market our platform, we are also indirectly marketing all brands that sell on the platform at the same time, which makes you a beneficiary of our marketing.

Press and Social Media

All brands on SabiMall will be promoted regularly through press and across our social media channels. Besides getting featured on our socials, brands and products will also be included in our regular newsletters.

Minimum effort

Selling on SabiMall does not require any technical skills, marketing experience, deposit or advance payment. Simply create your shop, manage your products and order fulfillment.

Organic search results

Get your business found easily on Google when your customers are searching for a product you sell.

Quick payments

We understand that you may require a regular flow of money to manage your operations and so we avoid delays in payment.

Convenience for shoppers

Online shoppers visit SabiMall regularly for the convenience of product and price comparisons from a single source. Also, impartial reviews may give new customers the confidence to buy your product.

Low competition

We are very exclusive about which brands we allow to sell on SabiMall. We only want the best and brands that don't meet SabiMall's standards do not get approved to sell. With a limited number of approved brands, there is less competition for your business.

You only pay when you make a sale and 90% goes to you

You don’t need to pay to create or maintain an account. There are no signup, subscription or listing fees or ongoing cost to your business. We only charge a commission fee when you sell an item. Our interests are always aligned with yours.

Our interests are always aligned with yours

There are no signup, subscription or listing fees or ongoing cost to your business. We only charge a commission fee when you sell an item.

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Subscription Fee

We DO NOT charge any sighnup or subscription fees for you to start selling your products on SabiMall

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Listing Fee

We DO NOT charge any fees for you to list your products and you can add unlimited products for free.

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Commission

We collect a commission of 10% of the published price of a product only when a sale is made.

Your Questions Answered

Below we have answered some of our more recently asked questions which should provide details to any queries you may be having in relation to selling on SabiMall.

Who can sell on SabiMall?

To sell on SabiMall you must be a fashion or beauty brand in Nigeria. We will be expanding to other African countries shortly.

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How long will my products be listed for?

You can have products listed for as long as you want.

Is there a limit to how many products I can list?

You can list as many products as you want.

How much does it cost to join?

It is completely free to sell on SabiMall.

How much does it cost to list my products?

It is completely free to list your products on SabiMall.

How much percentage do you take?

Our commission is currently set at 10% and we only get paid when a sale is made, making sure that our interests are always perfectly aligned.

When do I receive payment for my sales?

We will pay you by direct deposit within 7 days after the customer receives the item.

Can customers request for an order cancellation, product return or refund?

This is mostly up to you. Ensure that it is clearly stated in the product description. Also see our Returns & Refund Policy.

How do I know when I have a sale?

You will be notified via email every time a sale is made. Also, in your account dashboard you can see every sale that you've made.

How do products get shipped to customers?

You are responsible for the shipment of every product you sell. In your account, you can easily create shipping options for customers to choose from. We require orders to be shipped within two working days of purchase. Made-to-order items must be shipped within the time-frame you’ve provided your customers.

How do I list unisex items?

There is currently no unisex option. You will need to list these products twice, as Menswear and as Womenswear.

Is SabiMall Offline? Do you have a physical store??

At this time, SabiMall is an online-only platform.

Does the money from sales get to the seller before deduction or after deduction?

The total amount paid for an order will be transferred to the seller after deducting our commission.

Why was my shop opening request declined?

A request can be declined for many reasons. Often requests are declined because insufficient information, poor visual presentation of product or brand, or perceived poor quality of product.

What is your criteria for approving a shop opening request?

Our criteria currently includes: quality Afrocentric products, great visual presentation of the brand and products.

How do I get noticed on SabiMall?

The best way to get noticed around the site is to ensure that you have a well thought out boutique and have the best product imagery that you can possibly have. It is great to try to develop a brand identity through your imagery which means customers will start to recognise your products and your boutique. Great imagery gets featured around the site as we want to present the best to our customers, so don’t underestimate the difference between an average image with crumpled clothing and a clean and bright shot with clothing presented in a way that shows it off to its best advantage.

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