- SELL WITH US
- USE OUR MARKETPLACE
- SELL WITH US
- USE OUR MARKETPLACE
We’re committed to working closely with all our sellers, supporting and helping them to promote products. At the same time, we’re constantly striving to bring you, the customer,the best in new small scale produce, niche Uganda designers and makers and to update our provisions regularly.
- VENDAZ SHOP
- VENDAZ SHOP
We have a comprehensive sellers resources and marketing tools to support you and your handmade shop. This also includes sellers newsletters, access to a business directory and practical advice.
To keep things simple, we have 0% commission on all types of products sold. The 0% includes VAT and we don’t charge commission on your postage and packaging or delivery service.
We work with Uganda based retailers and producers who are as passionate about handmade as we are.
Vendaz was originally launched in 2019 and from the beginning the emphasis was on supporting creative businesses by providing them with a well-designed website for a fee that’s fair both for you as the creative business and for Vendaz to invest back to promoting the sellers via our website and apps.
Vendaz is run by an experienced team, who fully understands the ups and downs of running a creative business. We want to support small creative businesses not just by helping to sell their products, but also by offering practical advice and tips on how to best present their products and brand to ensure they stand out in a competitive marketplace.
Vendaz’s outward focus is our returning customer, visitor and any potential customer. Because of that, the way how our platform and the products are presented is very important to us.
So we carefully select our sellers to compliment each other and we base our decision on the quality, presentation and brand of each applicant. We want to offer the best we possibly can and try not to duplicate sellers with similar products, unless they are exceptionally good.
But that doesn’t mean that we only accept established businesses. If you are a talented business person who is just starting up, we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to have your own website to sell with us, in fact, you can use your shop on Vendaz to integrate and link directly to your blog instead of investing in stand alone website for your business.
Your online shop comes with all e-commerce features you need, practical marketing tools and resources to support you. To keep things simple, we charge 0% commission, which includes VAT (if applicable). The commission fee doesn’t apply to delivery or postage and packaging on your products. There are no on-going fees and you do not pay your commission.
The payment method is quite simple. When a customer purchases something from your shop, you are paid the full amount directly into your own account or Cash on delivery – COD. You will receive two emails – one from Vendaz with order details and one direct from our payment system informing you that the customer has paid. You then make and dispatch the product directly to the customer.
Yes, of course, we can help to promote your shop in lots of different effective ways, that’s why we are here!
Once you are approved to sell with us, you will receive your own ‘ready to go’ shop on Vendaz. We will provide you with resources to help you set up your shop in the best possible way. This includes sellers only access to Vendaz’s resource portal and your online shop manual. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved directly and we can also support you to promote your shop and your business through our resources.
Our resources include everything to help you to promote your shop – social media, blogging, search engine optimisation, keyword research, focus on customers, shop descriptions, how to take best photos and much more.
You will also have the opportunity to be included in our regular customer newsletter, social media platforms (twitter and Facebook), and be featured as a seller on home page, blog and included in our online Gift Guides.
The simple answer is: ‘No, not everyone!’
First of all, you need to be based in the Uganda or East Africa and you need to have products or make design your own products. We don’t like to make unnecessary rules, but you do need to live in Uganda.
Quality and a good selection of products across our platform is very important to us and that is why we review all seller’s applications before accepting them on Vendaz.
Secondly, we select only the best applicants and we like to set our standards high. Here are a few clues to give you an idea what we base our decision on:
- Clear pictures
- Imaginative products
- Coherent product collection
- Well designed and made products
- Clear business brand
- Professional presentation
- Uganda or East Africa based
- Handmade or Personalised
You don’t need to be an established business or sell elsewhere. What’s more important is that you have a business vision and that you are committed to your creative business, whether that’s 5 hrs a week or full time.
Once you become a member of vendaz you will be sent via email your username and password details, where you can access your own shop to load, amend or delete products. From this admin area you will also be able to set up your Shop’s profile page, monitor traffic to both your shopfront and individual products, receive and reply to enquiries from customers, check orders and invoices. You have total control over your products and can add and amend however often you wish. There is no limit on how many products you list in your shop. You can create your own discount codes, set up your own categories and have as many variations on individual products as you wish.