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How to start selling successfully on takealot.com

by Warrick Kernes: CEO at Insaka eCommerce Academy.
Takealot.com is one of the largest online marketplaces in South Africa, with millions of shoppers browsing and buying products every day. Whether you're a small business owner looking to expand your reach or an individual looking to sell some of your own products, Takealot.com is an excellent platform to start selling on.

In this article, we'll go through the steps you need to take to start selling successfully on Takealot.com.

Sign up for a Takealot.com account

The first step to start selling on Takealot.com is to sign up for an account. You can sign up as an individual or as a business. If you sign up as a business, you'll need to provide some additional information, such as your VAT number.

List your products

Once you've signed up for an account, you can start listing your products. Takealot.com has a wide range of categories, so make sure you list your products in the appropriate category. When listing your products, make sure to include detailed descriptions and high-quality images. The more information you provide about your products, the more likely shoppers are to purchase them.

Set your prices

When listing your products, you'll also need to set your prices. Takealot.com charges a commission on all sales, so make sure to factor that into your prices. You'll also want to make sure that your prices are competitive with other sellers in your category.

Promote your products

Once your products are listed, you'll want to promote them to get more visibility. Takealot.com has a built-in promotion system, where you can pay to have your products appear higher in search results. You can also use social media and other marketing channels to promote your products.

Fulfill orders

When shoppers purchase your products, you'll receive an order notification. Make sure to fulfill the orders promptly to keep your customers happy. Takealot.com also offers a fulfillment service, where they will store and ship your products for you.

Monitor your sales

Once you start selling on Takealot.com, it's important to monitor your sales and customer feedback. Takealot.com provides detailed sales reports, so you can see which products are selling well and which aren't. Use this information to optimise your listings and prices to increase sales.

With millions of shoppers browsing and buying products every day, Takealot.com is an excellent platform to start selling on. By following the steps outlined above, you'll be well on your way to selling successfully on Takealot.com. Good luck!

Useful resources:
Insaka eCommerce Academy
Insaka is committed to helping entrepreneurs to start and grow their own online businesses.
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