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How to sell on Jumia for free 2022


You need to follow these simple steps to sell on Jumia. Setting up a shop on Jumia comes with several benefits to you as the seller and to your buyers. The following are some of the benefits you will get when you set up your store on Jumia.

  • Reach more customers– Jumia has over four million users in Kenya. When you sell on Jumia, you will reach the over four million buyers available on that platform.
  • It is FREE– Setting up a shop on Jumia is absolutely free of charge and you will not be charged to sell on Jumia.
  • You earn trust of customers– Most customers trust goods that people sell on Jumia. You will therefore earn trust from many customers online when you sell on Jumia.
  • Increase your earnings– More than 40% of sellers on Jumia earn KSH. 50,000 and above on the platform. You can also be one of these sellers who earn KSH. 50,000 and above monthly. Joining Jumia does not prevent you from from selling your products physically on your physical store.
  • Jumia handles most of the sales process– Once you have successfully set up your shop on Jumia, you will only be required to provide stock and pack the product, the rest of the sales procedure Jumia will handle.

Services Jumia offers its sellers

  1. Jumia delivers products to the customers
  2. Jumia handles the aftersales
  3. Jumia handles customer services
  4. Jumia advertises the products on their platform

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How to sell on Jumia 2022

The process of setting up a shop on Jumia

To set up a shop on Jumia, you must meet the following qualifications:

You must be located in Nairobi- For now, Jumia only accepts vendors from Nairobi county because of the delivery issues.

Your products must be genuine-  The products you intend to sell on Jumia must be genuine to avoid your shop from being removed from the platform. If the platform discover that your products are not genuine (they carry out regular checks on the products of their sellers) you will be fined up to KSH. 20,000 and your account will receive a warning. Receiving three warnings will make your shop automatically banned from the platform.

You must have a functioning email address and phone number– Verification codes will be sent to you through the phone number and the email address you provide when setting up your shop on Jumia.

You must have the details of your shop- For your shop to appear on Jumia online platform, you must have the details of your shop. These details include Address, legal name and other legal details that you used to register the shop.

You must have bank account details- For your business to feature on Jumia platform, you must have the bank account details for your business. This is the account from where you will receive the payments.

How to sell on Jumia

To sell on Jumia, you must first create an account on the Jumia vendor hub platform.

Jumia vendor hub is an online platform where one can trace the orders they have received, the amount they have sold and upload new stock to their store.

After creating an account on Jumia vendor hub, you can go ahead to upload your products on Jumia using the platform and they will automatically appear on Jumia.

You will be able to monitor your sales and earnings through the Vendor Hub platform anytime you feel like. You should make sure that you check your account frequently to make sure that you don’t miss an order.

Goods that highly sell on Jumia

If you are a vendor looking to sell on Jumia, consider the following products which sell highly on the platform.

  • Phone (Infinix, samsung, tecno, oppo, realmi, readmi and other popular brand phones)
  • Laptops (HP, Toshiba, Asus, MacBook and other brand of laptops both brand new and company refurbished)
  • Phone accessories like earphones, headphones, memory cards, chargers etc
  • Computer accessories like laptop chargers, laptop batteries, flash disk, hard drive etc.
  • Other electronics like smart tv
  • Shoes and Clothes
  •  Products used at home like cooking oil, sugar etc
  • other products that people use frequently.

Marion Mwangangi is a Journalism student at Multimedia University of Kenya. Apart from being a student, she is a professional graphic designer, an SEO expert and a video editor. Email:

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