How to Sell on Jumia

How to Sell on Jumia Online Store as Vendor

You are welcome to this post where I explained in details how to sell on Jumia Online Store. If you have ever ask about how you can sell your products on Jumia Online Store as a vendor, then you have come to the right answer here.

One cannot deny that selling one’s products on Jumia Online Store, one of the top rated eCommerce website in Africa, can be so profitable. It reduces stress and cost of avertisement. This is because, Jumia takes care of all those things. The seller/vendor just need to make his or her products available to the customers whenever they order those products. Selling is a game of number and Jumia Online Store has the number already since it has millions of customers all round the world.

Here, I provide you with a simplified guide on how to sell on Jumia Online Store as a vendor and make big profit. So, in this post, you will learn how to register and list products to start selling on Jumia, what the Seller Center is and how to use it, and how to describe the items you are selling to make them stand out. Other things we will explore include image size and how to get images, review, and validation of product list, how to process an order and cancel an order, how to deliver an order and how to receive payment for products.

Let us begin immediately to show you how to start selling on Jumia. I believe you will learn from this guide and that it will work for you as it had worked for many.

How to Sell on Jumia
How to Sell on Jumia

How to Sell on Jumia Online Store

Selling on Jumia Online Store involves offering wide-ranging products for sell to the customers who visit Jumia’s eCommerce platform. Jumia’s content quality control team reviews sellers’ products list before they go live for sale. The platform boasts of over 1,000,000 products in different categories, including fashion, electronics, home & office, health & beauty, books, and so on.

Jumia claims that it receive over 225,000 potential customers monthly, above thirty million number of views each month, and recorded over 794,000 sales on a recent Black Friday. With those figures, you will agree that selling on Jumia is lucrative. However, to get maximum sales, you must adhere to Jumia Seller Center’s Terms and Conditions.

Follow these steps to start selling on Jumia:

1. Register on Jumia Seller Center

Go to Jumia Market Place. There you fill the form provided and you register to sell on Jumia.

2. Provide you Personal Information Give accurate information

Here you have to provide your accurate information. You will be required to provide your email address, phone number, and information of your company like legal name, address, Bank account details with Bank Verification Number (BVN), and so on. Make sure that all the information you provide are correct and valid.

3. Check your email

When you submit the information mentioned above and submit them, you will receive an email with access codes to Jumia Seller Center.

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4. Activate your account

Next, visit the Jumia Seller Center page and use the access codes you received by mail to log in.

5. Go through training

After finishing your registration, you must go through a training session for new sellers. Never think of ignoring the training since your account cannot be approved unless you complete the training.

6. Upload products

When your training is completed, open your seller center account and use it to upload a minimum of five products to start selling.

Benefits of Selling on Jumia

Jumia is an electronic marketplace that allow sellers and buyers to meet virtually and transact safely online. As a Seller, you will make more sales as more potential customers will see your product listed on Jumia and you earn more money from sales.

Benefits of Buying on Jumia

For the buyer, you do not have to leave your house to buy any item but you can buy through a mere click of a button on your computer, or a tap on the phone and receive the goods you ordered on your doorstep.

What is Jumia Seller Center?

Jumia Seller Center is an application used by Jumia vendors to upload and manage orders placed on Jumia Online Store. As a Jumia vendor, this portal gives you access to the vital information you need to manage your sales, add products, update your product information, see an overview of real transactions, etc.
This portal is a one-stop-shop to simplify the management of your sales account on Jumia. Through this portal you can manage your Jumia shop at anytime, from anywhere.

What is the cost of selling on Jumia?

On Jumia, the registration is free for all Sellers. However, each sale you make through the Jumia eCommerce platform attracts a fee depending on the conveyance method chosen and the type of products. The charges are in three categories, such as shipping cost contribution, commissions, and Jumia Express fees.

What are the things I can do from the Jumia Seller Center?

Here is a list of some things you can do from the Jumia Seller Center:
1. Keep an eye on your inventory and update your listings
2. Track all orders of your products that are in Jumia network
3. Start promotional campaigns
4. Use buyer’s metrics tools to monitor your selling performance

How to Use Jumia Seller Center?

This is to let you know how Jumia Seller Cengter works:
1. Fill the Registration Form and submit the required documents: (A) Business Registration; (B) Bank Account Details;
2. Become an E-commerce Expert.
3. Complete the dedicated New Seller Training. …
4. List and Sell your Products. …
5. Access our Promotions and Marketing.

How do I login to Jumia Seller Center?

To login to Jumia Seller Center, you use Jumia Seller Center Mobile App or you visit Jumia Seller Center official website. Then, you enter your email address and password. Then, click on Login.

How to describe the items on Jumia Seller Center

If you want to be successful selling on Jumia, describe your items accurately and make them stand out. The best way to describe the things you are selling is to list all its main highlights (key technical specifications), unique qualities or selling features, functions, size or dimensions, weight, precisely as they are.
Next, pitch what you are selling to show the customers all the benefits of your product and add images that express how valuable the products are to users.

How to get and size Images on Jumia Seller Center

Another critical aspect of selling on Jumia is adding images. I am sure you know that shopping is a visual process so, you may copy and paste pictures directly from other websites. The image specification for the items you are selling must be 680×850 pixels or a minimum resolution of 500×500 pixels. But they can be as large as 2000×2000 pixels, and you can crop them with Jumia’s image tool. You may submit different angles of the images.
If you do not have an image of your product, go online to search for images with its unique model number. You may also take a picture of the image of a live product in a studio that follows the Jumia image guidelines.

How to list products on Jumia Seller Center

The first thing you must do for your products to be available for the customers to buy is to list them on your Seller Center account. There are different ways you can list your products depending on the category and the number of products you want to present to the shoppers.
Listing your products is a necessary skill on to start selling on Jumia. See the methods below.
1. List one product at a time
2. Sell Your feature
3. Do Massive creation with Bulk Templates
4. Ask Jumia Content Team to help you list your products
5. Comply with Jumia product creation guidelines for easy acceptance and follow the tips there to help you succeed with your product creation and launch on Jumia.
6. See the validation procedure. You could also learn more about how to list products by clicking on this link.
7. Review and validation of product list

All products you list on the Jumia Portal for sale will be reviewed and approved by the Jumia Quality Control team in 2 working days before it goes live. To review your active product listings, Login to your Seller Center account and click on “manage Products”; and then select “Live.”
If they reject a product, click on X beside the product, or you will see a little triangle in the Column labeled Visible. (Learn more about the Validation Procedure). You can then click on “Poor quality or Rejected reasons” to see reasons for rejection by Jumia Quality Control Team. Next, go to Edit, then “Edit Details” to correct or amend it.

Once the Jumia Quality Content team approves your product lists, they will go live on Jumia Online Store, and you will start receiving orders from buyers.

How to Process an Order or Cancel Order on Jumia Seller Center

Mastering how to process an order is crucial if you want to start selling on Jumia. Immediately a customer orders one of your products; you have 24 hours to get the item ready to ship.
Follow steps below to do it correctly:
1. Go to your Seller Center account every day to find out if you have a new order (You will also get an email alert anytime a customer places a new order for your product).
2. Go to Orders” then select “Manage Orders.A new order will be pending on the orders tab. Follow Jumia Guidelines to prepare (pack you order properly) your package for delivery.
3. If you do not have the item in stock, cancel the order by selecting “Canceled” under “Actions.” Give a reason for canceling the order, note Jumia will charge you for canceling an order.

How to Deliver your Order on Jumia Seller Center

Jumia provides you two essential methods to deliver your orders. They are:
1. Prepare your packages and drop off items at Jumia’s VDO stations: It means that you are responsible for storing all your products, packing the orders, and carrying them to their VDO stations, while Jumia handles the delivery to your customers. 
2. You subscribe to Jumia Express service: Convey your products to Jumia and let them take charge of their inventory and make them available for sale quickly. It means that at each order, Jumia packages and ships the product straight to the customer.

Does Jumia Seller Center have Mobile App?

Yes! Jumia Seller Center has a well designed Mobile Application. You can use the App to manage your Jumia shop at anytime, from anywhere. The Jumia Seller Center App will let you manage your catalog and your orders directly from your Android phone.

How much does it cost to be a seller on Jumia?

It does not cost anything more than having products for sale to become a seller on Jumia. The registration on Jumia Seller Center is free for all the vendors. If you have products for sale, you can always join anytime.

How do I get paid as a Jumia Seller?

If you are a Jumia vendor, you will be paid via National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) on a weekly basis. Payments are made by the 8th working day after the one week date range of sales (as shown on account statement). Read more about it here.

Final Thought

In this post, you learnt how to start selling on Jumia Online Store. I explained to you how to register on Jumia Seller Center, how to use the Jumia Seller Center, how to process an order on Jumia Seller Center, and how to deliver on Jumia Seller Center to receive payment for any completed order on the e-Commerce platform.

Now you have this information, you have nothing holding you back. Register at Jumia Seller Center today and begin to earn more income daily from the sale of multiple products. Cheers!

Innocent Castus
Jumia Price's lead Editor, Castus has been reviewing all kinds of tech for over 8 years and specialises in phones and shoes. He also covers a range of topics including laptops, tablets and more.