MallforAfrica partners with eBay so that African sellers can ship to the States
I don’t remember the last time I went shopping. It could have been at the beginning of the year but that is another story for another day. As the world seems to be in shambles, there are some good things happening. Like how sellers living in Africa can now send their goods through eBay to United States.
MallforAfrica is an app that provides Africans a platform through which to purchase items directly from international online retailers. From companies that otherwise would be inaccessible to the African population. MallforAfrica has made it easy for people in Africa to purchase from some of the biggest brands in the world like; Victoria’s Secret, J.Crew, M.A.C, Louis Vuitton, Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Misguided, Bath & Body Works e.t.c. We have to thank Nigerians who started MallforAfrica to help globalize their country.
Here is the real game changer. MallforAfrica has partnered with eBay to create a platform where African sellers can send their products to buyers in the States. Now Americans can buy goods on eBay from sellers in Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. This is amazing and I would like to speak on behalf of the sellers in Uganda and say that we want a piece of this cake too!!!!
“This is very much about expanding the reach of African sellers, enabling their platforms and allowing them to earn and compete globally,” said Sylvie de Wever, eBay’s GM for Latin America and US imports. “We’ll be adding more sellers and more countries,” she added.
DHL is the shipping partner. MallforAfrica selects the sellers and handles payments on its platform. Or you can shop locally and support your local businesses and friends. Regardless of how you shop, I hope this partnership creates job opportunities in Africa. I am speaking it into existence that this partnership will also reach Uganda within a year.
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