Just before we go straight to how to do Dropshipping with Jumia in Nigeria, it would be wise to talk about what ‘Dropshipping’ really means —especially for the benefit of those coming across such word for the first time.
Dropshipping is a business model that aids you or a company start a profitable e-commerce business without having to invest in-stock inventory (i.e having or storing any physical products or services)
In a simpler term, dropshipping basically works in this order:
- Customers place an order on your online store
- You then as a retailer place the order on your suppliers’ website
- The supplier then Packages the product and have the order sent directly to your customer in your store name.
Is Jumia Dropshipping Possible?
For surety, you might have been asking yourself whether Dropshipping with Jumia is really viable. Actually, the straight answer to such a question is “No”.
Relax. Why No?
Well, this is due to the fact that they are still emerging. Coming back to the question before us, dropshipping is actually limited on Jumia, however, that doesn’t indicate you can’t progress in it or do it.
Moreover, when things go south, your Jumia seller account will be blocked. Whichever as it may, you definitely shouldn’t get worried about it, as in this resource, we would be revealing everything you must know.
Now, lets get started!
Guide On How To Begin Dropshipping On Jumia
Don’t be nervous as this isn’t something that is hard to achieve, rather it’s something you can even set-up all by yourself within a few minutes and have it running.
Basically, to begin dropshipping on Jumia, you must need the following:
- A Product Supplier [and]
- A Jumia Seller Account
Exactly! Because without these two requirements, there’s really nothing you could do. Therefore, first and foremost, to begin your dropshipping journey on Jumia, you need to choose a product and search for a supplier [in this case, we strongly suggest DROPAZZ to you].
Fortunately, most vendors on Jumia now list their products on Dropazz. Therefore, such vendors take care of the shipping and can even brand dropshippers names on products while delivering for free.
Afterwhich, you can then go ahead to create your Jumia seller account in order to start selling your products.
A product supplier can either be a person or company supplying you with the products you want to sell on Jumia.
Actually, there are different ways of achieving this. Regardless, we strongly advise that you have your product supplier readily available before you upload any product to your Jumia account.
Why? Because failing to do so and you come to have an order on Jumia and your products aren’t ready, your Jumia seller account could be blocked after several warnings.
Are you confused? Still relax! Below is a precise summary on How to Dropship on Jumia
Just as previously mentioned, there must be a supplier with enough products ready to supply whenever you have a sale on Jumia —recall that we suggested the use of Dropazz to you, because as a supplier, it has everything you need.
So when you get an order on your Jumia store, you will be alerted by Jumia with a 48-hour opportunity to forward such requested product to Jumia office for branding and packaging.
However, within this short period of time, you’re required to pay your supplier in order to have them forward the product to Jumia office for the product branding and packaging.
As soon as such product has been received, Jumia will have it packaged and delivered and in return, pay you too.
More so, your profit is based on the difference you bought the product from the supplier and how much you sold out on your Jumia store.
Jumia Seller Account:
Just after attending to the issue of getting a product supplier, the next key-focus is on how to set up your Jumia seller account.
For surety, there are varieties of products that could be sold on Jumia and they include the following:
- Phones & Tablets
- Health & Beauty
- Home and Office
- Sporting products
- Baby products [etc].
But, there are also few product categories that are prohibited, therefore, not allowed on Jumia, they are:
- Tobacco and Cigarettes
- Medical products
Just after finalising on the type of product you wish to sell, you can then go ahead to create your Jumia seller account.
How To SetUp Your Jumia Dropshipping Store
Quickly, to setup your Jumia Dropshipping store, you need to register as a vendor on Jumia before you can start doing business on the platform. Therefore, to get started you have to visit their seller URL, here to fill out the registration.
During your registration, you would be asked of the following details:
- First and Last Name
- Phone Number
- Preferred Shop Name
- Email Address
- Business Entity (individual or
- Registered company)
- Product Category
- Personal Information
- Business Information
- Bank Account
After successfully registering you account, you can then go ahead to add the product you wish to sell.
Furthermore, your uploaded product(s) will undergo a manual review by one of the Jumia agents and once it meets up with the standard your product will be approved and published on the Jumia platform.
However, to conclude, you must be quite very careful with the type of supplier you’re dealing with [that’s why for your safety, we still suggest you use Dropazz] and avoid missing out on the 48-hour opportunity of forwarding your ordered product(s) to the Jumia office.