The mini importation business is one of the most profitable businesses anyone can lay his/her hands on. With the right attitude and commitment one can turn a few thousand Naira to Millions of Naira in short period of time. Daily, tens of people are turning to this business; either on a full-time or part-time basis. However, as interesting and profitable as this business can be, it can also be quite frustrating. There are two vital parts of the importation process. The first part is, Buying and shipping goods successfully from trade portals (Mostly from Chinese sites Aliexpress, Alibaba Dhgate Etc); while the second part is selling the goods quickly and profitably. The second part is where most people are not finding easy and which is the reason many people are quitting the business. However, Konga has presented a unique and wonderful opportunity for people to sell on their platform, and several smart individuals are making tons of cash selling their imported goods on this platform on a regular basis. I made over N500,000 within 30 days myself (Don’t worry, I will show you proof), this programme is known as Konga Marketplace. This article would discuss the entire process involved in setting up your store on Konga marketplace and it’s very important you act on this information if you truly want to a lot of money from your importation business, there is no limit to how much you can make selling your imported goods on Konga, and the sweetest part is, You will sell Fast.
Konga Marketplace is a platform that allow sellers to handle the entire process of listing products on their website, setting their preferred price and creating a perfect store for their business, compared to other E-commerce sites, it’s easier to create your own store on Konga, after setting up your account, you will be given a unique URL address to your online store on Konga, this does not only allow you to promote your store on various social networks, it also gives you the advantage of branding your business online and leveraging on the popularity and general acceptance of one of Nigeria’s foremost E-commerce site.
The first step to getting your product on Konga is by visiting http://shq.konga.com, click on the “Register” button to get started. On the registration page you get to fill out the sign up form, with details containing your full name, Your unique store name, traceable address, bank details and other information that can be used to establish your identity as a resident of your address. It’s important to fill out the form accurately because Konga would make use of this information in sending out payment whenever you make a sale on your store.
After filling out the form accurately, Konga would setup a store for you on the Seller HQ platform, a support officer would also be assigned to you, he/she is responsible for guiding you through the process of setting up your store. On the Seller HQ, you would be able to upload your products pictures, descriptions and selling price, the Seller HQ portal allows you to monitor sales and update your store items from time to time; it’s like a back door to your store. Once your store is up and running, you get a unique URL to your store, you can make use of this URL in promoting your store on various social networks.
SALES COMMISSION ISSUES
Konga earns certain amount of commission for every item sold on your store; the percentage of commission depends on the category of product sold. Another factor that determines the amount of commission charged is the class of seller you belong to; there are two classes of seller; premium seller and classic seller. Premium sellers often run large stores and make sales of about #1million per month with a minimum quality rating of 90%, commission rate for this category of seller ranges between 2-7%, classic seller on the other hand run small stores with sales value less than a million Naira per month and quality rating of 80%, commission rate for this category of seller ranges between 3-10%. Check the table below:
DROP OFF POINT
There are various drop-off points within Lagos state, once an order is placed on your store, Konga notifies you immediately, and you’re expected to package the item ordered and drop it off at any of Konga’s drop-off point in Lagos. You’re not expected to pay any fee for the shipping process, once you get to the drop-off centre, all you need to provide is your Seller ID, your order waybill which you must have printed out from your Seller HQ, after which you will be given a tracking number with which you can monitor the delivery of the item to your buyer. For a comprehensive list of drop-off centre, please visit http://www.konga.com/sellerdropoff.
Konga handles the shipping process for you; all you have to do is drop-off your item at designated drop-off points as discussed above, from where Konga Express service or DHL ship out the item to your buyer, you would be given a tracking number which allows you to track your item until it is delivered to your buyer. You don’t have to worry about the shipping fee, the product price plus the shipping fee will be calculated for the customer to pay at the point of ordering.
Sellers are due for payment once delivery is confirmed by the buyer and the refund period is over; normally, Konga allows buyer to request for refund if they’re not satisfied with the product they bought from a particular store, once the refund period is over, payment is made into sellers account based on the bank information provided during the sign up process.
PROMOTING YOUR STORE THROUGH KONGA ADS:
This is the latest feature available to Merchants on the Konga Marketplace platform to boost their sales. Sellers are now allowed to create adverts for their store on Konga; it’s a way of promoting your store on Konga homepage site, the price charged varies depending on the size and location of the ads on homepage. It’s highly advisable to promote your store provided you can afford it and you have a large stock of the goods you are promoting; in other to increase your sales and rating. The price ranges between #50,000 and #7500 per day.
Apart for this, there are other numerous ways to promote your store, both online and offline, part of which includes, creating a page for your store on Facebook and Google+, sharing links to products, offering promo sales during festive seasons, you can as well pay for sponsored blog post on popular blogs with targeted audience towards your store products, you can create a blog where you discuss issues that relates to your products, from the blog, you can gather subscribers, and forward promotional emails to them on weekly basis.
In my case I made over N500,000 in sales revenue within 30 days. See my account screenshot below:
For any business, either online or offline, good reputation is of uttermost priority. This is why it is very important to do your best in satisfying your customers by responding to their enquiries as soon as you can, remembering the fact that Konga allows buyer to rate your store based on the quality of your products and services, poor customer feedback would give your store a huge setback. The best practice is to avoid getting negative feedbacks from customers.
Still finding it hard to get started? Don’t know what kind of goods to sell for maximum profit on the Konga marketplace? For you to be successful, you need to sell the right product to people at the right price. Let me show you how I made N500,000 within 30 days, I will reveal my exact method to you and how I source for my goods. Click here to learn more!!