Welcome to Wazota, the online market platform where the African shopping experience comes to life!
When you enter any open market in Africa, the experience is quite different from any other in the world:
In the African marketplace, every shop comes with its own ‘personality’, and the relationships you build with the seller are just as important as the goods they sell. When you see an item you like, you ignore the price tag and you haggle and bid until you and the seller arrive at a price that seems right to both of you. More importantly, the African marketplace involves a personal touch that transforms buying and selling into an interaction where buyer and seller can rightly describe themselves as friends.
Wazota brings this reality online by allowing sellers or vendors to open shops on the platform which they can brand and market as they see fit, and allowing buyers to directly contact these vendors through Whatsapp or SMS by clicking on a product they like so both parties can talk and do business.
Memberships on Wazota
There are 3 memberships for sellers on Wazota:
Auction: A platform for sellers of second hand goods and those who wish to sell off old stuff they have lying around the house in order to make room for the new.
Brokant: A platform for importers of goods and containers from overseas.
Merchant: A platform for vendors, shop owners, and merchants of all kinds who have goods they wish to sell--whether they have a physical shop or not.
Our aim at Wazota is to allow you shop and do business the way your mom used to do it while you were growing up.