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Create a store

Your very own personal space for you to showcase your brand, expand your market, track and manage sales.

responsive across devices

Simple register and upload your products, easily increase sales by increasing your stores, expand your existing market or reduce barriers to entry for foreign markets.

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Become known as an ethical supplier

When you list on the directory you form part of a larger community of responsible business with ethical practices.

Manage your business anywhere

Easily manage orders, update items and respond to your customers on the go.

Promotional tools that drive traffic

Reach more buyers by promoting your listings in search or using our free tools to share your items & integrate your social media.

Analytics to improve your sales

Analytics to improve your sales Detailed statistics that show performance trends and traffic sources, so you can stay on top of your business.

Accept payments seamlessly

Manage payment processing easily with various payment options making it easy for buyers to pay any way they choose.

Control all aspects of your store

Make your store your own by uploading you branding, photos, policies, shipping, lead time & stock count.

Start selling

Frequently asked Questions

FAQ

You can sell: Things that were either designed by you, or manufactured by you, in South Africa. You can sell items made by others as long as you have their express permission. organic, sustainable, raw, or textile items (designed by you manufactured locally),

As long as it fits within the categories and the aesthetic of the site.

You cannot sell: Unaltered imports, branded products (international brand names other than local designers), and anything illegal. Obviously. Alcohol, tobacco, or any legal or illegal drugs or  Livestock or live animals, Pornography and anything not locally designed or manufactured, and has not been given the okay by our team (This restriction is including but not limited to things like property, cars or car parts, firearms, computers and general technology, and certain services).

All products must be shipped from within their represented country, no exceptions.

 

You do. This is entirely your own shop. 3rdPort will never warehouse your things. When someone buys something from you, you’ll get to package it up in your own branding and ship it using whichever shipping method you’ve chosen. You can also optionally allow your customers to collect their orders from your pre arranged outlets.

No, a credit or debit card is not required to create a shop. To be verified as a seller you have the choice to use either a credit card or to register via Payfast. You will not incur any charges until you open your shop and publish your listings.

You can use any method you like. Our system supports using all shipping methods, and also has integration with many of South Africa’s major couriers.

We do payouts every Tuesday directly into your bank account, for orders made up until midnight on the previous Friday.

Currently only stores in South Africa are supported, We are expanding our regions, . You yourself don’t have to be South African though - we welcome all nationalities living in South Africa, we also welcome all countries as long as the goods are produced locally and supports the local economy.

As many as you like, there are no product limitations.

Listing and starting a shop for suppliers  is free. There are two basic selling fees: , a transaction fee and a payment processing fee.

This is paid only when you sell.

It is free for suppliers to publish a listing to the marketplace.

Once an item sells, there is a 10 to 15% transaction fee on the sale price depending on your selected package (not including shipping costs). If you accept payments with PayPal, there is also a payment processing fee based on their fee structure.

If your bank's currency is not USD, the amount may differ based on changes in the exchange rate.

It's easy to set up a shop on 3rdPort. Create an account (if you don’t already have one), create you listing, completed the require fields requesting your brand name slogan, location, set your shop location and currency, choose a shop name, set a payment method (how you want to be paid).