eBay partners with Mall for Africa
eBay Inc. and Mall for Africa have announced a strategic partnership that they say will “boost the sale of handmade African products into the United States”. The partnership announced today (22 August) builds on an existing relationship between the two companies which allows Africans the ability to purchase items from eBayforAfrica.com or directly through the Mall for Africa app.
Mall for Africa and eBay will now provide Africans in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, and Burundi a new platform to sell their artisan products into the US.
To start, product categories will include fashion, art & collectibles, jewelry, and clothing.
The partnership will extend into more product categories and African countries in the coming months.
DHL – which is Mall for Africa’s long-time shipping partner – will be responsible for all shipping needs. The seller packs the product, prints the label, and drops the package off at DHL’s nearest drop-off location.