Sellers FAQ

African Elements Marketplace

Open A Shop

Selling with just a few clicks

Do you create handmade crafts or products as a hobby, or as a full time designer or professional? You can use this talent to earn money at African Elements, and to make friends with like-minded individuals!

Here’s how it works:

Open a shop

To open your store just click on this link “Open a African Elements Shop” then Register and you can set up your own shop with just a few clicks.

To help you in the transitional set up process African Elements Marketplace will handle the PayPal payment process. You always have full access to your funds and can withdraw funds after items have been delivered to customer.

After you have sold 30 items you will be confirmed into the “Zebra Status” giving you the option to handle your PayPal payment process directly.

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My Shop

Getting Started

Once you register you will be directed to your control panel just click on the “My Shop” link from the left hand menu in My Account page and here you can provide the information needed to get going and even upload a picture for your online shop. And then you’re ready!

Congratulations! Your shop is now open!

The web address to get to your shop will be:

African Elements Marketplace is not directly involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers.

We encourage you to communicate directly with sellers through our onsite messaging system, blog and media conversations.

It is important to market and manage your shop daily.  African Elements provides you with the tools needed to run and manage a successful business.

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What will it cost?

Joining and setting up a shop on African Elements is free. It cost $0.20 to list an item (collected after you sell your item) on African Elements.  A listing lasts for 120 days or until the item is sold. Once you sell your product we collect a 3.5% administration fee on the sale price. African Elements Marketplace uses Paypal to handle our online payments system.  PayPal charges a estimate (3.9% + $0.39)** Fee per sale item. This is collected directly by Paypal at the point of sale.

**The fees is set by PayPal. Visit to find out more.  PayPal is one of the world’s largest internet payment companies and charges a fee to sellers to process the online payment of item.

More Money in Your Pocket

There are no membership fees with African Elements.  It cost’s $0.20 to list an item (collected after you sell your item) or up to 120 days.



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List Item

What can I sell on African Elements?

African Elements provides a marketplace for crafters, artists, apparel designers, writers, musician and collectors to sell their handmade African creations, products, crafting supplies and goods both traditional and non-traditional.

To start filling up your shop, just click where it says “item” on your shop’s page menu. Then follow the easy step-by-step process to describe your product and upload up to four photos of it. Of course you can change this description or delete the item from your shop at any time.

Now it gets exciting, as buyers can freely explore what’s in your shop!

Manage your orders

YES, you’ve sold an item! You will receive an automatic email from us containing all relevant information for the transaction. Once you have received payment in full for the order, pack up the item well and send it off to the excited buyer!

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Why African Elements

Be Part of Our Global Marketplace

African Elements Marketplace is a vibrant community of buyers and creative businesses.  Providing an opportunity to grow your brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional tools.  You can engage with knowledgeable sellers and experts in our African Elements Marketplace.

What African Elements has to offer you

  • A wide global audience and direct access to the USA and European buyers.
  • Exactly the right target group for your products.
  • Presenting your products in the right environment, highlighting their special designer handmade African crafts and products.
  • A completely cost free shop which you can design as you like.
  • Quick and easy shop opening with comprehensive sales statistics.
  • Support and assistance in marketing your shop and label.
  • Direct contact with buyers and interested parties.
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Express Your Creativity

  • Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop photo.
  • Escape the daily grind and focus on your creative passion.
  • Communicate with other shoppers, designers and crafters about what you love.
  • Grow Your Independent Creative Business With African Elements Marketplace.
  • Join the movement that is rebuilding our economies in Africa and around the world.
  • We hope you have alot of fun selling on African Elements Marketplace!
  • You can find more tips for professionals and beginners in our Seller FAQ.

African Elements Marketplace provides sellers with a platform and marketplace to sell their items and become small business owners. When users purchase from an African Elements seller, they are buying from your unique shop, and not African Elements itself.