The online market place is growing massively around the globe and a lot of companies are taking advantage of the growth and creating more innovative online e-commerce sites to help the online community to sell and buy products online. Usually, the transactions of e-commerce are handled by the marketplace owner. Products and/or services are provided by users and other multiple 3rd parties.
In South African we have more than 20 million eCommerce users, and this number is only expected to grow. Some of the best e-shops in South Africa are Takealot.com, Yuppiechef.com, bidorbuy, Kapas Baby and Toddler, Daniel Guasco and Wayne Gosling, Loot.co.za, Spree, Zando, Superbalist.com just to mention a few.
YAGA comes knocking heavily as one of the eCommerce sites we have in South Africa. You can easily open your own e-shop and start selling your goods, either new or old, it really doesn’t matter. You can make payments through Yaga and have the goods couriered locally.
How does YAGA work?
Opening an account is FREE and this includes adding and selling products. It doesn’t charge a commission on the sale. There are no hidden fees, the price you see is the price you pay. YAGA can only protect payments made through its website.
- To make a purchase of an item you like you can click on ‘BUY’, just next to the item description. YAGA has made it easier to make purchases without the need to contact the seller. However, you still have an option to contact the seller for clarity of the product if you need any.
- Once you’ve hit the ‘BUY’ button, you will be required to select the delivery method – as a shop owner on YAGA; you can select which delivery options are enabled for a buyer.
Picking bought products from the seller is free, however convenient ways includes adding a PAXI Pep store-to-store which costs less than R80, where a buyer will have to find the nearest pep store and the choose the pick-up point – the buyer will cover the costs unless otherwise stated in the item description.
The other convenient way to collect your product is through Aramex store-to-door and it cost an estimated R99.99, this allows Aramex courier to come knocking at your doorstep delivering your purchased items. The seller will ship your item(s) using the prepaid Aramex option, and buyers will cover the costs unless otherwise stated in the item description.
You are able to message the seller to add courier options if you don’t mind paying for the service.
- The payment methods include paying with a credit or a debit card; alternatively, you can pay with EFT (The EFT option is an online banking option) – the money will be deposited directly into the YOGA’s account and transferred to the seller only after you’ve confirmed receiving the item bought through YAGA, this usually done by clicking on ‘item received’. Some Customers may not do so, there you may contact YAGA on firstname.lastname@example.org
What is new? Start paying Commission from February 2020
With rapid growth comes great responsibility when you run a website, and there are resources and maintenance of the website as well as keep the website secured. It is often costly to maintain a website with massive traffic. From February 2020 YAGA will be deducting a commission fee of only 9%. Everything else will still be free.
You will only be charged 9% after successfully selling a product. Delivery costs are excluded, and will not affect your cost fees. The 9% is divided into 2 types, namely the 4% for keeping the platform running with all its functionality and 5% as a payment processing fee.
YAGA doesn’t deduct any courier fees and or any other type of product delivery.LISTEN TO LIVE RADIO
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