22 October 2019

Online Craft Shop in South Africa launches new-look website

Submitted by Linda Janse Van Vuuren
Online Craft Shop in South Africa launches new-look website

Local artisans and vendors wanting to sell their products and unique gifts in an online craft shop in South Africa are increasingly signing up with The Market Place.shop, who recently launched  their new-look website.

The Market Place.shop was founded in 2005 with the aim of providing a platform for South African artists, designers, home crafters etc. to sell their unique gifts and crafts online. It operates as an electronic based business on which people are presented with the opportunity to sell their goods or services as well as connect with a broader group of customers within their target market.

  1. Their clientele consists of two types of people:
  2. Individuals who are searching  unique gifts South Africa on the Internet 

 People who sell these items or offer those services within South Africa and wish to use our online craft shop as a network to do so.

We prefer to move away from the distribution of mass-produced goods that can be imported from the international markets and pride ourselves as being known to proudly support vendors and crafters in South Africa.

Our online craft shop is still in its early stage of initiating the electronic exchange of goods and services however, we currently offer a wide range of categories for potential vendors to list their products or services under. These are not limited to, but include:

  • Handmade Clothing and Accessories
  • Skincare
  • Handcrafted Gifts
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Home Décor
  • Eateries
  • Men’s Gear

Our online shopping portal is best described as “a local farmers market on the web”. We strive to bridge the gap between the seller and any potential buyers that are using the internet as a tool for online shopping.  The organization has realized this gap when it comes to internet trading and aspires to create direct contact between the two parties with the use of an online craft shop. This ensures that possible buyers visiting our website can view products and connect directly with the local artisans and service providers that make use of our platform.

.By simply using the internet as a source for information, customers are granted complete access to search and find exactly what they are looking for. The Market Place online craft shop operates just as any other shopping website that you would find on the internet. Buyers can easily facilitate transactions, add items to the cart and successfully complete the checkout process all on our dedicated website.  On the other hand, the seller has the ability to convey important information such as prices and provide a useful short description about the items on sale without any hassle.

Looking ahead, our main objective is to be able to grant local businesses, that fit our company profile, the advantage of increasingly overwhelming traffic towards their small-scale business by simply using our website as a well-established online market.

If you would like to sell your products on a South African best online craft shop, why not create an account on our website today?  Alternatively, you could visit our online craft shop to search and find beautiful unique gifts proudly made in South Africa to present to family and friends this festive season