Cape Town to pilot an online marketplace for local businesses

The city of Cape Town has announced that it will pilot the Cape Town Online Market, an e-commerce platform for local vendors, informal traders and artisans.

The online marketplace will launch on May 27 and run until June 9. Vendors have until May 12 to register for the pilot.

“Please market your product or service to a wider online audience beyond the borders of South Africa. We encourage vendors to come and sell their products online through a professional e-commerce platform, ”Alderman Grant Twigg, member of the City Council for Urban Management, said in a statement.

“We will provide professional online product presentations via product styling and photography, as well as hassle-free delivery options. “

How to register

For sellers who want to apply, you can email ctom@zafanzone.co.za to request a business listing.

Depending on the city, successful applicants will be contacted within 48 hours.

For those wishing to make general inquiries, the city has indicated that you can call the informal business call center on 021 400 3131.

Online shopping in the Cape Town online marketplace

When the market is launched, it will be uploaded to the website themarketspot.co.za.

At the time of writing this article, only one fictitious site was up.

The City also currently operates a Facebook page for the market, called the Cape Town Online Market.

Featured Image: Unsplash / Dekeister Léopold

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