Become a Seller

Millions of shoppers can’t wait to see what you have in store!!

Join the creative marketplace where millions of shoppers spend billions each year purchasing directly from creative entrepreneurs like you.

Great value

List your first item for just $10 you only pay transaction, payment processing, and offsite advertising fees when you make a sale.

Simple, transparent, secure

 No additional monthly fees and Automatic deposits.

USD 10 Listing fee

Listings are active for four months, or until they sell.

5 % Transaction fee, Paypal fee

Once purchased, there is a small commission fee and a standard PayPal payment processing fee.

15% Offsite Ads Fee*

Afri pearl collections pays to advertise your items across the web through Offsite Ads. You only pay a fee when you make a sale from one of those ads. Learn more about advertising fees

Advertising & Marketing Policy

We believe ads should help sellers grow their businesses and contribute to the overall member experience. Afri pearl collections offers sellers multiple advertising channels to promote their listings and/or shops. This Advertising & Marketing Policy explains your rights and responsibilities when using Afri pearl collections’ advertising services.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using any of Afri pearl collections’ advertising services, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use. This Advertising & Marketing Policy may change over time, per the terms of Afri pearl collections’ Terms of Use. By continuing to use Afri pearl collections’ services you agree to those changes.

1. Afri pearl collections Ads

2. Offsite Ads

3. Shop-Specific Promotions

4. Disclaimers

1. Afri pearl collections Ads

Sellers can purchase paid advertising on Afri pearl collections through the Advertising Dashboard in Shop Manager. Afri pearl collections Ads display a seller’s listings or shops prominently on Afri pearl collections’ websites and mobile apps. Afri pearl collections Ads are displayed in one or more locations, such as users’ search results, based on at least four main ranking factors: search relevancy, listing quality (including compliance with Afri pearl collections’ policies), the bids (or amount budgeted for bids) to display the listing, and for some listings, likelihood of views or sales. You may choose to promote some or all of your listings or shops as Afri pearl collections Ads.

If you had an active campaign in the previous Afri pearl collections Ads programme as of 26th December 2020, your budget will be applied by default to the updated Afri pearl collections Ads programme. The previous Afri pearl collections Ads programme included both onsite ads on Afri pearl collections and Google Shopping Ads, whereas the updated Afri pearl collections Ads is dedicated to only Afri pearl collections onsite ads. You can select which listings to include in Afri pearl collections Ads, decide on your budget, or stop your Afri pearl collections Ads campaign at any time, in Shop Manager.

Your listings or shops may also be included, at Afri pearl collections’ sole discretion, in other marketing and third party advertising programmes as laid out in Section 5 of Afri pearl collections’ Terms of Use.

A. Purchasing Afri pearl collections Ads

Afri pearl collections Ads are based on an auction for ad space on Afri pearl collections’ properties. Afri pearl collections enters “bids” for this ad space on your behalf based on a daily budget you set. Specifically, Afri pearl collections Ads use a sealed bid generalized second-price auction system to determine the cost and placement of ads. In other words, ad inventory is “auctioned off” at varying prices, depending on the competition. For example, if more Afri pearl collections Ads qualify for a particular search query, the auction price may also increase. Therefore, the actual costs you incur will vary depending on the number of participants in the auction and their bid amounts. A bid is the maximum amount of money you will be charged if a buyer clicks on your Afri pearl collections Ad. Afri pearl collections’ calculation of bids is based on information you provide, such as your daily budget or the listings you wish to include for Afri pearl collections Ads. It may also be based on other information collected by Afri pearl collections, such as, for example, search relevance, listing variety, listing quality (including seller compliance with Afri pearl collections’ policies), or likelihood of views or sale. For more information on the factors that go into Afri pearl collections search relevancy, see Afri pearl collections’ Ultimate Guide to Search.

Afri pearl collections Ads fees are charged on a cost-per-click (or “CPC”) basis via a bidding system such as described above, and you are responsible for paying for any clicks your ad receives. This means that you will be charged only when your ad is clicked, not simply when it is displayed. By providing a budget for Afri pearl collections to enter bids on your behalf (or providing bid amounts yourself if available), you agree to pay any amount up to and including the bid amount for a click on your ad. Your daily maximum budget can be set at or above a predetermined minimum determined by Afri pearl collections and you will not be charged more than your maximum budget on a daily basis. All bids are made in United States dollars (USD). You may pause an ad campaign at any time, but you will still be responsible for any charges incurred prior to pausing your campaign. Afri pearl collections is not able to grant refunds for any charges related to clicked ads.

Your ad costs will be visible in your payment account and on the attribution page of the Afri pearl collections Ads dashboard, typically within 24 hours of when the fee has been incurred, along with other pending fees, such as listing fees. These costs and fees may be charged on a recurring basis. You can learn more about these, and other fees in our Fees & Payments Policy.

B. Setting an Afri pearl collections Ads Budget

You can set a budget to limit the amount you’re willing to pay for Afri pearl collections Ads to promote your listings or shops on Afri pearl collections. Your daily budget can be set at or above a predetermined minimum set by Afri pearl collections and you will not be charged more than your maximum budget on a daily basis. Afri pearl collections Ads does not generally permit you to set a cost per click bid amount. In some circumstances, Afri pearl collections may decide to allow the setting of a maximum cost per click bid, subject to minimum bid requirements set by Afri pearl collections, budget limitations, and the other requirements described above.

For each Afri pearl collections Ad, Afri pearl collections’ bid management system will automatically determine your bid selection (“auto-bidding”). Auto-bidding is designed to determine the bid price that will deliver positive return on ad spend for a particular listing within a given budget over a day, where those auto-bids are subject to the auction process described above. You understand and acknowledge that Afri pearl collections’ auto-bidding system means that Afri pearl collections may change your bids at any time, subject to your set budget. If a product permits, you may have the ability to set a maximum cost per click that the auto-bidding system will not surpass.

By default, all of your listings will be promoted by default, including any new listings you create; however, if you are using the Sell on Afri pearl collections App to add new listings, you may be asked whether or not you want that new listing included in Afri pearl collections Ads. You may also exclude one or more listings manually from Afri pearl collections Ads via your Afri pearl collections Ads dashboard. If you make any edits to your Afri pearl collections listings during your campaign, your ads will be updated automatically to reflect those changes, although those updates may not be instantaneous.

2. Offsite Ads

Afri pearl collections purchases offsite advertising from a network of participating providers, such as social networks and search engines. Afri pearl collections’ network of participating shopping engines may change at any time. Afri pearl collections currently syndicates listings to a variety of channels. Under the Offsite Ads programme, Afri pearl collections pays all of the upfront costs of advertising on these providers. If such advertising includes your listing, a buyer clicks on it, and then orders from your shop within 30 days of that click, you will be charged an advertising fee on these orders. Please see our Fees & Payments Policy for information on how the advertising fee is calculated.

A. Participation in Offsite Ads

All Sellers are automatically enrolled in Offsite Ads. Some sellers are able to opt-out of the programme, others are required to participate based on the following criteria: (1) if your shop made $10,000 USD or more total sales in any consecutive 365 day period after 20th February 2021, you will be required to participate in Offsite Ads for the lifetime of your shop even if you fall below that threshold at a later period; and (2) sellers who have not exceeded the $10,000 USD threshold in any consecutive 365 day period after 20th February 2021, or as otherwise required by law, may opt-out of the programme. The consecutive 365-day period will be extended to 366 days during a leap year. Dates are determined East African Time.

For the purpose of calculating this $10,000 USD threshold, sales are calculated by multiplying item price by quantity minus any discounts or formally cancelled orders. Please see our Fees & Payments Policy for additional information on how this threshold is calculated. These totals are displayed in your Shop Manager. Beginning a month after initial calculations when the programme starts, Afri pearl collections will perform subsequent calculations on the first day of each calendar month and will give you notice if you have crossed the $10,000 USD threshold. Once you hit the $10,000 USD threshold, you are no longer permitted to opt out of Offsite Ads, prior opt outs while under the $10,000 USD threshold no longer apply, and Afri pearl collections may promote your listings or shops under the Offsite Ads programme on third-party platforms in our sole discretion, even if you fall below the $10,000 USD threshold at a later date.

If you opt out of Offsite Ads, it may take up to three business days for your listing to no longer be displayed as part of this programme. Afri pearl collections may continue to use your listings, including for analytics and marketing purposes, to improve Offsite Ads even if you opt out of allowing Afri pearl collections to display your listings in this programme. Even if you opt out, if a buyer clicked on your offsite ad before your opt out is effective, you will still be charged the advertising fee for any orders placed within 30 days of that buyer’s click.

All of your listings or shops may be promoted, including any new listings you create. If you make any edits to your Afri pearl collections listings or shop, your ads will be updated automatically to reflect those changes, although those updates may not be instantaneous.

Advertising on third party platforms is subject to the terms and policies set forth by each participating platform, which may be different from Afri pearl collections’. You are responsible for complying with the terms and policies of the participating third-party sites, which are linked here and above. By failing to do so, your listing may be removed from Offsite Ads. If your shop, listing, ad or account violates Afri pearl collections’ policies, Partner policies, or Afri pearl collections determines, in its sole discretion, is not appropriate for Offsite Ads, you, your shop, or one or more of your listings may be restricted from appearing in one or more partner’s channels, or prohibited from participating in Offsite Ads altogether. As always, you are responsible for following Afri pearl collections’ Terms of Use, including requirements about Your Content, your Use of Our Services, and our rights to Termination.

If you opt out of, or are otherwise removed from, Offsite Ads, you will still be charged the advertising fee for any orders placed within 30 days of a buyer’s click on your offsite ad, even if that ad is later no longer displayed as part of Offsite Ads.

3. Shop-Specific Promotions

A. Sales and Coupons

Sellers on Afri pearl collections may choose to offer promotions specifically for their own shops and/or listings. Afri pearl collections currently offers two promotional tools: Sales and Coupons.

A Sale is a promotion that offers free delivery or discounts on your listing price(s) by a percentage. You can run a sale on a single listing or on multiple listings. Sales are public and will be displayed to all buyers, or, if certain seller-selected features are available, to a selected category of buyers. On occasion, Afri pearl collections may aggregate Sales and promote them through our websites, apps, and emails. When you run a Sale, you are obliged to follow not just these Afri pearl collections Terms but all laws (including consumer protection rules) that apply to sales and promotions in your jurisdiction.

A Coupon is a code that may be redeemed for a discount on an item or free delivery. Coupons are not displayed publicly; as a seller, you may create and distribute Coupons at your discretion. Please note, however, that a Coupon code can be used by any buyer who redeems the code and that a buyer can use a Coupon code on multiple listings and on multiple occasions until any expiration date that you set when creating the Coupon.

Sellers are responsible for following Afri pearl collections’ policies and all applicable laws associated with Sales and Coupons. For Sales, it’s your responsibility to set the terms and conditions for the promotion in the ‘Sale details’ section. For Coupons, it’s your responsibility to communicate any terms or limitations for the promotion to buyers when sharing the Coupon code. Sales and Coupons may not be used for fee avoidance.

B. Targeted Offers

Afri pearl collections’ Targeted Offers is a free marketing tool that allows you to offer a Coupon to specific audiences of buyers who have interacted with your shop by either favoriting one of your listings or adding one of your listings to their basket. As with all Coupons, a coupon sent through the Targeted Offer tool can be used by any buyer that redeems the code. It can also be used on multiple listings and on multiple occasions. Targeted Offers is a free service to you, but please note that you will not be able to limit the number of sends if you opt – in to sending coupons through the Targeted Offer tool. If you wish to discontinue Target Offers, you can manage or turn off your campaigns at any time from your Sales and Coupons dashboard. You also have the option to automatically send a Coupon free of charge as a thank you to buyers who have made a purchase from your shop. Afri pearl collections may change or stop this service at any time upon notice to you.

Please note that Coupons will only be sent to buyers who have opted in to receive Coupons via email from Afri pearl collections sellers.

4. Disclaimers

Afri pearl collections reserves the right to change the terms of these advertising programmes at any time, including addition of fees, addition or removal of platforms, or end the programme (in whole or part) at any time. We will notify you of major changes.

Using advertising and promotional services through Afri pearl collections does not constitute an obligation on Afri pearl collections’ part to display an ad or promote your listings or shops. Afri pearl collections can’t guarantee that a displayed ad or promotion will be clicked, and we can’t guarantee that if a user clicks that the related listing will be sold.

Afri pearl collections’ advertising services and advertising policies change over time, as do those of Afri pearl collections’ third party channel partners, and neither Afri pearl collections nor its third party channel partners guarantee any particular programme’s features, results, or third party channels. Afri pearl collections reserves the right to change or terminate any campaign, incentive offer, or a programme in part or as a whole at any time.

Afri pearl collections may, and you give Afri pearl collections permission to, automate parts or all of an advertising service provided, including combining bids across listings, geographical regions, keywords, ad formats, verticals, and on and off-Afri pearl collections marketing channels and platforms. You give Afri pearl collections permission to do so, with notice from Afri pearl collections, even if those features or options replace the parameters and options you set for the particular advertising service.

In the event Afri pearl collections begins, ends or modifies an advertising service, you give Afri pearl collections permission to transfer your bids, budgets, and campaigns to that new programme, to the extent transferable for the defaults and features of the new or modified advertising service. Afri pearl collections will provide notice in the event of any such transfer.

You may be given the opportunity to participate in beta tests of advertising services offered by Afri pearl collections and/or third-party channels. Those beta services are subject to separate terms for a particular programme provided to you as part of your participation in that programme, as well as this policy and the overall Afri pearl collections Terms.

From time-to-time Afri pearl collections may test or experiment with additional advertising products and the advertising services offered by Afri pearl collections, as well as the look and feel of any type of advertisement, may change as our programmes and platforms evolve.

Ads and promotions may not include content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights.

Please see our Intellectual Property Policy for more information. You are responsible for ensuring that your ads and promotions comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Afri pearl collections reserves the right to reject or remove any ad or promotion for any reason, in our sole discretion, including marketing that negatively affects our relationships with our members or partners.

We process payments with PayPal, an external payments platform that allows you to process transactions with a variety of payment methods. Funds from PayPal sales on Afri pearl collections will be deposited into your PayPal account.

Listing fees are billed for 10 USD, so if your bank’s currency is not USD, the amount in your currency may vary based on changes in the exchange rate.

* Offsite advertising is optional for most sellers, but may be required based on how much you make in sales on Afri pearl collections in a 12-month period. Visit our Help Centre for more details on Offsite Ads fees.

Powerful tools

Our tools and services make it easy to manage, promote and grow your business.

Simple, powerful tools

Spend less time managing your shop and more time on the fun stuff. We have tools to help you whether you’re just getting started or about to make your ten-thousandth sale.

Manage your business anywhere

Use the Sell on Afri pearl collections app to manage orders, update items and respond to your customers on the go.

Promotional tools that drive traffic

Reach more buyers by promoting your listings in search or using our free tools to share your items on Afri pearl collections and social media.

Analytics to improve your sales

Detailed statistics that show performance trends and traffic sources, so you can stay on top of your business.

Accept payments seamlessly

Manage payment processing with PayPal to make it easy for buyers to pay any way they choose.

Choose your own path to success

Afri pearl collections has tools designed for every stage of your business’s growth — no matter how big your ambitions. Access more advanced tools with an optional monthly subscription package.

Standard

Everything you need to start, manage and grow a creative business, no additional monthly charge Plus an expanded set of tools to help jump-start growth and express your brand. $10 a month Standard fees apply to all packages, including listing fees and the updated transaction fee.

Here’s what you’ll find in Afri pearl collections Plus.

Stand out with new ways to customize your shop

Take control of your shop’s look with customizable options, including new banner templates and featured listing options that put your products in the spotlight.

Tell shoppers your items are back in stock

Don’t lose a sale because of a sold-out item. Email interested shoppers when the item’s back in stock and see which listings are most popular so you can plan your inventory.

Send customers to your own web address

Save 50% on a custom .com address or get a .store address for free for a year – it’ll add polish to business cards and make it easier for customers to find your Afri pearl collections shop.

Bonus listing and advertising credits

Get 15 listing credits and $5 in credit to advertise your items with Afri pearl collections Ads each month.

You can subscribe to Plus after you open your Afri pearl collections shop.

Support and education

Reach out to Afri Pearl Collections support specialists anytime you need a hand, and get tips on running a successful shop in our Seller Handbook.

Help when you need it

We’re committed to helping our 1.7 million sellers thrive, with support and education for shops big and small.

Talk to us

Reach our support staff by email or request a phone call whenever you have a question.

Tips for success

Learn best practices for your business with our always-updating Seller Handbook.

Seller newsletter

Read the Afri pearl collections Success newsletter for tips on improving your shop, delivered straight to your inbox.

Get advice

Ask questions and find a community of sellers like you in Afri pearl collections’ forums and Teams.

Seller Stories

We think Afri pearl collections is pretty great but don’t take our word for it. Hear stories from our sellers about how Afri pearl collections has made a difference for them.

Afri pearl collections has been an integral part of my growth from hobbyist to full-time screen printer and business owner. My designs would not have fallen into so many hands without Afri pearl collections’ wide reach.

Jane Thompson

Afri pearl collections no doubt played a part in our growth and success… even though we sell in multiple venues, we still find that Afri pearl collections is one of our best sources for finding new customers.

Angela Schlink

Thanks to Afri pearl collections, my small hobby has exploded into a multi-faceted line of original creations with clients around the world.

Dimateo Orlando

What can you sell on Afri pearl collections?

Afri pearl collections is a marketplace where millions of people around the world connect to make, sell and buy unique goods. You can sell handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies on Afri pearl collections.

Start selling today by opening your Afri Pearl Collections shop. It is simple, transparent, secure and no additional monthly fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to create a shop?

It’s easy to set up a shop on Afri Pearl Collections. Create an Afri Pearl Collections account (if you don’t already have one), set your shop location and currency, choose a shop name, create a listing, set a payment method (how you want to be paid) and finally set a billing method (how you want to pay your Afri Pearl Collections fees).

How do I get paid?

If you accept payments with PayPal, funds from PayPal sales on Afri Pearl Collections will be deposited into your PayPal account. We encourage sellers to use a PayPal Business account and not a Personal account, as personal accounts are subject to monthly receiving limits and can’t accept payments from buyers that are funded by a credit card.

Do I need a credit or debit card to create a shop?

No, a credit or debit card is not required to create a shop. To be verified as a seller you have the choice to use either a credit card or to register via PayPal. You will not incur any charges until you open your shop and publish your listings.

What can I sell on Afri Pearl Collections?

Afri Pearl Collections provides a marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods (at least 20 years old) and both handmade and non-handmade art and crafting supplies.

Join our Market Place now