(This group is launching in April 2023 on Telegram - links won't work until then. In case you landed here a little early. Please join the email list at the bottom of the page, and we'll email our whole list when we're live)
Hey you. Ecommerce wasn't meant to be lonely. Hear us out!
It’s tough to run an ecommerce business on the African continent. It's true. Someone had to say it!
Our population is young, vibrant, and mobile first. Internet penetration is improving (although still slow in many places). Mobile and online payments are becoming unlocked. If there's one thing we know, we know how to HUSTLE. These are good things.
However, there are other local challenges that are often overlooked by the major ecommerce voices you’ll find online from other regions. Last mile logistics - don't get us started! There are so many different platforms and apps and configurations - how do you know what actually works and what will waste your money?
Have you ever felt like you’re running uphill both ways at once while running your ecommerce business? You're certainly not alone. Most of our group members have been there and done that.
Introducing Salala: a thriving community serving Africans who operate ecommerce businesses!
(This group runs on Telegram, please see the FAQ section for how to join)
"Why should I join," you ask?
Make it make sense
We provide resources, articles, and information to help you make sense of ecommerce. New resources added to the library each month!
Some ecommerce principles work everywhere - but others must be adapted for the African continent. We keep this in mind for our discussions.
Things are more fun when you have people to go with! Ask questions in the group, and your peers and/or moderators will answer. Wisdom of the crowd can be helpful for growth!
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