Sellers Agreement

  1. Account Registration– we will require some personal information about you and your company. All data are expected to be accurate and up-to-date. False details will lead to termination of your account with us.


  1. Name– Your business name will be used to sign up as a seller on AfricaRetails.


  1. Software– Our software comprises of mobile, web and hardware products collectively called “the services”.


  1. Verification and Inspection – Upon successful sign up, we may/may not need additional information such as driver’s license, business license, business Incorporation certificate. We may also inspect your business location to prove legitimacy. We may request samples of your products to verify/test its quality. Your refusal to any of the above may lead to your account being suspended or terminated.


  1. Your Africaretails Account– By becoming a vendor on Africaretails, you confirm you’re a legal resident of any country in Africa and authorized to conduct business in the country/state in which you operate. Your Africaretails account may only be used for business purposes. You are not allowed to use your Africaretails account to conduct illegal business activities of any sort that isn’t bound by this contract and acceptable by the state or federal government of any African country.


  1. Our Role– The Services allows Africaretails to receive card payments, however, we are not a bank nor do we offer banking services as defined by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other African countries. We only facilitate processing of payments we receive from buyers, this requires us to enter agreements with Networks, processors, and acquiring banks.


  1. Your Authorization– You authorize us to hold, receive, and disburse funds on your behalf. This remains in full effect until your termination or closure of your Africaretails account.


  1. Underwriting– Africaretails reviews all information submitted upon sign up and we may share information about you and your account with our processors and acquiring bank. You grant us permission to periodically obtain additional reports to determine whether you continue to meet requirements for a Africaretails account.


  1. Our Fees– You agree to pay the applicable commission fee of 10% per item sold on our platform. Subject to the terms of this agreement, we reserve the right to change our fees; upon 30 days advance notice. All balances and fees, charges, and payments collected or paid through the services are denominated in Nigerian Naira.


  1. Access to Africaretails Account Funds– Payouts are to your verified bank accounts. If we cannot debit or credit your bank account linked with your Africaretails account, we will unlink it from your Africaretails account.


  1. Payout Schedule– Africaretails pays out every Monday of the week. We will automatically initiate a payout to your bank account the following Tuesday once buyer confirms order received is what was ordered. The bank wire transfer fee of ₦53 is borne by you.


  1. Africaretails balances– We separate our corporate funds from yours and we will neither use your funds for our corporate purposes, nor any other purposes.


  1. Receipts– Buyers will be presented with purchase receipts for items above N500 and may opt in to receive digital receipts via SMS or email.


  1. Taxes– You are responsible for collecting, withholding, reporting, and remitting correct taxes as required by your country’s tax laws.


  1. Customer Service– You are responsible for issues relating to pricing, inventory no shows by you, adjustments, functionality, and warranty of products. Africaretails is responsible for card processing, technical support, quality control, logistics, and feedback with customers.

15.1. Inventory –   You are responsible for your inventory. The stock quantity in your online store must tally with your physical inventory. You will be held responsible if a customer orders for product that has one or two quantities left and your are not able to meet the order.


  1. Refunds and Returns– In the event of returns, Africaretails will process returns initiated by buyer and if complaint is found true, we will return the goods back to you upon completion of investigation, and order a new item delivered to buyer. Any extra cost because of a reissued delivery, will be borne by you.


  1. Your Privacy– Your privacy is very important to us and we protect it. We will never reveal your personal information to other sellers, users or anyone outside our organization.


  1. Privacy of Others– You may receive information about buyers or third parties by using our service. Under no circumstances are you allowed to disclose or distribute any of such information or use this information for marketing purposes unless permitted to.


  1. Your Content– You may be able to upload or provide photos matching our required standard that are not offensive in any form. You grant us and our affiliates and successors permission to use or distribute publicly your seller content through the world in any media to promote the services.


  1. Copyright and Trademark Infringement– Africaretails respects the copyright and trademark rights of others and asks you to do same.


  1. Security– We have put in place measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss or unauthorized use, however, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will never defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.


  1. Termination– If your Africaretails account is suspended (you may email us to get clarifications and follow proper procedure for its reactivation) or terminated or any reason, you must stop using the services and we reserve the right to delete all your information and account data on our servers.


  1. Your Right to Terminate– You may terminate your Africaretails account at any time. Any funds we are holding at the time of closure, less applicable fees, will be paid out to you according to our payout schedule. If an investigation is pending at the time you close your Africaretails account, we may hold funds until all is resolved.


  1. Suspension or Termination by Us– We may terminate your account for any reason or no reason at any time upon notice to you.


  1. Effect of Termination– Termination does not exempt you from any obligations to pay fees, or other costs prior to the termination.


  1. Dormant Africaretails Accounts– If there is no activity in your Africaretails account for at least 6 months and you have a balance, we will send you an email or call you through the number associated with your Africaretails account and give you the option of keeping your account, open and maintaining the balance, withdrawing the balance, or requesting a check. If you do not respond within 30 days, we will automatically close your Africaretails account and escheat our funds according to the applicable law and if permitted Africaretails.