#BOSSLIFE SERIES: WEZART – African Fashion & Art Marketplace

Hello beautiful Readers

A very Happy New Year to each and everyone of you. I’m sure 2017 is going to be a stunning year for us all!

Welcome to another edition of the #Bosslife Series (and my first post for the new year). If you missed my first post in this series, you can read all about it here

I’m really excited to unveil this hidden gem. It’s forward thinking, it’s local and the people behind this creation have a seriously dope work ethic that just makes my heart so happy 🙂

On the 2nd of December, I attended the launch of Wezart. Confuses the tongue abit, hey. Haha. Anyway,  I caught up with one of the founders a few weeks later for a few follow-up questions and today I am here to tell you all about this new business.

The founders of Wezart recognised a problem in the marketplace, which was that designers wanted to expand the marketing of their product online, however they were faced with a few challenges namely:

  1. They did not have the cash to set one up an online store
  2. They did not have enough inventory to maintain orders if they did set one up
  3. They tried to set one up but failed as developers failed to do their jobs properly

Wezart was then born and is opened to all African style designers and artists to create their store and sell for free!

For Wezart, the costs come upon a transaction. They charge a 10% commission. So this means they charge upon the completion of a sale. No signup costs, no monthly fees. How amazing is that! I’ve come across many other online marketplaces, that either charge no monthly fee but an exhorbitant commission or charge a monthly fee as well as a commision. Being a startup myself, I know the financial struggle of trying to keep costs as low as possible while still trying to market your product as widely as possible and advertising on the world wide web is as broad as you can get, so being able to use such a platform and only incur an expense once you make sale, is a win win situation.

So if you’re a young designer or artist trying to get your brand out there, what are you waiting for? Go to http://www.wezart.co.za and click on the register to sell button. If you’re still unsure of how the procedure works, you can click here

If you are based in Durban, Wezart will be hosting a training session on the 25th January 2017, giving you step by step directions on how to sign up. Please drop them a mail on info@wezart.co.za for further info

You can also follow Wezart on the following social media platforms

 Facebook

 Twitter

 Instagram

 

   

 

 In South Africa, I personally believe that our talented designers and artists are not getting the recognition and support that they require in order to make a living. Lots of hard work, love and passion go into each and every one of their products and its very sad that unfortunately some talented individuals cannot follow their passions as they are unable to make a living doing so. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the individuals who saw an opportunity and made it happen. Wezart was an idea by Sihlesenkosi Lwazi Majola and Zamokuhle Tracy Hlatshwayo. The idea became reality though through the RhinoRecon Group team. (this means five people are involved but there are two founders.

From Left to Right: Terrence Hlatshwayo, Tshepo Ngaleka, Sihlesenkosi Majola and Monde Nyawose

 

Zamokuhle Tracy Hlatshwayo

   

These 5 individuals are making such a difference in society and take the words hustle hard to a whole new level, that I decided to actually give them the honor of their own post….so keep a lookout for a feature on these bright young individuals that have a great future ahead of them.

xoxoxo

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