Takealot: Ultimate Guides To Buying & Selling (2021)




Takealot: Ultimate Guides To Buying And Selling (2021).  

Today you are going to learn how to buy and sell goods on Takealot 2021.

 (“Ultimate Guides“)

As a matter of fact, these guides are what we used in buying and selling of products on the online store. And it has been a stress-free experience for me and others who know about these guides.

Let’s get right into the ultimate guides:

1. About Takealot

2. Takealot Specials

3. Takealot Daily Deals

4. Takealot Seller Portal

5. Takealot Pickup Points

6. Takealot Return

7. Takealot Black Friday

8. Takealot Customers Review

9. Takealot Delivery

10. Conclusion


Takealot.com is one of the big dogs when it comes to e-commerce (online shopping business) in South Africa.

And has dominated this position for some years now, with the likes of: Makro, Spree, Pick n Pay, One Day Only, MNR Price, and many others.

Takealot was officially established in the year 2011. And this was after the US-based firm, Tiger Global management and Kim Reid acquired Take2, an existing e-commerce business in 2010.

Today, Takealot stands as the biggest name in the e-commerce industry in South Africa and the African continent as a whole.

It has branches (warehouses) in mega cities in South Africa, which includes; Johannesburg, Durban and Cape town. And currently, it has expanded to over 21 departments across Fashion, Media, Gaming, Electronics and Lifestyle.

The year 2014 was a year of a mega breakthrough for the company with the announcement of a Hundred million dollar ($100m) investment from Tiger Global. And this was seconded by the purchase of Mr Delivery.

In the same year 2014, Takealot.com purchased Superbalist.com, a design & fashion website.

And it did not stop here, this was followed by another mega move, which helped to see the company at its peak. This mega move was characterized by the announcement that Kalahari.com owned by Naspers would be merging businesses with Takealot.com.

This merger brought about the building of premier online shopping destination in Africa, and the merge was completed and sealed in 2015 which saw all Kalahari customer accounts transferred to Takealot.com.

The year 2018 saw another merger – Spree (among  Naspers Family) merged with Takealot to make available customers with most recent local and international in fashion.

Currently, Takealot.com is simply identified as the biggest online shopping platform in South Africa. And has thousands of employees working around the clock.





For some years now, this online store has been the most popular online shopping portal for millions of South Africans.

And has been used on a daily basis to order health & beauty products, clothing, appliances, electronics and many more.

Just like other shopping companies, Takealot provides the platform for one to order any available goods and have it delivered to your doorstep.

This platform has made buying and selling over the last few years super convenient & easy.

One better thing about this online shopping store is their constant provisions of new specials, which are loaded with mouth watering promotions on several products.

Takealot’s excellent customer service & mouth watering weekly and monthly specials has made it one of the most dominating companies in South Africa.

To get discount each time you make a purchase, you must keep your eyes open by checking back on this webpage regularly.

Take alot  is known for its specials, during the festive seasons, especially the Christmas season. During the Christmas period you can save much on clothings, gifts and groceries for the entire family.

This company is convenient and super fast, and you no longer have to stand in a long queue for hours. Now! You can just access the website at www.takealot.com and search your favourite items.

When compared with the likes of others such as: Autozone, Checkers, Mr price, Makro, Spree and Superbalist, Takealot is the most convenient, super fast and reliable, with incomparably low price on variety of goods or products.

With all written above, you will agree with me that this Online Store is the biggest and most popular online shopping portal in South Africa.

Having said this, it is now an acceptable fact that this shopping portal has made life easier for most of us.

This is possible with the resources and technologies being put in place, and by this, buying and selling has been made easier like never before.

With its Daily deals, Special offers and Promotional codes (coupon) accessible online.

Great percentage of consumers are happy with the service they received from the online shopping giant.

Without micing words, Takealot lags when it comes to customer care service. From the experiences I had and also from the reviews from its customers online which entails their imperfections.

We believe that some of us have been in the hole trying to get the customer care contact numbers, then you will agree with me that it’s pretty hard to get their contact details.

Have you been trying to to get in touch? Finding a number on Takealot.com to speak to someone about your delivery or some other issues you might been facing is some how one of the toughest things to do on takealot.com.

It’s true that you can contact them via e-mail or social media, but we wonder how long you are willing to wait to get a respond.

Their customer care team is fairly on the ball when it comes to responding.

The question now is…. What will you do when you want to talk to someone quickly about a delivery? Then in this case you need their customer care contact number.

Below are the customer care helpline options available at Takealot:

  1. Delivery queries ✓
  2. Returns  ✓
  3. Payment  ✓
  4. All other ✓

The number to contact them with is 087 362 8000 – numbers of options will be made available for you to choose from when you dial the number.

We will advise you to listening carefully in other to select the right option suitable for your query.

When contacting them in regards to an order placed, be sure to have your order number close.


Takealot Daily Deals


Takealot Daily Deals is a section you should always check on before placing an order on Take a lot dot com.

On the daily deals you will see lots of products at a discounted price of about 60% or less. So, all am trying to put through is that you can get a lot from Takealot’s daily deals.


Takealot Seller Portal

It is a known fact that takealot is the front-runner of the e-commerce industry in South Africa.

And for ages, sellers have been able to use the platform to generate passive income and some have created an e-commerce empire out of its existence.

Selling on this platform might seem complex and hard, but stick with me, for am about to dive you through the a step-by-step process.

These process will surely shade you off the barriers that come with selling goods on this online store.

Just like many other online stores, Take alot provides a platform for anyone to sell goods on its marketplace.

Follow the steps below to start selling on Take a lot:

Understand and going by the ultimate guide below will help you scale up your dream of selling on Take a lot.

1. Registering On Seller’s Portal

To become a seller on Takealot online store, you have to access and register for an account on their seller’s Portal @ https://takealot.com/sell

At the portal, you are required to supply all your functional details as requested on the page. And make sure that the details you supplied are authentic, because your application must undergo some processes before approval.

Afterwards, you will receive an email from them that will help you complete your registration.

After completing your registration, Takealot will set-up a shopfront for you, where you will display your products.

2. Adding A Product

After the step above, the next step is to add or list your product(s) on the shopfront provided by the online store.

Listing or adding your product(s) to your provided shopfront has alot involved. But stick with me all will be explained in details.

Before listing your product(s) on the Takealot Online Store, you need to check thoroughly to see if the product you are about to add to the Marketplace is enlisted already in Takealot’s Product Catalogue.

What is Catalogue? It is a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order.

If you have checked before now, you will come to know that there are tons of products listed in Takealot’s Catalogue, and they are created by Internal Catalogue team and by other sellers submitting product information.

Before uploading your product, it’s advisable that you check to see if the product has already been enlisted in the catalogue page. You can check by searching the catalogue by barcode or product title.

If the product you wish to upload has already existed, then you don’t have to go through the processes of creating a fresh product listing for the Takealot Catalogue.

In a situation where by, you want to enlist your own-brand product which has never existed in the catalogue category, then you have to go through the process of creating a product information, which includes; the description and images and have it submitted to Takealot. It takes about 1 to 14 days for the Takealot division to manually review you application, and decides to approve or disapprove it.

Note: Your application might be disapproved when the product information submitted did not conform to the Catalogue Product Information Rules & Requirements. And when this is the case, you have to check for errors and correct them and resubmit it again.

When your product(s) has or have been added successful to the seller’s Portal, I will advise you sit back and see how it sells out.


Takealot Fees

Selling on Takealot Online Store is free. But then, a number of charges are incurred when a costumer places an order on your shopfront.

Charges are considered based on the category, weight and dimensions of your product. You might see the fees to be high, but you have to consider that Takealot handles customer service, delivery of your product and also maintains their website.

With all these being handled by them, all you have to do is to focus all your investment into expanding and strengthening the capacity of your Shopfront.

 Pricing Highlights:

  • R300 (excl. VAT) monthly fee.
  • A R32 to R325 fulfilment fee is charged for dispatching your products from DC to customer, and this is based product’s volume and weight.
  • A charge will be incurred if you decide to store your stock at the DC for quick customer delivery. And this charge is placed when if your stock exceeds 35 days. And you are again charged based on weight and volume.
  • You are charged on every successful sale you make on Takealot, and it range from 5.5% to 18% of the total amount of the product sold.


Takealot Pickup Points

Take alot has about 25 pickup points. Being the leading e-commerce site in South Africa, it has its tentacles all over the country.

 Below are the Pickup Points:

  • Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth
  • Limpopo – Polokwane
  • Mpumalanga – Nelspruit
  • KwaZulu-Natal – Avoca, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Umhlanga Ridge
  • Western Cape – Takealot Warehouse, Brackenfell, Milnerton, Parow, Somerset West, Tygervalley, Westlake, Woodstock
  • Gauteng – New Road, Alberton, Booysens Reserve, Bryanston, Centurion, Constantia Kloof, Fordsburg, Fourways, Halfway House, Hatfield, Krugersdorp, Menlyn, Rivonia, Strydompark

Pickup pricing

Takealot made it crystal clear that pickup point option is available to customers whose items are all qualify for pickup.

Customers with orders of R450 and above will qualify for a free pickups. And pick-ups for orders below the price range of R450 will incur a charge of R25 for pickup. Pickup from the cape warehouse is free of charge.

Any order delivered to the Takealot pickup Point, has seven days to be collected and when the seven days elapsed, it will be sent back to the DC and the customers account refounded.

Take a lot stated that some orders are not available for pickup, which includes; liquor and large appliances.

Customers can send someone to pickup their order on their behalf, provided that they have the QR code or unique PIN linked to their order.


Takealot Returns

Under here I will put you through on how to log for a return or exchange of an order on Takealot Online Store with less stress.

Have you ordered a product on Takealot Online Store and which to have it returned or exchanged with another?

Under here, I will give you clear guide on how to log for a return or exchange.

To request for a return or exchange:

  1. Access Takealot‘s site, and login to your account. Afterwards, go to My Account > Log a Return.
  2. Hit on Log New Exchange/Return button.
  3. Lookout for the product you want to return and click the Exchange/Return button.
  4. Complete the return request form:….
  5. Submit the request.


Takealot Black Friday

What is Black Friday? Black Friday is a name given to the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US. It is normally a a public holiday in about 30 States in US. And it is seen as the United State Christmas shopping season. And this holds every November of every year.

For years passed now, Takealot has been heating up the e-commerce industry with great Black Friday deals. We have already seen a great discounts in Takealot Black Friday’s seasons.

Takealot Customers Review

I have been surfing the net, and I have seen good numbers of reviews from Takealot’s customers who have had bad and good experiences as the case maybe buying from the online store.

And it would be great for you to go through this reviews before hitting the “order” button.

I have decided to leave some links to these review sites here, so that you can go through them and know how to go about buying from the online shopping portal.

Takealot Delivery

The Takealot Delivery Team originated from Mr Delivery, which was acquired by the big dog.

They took control of Mr Delivery in 2013 as well as the mobile App-based business.

Since then, it has been operating smoothly and currently it has about 55 branches and 2900 derives.

Delivery Hotline: 087 362 7666


We hope you enjoyed and loved our Takealot: Ultimate Guides To Buying & Selling 2021!.

We have been able to answer most of the questions asked by most buyers and sellers on TAKEALOT. We suggest you take your time to go through the article. And be sure to use the comment section to notify us if there is any part of this article that is unclear to you, and we will gladly reply in no distance time.

Note that this article is bound to be updated in future if the need arises.

Below is a quick rundown of the Ultimate Guides To Buying & Selling on TAKEALOT.

1. About Takealot

2. Takealot Specials

3. Takealot Daily Deals

4. Takealot Seller Portal

5. Takealot Pickup Points

6. Takealot Return

7. Takealot Black Friday

8. Takealot Customers Review

9. Takealot Delivery

10. Conclusion

Conclusion: So far, we have been able to give you full details on Takealot, and we hope with the content of this webpage you can now be able to make right decision when wanting to buy and sell a product online.

And if you have by any means had an ugly experience buying from take a lot.com, please voice your review by using the comment box, so others can avoid unnecessary mistake.

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