Become an E-tailing Fashion Entrepreneur

So, you’re a young South African fashion designer?

Good for you.

Need a platform to run your own fashion line with low start-up costs, where you can be your own boss?

Easy. Sell on

This little video will show you how (And if you need anymore help send us a mail or read through our help pages)

(Thanks Craig! for the super amazing video)

Win Win Win!

Win your share of R20 000s worth of online advertising on Africa’s largest online marketplace to launch your online store in our E-tailing Fashion Entrepreneur Competition.

Competition closes 18 November 2011.

How to Enter:

Step 1: Register as a seller on bidorbuy
Step 2: Create a few listings of pieces that you have ready-made or something that you could finish within 2 weeks. Put them up for sale on bidorbuy.
Step 3: Send through your Username and the URLs of your listing/s to [email protected] to be entered into the competition. If your listing/s qualify you will be put into a draw. 3 winners will be selected from the lot. They will each win an online advertising package to help them set up their new online fashion platform on bidorbuy.

If you need any help as you go along, just ask us (we’re quite friendly) or check out our help pages!

The Rules:

Listings created by designers must comply with certain regulations in order to be considered for the competition.

The listings must be creative, well-written and interesting
The garment or design must showcase the designer’s talent
If the listing contains only a sketch of the garment, the seller (designer) must be able to complete the garment within two (2) weeks for the buyer
The designer must forward his or her username and the URLs of the completed listings to Alison at bidorbuy in order to be considered
The listing must be correctly categorised in the Clothing section on bidorbuy and the details of the listing must be correct and honest

All listings that comply with these regulations will be entered into a lucky draw where the winners will receive a combined R20 000s worth of advertising-spend on bidorbuy to market their new online presence on our website.

This amount will be split over 1st prize (R14 000), 2nd prize (R5000) and 3rd prize (R1000). The prize includes banner advertising, social media exposure, enhancements, blog write-ups and more in one of the busiest pieces of cyberspace in the country.

The judges’ decision is final.

Winners will be announced on the blog and will be contacted via email.

bidorbuy will take it’s usual success fee from any items sold on bidorbuy. Please see our rates here.

This competition opens on Monday 03/10/2011 and closes Friday 18/11/2011


  1. Let me know what is this all about,m a designer

  2. i’am also a designer but not south african i have a collection of vintage outfits that i want to sell with my name but i need a platform..and i want a to host a fashion show so my clothes can be known and i can show people that namibia also has talent..please get bek to me and tell me what you think of my idea

    • Hi Milira,

      That’s fantastic!
      We love entrepreneurs on bidorbuy (especially fashion ones!).
      And we love vintage clothing even more!

      You are more than welcome to sell on bidorbuy.
      Though, you can only enter the competition if you have designed the garments yourself.

      Selling on bidorbuy is easy and it works just like your own online store so you can sell from anywhere, even Namibia.
      If you would like some help selling on bidorbuy, just mail [email protected]

  3. good afternoon Natalie

    i have a collection made out if t shirt material and i have 5 designs. how many do you need / can u put up for sale?

    can i put the designs up with the ready made garments ?
    and what happens if someone wnats to bid or buy the item?

    kind regards

    • Hi there,

      You can put up as many as you like.

      I think it’s best to create listings for your ready-made garments separately and another 5 listings for each design.
      That way people can buy them one at a time and it will be easier for everyone to understand what they are buying.

      If you have registered on bidorbuy and you sell the items on bidorbuy you will receive an email when someone has bought an item.
      You will be given their details. Contact them for payment and the post the item off to them once you’ve been paid.

      Easy as sewing a button!

      P.S : If you need anything else just mail [email protected]

  4. Hello,
    More information please, sounds really exciting!

  5. Angel Temancele Masina says

    im interested. how do i go about with this