SkyGarden is an ecommerce platform built for African businesses. Business owners that want to use the platform download the Sky.Garden Merchant App from Google Play and set up an account. All they need to provide are their personal details, unique name of their shop and other shop details such as opening hours, location and mobile money (MPesa) phone number.
The Sky.Garden merchant app is a fully stocked inventory management system that business owners use to upload products, specify price points, stock levels, variants and much more. Once products are uploaded they immediately appear on the customer marketplace which is a website under the URL www.sky.garden. Each business owner gets a unique link for both their web shop and each of their products that they can share to their networks directly from the app.
In the event that a customer makes a purchase for product on the platform, Sky.Garden’s platform will ensure end-to-end fulfillment of the order. The order will be dispatched through one of our delivery partners which enables us to accomplish same day deliveries across urban areas. After a product is successfully delivered, the seller is paid immediately through mobile money (MPesa).
There are no entry costs or registration fees with Sky.Garden, there are also no monthly fees. Sky.Garden works on commission, and takes a service fee of 8% on every transaction. As business owners are uploading their products, there are 2 fields for price - ‘Your Prices’ & ‘Sales Price’. ‘Your Price’ is the amount of money you will get from the sale of an item. While ‘Sales Price’ is the amount the customer will pay for the item, which includes Sky.Garden’s 8% service fee. That way, sellers can very easily put in how much they want to make from the sale of an item minus Sky.Garden’s 8%.