Mzansi Man Shares How He Makes Over R5 000 a Week by Selling on Takealot, Sparks Online Frenzy

Mzansi Man Shares How He Makes Over R5 000 a Week by Selling on Takealot, Sparks Online Frenzy

  • A South African man went viral on TikTok after sharing a video showcasing his side hustle
  • In his post, he revealed he makes over R5 000 a week by buying items like phone chargers in bulk and reselling them on Takealot
  • The video sparked interest from many viewers who flooded the comments with questions about how to replicate his success

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A South African man named Kaybee (@ecommlion) went viral on TikTok after sharing a video showcasing his side hustle
A man's e-commerce side hustle earns him over R5K a week. Image: @ecommlion
Source: TikTok

A local man piqued South Africans' interest after sharing a video revealing that his side hustle earns him R5 000 weekly.

Man makes R5K a week on Takealot

Kaybee (@ecommlion) posted a TikTok video showing him buying various devices and accessories, such as chargers, earphones and phone holders, in bulk at a shop to resell on Takealot.

He is also seen at a courier company with his items packed and secured before showing that he made a profit of R5 800 from selling the products on the popular e-commerce platform.

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SA keen to sell on Takealot

The video garnered many views and comments from netizens who expressed a keen interest in selling products on Takealot.

Many people responded to the post with questions about how the business works.

Noxolo Ngcobo said:

"I am interested."

老板妈妈 replied:

"I watched video on packaging how do I get the boxes and shipping notes."

Shonei Naushad said:

"Hi, do you need to leave bulk stock at their warehouse when you start?"

Kobie Groenewald commented:

"Hell, how does this work? Because Takelot fees are higher than anything I know do you have some advice."

Unbothered Queen commented:

"How do join? I wanna sell clothes."

Man compares Amazon vs Takealot deals

In another story, Briefly News reported that a gentleman shared a video on TikTok comparing Amazon prices to Takealot, and people were shocked.

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Social media user @brendenr22 took the initiative to study the two popular online stores, Amazon and Takealot. He uploaded a video showcasing different items from Amazon and Takealot.

He first unveiled a camera sold at R1,259 on Amazon and on Takealot, which was R1 495. He then went on to showcase the Marshall Woburn 111 speaker on Amazon; it cost R 8.999, and Takealot it was R13,999.

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