Setting up bidorbuy as a Channel


Your bidorbuy seller account can be installed as a channel on uAfrica.  Once the channel is activated, orders that originate on bidorbuy will appear in uAfrica.  If you have a Primary channel set up (for example a Shopify store), orders that happen on bidorbuy will feed through to your Primary Channel as well as uAfrica.


How to install bidorbuy as a channel:

1. From your dashboard in, select ‘Sales Channels’ from the top of the page:

2. Click the green button to ‘Add a channel’

3. Select bidorbuy from the options on screen


4. You will need to add your login details for your existing bidorbuy seller account or you can select to register for a new account

5.  When you have granted access to your account, orders will be imported to uAfrica.


Channel Rules:


If you’ve got a Primary Channel linked to your uAfrica account you can set up the following rules to make sure the correct products appear on your bidorbuy store in the correct format:

Include Products or Variants

This rule makes sure products from your Primary channel are included.  You can edit this rule to specify certain conditions of products to be included such as Product Title, Type or you can simply select all products. 

Exclude Products or Variants

This rule is the opposite of the ‘include’ rule above where it excludes certain products from appearing on your Sales channel.  You can also edit the conditions for this rule to specify which products should be excluded.

Assign a Template

You have the opportunity to add information to the product descriptions that appear in your Sales channel, called ‘Templates’, this rule allows you to choose which pre-written template you’d like to add to products to show up on the Sales channel.

Change price/currency

This rule changes the price or the currency of the products on the Sales Channel.  You can adjust the price by adding or removing VAT, applying discounts or even changing currencies.

Change Titles & Descriptions

If you need your product title or description to appear differently on your Sales channel, you use this rule to specify what the different will be.

Search and Replace in Titles and Descriptions

If there are hyperlinks in your product descriptions or information you don’t want the second audience to see, you change it using this rule where we will look for a certain phrase and replace it.

Assign a bidorbuy Shipping Class

This rule allows you assign a Shipping Class to certain products in bidorbuy.

Assign a Category

This rule is crucial as it maps your products into a certain bidorbuy category.  If your products are in the wrong category you can get bad reviews on your account.

Assign a bidorbuy condition

The bidorbuy condition is where you’re selling secondhand or used goods so you can specify their condition going into bidorbuy.

Enable bidorbuy’s ‘make an offer’

bidorbuy has ‘make an offer’ functionality on all listings so if you’re keen to consider offers made by a seller you’d activate this rule.