Make your business a winner!


Enter the bidorbuy, uAfrica and Shopify New Business Competition and stand a chance to win R100,000 in prizes.

All you need to do is pick a Shopify plan; get the uAfrica Multichannel app; sign up for a selling account on – and you are on your way to making your online business flourish. In the process, you may also win R100,000 in prizes, which is our contribution to strengthening entrepreneurship in South Africa.

If you have a South African based business and you are looking to expand your horizons online, there is no better opportunity than the New Business Competition. Running until 31 December 2016, the competition gives you the opportunity to explore the potential your business can have on bidorbuy.

Supporting entrepreneurship in South Africa
With South Africa’s alarmingly high unemployment rate and tough economic climate, entrepreneurship has never been more important for success. What better way to shape this success than with the New Business Competition! The biggest obstacles to entrepreneurship remain funding, risk aversion and access to markets. New Business Competition is here to help entrepreneurs overcome these obstacles by offering a low cost, low risk solution to building your business on multiple platforms.

What is Shopify?
Shopify is an e-commerce solution that provides everything you need to create an online store. It is easy to use and affordable, enabling anyone, anywhere in the world to start their own business. You can choose from a wide range of store templates or build your own. All you need to do is upload your images and create your listing descriptions for your products. You will be able to accept credit card payments and track and respond to your orders with a few clicks of the mouse.

Why do you need uAfrica Multichannel?
uAfrica’s Multichannel will sync all your products from your Shopify store to bidorbuy. All items will be listed in one central location so that updates are done automatically across multiple sales platforms. This includes your online storefront, online marketplaces, Facebook and physical or pop up stores. This means that you will never have problems with orders and stock management ever again.

You can sell on bidorbuy!
Make your first sale on bidorbuy – you will now have access to Africa’s biggest online marketplace. With more than 1.1 million unique visitors, your products are guaranteed a great deal of exposure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is the prize?
If you enter the New Business Competition you stand in line to win R100,000 in prizes:

  • R20,000 cash
  • Shopify store on the Unlimited plan for 12 months (R30,000)
  • Gold Multichannel plan from uAfrica for 12 months (R24,000)
  • Marketing package from (R25,000)
  • Personal mentorship from the CEO of and the MD of for 12 months

What will I get by just entering?

  • Free setup support to sell on
  • Free uAfrica Multichannel for 6 months (R1,800)
  • bidorbuy promotional enhancements to the value of R500
  • Your first shipment with uAfrica shipping (up to the value of R200) free
  • 25% discount on uAfrica Shipping rates (bronze plan)

How do I enter the New Business Competition?

  1. Pick a Shopify plan
  2. Get the uAfrica Multichannel app
  3. Sign up for a selling account on
  4. Contact a bidorbuy category manager to complete your setup and claim your freebies.

In order to contact a bidorbuy category manager, complete this form or call 0861 88 0861 between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday to Friday.