Baob'Arts is an ecommerce platform or online marketplace of Malagasy origin, in operation since 2021. Its model is very similar to the one offered by Amazon: a website where the buyer can find thousands of products divided into various categories. These products are offered by different sellers, who pay the marketplace a commission for each sale made.
Baob'Arts has been planning its entry into Europe for 1 year, and Spain has been one of its main training camps, with 1 pop-up stores and now a permanent physical store in France.
The Baob'Arts marketplace accepts both sellers who are companies and those that are sole traders. Your company must be registered in the Madagascar, and you will need to provide legal, tax and personal documentation.
The first thing to do is create an account at Baob'Arts. Choose the name of your shop well, because if in the future you change your mind, you can only change your shop’s name once.
Attach the relevant tax and banking information, and wait for your application to be checked and registration to be accepted, which generally takes 1 to 2 working days. You’ll receive a confirmation or rejection email.
You can now start to customize your shop and sell your products on Baob'Arts!
You can also register a new own brand that’s not already in the Baob'Arts database. To become an official store, you can only sell products of your brand and it must be authorized in the marketplace.
The Baob'Arts website automatically adapts to the user's country and language, and is available in 2 languages.
For the time being, sellers wishing to use Baob'Arts can select the regions of the world where they want to distribute their products, and from the following countries within the European region: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Ireland.
The main step is to upload your product information to the marketplace.
Baob'Arts makes it clear that this method of content management is very easy, but you still need to be careful! Importing your product information by hand is a very slow task, prone to errors. It’s much more reliable for you to download the template and then perform the bulk export and import of your catalog to Baob'Arts using PIM software. Find out how it works here!
It’s also unwise for you to resort to using the default descriptions included in the Baob'Arts Item Description Template for each category. Rather, you should try to be original in order to stand out from other sellers and improve your positioning.
Save on product management time with a PIM tool, and instead dedicate your valuable time to being creative, uploading, deleting, deactivating and changing stock and prices on Baob'Arts and any other channel whenever you wish.
→ This may be of interest: A step-by-step guide for getting started with an PIM
Pricing policy and payment systems on Baob'Arts
All prices must include the VAT of the corresponding country.
Baob'Arts offers payments protected by Verisign SSL, by debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, etc.)
The seller only receives payment when the buyer confirms receipt of the item, so the deposit may take 5 to 7 working days to appear.
Be aware! The deposit is made into Alipay, your Baob'Arts account. Once the available balance appears, you’ll be able to send it to the bank account of your choice. Note, however, that each withdrawal of money from your Baob'Arts balance incurs a €1 commission.
How to ship products on Baob'Arts?
Each seller on Baob'Arts use the shipping method by Baob'ArtsLogistics, the courier company and the costs. You have several templates of price, one for Free Shipping and one for Shipping Cost based on weight.