Jinja Gift Shop
Jinja Gift Shop sells handmade gifts and crafts from Jinja, Eastern Uganda.
Each item listed – such as custom African necklaces, Masai shuka blankets, and homeware – has been painstakingly crafted by hand by talented suppliers.
It was previously near impossible for customers outside of Uganda to buy gifts made in the region. Many simply weren’t aware that these products even existed, while others were unsure about trusting the craft makers with their money before their purchase was shipped.
On the other side of the fence, sellers were not willing to ship their creation abroad without first being paid – a catch-22 situation.
In order for people to buy an authentic Jinja-made gift or craft, you had to travel to this small town located on the shore of Lake Victoria, pay in cash, and then take your purchase home with you.
No longer – Jinja Gift Shop connects makers and buyers, guaranteeing delivery and getting creators paid for their work.
“I’m really impressed with WooCommerce. I can have vendors sign up and sell their gifts, [and] I can upsell and cross-sell products. The store looks awesome, and I’m simply happy with what I can do using WooCommerce and freely available plugins.”
– Khakali Angwa