Earth Africa Curio is South Africa's premier WHOLESALE supplier of African Jewelry, Arts, Crafts, Curio's, Beadwork and a wide variety of other Authentic African Products. We are based in Durban, South Africa.
WHOLESALE / RESELLER PRICES LOGIN.
When you first enter our website the prices shown are RETAIL PRICES - To access our WHOLESALE / RESELLER PRICES please proceed to the Wholesale Login page above and register as a wholesale buyer, when you receive your 'username & password' you will 'Login' with these and all prices on the Product Catalogue (retail prices) will now convert to Wholesale / Reseller Prices. Please do not register as a wholesale buyer and then order one of this and one of that, this is considered a retail order which you are most welcome to place on the normal Product Catalogue where you will be charged retail prices.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
When you register as a wholesale buyer you will not automatically receive a username and password - an operator will manually assess the information you have supplied, this process can take up to 24 hours and even longer if you register over the weekend as we only trade Monday to Friday.
BEST WHOLESALE PRICES GUARANTEED.
We have over 2500 African Products on our WHOLESALE PRODUCT CATALOGUE, every product has the WHOLESALE PRICE listed, however this price can be negotiated on condition of the following:
- If you have received a better quote from another supplier please let us know and we will review our wholesale price for the same product.
HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER.
After entering your login details place your order on the website using the standard "add to order" facility provided - when you place an order on the website there is no payment due at this stage, on receipt of your order we will send you a quote including:
- shipping costs, lead time and insurance.
- stock availability and manufacturing lead time.
- fumigation requirements - if any.
SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT COSTS FOR WHOLESALE ORDERS.
Shipping / Transport costs are based on destination address, weight and volumetric's of the products / boxes. We cannot supply you with an accurate quote until we have your order. Every day we receive the query "what are the shipping costs to eg. New York" - the shipping costs to send 500 x Beaded SA Flags to London will be vastly different from sending 500 x Soapstone Coasters to New York. Please place your order first before you ask for a shipping quote, if you are not happy with the Quote you can cancel the order or arrange your own shipping / transport.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE ORDERS.
It is impossible for us to offer a general delivery lead time - if the goods you order are in stock then the below is a rough estimate:
SOUTH AFRICAN CUSTOMERS: deliveries from 1 to 7 days depending on the area and the size of the order.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: 5 days for Air Freight and a day or two for packaging depending on the size of the order.
On receipt of your order you will receive a quote advising you on delivery / shipping lead time.
WHEN DO YOU PAY FOR WHOLESALE ORDERS.
Earth Africa Curio is not an Online Shop and no payments are accepted when you place your order.
See more info on Payment methods here: PAYMENTS & COMPANY INFORMATION.
MINIMUM QUANTITIES FOR WHOLESALE BUYING.
We try not to set minimum quantities, however we will not accept orders where the bulk of the order is made up of one unit per product, this is considered a retail order. It is absolutely no problem to order one product here and there as long as the bulk of the order is made up of multiple units per product. Common sense prevails here, you cannot contact a wholesaler in your hometown and try and order one of this and one of that, neither will we accept an order like this. NB! if in doubt, please just go ahead and place your order, no payment is due at the order stage, when we receive the order we will liase with you as to whether we will accept the order as a wholesale order or not.
The big problem we face with small orders is when the product is not in stock, the profit margins on our wholesale products is very small and it is difficult to get one product made, most of our products are handmade in rural area's and it is not commercially viable to try and get one or two products made when the crafter / beader lives 100 km away in a rural village. If the products are in stock we will gladly supply minimum quantities.
WHOLESALE PRICES IN INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY.
The default currency setting on this website is South African Rands (R) - to convert these prices to International currency eg US$ or Euro's please use the currency converter at the top of any page in the PRODUCT CATALOGUE to the left of this page.
Earth Africa has the policy......WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS!!!
While we offer extremely competitive prices, if you find cheaper prices on any of our products from other suppliers please let us know and we will do our very best to better those prices.