Introducing Rafu Merchant's Shelf RMS

Sell your books/products on Rafu.

Rafu Merchant Services is a platform which allows Authors, Publishers and other General Merchants to partner with Rafu Company Ltd. The service allows merchants to embrace E-Commerce with ease by providing a dedicated online page , a management backend for Stocks and logistics for seamless same day delivery in Nairobi and Next Day to other parts of the country if needed.

107

Authors

2

Publishers

11k

Customers

RMS For Authors
  • Create an account
  • Add & edit your book(s)
  • Storage of books
  • Manage your inventory
  • Track your sales & payments
  • Initiate deliveries to your clients
  • Payments settlement
RMS For Publishers
  • Create an account
  • Own a dedicated Storefront
  • Add & edit your book(s)
  • Manage your inventory
  • Track your sales & payments
  • Initiate deliveries to your clients
  • Payments settlement
RMS For Merchants
  • Create an account
  • Own a dedicated Storefront
  • Add & edit your book(s)
  • Manage your inventory
  • Track your sales & payments
  • Initiate deliveries to your clients
  • Payments settlement
Rafu Delivery Services

Rafu Delivery Services (RDS) is a value-added service which allows our merchants to initiate deliveries directly to their customers through our platform. Through this service, Rafu acts as a courier service.

  • Deliveries are done from Monday to Saturday (8am - 6pm)
  • Cut-off for same-day delivery: 2pm
  • Deliveries to Zone 3 begin from 2pm onwards
  • This is a pre-paid service
  • Deliveries are done from the Rafu premises. Pickups will only be done in Kilimani & CBD
Rafu Delivery Services Zoning

Simple Tools. More Control.

The Rafu Merchant’s Shelf (RMS) allows you to:

  •   Add a book
  •   Track sales & payments
  • Schedule for joint marketing
RMS Screenshot

Easy steps to get started.

Follow the steps below to get yourself listed!

AUTHOR REGISTRATION
Screenshot - Register
  1.  Click on the link to register
  2.  Add your trading name (if individual publisher, add your name)
  3.  Add your payment cycle i.e:
    • Fortnight
    • Monthly
    • Quarterly
  4.  Add your preferred payment method (Mpesa or Bank details)
  5.  Add authors name (your name as it appears on the book)
  6.  Add your email and then set the passwords.
  7.  You can add an additional contact person (i.e. PA or Co-Author)
HOT TO ADD THE BOOK
Screenshot - Add Book
  1.  After registration, you can proceed to adding your book. However, the book will only become active once it has been checked and approved by a Rafu Staff.
  2.  Click on the Plus (+) new book (Green button on the top left)
  3.  Add the title of the book.
  4.  Add the book subcategory( enter the category that best fits your book( i.e fiction, non fiction, kids book, biography)
  5.  Add the description/synopsis of the book. Try and make it as detailed and descriptive as possible
  6.  Input the price of the book. This will be the price which will be displayed on the rafubooks.com website. Also known as Retail price
  7.  Input the quantity of the first consignment.
  8.  Mark active
  9.  Add book image(s) ( upto 3 images allowed)
  10.  Choose your commission plan. This is the percentage commission which will be retained by Rafu Company Limited.
    • 25% commission or
    • 20% commission plus 150 added to the book price
EDITING A BOOK
Screenshot - Edit Book
  1.  Under your book section, click on the 3 vertical dots on the right end.
  2.  Click on edit book to edit your book details.
SHARING YOUR BOOK'S LINK
Screenshot - Copy Link
  1.  Under your book section, click on the 3 vertical dots on the right end.
  2.  Click on copy shareable link.
VIEWING YOUR BOOK ON THE WEBSITE
Screenshot - Copy Link
  1.  Under your book section, click on the 3 vertical dots on the right end.
  2.  Click on view on site to check how your book appears on our website.

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