Fleece, flannel, Polyester fibrefill, soap making chemicals, crochet hooks, cotton or bamboo yarn, crochet thread, sweetened condensed milk, silicone soap or cookie moulds, name it. I have been searching for so many products to get creative at home, exploring my creative self. It’s not an easy task to shop in Kenya, especially if you’re like me, don’t like traffic, likes to compare prices, think, shop around again, make a decision, keep items in the cart, shop again, find better bargains, buy.
I love to explore the internet of things on stuff I can buy that aren’t available in my country. I realised there are two ways to buy things in Kenya : 1. What is available, which amounts to pricing it very ”well”. 2. What isn’t available, do some drop shipping or buy from sites like AmazonÂ or ebay, which is very cheap if you’re a very patient person. Ready to wait, see prices fall, then place an order. The problem comes in when it’s time to receive the actual good. The hefty revenue Kenya Revenue Authority will task you to pay is just but that. Then remember, this is communicated to your customers who automatically feel the pinch. What happens next, ”that’s just another store with items for very high end customers”. I don’t want my store to have a customer a day, I would love to trial balance, meaning, I cater for all. I know, it can never be enough, can it?
I have discovered so many places online where I can buy items in Kenya, the problem, they don’t stock things like they do on ebay or international marketplaces. For example, I have searched for lye on Jumia, even a rotary cutter. The search returns to me a pizza cutter, the former, I don’t even recall. Now what? Of course, I’m thinking, that’s the reason for this blog post.
To inform the readers and the readers to inform the public where we can actually buy these things, in good pricing. We want to ”promote” our local manufacturers who work very hard to ensure we got quality products.
For example, if it’s buying chemical products for making my own soap at home, where do we purchase that? List a store name, location, or a suggestion or even a call where we can call someone or email them for those who ”fear” calls.
Please be sure to share. For example, I found this blog by searching, ”where to buy fabric in Kenya”, and found an awesome blog post in it. If you are new to fabric or want some fabric buying guideline this blog will sure share with you a lot of information. This blog, not an endorsement, is the number one that jumps every time, I am searching fabric shopping. Though, I haven’t visited any of the suggested shops, I will sure update you on what I have found in one of my visits, soon.
Again, let this segment be for those crafty people of Kenya. Find anything useful, don’t be afraid to post it for us to read, please. If you’re shy, email me, I will always communicate your wishes to the people.
That’s my amazon associates link, if you feel like purchasing an item, be sure to click through, that promotes my blogging. By the way, I love to read so much, tell me if you are looking for a book, I’m sure that link will provide you with some insights on used textbooks. Ask around, I may be having it with me.
If the link isn’t working do tell me. I am still learning how to monetise my blog.