Rebivo, a startup that aim’s to be Africa’s biggest fashion resale site, linking sellers and buyers of used clothing, is set to go live in early June, that’s just a few days from now. Ahead of its formal launch date, Rebivo is calling on traders of used clothing (whether the imported ‘mitumba’ or one’s clothes who they no longer put on) to register on the portal as vendors.
Rebivo is looking to start signing up vendors as the firm prepares for a June 1, 2019 launch.
With thrift and second hand clothing being popular in Africa and Kenya due to the fact that not many people have the capital to actually spend big on expensive brands, Rebivo is looking to harmonize thrift sellers into one huge platform.
The startup through, its online portal, is now accepting sellers, with a main concentration on people who sell thrift on Instagram or any other social platform.
“Our goal is to bring together all thrift shops on Instagram into one big website, so that customers can easily access their favorite Instagram brands without having to always memorize page names”, said James Otieno, the CTO at Rebivo.
The startup is launching in Nairobi with the campaign #DressNairobi, before opening up its doors to other cities and urban centres. Rebivo will not only provide an alternative platform for people to sell, it will also enable vendors to enjoy free delivery of all their products to their customers in Nairobi.
Rebivo is not restricting vendors to Instagram sellers only however as one can also become a vendor and sell if they have at least 10 clothes and above to sell.
Customers will also get to enjoy affordable prices on their favorite clothing brands, with weekly and monthly offers and will be able to start shopping when Rebivo officially launches on June 7, 2019.