By 17 August 2015 | Categories: Press Release



Cloudly is the newest online marketplace in South Africa with a focus on Entrepreneurs and Start-ups. 

Being an Entrepreneur or a Sidepreneur is hard work! Getting the funds together to design and develop a website can take a long time and getting enough capital to rent a retail space can take even longer. Cloudly Stores was developed by Hashtag Consulting with small businesses and entrepreneurs in mind; giving them the opportunity to create an online presence with no start-up costs and exorbitant fees that could be otherwise spent growing their business or buying stock. 

Hashtag Cofounder Raphael Costa said: ’’From a consulting point of view, we know the costs involved in building and maintaining a web store facility and it’s not for everyone. We’ve focused our efforts on building an easy e-commerce solution that will empower people to claim their space online…and the best thing about it is that its risk free. You only pay for what you sell. We believe that everyone should be given an opportunity to have their product sold. And that’s our mission with Cloudly”.

Cloudly Stores is an online mall in the cloud. You can sign up and create your own store, with your own branding (banner, logo and URL), payment gateway and shipping methods. Clients buy directly from stores and also pay them directly, so there is no middle man. At the end of each month Cloudly bills all of its merchants 5% of all completed transactions. 

Some Features: 

Online Invoicing & Shipment tracking

Payment methods include EFT, Paypal, Payfast, Snapscan and Zapper

Merchants are in control of their own stores, they load products, manage inventory and are paid directly.

If you would like to see an example of what a store looks like, please go to



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