How to Become a Copia Agent in Kenya

In case you operate a small retail outlet in the country such as a shop/kiosk, hair salon/barbershop, tailor shop, green grocery or such, then you can boost your income significantly by becoming a Copia agent in Kenya.

If you are wondering who is a Copia agent or how to become a Copia agent in Kenya, then this is a comprehensive guide on all you need to know about becoming a Copia agent including how you can raise your commissions once you are approved as a Copia agent.

Let’s jump in.

How to Become a Copia Agent in Kenya

First things first: What is Copia and who is a Copia agent?

Simply, Copia is an online commerce website that sells practically everything you can think of in Kenya- It is almost like the local version of Amazon.

To add, Copia is rivaling Jumia and other popular e-commerce platforms (Kilimall, Jiji, etc.) for a share of Kenya’s fast growing online shopping population.

Now, the unique thing about Copia is that it is able to deliver to the remotest part of Kenya through its massive network of agents.


Who is a Copia agent?

Copia agents are simply owners of small retail outlets whose role is to facilitate the ordering and delivery of Copia products from their locations- Currently the company has over 25,000 distribution centers in Western, Nyanza, Central and Eastern Kenya.

Now, with Copia, orders can be even placed by pressing a given USSD code (remember most remote locations still lack a reliable internet connection).

Keep in mind that you earn commissions for all goods ordered from Copia via their affiliate links.


Copia Products Kenya

So, what types of goods can you sell via Copia to earn commissions?

Below are the categories of goods that Copia sells:

  • Foodstuffs e.g. unga, sugar, salt, cooking oils, etc.
  • Household products e.g. mattresses, utensils.
  • Construction items e.g. roofing sheets.
  • Baby products e.g. diapers
  • Electronics e.g. smartphones, TV sets.
  • Beauty, health, and personal care products e.g.braids, hair oils
  • Transport varieties e.g. wheels and tyres.
  • Farm feeds and related products
  • Energy products e.g solar batteries and lamps.
  • School products e.g. stationery

How to Become a Copia Agent in Kenya

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can become a Copia agent in Kenya:

Requirements to become a Copia Agent in Kenya

  1. Business premises within Copia’s delivery distances.
  2. A valid e-mail address
  3. An active telephone number


Step 1

Click this link (you will be taken to a registration form that you need to fill).


Step 2

Once the form opens, you need to complete it.

Filling the form is really straightforward and you will be asked to fill in the following details:

  1. Your E-mail address
  2. Full name
  3. Gender
  4. Contact
  5. Occupation
  6. Region

In addition, you will also be required to answer a few questions including whether you have access to a laptop and the number of people you may know who can work with Copia sending or buying goods from ‘mashinani’.


Step 3

After filling in everything, click on Submit to send your completed form.

All you need to do now is relax and wait for Copia management to reach out to you.

Bear in mind that Copia will get in touch with you within a maximum of 5 working days after you submit the form applying to become their agent.

Quick Tip: You can also enter the form afresh and resubmit the form if you do not get a reply within a reasonable time.


Earning more money as a Copia agent in Kenya

Now that you know how to become a Copia agent in Kenya, let us look at how you can make more money..

The thing is while the easiest way to start earning as a Copia agent is by convincing your family and friends to place orders through your affiliate links, you need to be creative to continue earning good commissions.

Below are a few tips to help you maximize your earnings from Copia:

Maximizing your marketing/advertising skills and strategies

Let as many people know you are offering Copia services in your region so they can buy via your Copia links.

What you want to do is persuade them that they will be getting top-quality products at lower prices.

Don’t forget to mention that delivery for goods bought from Copia is absolutely free and it only takes 2 to 4 days for the orders to be fulfilled.


Sell Copia products in your retail outlet

The next tactic you can try if you want to earn more commission is selling Copia products in your retail outlet.

Yeah, that’s right since Copia allows their agents to do so.


Sell to clients in urban regions

Another nice way of topping up your income as a Copia agent is asking your customers in your rural area to connect you to their friends and relatives living in urban regions.

You then reach out to these friends and relatives and talk to them about buying from Copia (show them why using Copia is the better option).


Use Copia app

In general, Copia customers will most often rely on you to make their orders online hence it’s wise to have the online Copia app on your phone.

The good thing is that you can view all Copia products and their current prices from the app.


Wrapping it up

In summary, to become a Copia agent in Kenya, you need to have fixed business premises and be within Copia’s delivery distance.

If you are stuck, you can share your telephone number and location via Copia Facebook page (send it to their inbox).

One of Copia’s team members will reach out to you soon after and take you through the process of becoming a Copia agent in Kenya.

Also, you can contact Copia customer care for assistance on 0800721295

PS: You can watch this YouTube video for more tips on how to increase your Copia agent commission.


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  1. I have expressed my interest In becoming a copia agent severally through another agent and my filling online registration form but no response to date.Kindly assist

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