The Vuleka Platform is structured to support an entire trading ecosystem within the informal sector. The platform connects small manufacturers and large wholesalers to spaza shop owners via their platform. The platform also provides the shop owner an opportunity to sell their goods directly to consumers.The platform further takes responsibility to collect goods from the manufacturers and wholesalers and to deliver these goods to the shop owners

Award-winning team

Vuleka Platform was developed by I AM emerge, a multi-award winning agency from Johannesburg, which has won a string of awards including 1st Prize: Best Innovation (Gauteng Accelerator Township Economy) and Innovator Of the Year ( Gauteng Premier Service Excellence Awards 2017).

Innovation Hub 1st Prize
GATE Competition 2016

Innovator Of the Year: 2nd Prize
Gauteng Premier Excellence 2017

SAB foundation Social Innovation
2017 Award Winners

How It Vuleka App Works?

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1. Download

1. Download

Download the Vuleka App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

2. Sign Up

2. Sign Up

Register with your store details to start placing your orders.

3. Place Order

3. Place Order

Select all your goods and place an order on the Vuleka App. Goods will be delivered once order has been received.

1st Prize: Best Innovation – Gauteng Accelerator Township Economy (Gate)


Vuleka is a route to market ecommerce and ordering platform download this App if you are an FMCG product manufacturer; An Informal business owner or a customer that consumes FMCG goods.


The Vuleka buying group is a collective buying organisation that offers our members access to leading brands and suppliers regardless of their size.


We have one centralised warehouse where we house stock but we also have micro distribution centres in partnership with independent entrepreneurs who live within the communities that we service.


We provide insights to manufacturers about their products in the informal sector /Tier 3.


For manufacturers of FMCG goods we provide a route to market solution into our large database of informal business owners.


We provide basic business training to Informal business owners to help them to make a profit and to become sustainable,


We build credit profiles for informal and unbanked business owners then provide them with credit (loans) in order to acquire stock from us.

Our Partners