Since its inception, the business has been operated from Haddonfield, New Jersey – because of its proximity to New York – with its large base of African suppliers.
Being in New Jersey has allowed us to supply African products with much lower overhead costs than from a warehouse in Manhattan.
We also estimate that there are over 1,000 different people in Africa who make the products in their own communities – and, in their own way.
The African-Marketplace began in January of 2010. Some of our people have been involved with African goods and trade for even longer.