Welcome to “The Steel Yard” online trading platform for the South African steel industry.

  • Buy from or sell to other steel merchants using our interactive web system.
  • Easily list your stock using our Excel uploader or web input forms.
  • Buy steel goods online automatically or make an offer on the price.
  • Use our web invoices, orders and other documents.


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How does it work?

  1. Select or Search for the items you want to purchase.
  2. Type a numeric figure in the order quantity fields.
  3. Click on Add to Basket.
  4. You can do multiple orders before clicking Add to Basket
  5. Click on Checkout to view, amend and complete your order.
  6. You can change the order quantity if required and Update the order accordingly.
  7. See Offers if you want to make an offer.
  8. One you are satisfied with all the details in the Checkout section you must click on Order All to complete the process.
  9. Completed orders are shown on the orders page.
  10. The order is placed with the seller and all invoicing, logistics and paperwork is done directly with them (See our Terms and Conditions).
  1. Go to the My Stock page.
  2. You can either load items individually or upload a stock list using the downloadable template.
  3. You have the ability to update quantities and pricing as your inventory changes.
  4. You can decide if you want to allow offers on your stock (See Offers for more details).
  5. It is critical that you update your stock that is not sold or processed through the website.
  6. This is the only way to keep accurate inventory on the site.
  7. You will receive an order from the site with the buyer's details for invoicing.
  8. The seller invoices the buyer directly.
  9. The The Steel Yard has a flat 2% fee payable once your item is sold.
  10. You will be invoiced as soon as the order has been completed by the buyer.
  1. Some sellers are willing to accept offers on their stock.
  2. Look for Yes/No under the Can Offer column.
  3. Type a numeric figure in the Offer field and click on Make Offer.
  4. The seller will be notified of the offer and have the option to accept, decline or counteroffer.
  5. You will be notified by email of any changes to your offer.
  6. Any items that have offers pending are moved to the Offers by Me page.
  7. If the seller accepts the offered price then the order is automatically processed.
  8. The seller can make a counteroffer which you can then accept or decline.
  9. If you decline then item is removed from your profile and added back to the main stock list.
  10. If you accept then the order is automatically processed.
  1. If you are looking for a specific material that is not available in the main stock list you can add it to the Wanted list.
  2. Go to the Wanted page and you can either load items individually or upload a wanted list using the downloadable template.
  3. You have the ability to add a new Category and Type on this page if your material is not in the dropdown list.
  4. The more information your can provide the easier it is to source the correct stock.
  5. You can select the required quantity and also the price you are willing to pay (optional).
  6. We will send out a mailer with all the wanted stock on a weekly basis.