Kenny Mathai's photo of palm oil for sale in a market in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan is the first in a series of shots showing retail in Africa sent in by BBC News website readers.
Smiling mannequins hung up in an Addis Ababa market are captured in Anne Fairlie's picture on her visit to Ethiopia.
On her journey through Zambia and Malawi, Ferna Lawson took this shot of a roadside stall where shoes were being cleaned before being put up for sale.
Joanne Leung says she loves the colours in this photograph she sent in of a grocery shop in a market in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.
The woman working at this store in Mozambique told Erin Graves, who took the shot, that she was tired and wanted to go home.
In Camilo Serrano's photograph, a woman wearing a burka buys fish and squid at the fish market in Zanzibar, which he says is possibly the oldest market in Tanzania.
In the old city of Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco, Katelyn Love took this shot of powered paints for sale.
Daniel Price sent in this picture of a woman selling Ghana's colourful kente cloth at this year's Kente Festival in the capital, Accra.
On a journey from Blantyre to Lilongwe in Malawi, Jakub Chelminski captured this shot of shopping from a bus.
Further south in Lesotho, Spencer Millsap photographed a salesman at work explaining the meaning of a local Lesotho hat to prospective buyers at a market in downtown Maseru.
And in Bahir Dar in Ethiopia, Rebecca Lightfoot took this photograph of shoppers at a food market. For a future gallery, please send in images of fire in Africa.