Jumia expands range of partnerships

Jon Wright
Head of Insight - RA EMEA
@RetailAnalysis

Date : 15 September 2020

Africa-based pure ecommerce retailer Jumia has announced new partnerships in Uganda and Kenya, while rolling out services to make it easier for shoppers to buy from it in Ghana.

Jumia expands pick up stations’ presence in Ghana

As it looks to make using its services as easy as possible and as it looks to benefit from the uptick in shopper interest in ecommerce in the region as a result of COVID-19, Jumia has launched a pick up service in Ghana. The company has added more than 13 pick-up stations in the country, with six opened in the Western Region and six in the Central Region, which adds to the 20 it operates in the country’s capital city of Accra. The service will enable shoppers to collect their orders from pick-up points for GHS3 (US$0.52). To help attract more shoppers in Ghana, Jumia said it was also enabling them to pay by cash on delivery.

Jumia partners with Ugandan Post

Jumia has partnered with Ugandan Post to expand its logistics services in the country, which will also enable it to lower shipping charges for orders made across borders. The service was launched ahead of the retailer’s Global Festival, which ran between 24 and 30 August.

Jumia and Vivo to partner on mobile phones

Jumia and Vivo, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, have announced a partnership aimed at helping the latter expand its presence in Kenya. The companies said the partnership should provide both with new opportunities and support Jumia’s vision to drive digital inclusion in Africa, which would support its longer-term growth prospects.

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