Jumia opens logistics service to 3rd events

Third occasion companies can now use the distinctive logistics community of Africa’s main ecommerce platform to succeed in extra clients

Lagos, Nigeria; November 2nd, 2020: Jumia (NYSE: JMIA) has introduced that its logistics service is now out there to be used by third events. Till at the moment, Jumia’s logistics companies had been reserved for ecommerce and meals distributors working on its market. Jumia’s logistics companies at the moment are open to 3rd occasion companies who want to leverage its community, expertise and experience for final mile deliveries throughout 11 international locations in Africa.

Senior Vice President Logistics Companies at Jumia, Apoorva Kumar, mentioned: “Our expertise and final mile companies have a large protection that enhances quicker turnaround time, dependable dealing with of merchandise and clear reporting, all of which have contributed to the success of Jumia, each in city and rural areas. We’re proud to share this expertise with a broader set of companies and provides them new alternatives to develop.

Jumia’s logistics market is uniquely tailored to Africa, primarily based on two predominant pillars. The primary is its proprietary expertise which aggregates demand and matches it with provide capability on the premise of a number of parameters like high quality of service, reachability of community and value of supply. The second pillar is its logistics community, which incorporates amongst its bodily places over 20 warehouses (north of 110 000 sqm) and greater than 1,300 drop-off stations and pick-up stations, positioned throughout Jumia’s 11-country market, together with in distant areas. In 2019, Jumia processed greater than 20 million packages, due to the seamless integration of greater than 300 logistics companions of all sizes. As well as, partnerships with gamers reminiscent of Whole, Vivo Vitality and Posta Kenya permit for an excellent wider presence throughout the 11 international locations the place Jumia operates on the continent.

Companies throughout the international locations are re-examining their prices, particularly throughout COVID-19. For a lot of, logistics is a significant price driver and headache to handle. We now have the precise infrastructure, folks, partnerships and expertise required to assist third events and companions resolve logistics and advertising and marketing challenges. We imagine we are able to present higher high quality of service at decrease price,Kumar mentioned.

Over the previous few months, Jumia has been efficiently piloting its providing with chosen shoppers, from small companies delivery a number of packages each week to bigger companies. “Our new partnership with Jumia varieties an integral a part of our technique to develop our e-commerce gross sales within the subsequent 5 years. Jumia’s distinctive capacity to deal with logistics – order administration and processing, delivery and supply and funds throughout the nation to finish customers has opened for us a brand new solution to attain our shoppers in a quick environment friendly and efficient method extra so particularly throughout this time of COVID-19 pandemic,” mentioned Joseph Choge, CEO Premier Meals Industries Ltd Kenya. “Jumia is facilitating the deliveries of our ‘House Card supply service’ by way of highway and air freight to clients throughout Nigeria. We see loads of worth in Jumia’s provide chain answer; Know-how integration with Jumia ensures near actual time visibility and a safe final mile supply means of card merchandise,” mentioned Temitope Onibaniyi, First Metropolis Monument Financial institution Restricted (FCMB) Nigeria.

This transfer can also be a lift for all Jumia Logistics native companions who will be capable of drive extra quantity by way of the Jumia logistics community. “We now have been Jumia’s logistics associate for a few years. Our enterprise has grown into an expansive operation internet hosting at the moment 25 carriers and about 44 employees spanning a number of cities, all held collectively by Jumia’s built-in expertise. We now have tailored our enterprise utilizing Jumia’s apps that drive riders’ effectivity and buyer expertise. We’re very happy to have the ability to obtain extra volumes with the intention to assist us acquire scale and develop our enterprise, mentioned Chidi Jud, CEO ACOA Logistics Nigeria.

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About Jumia

Jumia is a number one e-commerce platform in Africa. Jumia is constructed round a market, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. {The marketplace} helps hundreds of thousands of shoppers and 1000’s of sellers to attach and transact. Jumia Logistics permits the supply of hundreds of thousands of packages by way of our community of native companions. JumiaPay facilitates the funds of on-line transactions inside the Jumia’s ecosystem. With over 1 billion folks and 500 million web customers in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making folks’s lives simpler by serving to them store and pay for hundreds of thousands of merchandise at the perfect costs wherever they reside. E-commerce can also be creating new alternatives for SMEs to develop, and job alternatives for a brand new era to thrive.

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