Jumia partners with Amadeus to launch first Flight Marketplace in Africa

Jumia Travel has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa. The partnership is the base for a new flights marketplace on Jumia, which according to the company will be a step further towards making travel in Africa simple and affordable. The platform aims at enabling travel […]

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Jumia launches free 3-month guarantee on products above KES.1,500

In a bid to enhance customer confidence in online shopping, online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced a free, 3-month guarantee on products valued above Kes 1,500 on the platform. The company will take direct responsibility for any unsatisfactory products, and offer customers an immediate replacement or refund. The Guarantee will cover products with Manufacturing Defects, […]

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Jumia to deliver fresh farm produce within four hours in Nairobi

E-commerce platform Jumia has partnered with various fresh produce suppliers in Nairobi to launch an online grocery store on its website. Dubbed ‘Jumia Fresh’ the new category announced yesterday will see customers shop for fresh vegetables, fruits and meat from Jumia and expect a delivery of up to four hours. “This is our way of […]

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Jumia deliveries within Nairobi will now cost you Ksh.100

Jumia Kenya has announced that it has reduced the delivery fee for products within Nairobi from Ksh.250 down to Ksh.100. The move, according to the company is aimed at making it more cost-effective for customers to buy Frequently Manufactured Consumer Goods (FMCG’S) from the platform while at the same time enhancing customer satisfaction. “We hope […]

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Key highlights from the Jumia Mobile Week 2018 White paper

On March 15th, Africa’s leading online shopping platform Jumia released its Mobile Week 2018 white paper. The report noted that out of 420 million mobile phone subscribers in Africa, 100 million own a smartphone and this number is expected to double in the next two years. Jumia attributes the growth in mobile phone connections and […]

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Jumia’s J-Force program creating jobs for young entrepreneurs

Juma Cheja, a Nairobi based business man is one of the sales agents who has benefited from Jumia’s J-Force program. Juma who has been in the program since October 2017 says he makes an average of Kes. 400,000 per month to supplement his income since he started the program. Juma is among the more than […]

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#BlackFriday: Jumia Kenya Promises Best And Competitive Prices

It’s now 10 days since the Jumia Black Friday sales went live. Sales which will be running for a whole month to December 13th. During the first week, Jumia says more than 3 million customers logged onto the Jumia site to secure deals at affordable prices.  “It’s been an exciting start to the Black Friday […]

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You can now place your Jumia Black Friday orders via USSD

Jumia is for the first time accepting Black Friday orders by USSD from customers. What this means is, customers can simply dial *483* 483#, pick the product they want to buy and the order will be processed just the same way orders placed from the Jumia Kenyan website or mobile app are processed. “USSD is […]

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Here is what to expect ahead of the 2017 One Month Jumia Black Friday

We have previously told you about the upcoming Jumia Black Friday, and yes, it’s finally here. Jumia is calling it ‘’31 Days of Deals’ and what this basically means is that you will have a whole month of crazy deals starting from November 13th to December 13th. As Sam Chappatte, the Jumia Kenya Managing Director […]

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Jumia Food announces plans to hire more female riders

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food has announced plans to recruit more women riders. The company’s new Managing Director Shreenal Ruparelia has pointed to the need for gender diversity and says this new initiative by Jumia Food is aimed at creating equal opportunities in the growing eCommerce industry. The 2016 report by McKinsey places women […]

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Jumia Food appoints Shreenal Ruparelia as its new Managing Director

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food has announced the appointment of new Shreenal Ruparelia as its new Managing Director. Shreenal takes over from Duncan Muchangi who has had a successful tenure in different capacities at the company. Shreenal brings on years of experience with a background in Management Consulting, Start-Ups and eCommerce gained across Australia, […]

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Jumia launches loan program for SMEs

Jumia has launched a new lending program targeting small and medium-sized business enterprises (SMEs) across the country.  The loan program according to the company will leverage transactional, operational and behavioural data from Jumia’s platforms by thousands of SMEs to provide credit facilities to them. “The Jumia lending programme was launched with the aim of making […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About Jumia House

Launched in 2013, Jumia House is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently in 21 countries in Africa. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. It could be a commercial property for your […]

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2017 Jumia Black Friday sale to run from November 13 to December 13

The 2017 edition of the Jumia Black Friday is here. Dubbed ‘31 Days of Deals’, the sale will begin on November 13 and run for a month to December 13 with shoppers being treated to sales and festivities with different deals being released every day. Interesting that Jumia decided to extend the Jumia Black Friday […]

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Jumia Named Among MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies 2017

Jumia Group (formerly Africa Internet Group), has for the second consecutive year been named in the list of MIT’s 50 smartest companies – 2017. This year, Jumia ranks at position 44 as compared to 47 on the 2016 list, standing out as a company working to overcome the challenges of e-commerce in Africa. These include […]

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‘Jumia Local’ program to help local Manufacturers showcase their products on Jumia

Jumia has today unveiled a new program that will allow Kenyan manufacturers to showcase their ‘Made in Kenya’  products on its website. The ‘Jumia Local’ program is a collaboration between local manufacturers and Jumia and will see products under this arrangement featured more prominently on the main Jumia platform and promoted through the e-tailer’s marketing channels. Vendors joining […]

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Jumia Travel expands to Cover London and Dubai

Jumia Travel is further solidifying its global presence in the hotel, travel, and tourism ecosystem, unveiling new continental and international destinations. The company has registered an inventory of more than 30,000 hotels in Africa and over 300,000 worldwide; only four years since inception in 2013. These include new properties in popular destinations in Africa including […]

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Jumia Travel launches local and international flight services

As the continent marked Africa Aviation Day 2017  Jumia Travel, has announced the launch of flight services for both local and international travelers across the world. The announcement comes at a time when top aviation sector stakeholders and decision makers from different frontiers assemble in a two-day summit, expected to examine internal and external aspects, […]

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Jumia Travel Launches “Travel Wednesday” across its platform

Jumia Travel has launched a campaign dubbed “Travel Wednesday” running every Wednesday to Friday on the company’s official website. The campaign’s main objective is to carry on readily negotiated rates referred to as “Dream Deals” with the aim of encouraging and facilitating travel through the year. With 2017 having been designated as the “Year of […]

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Report: Online Reviews Key Driver in Customer Purchase Decision

Customers reviews are viewed as unbiased and truthful, therefore forming the initial stop-by for buyers. Traders across different spheres of the global economy confess to a love-hate relationship with online reviews, but according to Invesp, a marketing retail, and analytics firm, 90% of consumers read online reviews before placing an order or making a purchase. […]

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Tecno Mobile partners with Jumia to launch the Tecno W5 Lite

Tecno Mobile has partnered with Jumia Kenya to launch the Tecno W5 Lite. The W5 Lite was launched today at the same time Jumia was holding its Black Friday. The phone is a slightly lower version of the Tecno W5. The Tecno W5 Lite is powered by a 1.3GHZ Quad-core Processor supported with 1gb of […]

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Jumia Travel to offer Kenyan Holidayers with Black Friday Deals for Second Time, After 2015 Debut

Jumia Travel has announced the second big day of the company’s Black Friday fortnight, that has seen a number of flash offers, discounted bargains and pocket-friendly packages go on sale via the company’s online platform –  travel.jumia.com. The Jumia Travel sale is in it’s second season after a successful debut in 2015 and according to […]

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Jumia says it is confident its countrywide delivery network,and diverse payment options will offer customers a seamless experience.

Jumia Black Friday is coming eleven days earlier

The Jumia Black Friday is here, and it is starting eleven days earlier. Jumia says this is to allow hoppers take advantage of the thousands of deals lined up. Starting 14th November shoppers will enjoy huge discounts on specific categories of products each day across consumer goods, electronics, fashion, home appliances, sports and fitness, kids […]

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Jumia Food launches an on-time delivery platform guarantee for App users

Jumia Food has launched an on-time delivery platform guarantee for all Jumia Food App users. The new platform is expected to further boost customer experience for the company which has  introduced several innovations in recent years aimed at delivery efficiency, reach and easy user interface for their applications. The new feature according to Jumia Food […]

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Jumia launches JumiaPay, a third-party payment solution

Jumia has launched a new third-party online payment solution aimed at providing users with a safer, faster and more convenient online payment experience. Known as JumiaPay, the company says the online payment solution this will be decisive in facilitating online payments across the 23 African countries where it operates, encouraging the progressive change to cashless […]

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Why it is important to grow a Business through Online Marketplaces

Building a business is not an easy task. Tu build it one has to grab every competitive opportunity going. One advantage that no modern business should ignore is the internet. In today’s world of commerce, the internet has completely changed the way retailers do businesses, basically anything can be sold on the web. Online marketplaces […]

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Click and Collect – the shifting internet retail in Kenya

  Internet retailing in Kenya is taking an interesting turn, customers now increasingly prefer to order an item online, collect it offline, sample it, keep it or return it on the spot. The courier industry, with a 30 percent upsurge in e-commerce shipments early this year as confirmed by industry players is arguably the biggest […]

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Hot Deals on Jumia this week

We are up for another week, the second last week in the month of June. This is the time of the month where everyone is broke or what most Kenyans would say ‘’Mwezi iko kwa corner’’. As you ponder how and when this month will end here is something that might interest you. Jumia has […]

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MTN and Jumia Launch MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge Across Africa

MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia have launched the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge that will bring together over 1000 entrepreneurs, students and investors, to collaborate on ways to amplify and consolidate Africa’s entrepreneurs. The Pan-African competition will be the first of its kind in Africa Targeting more than 60 universities in 13 […]

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AXA to provide insurance products and services to Jumia African customers

Just a day after announcing a 75 million euros investment in online travel company Jovago, insurance and assets management firm Axa has also signed a new partnership with Africa Internet Group (AIG) to become its exclusive provider of insurance products and services through Jumia and other AIG online and mobile platforms in Africa. AXA will […]

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Jumia announces Easter egg hunt; Also to offer discounts of up to 85% on fashion

This Easter, Jumia is expected to host what it says is the biggest virtual egg hunt in Kenya’s history.  The online shopping company says one egg will be hidden among different categories of products every day in the week preceding Easter. The egg will contain a voucher code that could see buyers get the hidden item […]

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Jumia black Friday happening today, offering massive discounts on products

The Jumia black Friday in Kenya is happening today where the online shopping platform is giving Kenyans a teasing selection of incredible deals and massive price cuts. With this deal, anyone who shops between 8AM and 1PM will enjoy a 50% discount on over 1,000 fashion products, 35% discounts on those who shop between 1PM – […]

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