Jumia has partnered with Chinese global logistics company 4PX Express to help it expand its reach in Africa. The announcement comes just two weeks after the e-commerce leader entered into a similar partnership with Global logistics and package delivery company UPS.
4PX Express will leverage Jumia’s last-mile capabilities on the continent with deliveries first starting in Nigeria before gradually being expanded to Kenya, Egypt and Morocco over the coming months.
“We are proud to open up our technology and services to 4PX and provide Chinese businesses with new opportunities to grow and access the African market. Our tailored logistics infrastructure, combined with physical assets, technology, and strong local partners, have been developed to offer seamless last mile coverage across our countries of operation,” said Apoorva Kumar, SVP Logistics, Jumia Group.
“Joining forces with 4PX further solidifies Jumia’s position as the partner of choice for last-mile delivery in Africa.,” added Kumar.
Ranked No. 3 in China’s cross-border e-commerce market, 4PX has worked with more than 1 million sellers and with a daily operation capacity of 8 million parcels.
“Our collaboration with Jumia enables 4PX to strengthen our global network and enrich our service offerings. It also solidifies our brand image as one of the world’s strongest global logistic companies,” said Derek Wang, 4PX Express Global cross-border E-commerce Product Director.
This partnership further validates the strength of the Jumia logistics platform established as a pan-African logistics champion, helping an increasing number of companies in Africa and overseas expand their logistics reach on the continent.
Jumia has more than 3,000 drop-off stations and pick-up stations, located across Africa. In 2021, Jumia seamlessly processed more than 34 million packages with support from its 600+ logistics partners.