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DHL acquires minority stake in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has today announced its minority stake acquisition in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its hugely...
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Jumia appeals to local manufacturers with 50% lower commissions

In a move aimed at encouraging more local manufacturers to sell online, e-commerce leader Jumia is now extending a 50% reduction on commissions for...
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Posta Kenya’s M-Post Service Hits 150,000 Subscribers

Towards the end of November last year, Posta Kenya, in partnership with Kenya's largest telco Safaricom announced a new service dubbed M-Post that digitalized...
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Amazon Sent Random Items To Nintendo Switch Buyers On Black Friday, Including Condoms

Amazon users getting a Nintendo Switch were in for a shock this Black Friday. Amazon reportedly sent random and in some instances weird items...

Why eCommerce companies in Kenya should adopt online payments solutions

Research firm eMarketer estimate that global eCommerce will rise by 20.7% in 2019 to $3.535 trillion. The firm notes that Africa will experience identical...

KRA now plans to go after local based online ads to raise more revenue

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has recently been looking for ways to get a share of the digital economy. The authority has been targeting...

Jumia partners with Posta Kenya to expand its pickup stations countrywide

Jumia Kenya has entered into a new partnership with Postal Corporation of Kenya to expand its pickup up stations across the country ahead of...
Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025

Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025

Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa. This is according to...
South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping

South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping

Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping. This is according to a new...

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...

24Bit Episode 6: Are online reviews relevant for businesses?

Online reviews have been termed as key drivers in customer purchase decision. Traders across different spheres of the global economy confess to a love-hate relationship...

The State of eCommerce in Kenya – 24Bit, Episode 5

Watch and Listen to our latest podcast as we discuss the state of eCommerce in Kenya. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5hjvSYqYeU&t=4s You can also listen to it on SoundCloud...

Breaking: OLX is shutting down its operations in Kenya and Nigeria

Nobody probably saw this coming, but well, OLX is shutting down its operations in Kenya and Nigeria. According to a report published by Pulse,...

Naivas Online Supermarket goes live

Naivas Supermarket has set-up an online supermarket that will enable its tech-savvy customers to shop from the comfort of their homes or offices. According to...

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