Jumia is a leading ecommerce company with presence in African markets
Jumia is a leading ecommerce company with presence in African markets
Jumia is a leading ecommerce company with presence in African markets

Kampala, Uganda – Jumia, one of Africa’s largest e-Commerce websites is extending its service offering to Uganda.

The company provides a range of products including electronics, home appliances, mobile devices and beauty items at www.jumia.ug, and joins a market that’s been the target of young local entrepreneurs  over the last few years.

The Eye Trade and Meka are currently the biggest names in that industry in the country, but there are numerous other sites with the same service offering.

With Jumia, though, after the purchase has been completed online it will be delivered directly to the customer’s doorstep. The payment is made in cash once the goods have been received, a method which is called ‘Cash-On-Delivery’ (COD) and if the customer desires to return, JUMIA offers an easy and stress-free returns policy.

“We want to offer all Africans a variety of assortments with a high quality for best prices. After our launch in Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Egypt and Ivory Coast in less than one and a half years we are eager to expand our success story to Uganda,” said Co-founder Jeremy Hodara.

“We see the same potential here and are more than happy to provide every citizen in Uganda with a secure, convenient and stress-free online shopping experience,” he added.

In 2013, JUMIA launched its first mobile application, created its own ecommerce campus in West Africa and won “The Best New Retail Launch of the Year” at the World Retail Awards – being the first African company to win an award at the prestigious conference. JUMIA is now present in six African countries. All products will be transported to customers and made available all over the country – with just one simple click.

JUMIA is part of the Africa Internet Holding (AIH). The AIH “introduces and accelerates the online shift in Africa – for its people and its culture”. AIH is the parent group of eight fast-growing ventures in six African countries: JUMIA, Zando, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, Jovago and Easy Taxi.