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Kilimall Uganda 2016 in Review: Launch, Black Friday, Infinix Partnership, and more

Mr. Wang Chengyang; Managing Directior Kilimall Uganda addressing the press during the launch of the Infinix Mobile Smartphones in Kilimall stores in Uganda - "the Infinix Hot 4 and Infinix Note 3", during a press conference held at Laftaz in Kampala on Monday 21st November, 2016. (Photo Shot by: Nathan Ernest Olupot)

After it’s launch in Kenya and Nigeria, Kilimall Uganda since it’s launch, I might say is the ‘last-man standing’ here in Uganda, offering the widest variety of products online. Following thier huge success on their 2016 Black Friday with an over whelming record of receiving more than 1,000 orders, 2000 items sold out and over 100,000 unique visitors within less than 24 hours, gave up-to 70% discounts on all their products giving their customers, to having a partnership with global smartphone makers, PC Tech we finally had a review on it’s 7-months existence in Uganda.

1. Kilimall officially launched in Uganda
Kilimall officially launched in Uganda in May 2016 serving a retail customer base that continues to grow exponentially, offering products that span various categories from; Phones, accessories, Electronics & Appliances, Clothes, Bags & Fashion, Home & Living, Office Products, Automotive, Digital Products, Kids Toys, to name a few, competing with it’s other biggest rivals in the market such as; Jumia, with a sole goal to become Africa’s No.1 E-commerce platform.

2. Kilimall Uganda offered up to 70% Discounts on it’s Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is the biggest online shopping day event in the year globally, where overwhelming discounts are offered on goods – and Ugandans were sure to jump on the boat. With over 10, 000 deals on various items, Kilimall gave it’s Ugandan online shoppers the best deal out of Black Friday.

3. Kilimall Uganda partnered with Infinix to make a grand entry into Uganda
On November 21st, 2016, Kilimall Uganda, partnered with global smartphone markers; Infinix Mobility to launch the Infinix Note 3 and Hot 4 in the Ugandan market. At the Kilimall Kenya Black Friday media conference, Infinix announced that their exclusive deal with Kilimall Uganda to launch Infinix NOTE3 and HOT4 would surely excite Infinix fans and loyals in Uganda.

The Infinix smartphones are seen display during their launch in Kilimall stores in Uganda, on Monday 21st November, 2016. (Photo shot by: Nathan Ernest Olupot)

“For the first time in Uganda, Kilimall Uganda and Infinix Mobile will make these elegant devices available to Ugandans at a discount of 70%, on Black Friday under the campaign dubbed #ItsABigDeal.” Mr. Chengyang Wang said during a press conference.

4. Kilimall’s Black Friday orders showed a new dawn for online shopping in Uganda
Kilimall Uganda at it’s Black Friday set a record of receiving more than 1,000 orders, 2000 items sold out and over 100,000 unique visitors within less than 24 hours.

Mr. Wang Chengyeng; Kilimall Uganda Managing Director, over whelmed with the sales, in a press statement said, “We only launched 6 months ago, and have reached an unbelievable order number this Black Friday.”

5. Kilimall Uganda guidelines on how to make savings while shopping during the festive season
The festive season brings a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our old traditions with our family and friends. You need to shop something perhaps for your loved ones, but you’re always short on cash or have a limited budget for this.

Kilimall Uganda gave it’s customers an exciting offer to cut on your spending while shopping online – so that your festive season doesn’t have to be a total budget-buster, giving you a head start of UGX 10,000 worth in a shopping voucher and all you had to do is follow a few simple steps:

  1. Take a picture of any taxi you see with the Kilimall Back Cover or sticker inside the taxi.
  2. Post the photo on your Timeline (Facebook or Twitter) and tag Kilimall Uganda and Infinix Mobile Uganda.
  3. Simple as that!

6. Kilimall Uganda gave it’s best discount deals on gadgets during the Christmas season
On December 20th, 2016, just five days to Christmas, Kilimall Uganda in a tweet mentioned, it’s givng it’s customers huge discounts on all tech gadgets they buy, ranging from smartphones, to TVs, to Tablets and Computers, to Smart watches, and so forth. One of their interesting tech discounts came on their smartphones. Early on, the online shopping platform partnered with Infinix Uganda to launch their Infinix mobile phones; the Infinix Hot 4 and Note 3, and now you can get them at awesome discounts.

On their list, some of the products their provided included; the Infinix smartphones, StarTimes TVs with pre-intalled decoder and 1 month FREE subscription, and Samsung 24, 32, and 40 Inch TV sets.[related-posts]

Kilimall since it has become Uganda’s fastest growing online shopping mall with over 600 orders per day and counting, and Ugandan shoppers increasingly embracing the benefits of shopping online, Kilimall Uganda shared a few guides to those who still find it difficult to shop and pay for items online. Here are a few proven tips on how to go about it.

7. Kilimall Uganda announced it’s winners of the Wish-List Campaign
Kilimall Uganda last year had multiple promotions including; Spot a Taxi with Kilimall Uganda promo, Christmas Pre-warm promotion, Make a Wishlist & Win promotion, and so forth. Before ending the year 2016, in one of their promotion make a Wishlist & Win promo, Kilimall Uganda stepped out to award it’s participants that took part competition.

The lucky winners managed to walk away with Infinix mobile phones, Bluetooth speakers, watches, rear view glasses, and so forth.

All you had to do was to login to the Kilimall Uganda website daily to make your Christmas Wishlist and then later share it [your Wishlist] on your social media page/platforms. The participants that got many likes won, Joselyne Ngiine; Marketing Officer at Kilimall Uganda explained in a Facebook Post, as she was seen awarding some of the lucky winners of the promo.

More to add to the videos, Brenda and Hillary won watches, while Sunna Ivan and Bright Niwaha who won an Infinix Hot 4 and Juicer press, respectively.

Kilimall Uganda as of last year had been awarding all it’s participants that take part in their promo with gifts including; UGX 10,000 shopping vouchers.

Happy New Year 2017!!!

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