Online Retailer Jumia Gears Up for Xmas

Ugandans are turning to shopping online instead of walking to the shops to make purchases.

With the Christmas festive season almost underway, Jumia Uganda, an online store in Africa, has officially launched its Christmas shop with some of the world’s best brands.

According to Anamaya Bajpai, Manager of Jumia Uganda, customers who will order before midnight on December 18 can ensure that their items will be delivered to their doorstep in time for Christmas.

Bajpai revealed that Jumia will launch its “10 days of Christmas deals” starting December 8th through December 18th adding that every day they will give gifts and discounts to customers who come to the website.

Customers make their orders online at www.jumia.ug to choose from a wide selection of over 5000 items and have them delivered directly to their preferred address payment is in cash once goods are delivered.

The Jumia Christmas shop offers a one-stop shopping experience including an extensive selection of items ranging from HD TVs, smartphones and tabs to fashion items for men, women and kids. It also has a home and living section stocked with small items like blenders and toasters as well as large home appliances.

“Christmas shopping can be very stressful but the beauty of our online shop is that you can order anything and have it delivered directly to you in time for the holiday without ever leaving your home.” ,” said Bajpai.

Jumia is the leading online e-commerce platform in Africa that was founded by Africa Internet Group (AIG) and is a one-stop online retailer for all fashion and hi-tech needs.

“Jumia provides its customers with a retail shopping experience that is safe, convenient and stress-free,” added Bajpai.

Eve Wanjiru the Community Manager at Jumia reveals that Ugandans are embracing online shopping after they received Jumia inpositively.

“It’s still very much a young industry however, it’s growing at a rapid rate. Her at Jumia we had a fantastic positive response,” Wanjiru said their stay in Uganda since June this year when they launched on the market.

“We address the issue of securityfraud by giving our customers the opportunity to pay cash on delivery. We also offer free returns,” She commented on fears of fraud and trust.

Source : East African Business Week

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