Nigerian e-commerce site, Konga has announced that it has migrated to the Retail Accelerator Program of global technology company Intel, thereby becoming the first e-commerce company in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the feat.
Konga’s elevation to the new retail channel program takes effect from the second quarter this year.
Making the announcement, Intel’s Consumer Manager for Nigeria, Olabanji Womiloju, lauded Konga for its landmark strides in the e-commerce space, noting that the company was selected in West Africa because of its huge reputation and outstanding performance in Nigeria’s e-commerce sector which is widely regarded as Africa’s biggest market.
The co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Konga Group, Prince Nnamdi Ekeh, expressed delight with the development, adding that Konga’s migration to the new RSA program was a proof that the company was on the right direction in her strategies to change the e-commerce dynamics in Nigeria and beyond.
“We are very glad with the news of our elevation to the Intel Retail Accelerator Program. It shows that our efforts to revolutionise e-commerce in Nigeria and beyond is being noticed even beyond the shores of Africa.
“This partnership will put us in a position to serve our numerous customers across Nigeria better with more exciting solutions across Intel’s wide-ranging bouquet.
“Furthermore, it calls for more work on our part in justifying the confidence reposed in us by taking e-commerce to greater heights,” Ekeh said.
In addition to justifying Konga’s strides and leadership of the Nigerian e-commerce space, the development is bound to bolster the company’s partnership standing with Intel, while positioning it for more marketing support to drive huge product volumes and sell-out, the firm added.