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Posts Tagged ‘Jumia’

  • eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

    Delivering cashless e-commerce in Africa

    May 26, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Jumia has joined forces with Mastercard to drive cash out of the online retail sector and provide a more secure and convenient way for consumers to shop online. Many online purchases are still being paid for with cash at point of delivery. Africa’s online...

  • Kenyan SME’s flourish as e-commerce spikes

    February 6, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan SME’s flourish as e-commerce spikes

    Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses. Although Jumia has not released the actual number of merchants on the platform, they revealed that the number of SME’s...

  • Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

    6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

    October 20, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

    A majority of us have and use smartphones on the daily, but how many of us actually maximize its functions? Aside from voice calls, social networking, telling the time, listening to music and maybe using the device as a flashlight, there are so many other...

  • Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

    August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

    In an effort to support Kenya’s female entrepreneurs in business, over 3000 women from Kenya will be given an opportunity to undergo e-commerce training, facilitated by Jumia in collaboration with SheCares International. These women were selected by...

  • Jumia Kenya names new Managing Director

    June 17, 2016 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia Kenya names new Managing Director

    Jumia has named Sam Chappatte as Managing Director for its Kenyan operations. Prior to his appointment, Sam was managing Jumia’s New Countries, overseeing operations in six countries; Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Senegal and Algeria. He replaces...

  • MTN entrepreneurship challenge winner revealed

    May 30, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

    MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Jumia, are proud to announce that team MedRX from Ghana emerged as the winner of the inaugural MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia. The...

  • E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya

    April 21, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya

    Kenya’s rural population is increasingly taking to the internet and aggressively placing orders online catching up with their urban counterparts, an internal survey by Jumia Kenya has revealed. According to the survey, which was revealed by the company,...

  • MTN Group announces changes to the Board and establishment of International Advisory Board

    MTN Reveals Entrepreneurship Challenge Finalists

    April 20, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Reveals Entrepreneurship Challenge Finalists

    Following a rigorous selection process, involving more than 700 applicants from 26 countries across Africa, the top three finalists in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia, have been revealed. The challenge, which aims to boost entrepreneurship...

  • Africa Internet Group secures over € 300M in funding

    March 3, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Internet Group secures over € 300M in funding

    Africa Internet Group has secured more than Euro 300 million in funding from new and existing investors, including the previously announced funding commitment from AXA. This new round of investment is led by existing investors, including: MTN and Rocket...

  • MTN settles Nigeria dispute

    MTN and Jumia to launch Entrepreneurship Challenge across Africa

    February 16, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN and Jumia to launch Entrepreneurship Challenge across Africa

    MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia, are proud to announce the launch of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia. The Pan-African competition launching today, will be the first of its kind in Africa, bringing together over...

  • Jumia Nigeria CEO

    Nigeria: Jumia appoints new CEO

    December 28, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Jumia appoints new CEO

    Online E-commerce platform Jumia has revealed that Juliet Anammah has been named as the new CEO for Jumia Nigeria. According to the company, Anammah is taking over from former Co-CEOs Jeremy Doutte and Nicolas Martin, who are taking the reins of Jumia Global...

  • Kenya: Jumia redesigns website

    October 27, 2015 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Kenya: Jumia redesigns website

    Jumia, Kenya has launched its newly redesigned website. According to the company, the redesign was implemented in order to offer consumers an improved experience. Parinaz Firozi, MD, Jumia Kenya stated that: “Our goal is to create a website that meets the...

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    Jumia releases updated app for Android

    May 20, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Jumia releases updated app for Android

    Jumia, an online shopping platform, has released a new version of its android application. According to the company, the updated version of the application is expected to offer its customers a smoother and faster way to access its products. To add to the...

  • Wiko Getaway

    Nigeria: Wiko unveils Getaway smartphone

    March 16, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Wiko unveils Getaway smartphone

    Wiko has launched its latest device, which has been dubbed “Getaway,” in Nigeria. According to the mobile phone manufacturer, it has also partnered with online e-commerce platform “Jumia” in order to distribute the device. Wiko’s...

  • Infinix Hot 2

    Infinix Hot X507 launches in Ivory Coast

    February 16, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments Off on Infinix Hot X507 launches in Ivory Coast

    Infinix Hot has launched its latest mobile device, the Infinix Hot X507. According to the mobile manufacturer, the device will only be available in the Ivory Coast through online e-commerce store – Jumia. The X507 will retail for CFA 45,900. The device...

  • Nairobi Traffic

    Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

    December 19, 2014 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

    The fear of getting stuck in traffic jams dotted with thousands of stationary vehicles in a bottleneck entry into Kenya’s capital is what has led to the shift in consumer trends as residents move to shop online, this is according to online retailer Jumia....