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Ecommerce platform Jumia offers support for African marketplaces

Tuesday 24 March 2020 10:19 CET | News

Jumia, a Nigeria-based ecommerce platform, has announced it is offering support for marketplaces, logistics, and online payments to governments in Africa.

 

The project is part of the global action against the COVID-19 outbreak. Jumia’s actions to support governments in their fight against COVID-19 include facilitation of social distancing by enabling consumers to buy online. By offering contactless delivery options, the company strives to eliminate physical contact and potentially reduce the person to person infection.

The platform will provide access to affordable basic foods and sanitary essentials on the marketplace platform by partnering with vendors like Reckitt Benckiser and others. Additionally, Jumia provides safe deliveries to consumers everywhere, including remote and rural areas, with Jumia’s integrated logistics network. This is important especially for elderly and sick people at home. The company has donated certified face masks to Health Ministries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, and others, and offered to coordinate the distribution across healthcare facilities and workers.

Founded in 2012, Jumia offers ecommerce services through its marketplace, logistics, and JumiaPay. 


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Keywords: Jumia, ecommerce, marketplace, logistics, online payments, coronavirus, COVID-19, financial aid, Africa, Nigeria, Reckitt Benckiser
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Ecommerce
Countries: Africa
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Payments & Commerce