Jumia, Vivo Energy to streamline ecommerce in Africa

Tuesday 30 July 2019 10:23 CET | News

Jumia has partnered with Vivo Energy, owner of Engen and Shell-branded petrol stations, to streamline ecommerce and delivery operations in Africa.

The agreement will see Jumia set up pick-up stations at Vivo’s over 2,000 fuel station outlets, allowing customers pick up orders as well as make payment. The partnership will be piloted in Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, and Ivory Coast before being rolled out to countries where both companies operate. Vivo operates in 23 African markets while Jumia in 14.

The move is part of Jumia’s bid to tackle the last-mile delivery problem in Africa, especially as the ecommerce company eyes expanding operations beyond major cities.

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Keywords: Jumia, Vivo Energy, ecommerce, Africa
Countries: World