JUMIA launches in Uganda

The leading ecommerce site in Africa expands its service

07 FEBRUARY 2014, NAIROBI, UGANDA
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Nairobi, 7th February 2014 - Today JUMIA, the leading online shopping destination in Africa extends its services to Uganda. As the company enters the new market it will be able to provide its new customers with a wide range of products including: fashion, electronics, home appliances, mobile devices and beauty at www.jumia.ug. After the purchase has been completed online it will be delivered directly to the customer’s doorstep. The payment is made in cash once the goods have been received, a method which is called ‘Cash-On-Delivery’ (COD) and if the customer desires to return, JUMIA offers an easy and stress-free returns policy.

Co-founder of JUMIA, Jeremy Hodara: “We want to offer all Africans a variety of assortments with a high quality for best prices. After our launch in Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Egypt and Ivory Coast in less than one and a half years we are eager to expand our success story to Uganda. We see the same potential here and are more than happy to provide every citizen in Uganda with a secure, convenient and stress-free online shopping experience.

In 2013, JUMIA launched its first mobile application, created its own ecommerce campus in West Africa and won “The Best New Retail Launch of the Year” at the World Retail Awards - being the first African company to win an award at the prestigious conference. JUMIA is now present in six African countries. All products will be transported to customers and made available all over the country - with just one simple click

About JUMIA

JUMIA is Africa’s leading online shopping destination. Customers across the continent can shop amongst the widest assortment of high quality products at affordable prices – offering everything from fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances to beauty products.JUMIA was the first African company to win an award at the World Online Retail Awards 2013 in Paris as the “Best New Retail Launch” of the year.

JUMIA is part of the Africa Internet Holding(AIH). The AIH introduces and accelerates the online shift in Africa – for its people and its culture. AIH is the parent group of eight fast-growing ventures in six African countries: JUMIA, Zando, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, Jovago and Easy Taxi.

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Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.

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