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Jumia expansion hits snag

The company quits Rwanda, Tanzania and Cameroon markets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | E-commerce has been slowly gaining traction in Africa in recent years. As a result, the popular talk has been that e-commerce firms are making money off people’s obsession with surfing and shopping on the internet. That …

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Jumia rewards winners for its Black Friday campaign

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Four lucky customers for online shop company, Jumia have won themselves goods line up for Black Friday campaign, officials said on Nov.19. The items won included two television sets, a mobile phone and one fridge. The winners are: Luis Paul, Enoch Jacob Masinde, Richard Kalule …

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‘It is the right time for e-commerce’

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Ron Kawamara is Jumia Uganda’s new Chief Executive Officer. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about his strategy and related online developments. What are the reasons behind Jumia’s success story in Uganda? We have been growing because of our best prices in the market. …

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Jumia Uganda gets new CEO

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Online shop, Jumia Uganda has announced Ron Kawamara as new chief executive officer. Ron has previously served as the regional managing director of Jumia Food, East Africa, and brings his wealth of experience in the African e-commerce industry, officials announced at a press conference at …

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JUMIA: 2017 results overshadow those of 2016

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A year-on-year 94% Quarter-4 growth boosted Jumia financial figures for 2017 as the marketplace’s platforms significantly scaled the number of orders. According to a statement on their 2017 annual results, Jumia stated that the rise was as a result of effort to increasingly address daily …

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Jumia, KFC partner for food delivery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jumia Food, a leading online food delivery service has announced that customers in Kampala can now get KFC meals delivered to their doorstep through the Jumia Food App. Ron Kawamara, Managing Director for Jumia Food East Africa said: “KFC is one of the most loved …

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Jumia widens payment options for customers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Online shopping platform, Jumia, has widened payment options for its customers through partnership with Barclays Bank. This is to enable online shoppers pay for their goods and services using Barclays Bank credit cards at the point of delivery to enhance convenience. Initially, customers were limited …

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UBL joins Jumia’s online portal to accelerate sales

Uganda Breweries Limited has secured partnership rights to market their premium alcohol brands on the popular online marketing internet site, Jumia. “….of course you know very well the economy has not been doing well and some of our brands have been negatively affected,” UBL’s marketing manager in charge of spirits, …

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