JUMIA Kenya now allows retailers to sell directly to shoppers


Kenya’s largest online shopping company has unveiled its much awaited Marketplace, an online platform that will allow suppliers and entrepreneurs to sell their products directly to the company’s huge customer base.

Entrepreneurs will decide what to sell and at what price, upload a picture of the item and create a description of the product, and after approval the product will go live on www.Jumia.co.ke. JUMIA will handle the product storage, marketing, customer care and delivery. The entrepreneur will then receive the cash resulting from the sale.

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The Seller Centre on the portal gives retailers full access to all their operational transactions with JUMIA, as well as the opportunity to view their products and update stock and prices. Sellers can monitor their sales, as well as pending, shipped and cancelled orders on their own personal account.

Parinaz Firozi MD for JUMIA Kenya, commented: “Marketplace will give you the opportunity to display your product or products to thousands of customers, turn your local shop into a national shop, get your products delivered anywhere in Kenya and have professionals answering to your customers free of charge. All you have to do is have the right products at the right price and let JUMIA do the rest!”

The E-commerce company, which celebrated its first anniversary in Kenya in May this year, sells a wide array of products including fashion, electronics, home appliances and beauty products. The website was established to provide customers with a shopping experience that is safe, convenient and stress-free. With unbeatable prices and brand new products, the company delivers to your doorstep anywhere in Kenya and offers a free return policy of 7 days. Products can be purchased using an range of payment options including cash on delivery, mobile money transfer (MPESA) and credit card.