Rocket Internet’s online store JUMIA has been named as the best e-commerce website of the year at the Beacon of ICT awards.
JUMIA won the award based on their efforts in helping to grow the e-commerce market in Nigeria since its launch. Jumia beat out other online platforms such as Konga and OLX to take home the award for the biggest and best ecommerce website in Nigeria.
Jumia’s Co-CEO Nicola Martin said, ‘We are excited that our efforts are continuing to pay off with the acceptance of our brand and retail e-commerce in Nigeria. The only way to stay No1 is by satisfying customers and expanding our reach. We would like to thank all our customers and all those who believe in us, hopefully next year we will take home this same award and more.’
Also present was Jumia Nigeria Head of Marketing Jumia Jonathan Doerr and Public Relations Manager Olamide Amosu.
According to Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi, deputy editor-in-chief, Nigeria Communications Week newspaper, the organizers of the awards, said ‘the online retailer has endeared itself to Nigerians, hence it has become a household name’
Mr Onwuegbuchi also noted that JUMIA maintained a leading position during the keenly contested voting period. He praised the ingenuity of the online retailer, especially in the promotion of e-commerce and e-payment in the country, while recruiting many young Nigerians to drive the site.