Rocket Internet-backed Jumia Nigeria has hit 2 years with several awards to its name and of delivering smiles and empowering Nigerians.
The retailer has attracted global recognition to the industry in Nigeria, created an avenue for customers to shop online at ease with convenience on delivery and also attracted huge foreign direct investment into the country leading to a rise in the industry’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP, with further prospects to emerge within the e-commerce sector in the coming years.
‘We continue to be a success story as we continue to change lives and the way people see the future of retail in Nigeria which makes up for 19.2% contribution to the Nations GDP. We have paved the way for the industry and we are helping to grow the economy by growing the industry through several developmental initiatives we have embarked on centering on our people and alliances with various stakeholders. After 2 years the bar has been set high and we will continue to satisfy our customers, as we grow bigger and better. Jumia is the home of retail in Nigeria and that is the big picture for us’ Says Co-CEO Jumia Nigeria Nicolas Martin.
The firm has created jobs to over 1,000 Nigerians, recently launched Jumia Academy to empower its staff to start companies and supports ‘Made in Nigeria products’ as well as other SME’s through the introduction of the Jumia marketplace to help SMEs reach their target audience and increase sales significantly.
Jumia will also host its customers, suppliers, partners and staff who have been instrumental to the growth of Jumia and the e-commerce industry at large at a later date.
Jumia is the not the only online retailer in Nigeria. Naspers-backed Konga.com is another force in the country’s ecommerce industry and cannot be ignored. Others, albeit just in the online grocery sector include Gloo.ng and the recently launched Supermart.