Opening of new hubs in the country
Abidjan, 19th March 2015 – JUMIA continues its rapid expansion with the opening of six new hubs in Cote d’Ivoire in the cities of Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San Pedro, Daloa, Gagnoa, and Korhogo . Jumia intends to achieve its goal to revolutionize the shopping habits of all Ivorians.
The new JUMIA hubs will enable the e-commerce leader to satisfy an exponentially growing customer base throughout the country. They mark the beginning of an expansion strategy, which aims to continuously improve the online shopping experience by enhancing proximity.
Activated this month, the hubs of Yamoussoukro, Bouaké and San Pedro already allow to serve more effectively, three of the most important regions of the country. Several hubs are planned to open in the upcoming weeks in the following areas: Daloa and Gagnoa in the western central region, Korhogo in the north and other cities to come. Shortly, new hubs will also open within the vicinity of Abidjan, in the districts of Yopougon and Treichville.
Francis Dufay, CEO of JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire expressed a lot of satisfaction alleging “This is the proof of our commitment to offer the finest products at the best price, especially with the best service throughout Côte d’Ivoire. Jumia aims to successfully meet the expectations of inland populations, and we already have very good feedbacks on the newly opened branches. The plan is to bring to 8 the total number of Jumia branches in the country by the end of the second quarter.”
JUMIA hubs are service points where customers can pick items ordered online. They will be warmly welcomed by JUMIA specially trained agents to advise them and answer all their queries. Service points promote a physical closeness with customers as well as the creation of a strong and close relationship.
Exceptionally, to celebrate the openings, all deliveries inside the country are free of charge during the month of March. The JUMIA hubs are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 to 6pm.
Abidjan Central Hub: MTN Flagship Store in Plateau.
Yamoussoukro: MTN branch at the entrance of the city.
Bouaké: Quartier commerce, Afram Building.
San Pedro: market of the city, opposite to the new prefecture of police.
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 Retail Awards 2013 in Paris as the “Best New Retail Launch” of the year.
Africa Internet Group introduces and accelerates the online shift in Africa – for its people and its culture. It is committed to running successful and vibrant internet companies which boost the evolution of African online culture. AIG is the parent group of eleven successful and fast-growing companies in more than 26 African countries, accounting for over 3500 staff. AIG cares about entrepreneurship and brings together all the key elements required to build great companies: team, concept, technology and capital. Its network of companies includes JUMIA, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, Zando, Jovago, Lendico, Easy Taxi, Everjobs, and AIG Express.