Jumia is undeniably the biggest online shopping mall in Africa. It’s a shopping center for a broad spectrum of electronics, home appliances, kid’s items and fashion. The store was founded in the year 2012 by a team of three with funding from the Rocket Internet. As of the year 2015, Jumia has many warehouses in other countries such as Morocco, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon, Kenya, United Kingdom, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt and Angola other than Nigeria where it was founded. On 26th August 2013, the store launched its own mobile application that enables customers to access the stoe and make purchases from anywhere in the world. The mobile application has more than 50,000 products. Jumia has been able to favorably compete other online sellers such as Souq in Egypt and Konga in Nigeria. Jumia offers comparatively the lowest process for its products and may be the best shopping center for those who are looking for very affordable prices. Jumia offers delivery services to wherever you are. It also uses postal services to deliver the products to as close to you as possible. They also ensure the goods reach to you in time and in good shape just as you ordered them. They deliver the exact same color of that smartphone that you ordered. Payments for the products are made on delivery, which means you don’t have to pay for the product in case it is wrong are you are just not happy with it. The payments are made through a variety of means including cash, mobile payment services such as the Kenyan mpesa, and use of credit cards among other means.
The prices here are simply unbeatable. The store has the products on offer every time every season. You can even get a product at a quarter its usual price during the famous black Friday. There are discounts on almost every single product on the websiteReturns and exchanges are exclusively free. Since you only pay for the products on delivery, you can return or exchange the goods as many times as possible until you get the right product. The store has very many pick up points for you to pick up your ordered product any time of the day.Back to the products offered, there are several categories of goods offered, for example, Women’s Fashion, Men’s Fashion, TVs, Audio & video, Tablets, Hair & Beauty, Sunglasses and watches, Sport & Fitness, Cameras, Music & Games, Home and living essentials, and computing among other categories. Jumia’s Fashion and style makes you step out of the rest of the crowd with top brands such as Nike, Ralph Laurene and Calvin Klein. There are top quality shirts and T-Shirts for both men and women among other clothes.All electronic products including tablets, laptops, and smartphones and electronics accessories such as headphones, earphones, flash drives and chargers are all here at an affordable price. All the latest brands of mobile phones such as the new iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 are available at the store. Laptops, Desktops are just a few of the computing products available at this store. Jumia has well trained customer service staff who are always on standby to receive your call any time of the day. You only need to visit the website, select your item, give your location, sit back and relax as you wait for Jumia to do what they do best by availing the product right to your village.