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African E-commerce platform Jumia Ghana has announced that they are introducing a cash-on- delivery option as a payment. The company also says it expanding its pick-up services to more cities across the country.

With over twenty pick-up stations already operational in Accra and Kumasi, the company has opened six new pick up stations in the Western Region and seven others in the Central Region. This move is expected to help consumers save money, as they can now order and pick up their items for as low as 3Ghs.

The company says preparations are also far advanced to expand to Koforidua, Ho,Aflao and Tamale in the coming weeks. The move aims to enable consumers the convenience of receiving their orders faster and safely while saving cost.

The Company says will also continue to support its consumers through the various measures and initiatives that were started during COVID-19 crisis, especially by providing a wide range of relevant products at the best prices and establishing new partnerships with both international and local brands, the announcement says.

“More consumers are using Jumia to have access to products for their daily needs. More than twenty-five percent of our consumers are from rural and remote areas, and we can offer them more choices and affordable price, by providing them new pick up stations, we want to allow them more flexible payment options,” says Jumia Ghana CEO Diana Owusu-Kyereko. “Consumers in the Western and Central Regions can now choose the cash on delivery payment mode, JumiaPay or debit card.

We are committed to give the best of e-commerce to our consumers, even more now with Covid-19 context which is impacting their purchasing power. ’’

New pick-up locations

The company notes that in the Western Region, a person can walk into any of our new pick up stations at Market Circle, Adjacent MTN Office, Chapel Hill, First Floor Adjoa Aframa Mall, Effiakuma No.9, Opposite the Anaji Taxi Station, Inchaban hills at Benedict Hospital.

In the Central Region, a customer can locate their new pick up stations at Pedu Junction near the Becky Kay Restaurant,Total Filling Station opposite the Regional Coordinating Council and Elmina,Opposite Ruth Prah Chemical Store.

‘At the new pick up stations in Takoradi and Cape Coast, consumers can pick their orders, learn more about Jumia, order and pay directly. We are very committed to ensuring that our consumers enjoy better pricing while saving money on Jumia. Easy access to information and picking up their orders safely is important to us during this pandemic. We have ensured that all pick-up stations and staff observe the needed covid-19 protocols.’’ added Jumia Ghana COO.Lionel Mobi,

Jumia launched in Lagos in Nigeria in 2012. The company grew fast, and by 2018, it had expanded to fourteen African countries including Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Kenya, South Africa Tunisia, Tanzania , Cameroon, Algeria and Uganda.

Jumia is touted as a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact.

JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem. With 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through its network of local partners.

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