KAMPALA – Jumia Uganda has teamed up with the Uganda postal services to open up its logistics arm and offer lower shipping fees for items shipped from abroad. Consumers will be able to test the new postal service with the Jumia Global Festival running from 24th to 30th August.
The Jumia Global Festival is a dedicated campaign that will allow consumers on the Jumia platform to access millions of products shipped from abroad at affordable prices all delivered to their locations across the country.
“We have seen a lot of consumers shop Jumia Global in the past, however with this new delivery option we will be able to see a spike in orders for Jumia Global as it offers even lower prices and more convenience for consumers.” Jumia Uganda CEO Ron Kawamara said.
Logistics continues to play a huge role in the e-commerce industry ensuring essential products are delivered to consumers across the country and by expanding the Jumia logistics arm to include the local postal service, more consumers will be able to access a wider assortment of products.
What is Uganda Postal Service?
The Uganda Postal Service option offers you a cheaper shipping fee. The deliveries will be handled by the Ugandan local post office through their extensive network of postal delivery outlets down to the sub-county level. The items shipped through Uganda postal shipping are shipped via the postal network to get you the most economical shipping charges.
Consumers will still be able to place their orders via the Jumia app but will now have the option of postal delivery for Jumia Global items.