Jumia, the leading e-commerce platform in Nigeria, announced the release of its new report titled “E-Commerce in Rural Areas.” This report highlights Jumia’s remarkable achievement in penetrating underserved regions and bringing e-commerce opportunities to previously overlooked populations. Jumia unveils rural report on successful expansion of e-commerce to underserved regions across the entire country is a commendable feat.
Jumia’s online marketplace provides an extensive selection of affordable products, with consumers stating competitive pricing as the major reason for shopping online. The report cited Phones, Beauty & Perfumes, Men’s Clothing, Home (furniture, bedding, etc.) & Men’s Shoes as the most demanded categories by consumers in secondary cities and rural areas in Nigeria.
With an unwavering commitment to providing a comprehensive shopping solution, Jumia has successfully established a physical presence across the entire country, including remote areas, through its extensive network of 285 Pick-Up Stations (PUS) in hundreds of towns. By collaborating closely with select logistics partners, Jumia has streamlined its supply chain operations, ensuring seamless delivery of products to these underserved markets.
Massimiliano Spalazzi, CEO of Jumia Nigeria, emphasized the company’s commitment to driving economic growth and improving lives through the expansion of e-commerce to secondary cities and rural areas. He stated, “Bridging the digital divide and empowering communities with access to a wide range of products and services through our online platform is a testament to our mission. We take immense pride in revolutionizing shopping in the country, enabling SMEs to grow, and creating job opportunities for the youth.”
The report further underscores the important role played by JForce, a network of over 43,000 independent sales consultants, in educating consumers about Jumia’s offerings. Through localized and offline marketing channels, JForce introduces rural populations to the world of e-commerce, fostering growth and driving brand adoption.
The Jumia unveils rural report has become a catalyst for thousands of young entrepreneurs in Nigeria, offering them the opportunity to become their own bosses through e-commerce. These entrepreneurs earn commissions through sales on the Jumia platform, contributing to their economic empowerment.
As Jumia celebrates its 11th Anniversary, this report highlights the company’s dedication to driving sustainable growth, empowering communities, and closing inequality gaps across the continent.