In an unexpected update in e-commerce, Jumia has gone into an agreement with the leading cement manufacturer in Africa, where the latter have agreed to list it’s products on the e-commerce platform to enable people have better access to it.
Dangote Cement, Key Account Director, Chux Mogbolu who spoke at the unveiling and announcement of the agreement in Lagos said Dangote Cement was happy to partner with online shopping giant. This is in a bid to make Dangote cement available with ease to customers.
According to the agreement between the two parties, Nigerians and corporate bodies wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50kg of Dangote Cement and above can now order on Jumia from the comfort of their rooms at a reasonable price of N2,500 per bag.
This is well unlike how much it is sold in the open market. This agreement would also see them delivered to any place of their choice without any extra cost for transportation.
In his own words, “Dangote Cement decided to work with Jumia Nigeria based on its credibility and excellent performance over the years in online shopping management”, adding that the new initiative would help arrest the scams perpetrated by online fraudsters who deceived the people by asking them to come and purchase Dangote Cement for N1000 per bag.
“For now, the pilot scheme is live in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, but we can extend to other cities depending on the level of demand and performance of the new deal”.
“With the deal, Nigerians in need of seamless supply of cement from Dangote can now place order and pay online and wait for the delivery in record time from any of Dangote’s nearest cement plant to Lagos, Port Harcourt or Abuja.
“We are starting with Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of 300, 600 and 900. We may increase depending on demand surge as time goes on.”
The Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah also spoke on the deal where she said that the agreement with Dangote Cement is part of efforts to deepen service delivery on Jumia Nigeria online platform.
According to her, she certainly believed that the deal will be beneficial to all parties involved and deepen further online shopping in Nigeria as obtained all over the world.