African E-Commerce giant Jumia partners with Posta Kenya for offline pick-up points

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Postmaster General, Postal Corporation of Kenya(PCK) Dr. Enock Kinara (left) and Pierre Hebrard, managing director for AIG-Express, Jumia’s logistical arm (right) exchange a MOU. Looking on is Elizabeth Mwaura Director courier services PCK.

Kenya’s leading online mall, Jumia has partnered with Posta Kenya to allow its customers to pick up items they purchase on the website from Post offices across the country.

Parinaz Firozi Managing Director, Jumia Kenya said,

“We are delighted that our customers can now pick up items they order on Jumia from selected Post offices across the country, this is a new direction in providing a stress-free, safe and convenient shopping experience.”

Customers can select the option to pick-up products from a Post office closest to them during the checkout process, the product(s) will be dispatched to the selected office and customers can pay for the items via cash through Postapay or Mpesa during pick up.

Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Enock Kinara said, “We are happy to be part of this revolutionary shopping experience and assure all customers who come to pick Jumia shipments a quality service, they can also access other services that Posta Kenya offers.”

Jumia hopes to tap more customers through the partnership with Postal Corporation of Kenya by bringing the services closer to them through it vast network of Post offices countrywide. The move will also boost E-commerce uptake in the country which is growing by double digits.

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