Sunday, 15 March 2015

Jumia Wins EMEA Channel Academy 2015 Awards

Jumia Nigeria has bagged Retailer of the Year Award under EMEA Channel Academy Award 2015.

Stuart J. Wilson, research & conference director, DISTREE Events, said in his letter addressed to Jumia Nigeria, “We are pleased to confirm that your company received Retailer of the Year Award at the EMEA Channel Academy: 2015 Awards. The EMEA Channel Academy Award recognises your company for the quality of its operation and its high standing and reputation with vendor executives”.

The EMEA Channel Academy Award is a global event that recognises organizations for their excellence.

Taking place for the seventh year in a row, the 2015 awards event was held at DISTREE EMEA in Monaco with notable representatives from major brands across Europe, Middle East and Africa in attendance.

It was an opportunity for the EMEA channel to recognise excellence in the supply and delivery of technology and CE products to consumers across the region.

The EMEA awards are particularly meaningful for retailers because vendors vote for the winners.

Vendors were instructed to assess retailers on the overall quality of service and their performance during the last 12 months, not just on volumes achieved.

Online voting for these prestigious awards closed on Monday, 23rd of February and the awards event was held on 26th of February, 2015.

Jumia, Nigeria’s number one online shopping mall, emerged as the winner of the biggest award of the event: Retailer of the Year, 2015.

Jonathan Doerr, MD of Marketing, Jumia Nigeria reiterated the quality service Jumia constantly offers the Nigerian shopper by proudly stating that “Jumia will stop at nothing to gain the trust of every shopper by implementing best practice across all channels, and by gaining the loyalty of every vendor and supplier with the highest level of professionalism and strategic partnership agreements. Jumia is well on its way to achieving its vision of becoming the Amazon + Wal-Mart of Africa”.

Jumia, maintains it leading role as online retailer in Nigeria.

The platform was established in May 2012 with the aim and vision to become the one-stop shop for retail in Nigeria with implementation of best practices both online and offline.

Jumia is the largest online retail store in Nigeria with deliveries to all 36 states including FCT.

Initially starting with 3 employees, Jumia presently has a staff strength of 1500 young and entrepreneurial Nigerians including our over 250-man strong customer service team available 7 days a week.

Jumia is a brainchild of the Africa Internet Group (AIG), notable for introducing and accelerating the online shift in Africa, for its people and its culture.

It is committed to running successful and vibrant internet companies which boost the evolution of African online culture. AIG is the parent group of nine successful and fast-growing companies in more than 25 African countries, accounting for over 3000 staff.

AIG cares about entrepreneurship and brings together all the key elements required to build great companies: team, concept, technology and capital. Its network of companies includes JUMIA, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, Zando, Jovago, Lendico and Easy Taxi.

Source: Nigeria Communications Week


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