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Jumia to Accelerate Operations in Kenya with New Warehouse Solution

Jumia is a technology company that is almost always in the news. From diversifying into Q-commerce to expanding into other technology areas, the company’s advancements underpin its position as the leading e-commerce platform in the African countries where it operates. Today, Jumia has launched an integrated warehouse and logistics network to enhance its operations in Nairobi, the technology hub of Kenya.

The 11,000 square meter warehouse will serve as a focal point for various Jumia services and increase Jumia’s warehousing capacity in the region. The warehouse will also eliminate the need to transport items from warehouses to sorting centers (where orders are typically processed for users), thereby reducing operational logistics costs and gas emissions from first mile deliveries.

The new operations center is strategically located along Mombasa Road, close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the new Nairobi Highway.

“The new integrated facility has allowed us to converge our multiple warehouses and network operations under one roof. This will help us improve our fulfillment operations to be more efficient and scalable, meeting our future needs as the business continues to grow,” said Jumia Kenya CEO Juan Seco.

Another service that will benefit from this facility is Jumia Express, a Fulfilled-by-Jumia service that allows sellers on Jumia to warehouse their products with Jumia, ensure faster deliveries and minimize cancellations of out-of-order orders. stock.

Speaking on how the facility increases Jumia’s sustainability practices, Ankur Agarwal, Country Manager of Jumia Services, said, “The convergence of our operations has helped us reduce up to 15 truck trips per day, allowing us to significantly reduce carbon emissions. We will continue to look for opportunities to contribute positively to the environment.

Jumia is also extending its logistics offering to other local e-commerce players who are not listed in Jumia but who wish to “leverage its network, technology and expertise for last mile and line deliveries”. .

For Jumia staff, this new location is a breath of fresh air as it offers better working conditions, improved work space and a more accessible location, compared to other hubs the e-commerce giant used.

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