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Jumia Cameroon Update

Jumia is on a mission to provide Africa’s most trusted and essential digital infrastructure to ensure business owners meet the needs of their local and international consumers. As the Company continues its investment and innovation in its African operations, it continues to review its path to success to ensure the …

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Majid Al Futtaim Partners with Jumia to Extend its Seamless Online Offering Across Egypt

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operator of the Carrefour brand in Egypt, today signed an agreement with Jumia, Africa’s largest eCommerce platform, to extend its seamless online offering across Egypt. Through this partnership, Carrefour is …

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Juniper Research: Digital Commerce Spend to Reach $19 Trillion Annually by 2024

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019; an increase of 66% over the 5-year period. The new research, Digital Commerce: Key Trends, Sectors & Forecasts 2019-2024, found the largest single digital commerce …

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Africa’s E-commerce Giant Seeks More Cooperation from China

Africa’s e-commerce giant Jumia is seeking closer cooperation with China in order to boost its sales, a senior executive told Xinhua on Wednesday. Jeremy Doutte, executive vice president of Jumia Group, told Xinhua in Nairobi that his company will attend the Sixth World Internet Conference that takes place from Oct. …

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PayFast Launches Split Payments Option, Designed for Platform Commerce

Online payment gateway, PayFast, has launched Split Payments, a South African-first that instantly splits a portion of an online payment with a third party. The service is designed to facilitate fast, safe payments for platform-based businesses, including online marketplaces. “PayFast has always seen itself as a business enabler. We realised …

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What Retailers Should Know About Online Shopping, an Infrographic

Can you remember back to the beginning of the internet, and also back to the beginning of online shopping? If you can, then you remember how limited your options were. You could get books at Amazon. You could sell some of your stuff on eBay, and bid against others when …

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Restaurants Gear Up for Growth with Positive Online Reviews

Positive online restaurant reviews and recommendations from customers can be highlighted with Premium listings on TripAdvisor to improve visibility and reputation. Restaurants gearing up for the end-of-year tourist season should ensure their social media listings and online reviews are optimised in order to boost their visibility and increase trade. Research …

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Jumia Builds Customer Trust by Launching Jumia Mall Service for 50+ Brands

Under the new ‘Jumia Mall’ category, customers will be able to easily identify & shop from the authorized dealers of leading brands. Leading e-commerce platform, Jumia has introduced a new service to customers dubbed ‘Jumia Mall’. This is a curated section on the platform that allows customers to easily identify …

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Fintech Nomanini raises $4m in funding round led by Standard Bank

Through the strategic investment, Standard Bank has launched a mobile application, powered by Nomanini, which offers underserved informal retailers financial services for the first time CAPE TOWN, 27th August 2019—Nomanini, the pioneering fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, has today announced a $4m funding round led by Standard Bank, …

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How Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology is Delivering a World of Opportunities to Merchants

There’s no doubt that technology has already re-shaped the way the world thinks about buying and selling. Who would have thought twenty years ago that people would be shopping on their phones? Despite the huge changes to the shopping experience in recent years, it’s important to understand that we are …

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