Top 5 E-commerce Websites in Uganda in 2022

E–commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet. E-commerce business in Uganda have been flourishing in the last 10 years especially after the government sought to strengthen the country’s digital economy. With a dynamic economy and a large population proficient with digital technologies, Uganda is the fastest-growing market for e-commerce in East Africa. Several ecommerce platforms and digital applications are already fighting for market share. Several e-commerce actors are already in place. In this article we will look…

Jumia introduces Visa and Master Card payments onto Platform

Kampala 13th April 2021 – Leading e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of Visa and MasterCard payments on the platform. Customers on the platform can now pay for their orders with bank cards in addition to the existing cash on delivery and Mobile Money payments already on the platform.   “With the addition of bank card payments on our platform, we are offering our consumers even more payment options to choose from when they shop and this will in turn make it easier for them to shop online and…

Teacher Mpamire appointed as a brand Ambassador of Kikuubo Online

Herbert Mendo Ssegujja aka Teacher Mpamire a comedian who is well known for mimicking the Uganda President and also doing the street questions has announced his appointment today as a brand ambassador of Kikuubo Online. Kikuubo Online is an online wholesale seller and supermarket. Customers can shop with them through the Kikuubo website kikuuboonline.com or a free app available on the Google Play store and the App store for iPhone users. Kikuubo Online has been in operation for close to two years and has grown exponentially in the online store…

Jumia Tech Week 2021: Deals and What To Expect

Jumia Tech Week is one of the promotions that Jumia holds every year. It was formerly known as Jumia Mobile Week where Mobile phones are sold at discounted price. In 2020, Jumia decided to take things a little further. Instead of just giving discounts on Mobile phones, Jumia decided to also include other tech gadgets in their promotion period which resulted to the change of name from Jumia Mobile Week to Jumia Tech Week. We expect this years promotion to be better than last year with huge discount that Jumia Uganda…

Jumia Uganda expands JForce program to upcountry regions

Kampala, Uganda – Leading e-commerce platform Jumia Uganda has announced the expansion of its entrepreneur program known as JForce across the country. The Jumia Force program (JForce) is Jumia’s sales consultants program which aims at empowering and enriching entrepreneurs with the support of an established brand. JForce agents place orders on behalf of consumers and are able to make a commission with each sale.   The expansion of the program will allow young entrepreneurs across the country a chance to earn extra income with each sale they make & consumers…

Jumia Black Friday enjoys success in 2020

E-commerce platform Jumia has released a performance report for its highly popular Black Friday sale. The sale which ran from 6th – 30th November featured deals of up to 80% off on a wide assortment of products with support from partners like Coca-Cola, Pernod Ricard, Standard Chartered DTB and many more. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, a lot of businesses were affected, unable to reach consumers and consumers alike struggled to access essential products which is where e-commerce platforms like Jumia came in to bridge…

Jumia Black Friday Sale ending with a BANG this Friday!

24th November 2020 – Jumia Uganda, the leading e-commerce platform in Uganda has announced an explosion day of its highly popular Black Friday sale that kicked off early this month happening this Friday. This year’s sale dubbed “Jumia Black Fridays” kicked off on 6th November and will have one last explosion day this Friday 27th November with even bigger discounts and offers for consumers. Some of the deals buyers can expect from this Friday’s explosion day include a Samsung 49” TV at 1,899,000 UGX, Hisense 43” TV at 799,000, the…

Jumia Uganda launches Jumia Food Festival

Jumia launches Food Festival to promote adoption of meal ordering & support local business community across restaurants, grocery, supermarket & alcohol delivery during COVID-19 Kampala (Uganda) 1st October 2020: Uganda’s e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of a Food Festival Campaign which will take place from 1st to 31st October on the Jumia Food app. The campaign is done in partnership with local restaurants, supermarkets, fresh produce markets as well as international chains such as KFC, Carrefour and Pernod Ricard. The objective of the campaign is to promote the…

Jumia partners with Wena Hardware to deliver construction materials to consumers

Wena Hardware and Jumia Uganda have announced a partnership aimed at driving convenience and affordability for consumers interested in purchasing construction materials. As a result of this exclusive partnership for construction supplies, consumers undertaking big or small building projects can now easily & conveniently purchase materials such as bricks, pavers, construction sand and more at affordable prices on the e-commerce platform. ‘’We are thrilled to be expanding our affordable and convenient experience of purchasing building supplies to the Jumia clientele.’’ Ms Vaolah Amumpaire, Wena Hardware CEO.  The service will allow…

How Jumia’s JForce Program is Transforming Lives in Uganda

In a time where many people are losing their jobs or businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic it has become crucial for people to think fast to survive in this economy. One of the businesses that appear to be booming is the online shopping business with many people opting to go online to make money. Joseph Tenywa and Martin Baluku, are two young entrepreneurs who have gone online to make money and survive in the new normal created after the Covid-19 pandemic. The two young entrepreneurs are both part of…