IN a move designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase of its products, Dangote Cement Plc has signed a pact with Jumia Nigeria to sell its cement to customers online. Chux Mogbolu, key account director, Dangote Cement, said the company was happy to partner with the online shopping giant in a bid to make Dangote cement available with ease to customers.
At the unveiling of the deal in Lagos, he said Nigerians and corporate bodies wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50kg of Dangote Cement and above can now order on Jumia from the comfort of their rooms at a reasonable price of N2,500 per bag and see them delivered to any place of their choice without any extra cost for transportation. Mogbolu, however disclosed that the purchase would only be within Lagos, Port- Harcourt and Abuja for now.
“Dangote Cement decided to work with Jumia Nigeria based on its credibility and excellent performance over the years in online shopping management. The initiative would help arrest the scams perpetrated by online fraudsters who deceived the people by asking them to come and purchase Dangote Cement for N1000 per bag. For now, the pilot scheme is live in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, but we can extend to other cities depending on the level of demand and performance of the new deal.
“With the deal, Nigerians in need of seamless supply of cement from Dangote can now place order and pay online and wait for the delivery in record time from any of Dangote’s nearest cement plant to Lagos, Port Harcourt or Abuja. We are starting with minimum order quantity of 300, 600 and 900. We may increase depending on demand surge as time goes on,” he said.
On her part, Juliet Anammah, chief executive officer, Jumia Nigeria, said the deal with Dangote Cement is part of efforts to deepen service delivery on Jumia Nigeria online platform. She expressed belief that the deal will be beneficial to all parties involved and deepen further online shopping in Nigeria as obtained all over the world.
The Jumia Nigeria chief reflected on the 2017 Black Friday Festival and said it has attracted more than 14 million visits since the campaign started on November 13. “The annual sales event, which was initiated in Nigeria in 2013 by Jumia remains the busiest and largest shopping day of the year on both online and offline stores. This year’s explosive Black Fridaynumbers demonstrates the increasing capacity and flexibility of the online retail space in Nigeria.
“We deliver to the 36 states across Nigeria, and are able to reach neighbourhoods and shoppers who traditionally have not had access to a wide variety of products and deals. This year we also see the increasing interest in groceries and other FMCG products which reflect the increasing relevance of Black Friday to the average Nigerian,” she said.
– Dec 8, 2017 @ 14:19 GMT |