Jumia Opens Integrated Warehouse In Nairobi

Jumia Opens Integrated Warehouse In Nairobi

Africa’s leading eCommerce startup, Jumia, has newly opened an integrated warehouse in Nairobi, Kenya, one of its East African locations. It is believed the opening is made to boost its customer’s shopping experience.

The warehouse was also established to assist the company to evolve its Jumia Express Operations in Kenya.

The company is taking advantage of its facility’s proximity to the airport in Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), this will give it ease to access the Central Business District (CBD) through Nairobi Express, Jumia says the warehouse on Mombasa Road will provide faster delivery of products.

Now a warehouse and logistics network company, this development is predicted to transform the logistics operations of Jumia through an increase in its capacity to store more items, also providing ease of service.

While addressing the latest development in his territory,  Jumia Kenya’s CEO, Juan Seco said, “The new integrated facility has enabled us to converge our multiple warehouses and network operations under one roof. This will help us to improve our fulfilment operations to be more efficient and scalable, thus taking care of our future needs as the business continues to grow,”

The revival of the Jumia Express service in Kenya will allow Jumia merchant to keep their items and products safely at the Jumia warehouse, enabling quick pickups and even quicker deliveries, a system that should reduce order cancellation feedback.

Another service set to benefit from this facility is Jumia Express—a Fulfilled-by-Jumia service that enables sellers on Jumia to warehouse their products with Jumia, ensure quicker deliveries and minimise out-of-stock order cancellations.

Also speaking on the e-commerce company is sustaining its practices, Ankur Agarwal, Jumia Services Country Manager, noted that   “The convergence of our operations has helped us to reduce up to 15 truck trips per day, enabling us to reduce carbon emissions significantly. We will continue to look for opportunities to contribute positively to the environment.”