Africa’s leading e-commerce platform, Jumia (NYSE: JMIA), has been named Best Logistics Partner by Unilever Nigeria, a multinational company with operations cutting across nutrition, hygiene and personal care.
The award recognizes Jumia’s efforts as a Unilever partner to develop and execute a last-mile logistics strategy to improve turnaround time for consumers in a wide geographical area in northern Nigeria.
Speaking with Brandspur, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Operations, Unilever Nigeria, Jeremiah Aloko said the company is impressed with the services rendered.
“We appreciate our strategic partnership with Jumia Nigeria and it is a great pleasure to present this prestigious award in recognition of top tier services in northern Nigeria. We are impressed with Jumia’s high quality of work in the context of an extremely challenging logistics environment in Africa. We look forward to continued innovation in this area,”
In his appreciation Jumia Nigeria CEO Massimiliano Spalazzi noted that the platform is supported by three strategic pillars .
“Our logistics platform is supported by three strategic pillars that help us achieve network scale, delivery speed, and seamless customer experience. These include a proprietary technology marketplace that powers the entire network, substantial physical infrastructure alongside an expert network of our local partners,” said
“This award recognizes Jumia’s sustained efforts in the area of logistics over the past 9 years that allowed us to build a compelling logistics platform in our markets and we continue to innovate in this field to bring even more convenience, speed, and value to our ecosystem participants.”
To help other businesses overcome the significant logistical challenges in Africa, Jumia opened up its logistics services to third parties in 2020 offering them a modular range of logistics and fulfillment solutions that can be tailored to their specific needs.