One tech company that is often in the news is Jumia. The company’s steps, like getting into Q-commerce and moving into other tech fields, show why it is the leading e-commerce platform in the African countries where it works.
Now, to improve its operations in Nairobi, the technical hub of Kenya, Jumia has opened a facility that includes an integrated warehouse and a logistics network. The 11,000-square-meter warehouse will be a hub for all of Jumia’s services and increase the company’s ability to store goods in the area.
Because orders are typically handled at sorting centers, the warehouse will also eliminate the need to transfer things from other warehouses to these centers, which will reduce operational logistics costs and the gas emissions associated with first-mile delivery.
The new operations center may be located along Mombasa road, close to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the new Nairobi Expressway.
We were able to bring all of our warehouses and network operations under one roof thanks to the new integrated facility. According to Juan Seco, CEO of Jumia Kenya, “this will assist us in improving our fulfillment processes so that they are both more efficient and scalable, hence taking care of our future demands as the firm continues to grow.”
Jumia Express, a Fulfilled-by-Jumia service that enables sellers on Jumia to warehouse their products with Jumia, ensures quicker deliveries, and minimizes out-of-stock order cancellations, is another business that is slated to benefit from this facility.
Ankur Agarwal, the country manager for Jumia Services, talked about how the facility helps Jumia be more environmentally friendly. He said, “The convergence of our operations has helped us cut up to 15 truck trips per day, which has allowed us to cut carbon emissions by a lot.” We will continue to look for ways to help the environment in a good way.”
Jumia is also making its logistics services available to other local e-commerce sites that are not listed on Jumia but want to “leverage its network, technology, and expertise for last-mile and line haul deliveries.”
Compared to the other centers that the e-commerce giant had been utilizing, this new facility is a breath of fresh air for the employees of Jumia because it provides better working conditions, more improved working space, and a location that is more easily accessible.