19.3 C
Kenya
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • NEWS

Over 100,000 Kenyans shop on Jumia as Black Friday launches

Must Read

Martin Oduor Otieno appointed EABL Chairman

Martin Oduor Otieno EABL: Former Kenya Commercial Bank chief executive officer Martin Oduor Otieno has been appointed as the...

I’d like to remain as Equity CEO until age 75, says James Mwangi

James Mwangi Equity CEO: Equity Bank chief executive officer James Mwangi has said that he is not planning to...

How poverty led Kenyan to hide, fall from KQ’s landing gear in London sky

Plane Stowaway: This feature was first published by Sky News: It was sunny and warm on 30 June as...

Black Friday in Kenya: The annual event dubbed Jumia Black Friday kicked off on Thursday, November 9th, at 11:59pm. The event, which will run for 3 weeks, saw tens of thousands of Kenyans log on the largest e-commerce platform in Kenya, Jumia, in a bid to secure goods and services at discounts.

The discounts have enabled Jumia customers to earn savings of up to 90 per cent on some of the 10 million products that are listed on the site.

Black Friday in Kenya
Jumia Brand and Partnership Manager Danice Kingori with lucky customer Charles Augustine who bought the boda boda bike at Kes 100 shillings during launch of Jumia Black Friday which runs from 8th – 29th November.

Jumia Kenya chief executive officer, Sam Chappatte, revealed that the 2019 Black Friday edition had started off on an exciting note.

“Customers from all over the country logged on to our site at midnight to join us for the launch of Black Friday 2019. With hundreds of orders made in the first minutes, from all over the country, it was an exciting moment. The event will run until 29th November, with great deals and daily surprises for everyone,” he said.

Highlights from Go Live Black Friday 2019:

The first order at Go Live midnight that was done within 10 seconds was a 24 inch TV Hifinit. The set was secured by a female customer in Nyeri who opted for it to be delivered to Transerve Pick Up station in Nyeri.

The first boda boda customers to buy motorbikes from Car and General at Ksh. 100 only were from Kajiado, Nairobi and Mukuru Kwa Njenga.

The company had over 100 orders in the first one minute (of which 33 were televisions) and up to 3,000 orders in the 1st hour of this year’s annual mega sale.

Best selling products in day one were Kabras 2kg sugar which retailed at Ksh. 50, followed by 2kg Unga at Ksh. 72, Hand washing powder and Television Sets.

75 per cent of traffic came from Jumia App within the first hour, with the rest split between Mobile Web and Desktop.

- Advertisement -

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

124,917FansLike
11,142FollowersFollow
7,812FollowersFollow
189SubscribersSubscribe

Latest News

Martin Oduor Otieno appointed EABL Chairman

Martin Oduor Otieno EABL: Former Kenya Commercial Bank chief executive officer Martin Oduor Otieno has been appointed as the...

I’d like to remain as Equity CEO until age 75, says James Mwangi

James Mwangi Equity CEO: Equity Bank chief executive officer James Mwangi has said that he is not planning to retire anytime soon. The chief...

How poverty led Kenyan to hide, fall from KQ’s landing gear in London sky

Plane Stowaway: This feature was first published by Sky News: It was sunny and warm on 30 June as residents in south London finished...

I don’t know why Kenyans are broke, says Uhuru

Economy Under Uhuru: Kenya is in the red. The economy is doing bad. Debts are piling up. There is no money in the pockets...

Car prices in Kenya jump after Uhuru okays new tax for 1500cc vehicles

Car prices in Kenya: Vehicle prices in Kenya have increased by up to Sh. 1 million following the increase of the Excise Duty and...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -
%d bloggers like this: