Jumia, the e-commerce platform has partnered with Chinese global logistics company 4PX to help it expand its reach in Africa.
The Chinese company would leverage on the last-mile capabilities of Jumia on the continent.
A statement by the media company of Jumia in Nigeria said that deliveries would first start in Nigeria before gradually being expanded to Kenya, Egypt and Morocco over the coming months.
Apoorva Kumar, Senior Vice President, Logistics, Jumia Group said that the company was proud to open up its technology and services to 4PX and provide Chinese businesses with new opportunities to grow and access the African market.
‘’Our tailored logistics infrastructure, combined with physical assets, technology, and strong local partners, have been developed to offer seamless last mile coverage across our countries of operation,” he added.
He stated that joining forces with 4PX further solidified Jumia’s position as the partner of choice for last-mile delivery on the continent.
Besides, Derek Wang, 4PX Global cross-border E-commerce Product Director said that its collaboration with Jumia would enable 4PX to strengthen its global network and enrich the company’s service offerings.
‘’It also solidifies our brand image as one of the world’s strongest global logistic companies,” he added.
This partnership further validates the strength of the Jumia logistics platform established as a pan-African logistics champion, helping an increasing number of companies in Africa and overseas expand their logistics reach on the continent.
Jumia has more than 3,000 drop-off stations and pick-up stations, located across Africa. In 2021, Jumia seamlessly processed more than 34 million packages with support from its 700+ logistics partners.
Ranked number in China’s cross-border e-commerce market, 4PX has worked with more than 1 million sellers and its daily operation capacity exceeds 8 million parcels.