UPS partner with Jumia, African logistics Powerhouse to scale Deliveries on the continent

Delivery and logistics company UPS has announced a partnership with Jumia’s network. 

As part of the deal, UPS is going to expand and leverage Jumia’s capabilities and networks to reach more clients in the African continent. 

UPS customers can now pick up or drop off packages across the world at Jumia’s stations in Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco. Soon the company will increase its networks and partnerships in other African countries such as Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Uganda and South Africa. 

Jumia has been doing business for almost a decade. The company has 600 partners with small logistics companies in the African continent. 

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Speaking to TechCrunch, Jumia senior vice president of logistics, Apoorva Kumar said, “At the beginning of our journey 10 years ago, logistics infrastructure was one of the most challenging aspects of our operating environment. This challenge was a catalyst for us to build an unparalleled logistics platform in Africa offering our sellers and consumers reliable, convenient and cost-effective delivery services.” 

“Today, we are helping other businesses overcome these infrastructure challenges by giving them access to our logistics platform. We are delighted and humbled by the opportunity to partner up with UPS, a global logistics leader, to offer the last mile solutions in Africa.” 

“We view this as a validation of the strength of our logistics platform as well as an incentive to double down on our efforts to further enhance our services and build a world-class logistics business in Africa,” Kumar adds.

Gregory Goba Ble, UPS vice president of engineering and operations for (MEA) the Middle East and Africa said, “UPS’s asset-light approach, like the Jumia partnership, offers a pathway for businesses to quickly and reliably connect to new customers around the world through our global network, potentially accelerating their revenue growth.”

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