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Jumia introduces Airtel Money payments on its platform


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Jumia – a well-known eCommerce platform in Kenya has announced its partnerships with Airtel Kenya. This partnership will enable all customers to have the option of completing their online transactions using Airtel Money.

“Millions of Kenyans rely on mobile money daily to make fast payments. By expanding our payment options to include Airtel money, it will make it easier for more consumers to incorporate online shopping as part of their daily transactions,” said Jumia’s Head of Financial Services, Nelly Movine.

The new payment method, Airtel money will also support the Jumia contactless delivery initiative that was launched in March as a safety measure against COVID-19.

Jumia customers will be able to prepay for their orders with Airtel money and upon delivery will have no direct body contact or cash exchange with the delivery agent. All customers are encouraged to pre-pay their orders and avoid cash exchange.

“We are delighted to be working with Jumia on this exciting partnership to enhance customer experience on the Jumia platform.  We are committed to working with partners who are instrumental in promoting financial inclusion through our Airtel money services. This partnership will allow Airtel customers to shop conveniently online by using their Airtel Money wallet from wherever, at whatever time using their data-enabled devices,” said Airtel Kenya, Managing Director, Prasanta Das Sarma.

This new payment method is valid for all Jumia customers across the country and for all items available on the Jumia platform. Kenya is the latest Market to launch the use of Airtel Money at the checkout after Ghana and Uganda which report says have already seen quick uptake in Airtel money usage.

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