Jumia Launches Late-Night Food Delivery Service

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Jumia’s marketplace for restaurants just launched a late-night delivery service to enable customers to order food up until midnight. The Managing Director of the company, Guy Futi disclosed this at a press parley monitored in Lagos by BISOLA JUMOKE on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018.

According to Guy, “we introduced the late-night delivery service to accommodate customers who order food at night. The late night delivery combined with initiatives like greater customer accessibility, more payment options, more locations, lunchtime deals, seasonal deals and new related products (Jumia Party) has led to over 120% increase in the volume of orders.”

While speaking on efforts to ensure quick delivery of foods ordered on the platform, Guy, who was recently appointed the Managing Director of the marketplace said: “We have made it possible for orders to be picked up by the rider closest to a restaurant’s location. With this, we can deliver orders to the customer’s doorstep within 40 minutes and interestingly, the delivery process can be tracked right from the time when the customer places the order to the moment the order is delivered.”

On what to expect in 2019, the Head of Marketing and Vendor Success for the Marketplace, Chioma Odimegwu said that operational efficiency will be an integral part of the company’s focus in 2019.

Her words: “In 2019, we are looking forward to welcoming a new and exciting restaurant/vendor on board within the month. We will also be engaging new partnerships across other industries to provide added value to customers, onboarding more restaurants with longer and later open hours, more focus on corporate catering offerings, encouraging closer relationships with our customers and restaurant vendors.”

In essence, Jumia’s here aim is to explore more in food areas while it will make its app easier by including KFC as well as improving its presence the social media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and others.
from Left to Right: Guy Futi, Managing Director, Jumia Food, Chioma Odimegwu, Head of Marketing and Vendor Success, Jumia Food and Jumia Party Nigeria, Omolara Adagunodo, Managing Director, Jumia Travel & Olukayode Kolawole, Head Public Relations, Jumia