The demand for hand sanitizers countrywide has shot up following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Jumia has expressed commitment to work closely with suppliers to maintain consistent supplies of much-needed essentials like hand sanitizers, food & other hygiene items.
“Jumia is committed to getting customers the products they need over this challenging period. We are in daily communication with manufacturers to improve the consistency of supply – and have taken measures to prevent price gouging & hoarding behavior” said Jumia CEO Sam Chappatte, adding that “We want every household to have access to sanitary and basic essentials at a fair price.”
The company confirmed that deep stocks have arrived at its warehouse today and that they have capped the purchase of hand sanitizers to only two per customer to ensure that every household in Kenya can access them.
Jumia attracts millions of customer visits and searches on its platform and plans to work closely with communities in the fight against the COVID-19. It brings considerable assets to the table with an integrated ecosystem which includes: a marketplace, a large logistics network with all major 3rd party logistics companies and online payments.