Dangote Cement and Jumia seal deal for online trade

Dangote Cement have signed a deal with with e-commerce giants Jumia to facilitate the online sale of cement bags.

The deal, signed in Lagos on Tuesday, was signed with the aim of making Dangote Cement easily accessible to customers.

Nigerians and corporate bodies wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50kg of Dangote Cement and above can now order on Jumia from the comfort of their rooms at a reasonable price of N2,500 per bag, and have them delivered for free.

Dangote Cement, Key Account Director, Chux Mogbolu however, disclosed that the purchase would only be within Lagos, Port- Harcourt and Abuja for now.

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He said: “Dangote Cement decided to work with Jumia Nigeria based on its credibility and excellent performance over the years in online shopping management.”

He added that the new initiative would help arrest the scams perpetrated by online fraudsters who deceived the people by asking them to purchase Dangote cement for N1000 per bag.

“For now, the pilot scheme is live in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, but we can extend to other cities depending on the level of demand and performance of the new deal.

“With the deal, Nigerians in need of seamless supply of cement from Dangote can now place order and pay online and wait for the delivery in record time from any of Dangote’s nearest cement plant to Lagos, Port Harcourt or Abuja.

“We are starting with Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of 300, 600 and 900. We may increase depending on demand surge as time goes on,” Mogbolu explained.

Speaking on the deal, Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah, said the deal with Dangote Cement was part of efforts to deepen service delivery on Jumia Nigeria online platform.

Anammah said she was of the belief that the deal would be beneficial to all parties involved and deepen further online shopping in Nigeria as obtained all over the world.