Dangote Cement, Key Account Director, Chux Mogbolu, revealed that the group has signed a deal with the e-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria to sell its cement online.
Mogbolu has made this known in Lagos, saying that the move was designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase of its products.
According to the deal, Nigerians and corporate bodies wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50 kilogramme cement and above can now order on Jumia from the comfort of their rooms at the reasonable cost of N2,500 (R66.59) per bag and have these delivered to any place of their choice without any extra cost for transportation.
He said: “Dangote Cement decided to work with Jumia Nigeria based on its credibility and excellent performance over the years in online shopping management”, adding that the new initiative would help arrest the scams perpetrated by online fraudsters who deceived the people by asking them to come and purchase Dangote Cement for N1,000 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 a seamless supply of cement from Dangote can now place an order and pay online and wait for the delivery in record time from any of Dangote’s nearest cement plants 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.”
Juliet Anammah who is the CEO of Jumia Nigeria said that the deal with Dangote Cement is part of efforts to deepen service delivery on Jumia Nigeria’s online platform.
She said she was of the belief that the deal will be beneficial to all parties involved and deepen further online shopping in Nigeria as evidenced in other parts of the world.