Asian e-commerce company QNET to enter Kenyan market

KENYA –  E- Commerce giant QNET has announced plans to expand operations in the Kenyan market. 

In its latest update on Kenya, the firm said it is seeking to establish a physical presence in Kenya with the intent to grow a large network of Independent Representatives.

In East Africa, QNET’s regional distribution hub exists in Rwanda and while in  West Africa, the company has a physical presence in  Ivory Coast.

The company has over 250,000 Independent Representatives across Africa, with the goal to expand and increase this manifold. 

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania’s market already has a significant number of customers and given the given the growing demand for online distribution centres, the possibilities remain endless for QNET to grow its East African presence,” said QNET Business Development Manager Muqtadir Suwani.

According to Statista,  a German company specializing in market and consumer data, Kenya’s e-commerce penetration is projected to be at 34.6 percent and is expected to hit 53.6 percent by 2025.

Currently, the market’s largest segment is electronics and media.

“The covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many African households adapting to online business as most goods and services”

Muqtadir Suwani – Business Development Manager, QNET

Research and Markets a tailored market research firm from the United States, says that e-commerce activities in South Africa and Nigeria account for nearly 50 percent of all online shopping, primarily due to smartphones.

“This coupled with the covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many African households adapting to online business as most goods and services. Major entities such as Jumia and Takealot are good examples of how growth has developed across the continent. “

An UNCTAD report recently indicated that the Covid-19 has also created an uptake on digital readiness.

“The economic activity generated by local and cross-border e-commerce is accelerating Africa into a digital future. African governments are even beginning to collect tax from this multi-billion-dollar opportunity, such as Kenya’s new Digital Service Tax that came into effect on January 1, 2021,” noted Mr. Hussein Haji.

QNET is one of Asia’s leading e-commerce based direct selling companies offering a wide range of health, wellness and lifestyle products that enable people to lead better lives.

QNET’s grass-roots business model fuelled by the power of e-commerce has helped empower millions of entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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