Jumia partners with China’s 4PX Express to expand its delivery services in Africa

AFRICA – Jumia, a Pan-African technology company has partnered with 4PX, a Chinese global logistics company, to enable it to expand in Africa by utilizing Jumia’s last-mile capabilities.

4PX Express will leverage Jumia’s last-mile capabilities on the continent with deliveries first starting in Nigeria before gradually being expanded to Kenya, Egypt and Morocco over the coming months.

The announcement comes just two weeks after the e-commerce leader entered into a similar partnership with Global logistics and package delivery company UPS.

“We are proud to open up our technology and services to 4PX and provide Chinese businesses with new opportunities to grow and access the African market,” said Apoorva Kumar, SVP Logistics, Jumia Group.

Our tailored logistics infrastructure, combined with physical assets, technology, and strong local partners, have been developed to offer seamless last mile coverage across our countries of operation.”

Joining forces with 4PX further solidifies Jumia’s position as the partner of choice for last-mile delivery in Africa.

Our collaboration with Jumia enables 4PX to strengthen our global network and enrich our service offerings,” said Derek Wang, 4PX Global cross-border E-commerce Product Director.

The partnership demonstrates the strength of the Jumia logistics platform, which has established itself as a pan-African champion, supporting an increasing number of African and international enterprises in expanding their footprint on the continent.

The deal comes at a time when internet penetration in Africa is rapidly increasing leading to increasing demand for fast and safe delivery of goods to consumers.

The continent’s e-commerce is growing at a rate of 18%, which is 6% higher than the world average, with over 21 million online shoppers so far.

The only bottlenecks in the sector are poor infrastructure in the continent and the high cost of last-mile deliveries.

The move by the e-commerce giants aims to reduce these challenges and reach new markets to potential consumers.

Jumia has more than 3,000 drop-off and pick-up locations around Africa. With the help of its 600+ logistics partners, Jumia processed more than 34 million packages in 2021.

4PX, which is ranked third in China’s cross-border e-commerce sector, has partnered with over 1 million sellers and has an 8 million package daily operation capacity.

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