Jumia Food launches Uganda’s first alcohol delivery app

Kampala, 15th November 2017. Jumia Food has launched Jumia Party – a New 1 hour alcohol delivery service App in Kampala. The new app gives users access to a full marketplace of spirits, wines, beers and mixers so that the process of picking the evening’s inebriant of choice feels a lot like ordering food from Jumia Food. Just with alcohol.

Jumia Party has partnered with Pernod Ricard, the world’s No 2 producer in wines and spirits, to provide on-demand delivery to homes and offices in Kampala. Alcohol delivery orders can be placed through the new app free on ios and android or by visiting party.jumia.ug. Jumia Party is also available for selection on the Jumia Food platform — replacing the Online Bar.

Placing a drinks order could not be simpler. Customers log on to the free app or http://party.jumia.ug by confirming they are of legal drinking age, they select the items they want and add to cart, then check out after confirming delivery location. Riders pick customers’ orders from the nearest fulfilment centre and dispatch it within 1 hour. Customers pay either with cash or card on delivery or via MTN Mobile Money.

“Kampala comes to life at night, which is unfortunately when most liquor shops and supermarkets close,” said Ron Kawamara, Jumia Food MD for East Africa. “Jumia Party is our answer to having popular late night drinks delivered at the tap of an app, and at lower prices than in the supermarket .”

“Our mission with Jumia Party is to make sure you always have quick and affordable access to your favourite alcohol brands, whenever you want them. Whether you’ve run out of wine at dinner, find yourself empty-handed at a party, or just want a cold one delivered to your couch, Jumia Party has you covered”, concluded Ron Kawamara.

Pernod Ricard Kenya MD, Denis Ochanine noted that, “ongoing innovation is at the core of our strategy – flexibility to new trends and understanding consumer expectations makes us the industry leaders.  Through our development of Jumia Party we are using the digital space to interact directly with our consumers and provide them new consumption moments. Most importantly it allows us to put forward customized offers tailored to their preferences. As the Jumia Party platform grows we look forward to enhancing it with innovative product offerings”.

Furthermore, to celebrate the app’s launch and Jumia Food Black Friday, customers will have access to discounts up 50% from November 24 – December 8, 2017 on select popular products.

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About Jumia food

Jumia food is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in more than 40 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, Jumia food offers the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app.

About Jumia

Jumia aims at creating a connected digital Africa to improve people’s lives on the continent, thanks to the Internet. Therefore, Jumia’s mission is to connect African consumers and entrepreneurs to do better business together. Founded in 2012, with a presence all over Africa, the group has MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange and Axa as investors. Jumia has been creating a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces and classifieds to expand your horizons.

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Travel.jumia.com is Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world.

Our ambition is to bring every bit of available accommodation online, and to create the easiest and cheapest way for customers to book it.

At Jumia Travel, we have hundreds of travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our offices are located in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France).

Before June 2016, Jumia Travel was known as Jovago.

Jumia Travel was founded in 2013 by Jumia and is backed by MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange, Axa and financial partners.

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Afromillennials, instead of whining, how about we fucking deliver exceptionally at work?

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