Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce powerhouse, Konga, has become the first e-commerce company in Sub-Saharan Africa to be migrated to the Retail Accelerator Programme of global technology giant —Intel.
The development was disclosed by Intel’s Consumer Manager for Nigeria, Olabanji Womiloju, who commended the efforts of Konga in elevating the e-commerce business in Nigeria.
On Konga achieving great feat: In a press statement that was issued exclusively to Nairametrics, Womiloju lauded the landmark strides being made at Konga. According to him, the company’s reputation and outstanding performance in the e-commerce space were the yardsticks used in selecting the company for the Retail Accelerator Programme.
Konga’s reaction: In his remark, the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Konga Group, Mr Nnamdi Ekeh, said the company is heading to the right direction in her strategies to change the e-commerce dynamics in Nigeria.
“We are very glad with the news of our elevation to the Intel Retail Accelerator Program. It shows that our efforts to revolutionize e-commerce in Nigeria and beyond is being noticed even beyond the shores of Africa.”
Benefit of the recognition: According to Ekeh, the partnership with Intel will afford the e-commerce company to meet the needs of its customers within and beyond the shores of Nigeria. It will also position Konga for more marketing support, in order to drive huge product volumes and sellout in a competitive market where the likes of Jumia also operates.
“This partnership will put us in a position to serve our numerous customers across Nigeria better with more exciting solutions across Intel’s wide-ranging bouquet. Furthermore, it calls for more work on our part in justifying the confidence reposed in us by taking e-commerce to greater heights.”
Konga’s elevation to the new retail channel program will take effect in the second quarter of 2019.
About Konga and its expansion drive
Konga Online Shopping Limited provides Internet-based services. The Company operates an online platform that serves a retail customer base that continues to grow exponentially, offering products that span various categories including Phones, Computers, Clothing, Shoes, Home Appliances, Books, healthcare, Baby Products, personal care and much more.
The company’s expansion drive birthed the merger with Yudala, which saw both companies become the biggest organised retail and e-commerce outfit on the African continent. The strategic decision also saw both companies leveraging their combined strengths, in a bid to further broaden the scope of organised retail and e-commerce in Nigeria, whilst delivering more value to customers and merchants.
Intel Corporation is an American software company which offers computing, networking, data storage, and communication solutions worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Centre Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments.