‘Small Business Big Money‘ was co-written by Jason Njoku, the founder of Iroko TV and was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on September 30, 2017. The book went on to become a best seller for the House of Representative member.
Here’s the big deal: Alabi raised questions about Jumia’s business model, posting on his Twitter page that only Roving Heights (Nigeria’s online book store) was authorised to resell the book.
Is there another culprit? Nairametrics discovered that the book is also being sold on Konga without a vendor name or distributor to ascertain who listed it. Note that Roving Heights, Jumia, and Konga are all online stores. However, as the entrepreneur disclosed, only Roving Heights was permitted to resell the book. But he only condemned Jumia for selling his book without permission, thereby raising questions as to why Konga wasn’t also condemned for doing same.
Jumia’s response to Alabi: The e-commerce company addressed the situation in Akin Alabi’s comment section, stating that, “Jumia serves as a platform where vendors display their products and customers purchase from.
“We are sorry to learn you are not pleased with the listing of your book on our platform. This has been forwarded to the appropriate unit to resolve as soon as possible. Please let us know if you have any other concern.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be informed that the book has been delisted from our platform. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be informed that the book has been delisted from our platform. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.