NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – Logistics firm JC Express has introduced a new package geared towards promoting local and African e-commerce businesses on the global stage.
According to the firm’s founder and CEO Jerry Kamusa, any local or African e-commerce business seeking to establish or grow its operations both locally and globally needs to only part with Sh50,000 or US$500 to get an array of services.
These services include domain registration, web hosting, logo design, inventory management, and site integration to the JC Express’ online delivery platform for an end-to-end delivery solution.
Kamusa says the company is also offering an array of other services, among them warehousing.
He says the warehousing service will ensure goods are safe even as the business owner focuses on product and brand improvements.
“Our warehouse services come in handy as it gives a trader or business time to focus on promoting the products without having to worry about logistics or storage of the products,” he said.
Businesses that sign up with the logistics company are also guaranteed access to a wide market spanning several countries around the world.
According to Kamusa, the firm has a worldwide network of over 200 destinations, which clients can sell their products to.
“We are present in 220 destinations around the world, including huge markets such as the United States, UK, and China. This means that any local business will have the opportunity to experience a global market without having to venture outside their territory.”
Kamusa added that once customers, from any of the 220 destinations buy products from the trader’s platform, JC Express guarantees delivery of the items to their specific destinations. Example of platforms built include https://glamnatural.africa, https://eyarastore.co.ke
The company also has a service dubbed Shop & Ship, which targets retail consumers.
According to Kamusa, the service gives customers access to global retailers even if they do not ship internationally.
“By signing up with www.ishopww.com a JC Express online address product, a buyer gets to access a new world of global shopping and delivery to your doorstep. The service allows a customer to pay for goods online.”
“We want to take Kenyan and African businesses to the global stage by leveraging on the biggest asset in this age Internet connectivity.”
The CEO urged companies to take up the offer, especially now when the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed more consumers to purchasing things online.
“Social distancing has pushed the need for businesses to move online. We intend to help as many businesses as possible move online and change the business environment. Online platforms provide a bigger market even for SMEs,” he said.
His sentiments come amid several studies from around the world suggesting that the pandemic helped grow online shopping to record heights.
Technology analysts have termed 2020 as the year online shopping stopped being the future of retail and catapulted firmly into the present.
New data by IBM’s US Retail Index, for instance, states that the pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by roughly five years.
Data from Eurostat also confirmed last year that online shopping is more popular than ever in the EU.
Commenting on this finding, Kamusa said this is proof for local and African e-commerce businesses to join the trade with the rest of the world digitally.