Vivo smartphone and online retailer – Jambo Shoppe ink a deal to sell devices via its platform

Vivo smartphone has inked a deal that will see its devices become available on the Jambo Shoppe online retail shop. The two companies are looking to tap into an increasing online focused Kenyan market that has been gaining popularity in recent times. Vivo has unveiled several devices in the local market including Vivo Y20s, while Jambo Shoppe is aiming to gain a footprint in the market that has been dominated by Jumia for a long time.

The need to have a reliable, secure online shopping platform in Kenya has almost tripled in recent times as more Kenyans now favor online shopping rather than traditional methods to curb the spread of covid-19 virus. A recent study done by Mastercard revealed an impressive trend of the number of Kenyans now opting to shop online, especially after the pandemic happened.

According to Vivo, the partnership is expected to boost visibility of its products to potential customers in the country, availing credible alternative methods to purchase quality devices from the manufacturer at affordable rates. Competition in the smartphone sector has become so brutal that without an appealing combination of price and features, these devices would otherwise never see the light of day.

Speaking on the partnership, Vivo Smartphone Kenya Brand and Communications Manager Mr. James Irungu said the smartphone market in the country has a favorable competition landscape with more consumers considering online purchases. Irungu further said the deal will enable consumers in the country to access a wide range of phones at affordable prices.

On the other hand, Jambo Shoppe recently unveiled a mobile app for its iOS and android customers, hopping to tap into rising numbers of online shoppers. And from data acquired from Statista, people using smartphones worldwide have surpassed three billion and these figures are expected to grow even further.

Speaking on the deal, Jambo Shoppe country head, Sanjay Pathak said the partnership cements the company’s commitment to provide customers with a wide range of products. Sanjay further noted the company’s desire to make it easier for customers to order items conveniently, securely through the introduction of the app.  Vivo smartphones can be bought from the Jambo Shoppe online platform through the following link:


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