Last Updated on October 27, 2021 by Ope Quadri
UPDATE: Jumia Black Friday 2021 will begin on November 5 through 26! The time of the year is here when buyers get the privilege to shop great products on Jumia App.
This is the time you could enjoy as much as 99% discount on amazing products ranging from clothing, wristwatches, phones, and others.
We already shared with you some of the black Friday shopping tips in one of our post, it has to be in real-time, a few seconds after the huge discount is rolled out and you missed out, that’s all.
Other Benefits of Jumia’s Black Friday
- You’d enjoy extra 5% off (up to N500)
- Access to shopping money loan of up to N100,000
- Enjoy 10% off when you pay with Mastercard on Tuesday (It’s called MasterCard Tuesday)
When is Black Friday 2019 on Jumia?
The 2019 black Friday will be held as follows:
- Friday, November 5,
- Friday, November 12,
- Friday, November 19, and
- November 26.
The beauty of this is that it’s coming up when millions of online shoppers will be preparing for Christmas.
Electronics, household items to fashion clothing are mentioned at discounted prices. I’m excited already. I missed the last black Friday on Jumia, and I’m going to warm up for the 2021 edition.
Midnight every Friday of November by 12Am, there will be 99% off your purchase on a treasure hunt. You enjoy the beauty of these amazing prices on the Jumia App.
There is Flash sales from 12 Am midnight
Rest of the day: Every hour starting from 10 AM
BONUS: There will be free delivery on products you bought between 9 Am to 10 AM
Monday to Thursday:
Jumia Flash sales hold every 2 hours starting from 10 AM plus free delivery between 9 Am to 10 AM.
How not to miss out
- Download the Jumia App
- Follow up on its social media accounts or set up a reminder (notification).
How to Shop on Jumia Store
This post is a step-by-step guide on how to shop on the Jumia store error-free. We are putting this guide together because Jumia store has some qualities that make it one of the best online stores in Nigeria:
Benefits of Shopping on Jumia Store:
- Optional Payment methods
- Return policy
- Originality of products
- Customer support
- Availability of Free Shipping
- Ease of Use
- Returns and Cancellation Policies
Price of products:
In terms of cost, some of the jumia’s products and goods are cheaper compared to other online stores in Nigeria.
Optional payment methods:
With its own JumiaPay which supports MasterCard, Verve, and Visa, and bank transfer, you have different payment methods to choose from.
That’s great because you’re not restricted to certain payment method. Whichever one you are familiar with, Jumia store got you covered.
There is clear return policy for any products you purchased on jumia which you feel it isn’t your specification. But we advise you read the return policy before making purchase.
Availability of free shipping:
Are you making an order on Jumia within Lagos then you can enjoy seamless free shipping on goods purchased on the online store.
If you’re buying from another state you’ll have to buy or spend a certain amount to enjoy Jumia free shipping.
Free shipping is one of the qualities that caught our attention at InfomediNG. Though it isn’t the only online store that provides free shipping, you can get this on AliExpress too. But Jumia deserves commendation for this.
In our upcoming post, we’ll more delve into the factors extensively. So it’s time to show you how to buy products on jumia.
In online store, a cart can be described as the archive of products you have shown interest in buying.
How to shop on Jumia store error-free
- Step 1: Sign up for an account
- Step 2: Login to explore jumia products
- Step 3: Select your products
- Step 4: Click buy now
- Step 5: Click on Cart
- Step 6: Click checkout
- Step 7: Fill address form
- Step 8: Confirm order
- Step 9: Enter your credit card details. Hit PAY
- Step 10: Track your order when your order leaves Jumia store.
While some of the guides online tell you to pick your desired products before signing up for an account, we believe that setting up a Jumia account should be the first.
Signing up takes less than 10 seconds. Simply enter your email address, First name, Last name, and your password.
Once you enter the above details and hit sign up you are right away to the products page. You can follow this guide to enjoy Jumia Black Friday flash sales.
Begin to explore the thousands of irresistible products and gadgets on the online store. To make your shopping easy, products have been categorized, so go to the category of items that have been itemised again for simplicity.
For the purpose of this guide, we’ll be shopping for ladies’ bag and high waist tummy control (hip sharper).
To even narrow it down, you may choose woman fashion, and select the range of size you wish to purchase.
Under shipped from, pick “Nigeria” you can ship from abroad as swell via jumia. We’ll put up a guide on how to do that in another guide.
Select your desired color
Select your products. Scroll down to read the specs of whatever products you’re purchasing from jumia. Be sure it meets your standard.
Hit “Buy Now” it’ll be added automatically to your Cart.
What is online cart?
In online store, a cart is can be described as the archive of products you have shown interest in buying.
You can view which products you’ve selected in cart. In a situation whereby you still want to buy more click continue shopping. In our case we’ve added two products to our cart.
Click “Cart” to view list of products you’ve added. If you’re outside Lagos, the worth of the product or total amount of products you’re ordering determines whether you’ll be able to enjoy jumia free shipping privilege.
Free shipping is mostly available for Lagos residents.
Under the total make sure to cross-check what you’re paying for.
Enter your delivery address. This is very important as it will be used to get your products to you. Be descriptive in your address. Use a popular place closer to you in a situation where your house isn’t properly numbered. Hit, “SAVE”
Confirm order. Pay special attention to the shipping fee if you’re not in Lagos. In a situation whereby the shipping fee (transport fee) of the products you order is more than what you’re actually buying it’s better to cancel your order, unless it’s okay by you. Choose your mode of payment.
How to pay on jumia is simplified in such a way that you can make payment through JumiaPay supported by MasterCard, Visa, Verve and bank transfer.
JumiaPay is a free, secure payment platform that allows you to transfer funds online via bank transfer or card payment without sharing your information with any shopping system.
You get 5% discount the first time you use JumiaPay.
Enter your card details. And hit pay, check your inbox for details of your order.
A Jumia tracking code will be sent to your email and possibly be called by jumia support. Keep your tracking code. You’ll need it when your product arrive and want to claim it.
That’s all, you just place an order on jumia online store in Nigeria.
Why your Jumia Payment may be rejected:
- Insufficient funds in your account
- Failure to receive SMS for OTP
- Debit card not profiled
- Entering wrong PIN code
There are some reason why your order on Jumia may be rejected, here are some of the reasons:
Entering wrong PIN code
If you attempted to pay via Debit/Credit Card but wrongly introduced the PIN code .
Debit card not profiled
If you debit card is not profiled for online payment.
We suggest you select another payment method next time or call your bank to enable your card for online payments.
Failure to receive SMS for OTP
If you didn’t receive the SMS with the OTP. Sometimes the phone number registered with your card or bank account is different from the one you are using at the time of your transaction.
Please call your bank to update to the correct phone number or use the SIM card associated with your bank account.
Insufficient funds in your account
If you don’t have sufficient funds in your account, you Jumia order will be rejected.
Select another payment method or make a transaction after you have sufficient funds on your card/bank account.
Black Friday Shopping Tips
BLACK FRIDAY– “ the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, regarded as the first day of the Christmas shopping season, on which retailers make many special offers”.
This is one special day in a year that people always look forward to for shopping. What are your thoughts about ‘Black Friday’?
The origin of Black Friday dated as far back as 24th September 1869. Two people who are known for leading in illicit activities to monopolize the gold market by buying every piece of gold to cause scarcity that would increase the rate so they can sell to make more profits.
The stock market plunged by over twenty percent within few days after their plans to monopolize the business got leaked.
It created a huge loss to the general public and investors alike. Consequently, the crisis that occurred was tagged “ BLACK FRIDAY”.
In Philadelphia, in the 1950s prior to military football festival usually on Saturday. Fans, shoppers, and touristss travelled there in large numbers after Thanksgiving, leading to a crowded city, which makes additional work to the police department to help keep people in check, to maintain law and order, usually tedious for them. That day got labeled BLACK FRIDAY.
Although, it became popular in the early 1990s with the help of the media across the United States. It exposed more businesses to the opportunities of making more sales on this particular day.
They were able to make more profits with large turn out of people queuing at their shops, this signifies extreme profits margin, the large numbers resulted “in black” (profitable) as opposed to “in the red ( making losses).
With the advancement in technology, most people can shop the BLACK FRIDAY deals online from the comfort of their environment, putting into consideration online shopping factors for you to have brilliant shopping experience.
Black Friday Shopping Tips
The following points will help you prepare yourself for a fun Black Friday on Jumia or any other online stores across the World.
- Making Enquiries
- Visit Websites
- Download Apps
- Be early enough
- Check out for competitive prices
- Watch out for discounts codes
- Be on time
- Have a shopping partner
- Rest well prior to the day
Planning –To avoid being distracted, make a comprehensive list of things you need before the kick off time for Black Friday.
Financial Plan –Another Black Friday tip is for you to estimate your income and expenses with limits to the amount you will spend on that day.
Making Enquiries –Find out everything about the products you want to purchase not to fall prey to inferior ones because of the price point.
Visit Websites –Take time to check websites related to your needs and sign up for alerts – emails, newsletters SMS.
Download Apps –Make sure to download related apps of your desired products because some businesses will only have deals on their apps.
Be early enough –Black Friday deals starts at 12:00 am when people are answering the call of nature.
Check out for competitive prices
Be on the lookout, fund your debit cards, make sure there’s enough money to complete transactions.
Watch out for discounts codes, coupons or vouchers.
Be on time, you could start with online shopping before visiting physical shops during the day.
Have a shopping partner – help each other through shopping, less cumbersome.
Rest well prior to the day.
Have you children stay at home so you can focus more on shopping.
Carry your items around as you shop.
Some e-commerce platforms run Black Friday throughout a month. For instance Jumia Nigeria plans to run black Friday deals every Friday in the month of November, meaning every Friday in November you have access to wide range of products (smartphones, fridge, wears, phones, etc) to buy at cheaper prices.
Check what you’re buying very well, don’t be excited about the price. For instance, buying shoes online is a different ball game compared to other products.
Black Friday deals can be found at conventional shops and online platforms, whichever you choose try as much as possible to protect your debit or credit cards, and check the URL of the website you’re shopping from so as to avoid landing on cloned website.
Ope is the co-founder of InfomediaNG. He’s a researcher whose interests cut across real estate investment, stocks, financial technology, and youth empowerment. He’s awesome in Content Marketing and SEO. Favourite Tools: Google Analytics, Canva, RankMath, UberSuggest