CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Kenya: Nakumatt to Launch E-Commerce Site in April 2014

Retail giant is set to launch its revamped e-commerce site in April 2014 that is expected to give online retail sites in Kenya a run for their money.

The platform that has been under development since the beginning of this year is expected to help the retail giant tap into the online platform after Nakumatt said that it was not feeling the effect of existing platforms on its sales.

The launch comes after the release of the Nakumatt Global Card by the retailer to facilitate payments after company termed the shortfall of uptake in many existing online platforms to lack of a payment solution.

According to sources, the roll out of the platform will run concurrently with the franchising that the is on course where Nakumatt will have standalone shops retailing goods for major stores including Disney and Samsung.

Nakumatt also hopes to ride on the success of its global card which has seen increased uptake with over 150,000 cards already registered in less than 3 months it has been available.

Already the company has a fully functional contact centre last month and has revamped its website in the early months of 2013.

All this innovations as the supermarket sustainably positions itself as a leader in retail business and it expects the entry of global giants in the coming months.

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