Jumia and Centenary bank have today announced a new partnership aimed at incentivizing the use of cashless payments for customers who buy and shop goods online in Uganda. Through the Cente Visa and Mastercard options now available on Jumia, customers will be able to buy products and have them delivered to their doorsteps.
Under the initiative, customers who purchase products on Jumia using Centenary Bank’s CenteVisa or Mastercard will receive a UGX 10,000 discount on every order. Through the discount incentive, customers will be able save on delivery fees which often range between UGX 3,000 to UGX 10,000 and also lowered costs per product.
Currently, only Cente Visa and Master card payments are eligible for the discount, customers will be able to safely transact and buy products online without visiting physical shops due to the current COVID19 Pandemic. Through the partnership, Jumia Uganda’s CEO, Ron Kawamara confirmed the offer as one that will benefit customers with strong incentives when they use Centenary Bank cards
However, the discount offer will run for a limited timeframe capped at 3 months. This means, customers will not get the UGX 10,000 discount off after November 2021, but will be able to use the Centenary cards to make payments for free. Centenary Bank’s Managing Director notes that, the new partnership will enable the bank’s customers to buy products safely on Jumia without any physical interactions.
We are excited to partner with Jumia Uganda, who will provide their busy e-commerce platform to all our customers to use their Visa and Mastercard cards to shop online and get rewarded for each purchase.”Fabian Kasi – The Centenary Bank Managing Director
Furthermore, Kasi notes that during the campaign period, Centenary Bank customers shall win cash prizes for transacting using the bank’s digital channels under the 5 For 5 Jackpot campaign which is aimed at rewarding the bank’s customers.
Customers who transact 5 times or more using CenteMobile, CenteVisa and CenteAgent will stand a chance of winning cashback prizes of up to UGX 100,000 every week. This means, when customers use the Cente Visa and Mastercard options on Jumia, they receive a UGX 10,000 instant discount, and further stand a chance to win UGX 100,000 every week.
For now, the addition of Centenary Bank payment options on Jumia means customers will be able to shop and pay for goods through cash on delivery, mobile money or bank card payments with VISA, Mastercard and Cente Visa cards as supported options.