Jiji one of the biggest African marketplace platforms has won the Best Classifieds Service Award despite stiff competition from many other classifieds.
Hailed as the “E-commerce highest honors in Kenya,” the Kenya platforms E-commerce Awards, sponsored by Finserve, is the leading local awards organization, honoring excellence in the e-commerce sector. They nominate and select The E-commerce Award Winners based on extensive research, study and opinions from industry experts.
Jiji Kenya has set the standard in the classifieds service, this being the third time they are receiving this award since they opened shop in Kenya in 2020, and the first in the year 2022.
“This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of our founders and management and we believe that if we continue with this trajectory, it will just be a matter of time before our goal is among the TOP-5 classifieds in the world by traffic, becomes realized sooner than we think,” said Maksym Golubev, Jiji Kenya’s Country Manager.
This third award underpins Jiji Kenya’s leadership in the classifieds market by leveraging its anchor stake when it comes to traffic.
With over ten online platforms in the market by the time they penetrated Kenya, Jiji Kenya has become the fastest growing e-commerce with more than 6 million users and 2 million ads in Kenya, and 2.5million unique visitors per month, leading among all platforms in Kenya, in the last one year.
Jiji has been generally rated as the fastest-growing e-commerce platform based on data from Alexa, a website traffic analytics platform. This comes at a time when most e-commerce companies lose popularity and struggle to stay afloat.
Jiji is a free classifieds platform that allows buyers and sellers to meet and exchange goods and services, with no middleman involved and no commissions charged.
They have all types of categories ranging from Electronics, Vehicles, Property, Home, Furniture & Appliances to Fashion, Health & Beauty, etc.
They also offer all types of services including, but not limited to, Jobs, Cleaning Services, Building & Trade Services, Repair & Construction, etc.
A report on Kenya’s Digital Economy by a global advisory firm, Dalberg, has shown retailers and shoppers prefer the sites that support direct marketing, engagement between businesses and buyers, and goods are paid upon delivery. This supports the business model for Jiji Kenya.
According to the report, only 13 percent of Kenyans are using e-commerce platforms such as Jumia and Kilimall to sell and buy products.
“We have enjoyed a nice run here lately,” said Grace Gikonyo, Head of Public Relations. “It is a real honor to receive this type of recognition. Our efforts to provide buyers and sellers with top-quality solutions for their everyday needs have paid off, and we are proud of the fact that we continue to receive such prestigious distinction. To our buyers and sellers, thank you for believing in us.”