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Konga Tech Week: Over 100,000 Genuine Devices On Offer At Best Prices

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Over 100,000 genuine laptops, Desktops, tablets, mobile phones, printers and supplies, gaming devices and accessories are on offer at highly discounted prices as Konga Tech Week goes live today.

Konga Tech Week, the most ambitious technology devices promo in Nigeria, runs from Monday, May 24 till Monday, May 31, 2021.

The management of Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-Commerce company, says the devices, all sourced directly from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will afford individuals, students, educational institutions, corporate organizations, government establishments, bulk buyers and other Nigerians to acquire genuine tech products at the best prices unmatched anywhere else in the market. The much-anticipated promotion will also see customers of Konga enjoy swift deliveries of their orders as part of efforts by the company to meet the huge demands expected.

A number of globally renowned tech brands have partnered with Konga for the week-long promotion. Among these are HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Apple, ASUS, Nokia, Zinox, Infinix and Tecno, among others.

Furthermore, Konga Tech Week is supported by the leading financial institution, Access Bank.

‘‘Konga Tech Week is an opportunity for all classes of shoppers including individuals and organizations to acquire genuine laptops, smartphones, tablets and other tech devices at very unbelievable prices,’’ disclosed Kenny Oriola, VP, Online at Konga.

‘‘The world has endured a lengthy scarcity of PCs occasioned by supply chain breakdowns and an unfulfilled backlog of shipping orders posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The development has seen prices rise significantly for the few available units in the market. This is one of the reasons we have put up a huge number of PCs, laptops in addition to other devices for the Konga Tech Week.

‘‘For students, educational institutions, corporate bodies, government establishments, retailers, bulk buyers, or those executing contracts, the Konga Tech Week is your guide to getting the best deals and special offers for your needs.

‘‘Orders are processed on first come, first-served basis. So, I urge everyone to go online to www.konga.com, or any Konga store nearest to them to take advantage of this exclusive deal,’’ he concluded.

KongaGroup, which has gained the trust of millions of shoppers, says it guarantees the best prices in Africa for genuine devices during the Tech Week promotion which runs from 24th – 31st of May.

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Jumia Grabs Opportunity for Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is a concept that originated in the United States, but the yearly retail fever has had a popularity boom across Africa in recent years, with customers moving to take advantage of the best deals that retailers have available.

Jumia, which is a marketplace with its focus placed on Africa quickly grabbed this opportunity when it first introduced the Black Friday event about nine years ago across its markets in Africa, focusing mainly on Egypt and Cairo which are the company’s top two cities when considering volume of orders.

Since its inception, the company has witnessed staggering levels of success with the event, and company data reveals that the love which consumers have for Black Friday has been increasing across the continent every year.

During the 2020 Black Friday event, the top sellers on the Jumia platform saw a 141% year-on-year increase in the amount of items sold, with one out of three clicks on average being a new customer. The company also said that it witnessed an increase in brand appetite across every one of Jumia’s 10 markets during last year’s sale, which lasted every Friday in November.

The trend is expected to continue this year’s version of Jumia’s Black Friday, as it is running from November 5 until November 30.

The company which is based in Nigeria has entered into partnerships with major brands like Adidas, HP, Unilever and Diageo, as well as with thousands of sellers in order to provide consumers the best deals on a very wide range of products.

The CEO of Jumia Nigeria, Massimiliano Spalazzi told Lagos-based Vanguard that the Black Friday programme has been a success every year, and is the biggest sale of the year.

He also stated that the 2021 Black Friday campaign will place focus on strengthening the company’s position as a brand within the African market, and providing support to the sellers.

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France Requests Removal of Wish from Search Engines and App Stores

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Several ministers in France have released a common statement in which they announced that they have made a request to the main search engines as well as the mobile app stores that are operating in the country to hide Wish’s website as well as its mobile app.

Wish is a highly popular e-commerce platform that mainly references products from merchants who are based in China. The platform does not hold inventory as the products are usually shipped directly to the customers from merchants.

Last year, the French administration which is in charge of consumer rights and fraud launched an investigation into Wish. The administration, which is known as the direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF) suspected that it was not difficult to deliberately mislead customers and sell fake products on Wish, including goods like perfumes and sneakers with images which incorrectly show the logos of popular brands.

In order to find out the safety of the products on Wish and to also test their suspicions, the French administration ordered about 140 different goods on Wish.

About 95% of the toys which they acquired on the platform did not abide by the normal European regulation, with about 45% of the toys deemed dangerous. Concerning the electronic products that were ordered, 95% of them were said to be disallowed in Europe, with 90% of them being dangerous in one form or the other.

Some unexpected items were even found to constitute a risk to customers, with about 62% of ordered cheap costume jewelry considered as dangerous. It should however be noted that these numbers came from a study on a small sample of 140 products.

When Wish is notified that a dangerous product is being sold on the platform, the product is removed within 24 hours. However, the French Ministry of Economy states that in most cases the dangerous products remain accessible on the same platform, under a different name and sometimes by the same seller.

The French government is now taking advantage of changes in European regulation to block problematic apps. The process is complicated, but if successful will remove Wish from Google and the App Store. Currently, Wish is still available on the app store and the website can still be found on Google.

After Wish is shadowbanned in France, the website will disappear from Google and the app will no longer be found on the app store. However, if you had it on your phone before the shadowban, you will still be able to use it.

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Jumia Black Friday: What People are Buying

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Jumia’s yearly flash sale event, Black Friday, is still ongoing. A lot of people are taking advantage of it to get for themselves valuable items at discounted prices.

Investors King had on Friday reported that Jumia has promised earth-shattering deals in this year’s Black Friday. The flash sales had started on the 5th of November 2021 with packages like Treasure Hunt, Friday Rush Hour, Flash Sales and Wheel of Fortune.

A visit to Jumia’s website reveals the series of offers for the Black Friday sales. Some of the offers include phone deals, fashion deals, Home and Appliances, Computing deals, Television and Audio, Exploring Trends, Health and Beauty deals among others.

It however appears that of all the items available in the store, the ones people are patronizing the more or the top deals are phones, power banks, earphones and phone accessories.

Specifically, under phone deals, there are products with discounts as high as 54 and 52 percent. The implication of which is the product with such percentage of discount selling out very fast to the fastest fingers.

As of the time of filing this report, a UMIDIGI A7S phone listed in the store is labelled to have a 54 percent discount. Similarly, a Gionee S12 (4GB RAM, 64GB ROM) is listed for N58,990 after a 21 percent discount has been removed.

Under the fashion deal, there is also a ‘men luxury diamond waterproof quartz watch with 90 percent discount among other products with their discounts ranging from 1 percent to 90 percent.

Investors king spoke with a few people in order to have their takes about the ongoing sales and what they would like to buy.

I am very excited about Black Friday. Who does not like cheap things? I will definitely get some items before Black Friday is over,” one person told us. When asked what he is planning on getting, he said is planning to get a Laptop computer.

Another person said he has been eyeing some items on Jumia since Black Friday started and he hopes to get them before it ends. When asked what those items were, his answer was a phone, earbud and a wireless keyboard.

A Banker in Ibadan also said that he has ordered a refrigerator at a 47 percent discount and he is now awaiting delivery.

Jumia Black Friday sales are expected to run until the 30th of November 2021. However, the main event is scheduled for the 26th of November 2021.

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