Jumia Prime 101: How to enjoy unlimited free deliveries


Are you a frequent shopper on the Jumia website? Are you tired of paying shipping fees each and every time you place an order? Do you live in Lagos, Abuja or Ibadan and would like to receive your orders as quickly as possible? If you’d answered yes to any of these three questions, then Jumia Prime was tailor made for you.

What is Jumia Prime?

Jumia Prime is a subscription service that offers customers in Lagos, Abuja and Ibadan unlimited free deliveries. In other words, these customers can place as many orders as they like, and would get those orders delivered to them without having to pay a shipping fee for each individual item.

So let’s say you are a customer living in Ikeja, and you would like to get a bunch of small items on our website. The current delivery fee to Ikeja for small items (as at the time of this writing) is ₦600. Multiply that ₦600 by as many items as you plan on buying, and you get a sense for how much you would need to pay for delivery fees.

Now let’s assume you were a Jumia Prime subscriber; you wouldn’t have to worry about delivery fees on each individual item. You instead pay a subscription fee that grants you unlimited free deliveries as well as access to additional benefits.

An excited customer opening a recently-delivered package

What are the additional benefits?

Aside from enjoying free deliveries on their orders, Jumia Prime subscribers can also expect:

  • Faster delivery times via Jumia Express
  • Early access to deals exclusive to Jumia Prime subscribers
  • Reduced shipping on Jumia Global orders (you pay only the customs fees)

What are the available subscription plans?

We have three subscription plans for the three available regions: a one-month plan, a three-month plan and a six-month plan. For Lagos customers, the one-month plan costs ₦2,999, the three-month plan costs ₦3,999, while the six-month plan costs ₦5,999. As can be seen, you get to save more in the long-term if you opt for one of the longer subscription plans. Click here to see a detailed breakdown of all the available plans and cities.

Okay. I’m in. How do I subscribe?

Easy peasy. You simply purchase one of the subscription plans available for your location (Lagos, Abuja or Ibadan), as you would any other product on our website. Don’t worry, you won’t have to pay any delivery fee on this (That would be rather ironic, wouldn’t it?). Once purchased, your subscription would be confirmed within 24 hours. Thereafter, you’re all set and good to go.

What if I don’t live in Lagos, Abuja or Ibadan?

Jumia Prime is currently only available in Lagos, Abuja and Ibadan. However, we have plans to roll out the service to other states across Nigeria, so our answer for now would be, “Watch this space.”

Happy Delivery Man making Delivery

Is there anything else you’d like to know about Jumia Prime? Or perhaps you’d like to learn more about one of our other services? Let us know in the comments section below.