THE HEIGHT OF THE DISASTROUS CRASH OF JUMIA’S WEBSITE
Nawa o. It has become news everywhere that Jumia’s website crashed in the early hours of its commencement of #BlackFridaySales on Friday, Nov 27 2015.
WHAT YOU DID NOT KNOW
As a matter of fact, Jumia is Nigeria’s first e-commerce platform. Nigerians have high expectations from Jumia on this year’s #BlackFridaySales as a result of the overrated campaign telling how much discount will be off on items available on the store. That led to the amassed traffic the site couldn’t bear and was abruptly shutdown.
I was not surprised when I overheard some folks (few days before the sales began) that 90% will be off all items on Jumia. That’s way too much a scam – if it were true because no business would offer #BlackFridaySales to its detriment. So, they ensure that they prepare a proper selection of items to put discount on and limit the stock. The first persons to make order on a particular item, for example; 15, will make a hundred percent; then the item is ‘Sold Out’.
You got the gist?
YOU HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED
The next thing that comes to your mind, the moment you realize that the item you wanted to buy has been sold out, is….OMG!! I have missed the offer. Although you have missed it but there wasn’t enough stock to enable you grab the offer.
In fact, I found some items that have not been purchased. I also noticed that some sold out items had been purchased by resellers. See this graphic image of an item that was sold out…
You will not wait to buy that until BlackFridaySales. Isn’t that enough evidence?
Some buyers are disappointed that the so-called jaw dropping discounts on some particular items aren’t worth the offer. Stating that the usual prices at which they were sold did not match the prices placed on the discounted items. An instance was given, see this graphic image…
Can you imagine that?
THE BOTTOM LINE
It was really a great shopping experience for me. I was able to purchase a few items at my favorite store. Friends also commended this year’s BlackFridaySales as the best ever!
Various stores and businesses even Startups rolled out amazing discount offers on their products. That has made the global event real and worth craving for.
Hoping for a better experience, next year. See you again!