Right on the heels of its being selected as one of the top 12 finalists at the ‘Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship’, Konga.com was again recognized with double honors at the recent 2014 Marketing World Awards.
The Marketing World Awards ceremony held on Saturday, 8th November, 2014 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos was attended by several top executives in the marketing and advertising industry.
At the event, Konga was presented with the award of the ‘Online Retailer Brand of the Year’, as well as the award for ‘Best Use of Social Media in Marketing’.
The online retail giant also on Sunday, 16th November, 2014, rolled out the drums to showcase its fleet of over 200 vehicles in its newly inaugurated KExpress logistics arm, designed to accelerate the delivery of goods to all that buy items on its platform.
Fulfillment Operations Director of Kong.Com, Mr. Wale Adisa said at the launch of the new fleet of logistics vehicles that the vehicles are part of the Konga Express logistics designed to add value to the logistics industry in the country.
According to him, Konga.Com is into business to add value to the Nigerian economy saying that the success it has recorded recently in the industry was because it made the customer king.
He disclosed that the 7,000 merchants trade under the platform of the Konga.Com brand saying that Konga is looking forward to the time when someone can sell a bag of cola-nut from the north through Konga.Com.
He stated that Kong.Com currently have a direct workforce about 300 Nigerians stressing that the objective of the company is make ecommerce a thriving industry in the country.
Adisa dispelled the fear of delay in delivery, which might be caused by breakdown of operational vehicle adding that there are vehicles on standby for such reasons, although he said the company has not had such problem since inception.
Konga’s double awards celebrate the company’s excellence, creativity and outstanding achievements in the integrated marketing communication industry over the year. The Nigerian company which was founded just over two years ago, has grown to have offices in Lagos, South Africa and China and over 700 employees. With its marketplace seller’s platform, the company has hundreds of thousands of items available for purchase on its site with delivery covering the whole Nigeria. Konga also has a very active social media presence with over one million fans on Facebook, a company blog and a strong presence on the various other social platforms.
Commenting on the award, Gabriel Gab-Umoden, Head of Marketing, Konga.com, dedicated the awards to Konga’s customers saying “We are honored to have won these awards today. We are not resting on our oars but are encouraged to do more. Konga would continue to ensure we consistently provide the greatest online shopping experience for our customers; from the point of order to the fulfillment of delivery. We appreciate our fans on social media and everyone who supports Konga’s vision to be the engine of commerce and trade in Africa”.