This Senegalese Startup Opens Amazon, Jumia Up to Mobile Money
Monday, May 20, 2019
By Tom Jackson
Senegalese startup Comparez is making it possible for users in nine African countries to order goods from e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Jumia and pay for them using mobile money.
Founded in 2017, Comparez works as a search engine for online commerce, grouping all sites within a country and helping users compare products to find the best price.
Recently, however, it expanded its scope to offer users the possibility of buying goods of various e-commerce platforms using mobile money. A number of partnerships are already in place, and more planned over the course of this year.
Founded by former Jumia employees, Comparez is already active in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. According to founder Abdou Dieng, the goal is to allow even unbanked users to access e-commerce platforms.