(3rd September 2012) uAfrica.com (formerly Jump Shopping) is a technology company with a focus on eCommerce. The company has been operating in the eCommerce space since 2004, originally best known for building the online price comparison engine, jump.co.za.
Andy Higgins, founder and former Managing Director of bidorbuy.co.za, joined the team in August 2012 and together with his passion for the Internet and Jump Shopping’s founder Jaco Roux’s love for development, uAfrica.com was launched.
“I’m very excited to take on this project. eCommerce in South Africa is constantly evolving and together with the collective knowledge and experience in eCommerce that this venture brings, I believe uAfrica.com will be instrumental in growing eCommerce in South Africa” states Andy Higgins, Managing Director of uAfrica.com.
uAfrica.com focuses on all aspects of eCommerce. Expanding on the original concept of price comparison, aptly renamed to uPrice.co.za, uAfrica.com is also an accredited co.za domain name registrar with Uniforum South Africa. Providing affordable and user friendly domain name registration and management services through uWeb.co.za. The company also specialises in providing eCommerce Consultancy for all aspects of running an eCommerce business, conducts eCommerce Research, eCommerce Training and will furthermore hold an annual eCommerce Conference.
uAfrica.com is also home to the annual South African eCommerce Awards; an initiative to recognise and reward companies that demonstrate excellence operating in the eCommerce space within South Africa. The awards are currently in their seventh year of operation.
“Year on year we have a front row seat to this ever growing industry. eCommerce in South Africa continues to exceed our expectations and uAfrica.com intends to ensure that this trend continues” says Jaco Roux, Technical Director of uAfrica.com