Jungle Online Marketplace is changing the retail landscape in PNG from having to physically visit multiple shops to a virtual marketplace that sells products from a variety of retailers and brands.
Established in 2021 and trading as Jungle Online Marketplace brings sellers and buyers together.
Demetri Allayialis, Chris O’Brien, Tom Bill and Michael Allayialis, Co-Founders of the business, created Jungle to give everyone in PNG access to the same products that would normally only be available in major cities.
“Our vision at Jungle is to enable the widespread distribution of products to business and the public of PNG at cost-effective prices. With our optimised site, Jungle offers customers 24 hours, seven days a week, convenient method to order products for your business or for you personally from the safety of your establishment or home. Especially in these COVID times when it is harder for businesses to operate and customers to physically visit stores. In the future, we hope to be able to provide a huge range of in-demand products to the remotest places in this ‘land of the unexpected”, Demetri Allayialis – Co Founder of Jungle Online Marketplace.
Jungle lists products from a growing range of retailers from popular local SMEs (especially women entrepreneurs) to large corporate brands such as Brian Bell Home Centre, RH Trading and Agmark Gurias.
Instead of or as well as setting up their own online stores, retailers can utilize Jungles simple and effective online platform to advertise and sell their products.
Customers can simply go to www.jungle.com.pg using a computer or mobile phone, shop and pay online and get purchases delivered or alternatively pick up from store. At present, Jungle can deliver to 22 towns and villages in PNG.
Many customers are now looking at more accessible and quicker shopping alternatives, with easy payment options. Online payments are becoming a necessity for businesses who can provide pick-up and delivery services to customers.
With BSP Pay on Jungle Online Marketplace, anyone with a BSP account can purchase items on Jungle. To find out how to register for BSP Pay please visit the BSP website www.bsp.com.pg.
BSP Digital General Manager Nuni Kulu said, “The Payment Landscape continues to evolve at a growing pace with consumer needs and, or demands pushing for advanced convenience and cheaper options to purchase goods and services, household items, and utility payments. BSP understands that Digital adoption will encounter geographical dependencies considering the service availability and reach, specifically within rural PNG.”
“This financial gap provides opportunity to resolve payment constraints and connect buyers and sellers via digital commerce. Jungle online will avail online shopping to 1.4 million customers nationwide and will play a critical role in aiding digital adoption and influence consumer payment behavior in the 22 towns and villages where we expect to see an increased transition from traditional payments on to an alternate online payment service”.
Online payments are a fast, convenient and secure for customers and improves business cash flow with real-time payments. Businesses interested in setting up an online payments page on their website or app can email BSP via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3201212/70301212.