By Dipo Olowookere
A new entrant into the last-mile delivery market in Nigeria, Kwik, has disclosed that it hopes to become the first platform for last-mile delivery in urban areas in Nigeria before extending its scope to neighbouring countries.
The firm, owned by a French start-up Africa Delivery Technologies, said it intends to achieve this goal by executing 100,000 deliveries per day in three cities in the country before 2021.
Business Post reports that on June 26, 2019, Kwik launched its app on both the Apple Appstore and Google Playstore.
Kwik focuses particularly on B2B clients and allows them to create tour deliveries on the fly, set up recurring delivers, manage users, and so on. Additional insurance services are currently under development.
“Kwik aims to become the first platform for last-mile delivery in urban areas in Nigeria before extending its scope to neighbouring countries. We’re targeting 100,000 deliveries per day in three cities before 2021”, explains Romain Poirot-Lellig, founder and CEO of Africa Delivery Technologies (ADT), developer of the Kwik app.
Kwik connects independent delivery partners, either owners and/or drivers of a vehicle, with customers who need reliable, affordable and flexible delivery solutions. The Kwik app comes with an integrated geolocation system and offers an efficient transportation service for small packages (up to 25kg) or documents, following the same model as Go-Jek, Uber or Taxify.
Kwik’s value proposition is simple and straightforward: to ensure the fast, reliable and efficient delivery of a package or envelope in Lagos, Nigeria’s business capital.
Currently, Kwik’s competitors offer a service that takes 12 hours and costs between N2,000 and N3,000 (about €4 and €8) per delivery from Lagos to Lagos.
However, Kwik said it wants to offer a service of higher added value within 2 hours and for a third of the price, with an integrated geolocation and proof of delivery system that offers the highest degree of security available on the market.
The service offered by the company is available through the Kwik app or via a web browser. The couriers are geo-located in real-time. The payment can either take place beforehand by credit card via the Nigerian fintech Paga’s system (12 million users) or in cash.
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