Thursday, June 13, 2024
Startups in Africa

Kwik Delivery is Providing On-demand Delivery Services to Nigerians

There are various motorcycle and logistics startups doing delivery in Nigeria and the market is becoming so lucrative every day for mobility due to its huge population and its clogged public transport system.

Kwik Delivery, founded by French entrepreneur Romain Poirot-Lellig in July 2018 is tirelessly working towards bringing efficiency and reliability to the transportation of good, persons and services in Lagos, Nigeria and thereafter sub-Saharan Africa.

Although, to win the market, Kwik has a long way to go considering the indelible grounds that startups such as Max, Gokada, Bolt and Uber, ORide among others have covered. It is undeniable that Kwik Delivery is set to make a mark in the logistics scene.

According to Romain Poirot-Lellig, the CEO Africa Delivery Technologies SAS which runs Kwik. Delivery: “Our model is quite different from existing companies: we are an asset-light company and we enroll the Kwiksters – our delivery partners – much like Uber is enrolling drivers. We provide them with equipment, training, financial services, technology and incentives – as well as with a clear set of rules that we strictly enforce.”

Targeting individuals, SMEs, restaurants, wholesalers, retailers and ecommerce sites, and big companies in the FMCGs, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors, Kwik Delivery aims to solve the logistics and last mile delivery problem in Lagos, Nigeria then expand to other countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Just like other delivery companies, Kwik Delivery will allows users to hail its Kwikster motorcycles for delivery of just about anything including food, parcels, shopping, documents, groceries, electronics among others. The drivers are allowed to carry up to 20 kg in their kwik boxes and the riders will not be allowed to carry passengers for efficiency.

The B2B on-demand and last-mile delivery platform expects to help firms cut down on their own delivery fleets which are expensive and are a pain to manage. Company-run delivery fleet often cause delays due to poor infrastructure, population density and traffic in Lagos as well as poor tracking capabilities, poor mapping and low competence among the untrained drivers.

With a focus on business-to-business-to-customers (B2B2C) and the business-to-business (B2B) verticals, Poirot-Lellig says the firm’s approach is point-to-point delivery service with the power of technology. The app allows users to set up either a corporate or individual account then allow them track their parcels until they are delivered.

The startup is in partnership with companies such as Paga and Paystack for payments. Kwik corporate customers allows a user to route many parcels and opt for right away or later delivery for a one-off or recurrent deal.

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