Sendy Ltd, an on-demand delivery company, has initiated a plan to provide small businesses and individual consumers with low-cost logistical solutions.
Small companies and individuals who place their first order for the company’s vans and pickups in its small four-wheel (S4W) vehicle portfolio will receive a 40% discount, saving about Sh1000 per 5km, according to Sendy’s per-distance model.
Sendy wants to expand its small four-wheel delivery vehicles for goods weighing less than 500 kilos to meet the increased demand for last-mile delivery services driven on by the e-commerce boom. According to a World Economic Forum study, demand for last-mile deliveries in cities will increase by 78 per cent by 2030, resulting in 36 per cent more delivery vehicles.
The technology-logistics company, which has grown into East and West Africa and now serves over 100,000 cross-continental businesses and individuals, has a fleet of over 5,000 vehicles on its on-demand platform and has completed over one million deliveries.
According to Sendy’s Vice President of Transport Chris Nyaga, providing businesses and individual customers with affordable logistics solutions will create a greater demand for more drivers on the road, growing on-demand and same-day delivery business in Kenya.
“SMEs and individual customers are the lifeblood of economies, especially in markets where SMEs account for over 90% of all enterprises, and their inability to create in-house capacities for a fast and reliable delivery service is a key pain issue.” Mr. Nyaga stated, “We are solving this gap by utilizing technology to change the logistics business.”
And added: “Sendy is dedicated to partnering with our customers and partner drivers to provide the most cost-effective and reliable service possible to help the economy. Our partner drivers will have additional possibilities to generate money if people place fresh orders for small four-wheelers under this campaign.”
By providing regular business, competitive rates, insurance on transit, fuel advances, multi-destination orders, and online monitoring, Sendy’s crowdsourced partnership model with drivers and companies facilitates commerce while enabling individuals to develop their livelihood. Its superior data and technology improve routes for efficiency by capturing market information and sharing it with businesses for strategic choices
Sendy Ltd recently repositioned its strategic direction to help meet the needs of its customers. Sendy Transport, Sendy Freight, and Sendy Supply, the company’s reorganized business units, provide first-to-last-mile delivery for packages and cargo, as well as everything in between. This allows businesses to use certified transporters for loose or containerized goods across the continent, as well as buy stock directly from suppliers and take advantage of flexible financing and on-time delivery.