Another intra-city logistics firm, Kwik, enters the fray in Nigeria as startups work to fix the marginal cost paralysis associated with ecommerce in Nigeria. Jumia and Konga will rejoice but the crises are brooding for DHL, Fedex and local courier firms. Simply, the market is now hotter for courier companies. Of course, everything is still Lagos and other tier-1 cities with most other cities largely neglected. But it will not take long for those to be in play also.
“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 & 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.