Safaricom #ticker:SCOM-backed courier platform Sendy says it has signed up more than 5,000 businesses to handle their logistics needs.
Sendy, the on-demand logistics firm that allows its customers to order courier services over their mobile phones, uses motorcycles, pick-ups, vans and trucks to deliver parcels for customers.
Safaricom, Multichoice, Mall for Africa.com, Bidco, Chandarana, Kenafric, Davis and Shirtliff, Auto Express, Good Life Pharmacy, Toyota and Highlands are some of the firms already using the platform to handle deliveries of their products.
Sendy chief executive Meshack Alloys says the uptake of courier services through its platform is an indication of high demand for technology-enhanced delivery services.
“Having businesses embrace our platform is a great achievement as we seek to get more clients on board. Backed by technology, Sendy connects businesses with over 1,000 partners real time on the app,” he said.
“This saves a lot of time for businesses whose core focus is not logistics, relieving them off operational procedures that happen conventionally when doing deliveries. We cater to different business segments including corporates, SMEs and e-commerce, giving us a huge portfolio of business clients seeking our services.”
A motorbike delivery costs Sh250 up for the first 7km, a van Sh2,250 for the first 5Km, while a truck ranges between Sh5,900 and Sh12,599 for the first 20 Km based on the truck size.
Early this year the platform, which was founded in 2014, announced plans to expand into East Africa.