Lagos is gradually becoming the hive for start-ups asides from the hubs that have been constructed to incubate these new ideas, developing brands have also begun to approach the Lagos market with a swing.
The latest of these Start-ups is French delivery start-up Kwik. The brand has launched through its Kwik app, the French startup Africa has moved into the Delivery Technologies space with the aim to dominate last-mile delivery services in Nigeria.
Romain POIROT-LELLIG, the Founder and CEO of Africa Delivery Technologies (ADT), the developer of the Kwik app explains that “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”.
At the moment, the Kwik app comes with an integrated geolocation system and that offers an effective transportation service for small packages (up to 25kg) or documents, following the same model as Go-Jek, Uber or Taxify have praticed in the market.
In Nigeria, Kwik’s value proposition is to ensure a faster, reliable and efficient delivery system of a package or envelope in Lagos, Nigeria’s business capital.
In a statement, the Start-up made it clear that
“Currently, Kwik’s competitors offer a service that takes 12 hours and costs between 2,000 and 3,000 nairas (4-8 euros) per delivery from Lagos to Lagos. Kwik promises 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 a delivery system that offers the highest degree of security available on the market,”
We hope to see the progress of the start-up in the development of logistics in the Nigerian market in the next six months.