Manufacturers in Kenya have signed a new deal with on-demand Logistics Startup Sendy that will see the manufacturers cut transport costs into and out of Nairobi when making cargo deliveries.
Through the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), local manufacturers will have their big cargo deliveries across the country done through Sendy’s technology-enabled platform.
The startup will also provide training to more than 200 manufacturers on cost-cutting strategies their logistics using technology.
“Part of KAM’s goal to our members is to enhance market access for products, locally and globally, and to grow exports by 33 per cent by 2019. By partnering with Sendy to offer logistics education and knowledge to our members, we believe it will add value and help the members reduce their logistics costs,” said KAM boss Phyllis Wakiaga.
Founded in 2014, the startup easy-to-use web platform enables users to schedule, track, and pay for all deliveries right from their mobile through pay-per-delivery pricing with the option to prepay or postpay.
The cost of moving goods in Kenya and largely East Africa is among the highest in the world, leading up to 75% of a product cost. Startups like Sendy are using technology to provide efficient and flexible on-demand logistics that provide fast delivery which is cost-efficient.
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