Introducing Kiakia Africa Technologies LTD – the smartest way to send parcels and earn in Nigeria
It is often said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” a proverb that arguably explains the recent rapid growth of tech-based startups in Nigeria. Today, Nigeria is the 33rd largest e-commerce market with revenue of US$6.9 billion in 2021, putting it ahead of Denmark and Colombia. It’s no wonder some are calling Nigeria a “Silicon Savannah” – a rising power in the tech world. This shows that young people in Nigeria and Africa by extension are strategically positioned to solve the difficult problems plaguing the continent, paving the way for the emergence of new markets.
However, the ease of doing business in the e-commerce industry has been marred by logistical issues associated with offline processes when it comes to the safe pickup and delivery of large and fragile items. In a bid to bridge this gap, young forward-thinking Nigerians have introduced platforms that ensure safe delivery of items, simultaneously providing reliable options for customers and merchants. Kiakia Africa Technology Ltd leads this charge with exemplary services and products. The Kiakia brand has created a distinctive range of products and services tailored to the logistics needs of Nigerians. These products and services enable Nigerians to enjoy safe, versatile and convenient logistics engineering from any part of the country.
The brainchild of Adepoju Phillips, a 22-year-old entrepreneur and commercial agro-farm owner, and Adewale Sulaiman, a self-taught programmer, Kiakia was born after the founders noticed a shortage between purchasing items and safe delivery of such items. to end consumers. Speaking about the inspiration behind the brand, Phillips shared that Kiakia’s idea was the result of the frustration he encountered trying to send an emergency package within 20km of his then location. . According to him;
“First, I couldn’t get a reliable and trusted courier in time because I was trying to send an expensive item that could be easily transported and damaged if not handled with care. I searched online for logistics companies and almost everything I found gave me excuses that they were full for the day and should send my package the next day, but I don’t couldn’t wait because it was an urgent delivery. The others I found weren’t helpful either. The first had a very complicated app and issues that wouldn’t even let me pass the registration page while the second had extremely high rates. I ended up paying the high fares, and on top of that, I had to plead and promise the passenger a tip to ensure prompt same-day delivery. This frustration caused me to do some serious critical thinking and contacted my good friend Adewale who, coincidentally, had just experienced something similar. That day, we promised to find a solution and conducted a market study on why there were limited logistics companies other than the many owners of small-scale logistics companies with a range of limited services and capacities. This promise has brought us here and with Kiakia, our goal is to solve the problems of last mile delivery in Africa”.
As a full-service shipping company, Kiakia is strategically positioned to scale businesses in Nigeria by providing a sustainable model that results in a win-win situation for all parties involved. In this regard, Kiakia connects individuals and businesses with carefully selected nearby delivery agents to solve delivery needs with the Kiakia SuperApp. Also poised to make its contribution to solving unemployment in Nigeria, the brand offers independent delivery agents (car owners, truck drivers and delivery people) the opportunity to register, accept and make deliveries, thus realizing a sustainable income according to their schedule with the Kiakia. Deliver the app. Subsequently, the Kiakia Partners app (a fleet management product), allows small-scale logistics business owners to register and onboard their delivery agents to accept and make deliveries with the privilege to track and manage the activities of their delivery agents and also to receive rebates of all payments for deliveries made. Kiakia is not only committed to solving delivery issues by connecting users only with the nearby approved delivery agent, the brand has also created a conducive platform for the delivery agent to deliver the items on time and easily by implementing several commendable features including the route navigator which gives and directs the delivery agent on the fastest routes using Google Maps to deliver multiple errands in progress within their estimated delivery time.
With all this and more, the Kiakia brand is well on its way to cementing its place as an industry leader, committed to enabling all players in the e-commerce industry to experience seamless transactions, while ensuring security. , quality of service and satisfaction. In the near future, the brand hopes to become available and accessible to meet the delivery needs of individuals and businesses in all cities of Africa, from Nigeria to Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, India. Egypt, Kenya and the rest of Africa.
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