An online logistics solution, Kobo360, has been launched to drive parcel and mail deliveries for individuals and Small and Medium and Enterprises, SMEs across Nigeria.
At the launch in Lagos, Kobo360 said the mobile application enables individuals and businesses to request or schedule pick-up of packages, and track same till final destination at half the price and within a guaranteed 48 hour period.
According to Kobo, the platform which started beta testing in April, has so far moved over 500,000kg of mails and parcels for more than 1, 000 users locally and internationally, adding that it delivers all local bookings within 48 hours, while international deliveries take 72 hours.
Speaking on the solution, Co-founder, Kobo360, Obi Ozor said: “Kobo’s technology and its focus on driving efficiency from existing infrastructure makes it more dynamic in providing cost effective logistics solutions for businesses in Nigeria. Most of these businesses cannot afford DHL, UPS, and FedEx prices, so what we are providing are services that are above DHL standards at a heavy discount. The secret is technology, which allows us to bring together multiple logistics providers and their unique offerings to bear. We then add some extra support like KoboPay for pay on delivery, as well as key market data for these businesses to be able to make better business decisions on expansion and efficient operations.”
He added: “At the moment, we are mostly focusing on mail and parcel for individuals and SMEs. We are all about democratizing transportation and if that requires us to help you move your entire apartment to another city, we will be there to help you package and transport it. If democratization requires us to help provide better packaging to enable businesses reach new markets, we have no choice but to do just that. All we do is logistics and we are pretty sure it’s a big enough goal to keep us busy for centuries to come.”