Kwik launches one hour delivery in Ibadan
Kwik has launched its just-in-time delivery solutions to merchants, entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies and social vendors in Ibadan, Nigeria and promises delivery under 60 minutes. Dubbed “Africa’s largest village”, Ibadan is one of the fastest-growing urban area in Nigeria and a key commercial city. One of the downsides to this rapid development is the increasing difficulties in moving goods around the city. Kwik aims to play a significant role in solving this problem by delivering parcels from businesses to customers under 60 minutes.Kwik aims to feature over 500 partner vehicles located in Ibadan on its platform in the next 12 months, according to Founder & CEO Romain POIROT-LELLIG. “The Lagos-Ibadan corridor is fast becoming the most dynamic industrial and commercial hub of West Africa thanks to improving infrastructure, unparalleled market depth and attractive local government policies” declared Romain POIROT-LELLIG. “Kwik’s role is to ensure that all the moving parts can circulate effectively.” “E-commerce activities in Nigeria have continued to grow at a steady pace since 2015. More than 80% of Nigerians prefer to shop online from the comfort of their homes and have these products delivered to their doorsteps”, Yinka Olayanju, Kwik’s Chief Operations Officer said. “With its isothermal bags, Kwik will ensure that all kind of products arrive in mint condition.” She added that “This rising trend in online activities has led to a steep increase in public spending as well as all-round economic growth, both of which require logistics support of the kind that Kwik Delivery is best-equipped to provide”.