Nigeria’s Plentywaka launches B2C platform to bolster transportation
Nigerian solutions-based innovation tech firm Plentywaka has launched Logistics By Plentywaka (LBP), an expansion to the company’s bus transportation network in the city.
According to a statement released by the company, the Lagos-based business-to-consumer delivery service was launched in response to the city-wide lockdown and restriction of movement.
The B2C platform will provide customers with same-day service and range of logistical vehicles “from cooling vans, trucks and bikes, that can be easily selected depending on the requirements.”
Available on Google Playstore and IOS App store, Logistics By Plentywaka app platform is targeted at a wide market of users who want to send packages, from everyday consumers as well as informal businesses, SMEs and enterprises.
Plentywaka was established in 2019 and clams to have over 40,000 customers.
“Committed to embedding itself into the fabric of everyday Lagos life, the team began to look at how to keep goods and services moving, with the onset of COVID-19 and the ensuing restrictions on movement and State-wide lockdowns and curfews. Working with small businesses, it was clear that moving goods around the city was essential, in a safe, convenient, and time-efficient manner,” the company has stated.
Johnny Enagwolor, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Plentywaka, says, “The effects of COVID-19 are being felt everywhere; the world has seen a mass loss of life, a sharp downturn to global economies and a fundamental shift in how people move about, work, and go about their domestic lives. In the midst of all of this, companies like ours have had to look at how we can continue to innovate and support both businesses, and people who need access to goods, by leveraging innovative technology to streamline the processes.
“We’ve worked with a number of partners, as well as many of our own drivers, to build out the infrastructure required to deliver a cost-effective and efficient logistics service. Furthermore, we’re also pleased to be opening up new opportunities to those who’ve lost their regular source of income since COVID-19.”
Logistics by Plentywaka is now looking for trusted partners and vehicle owners who will have the flexibility to earn money on their own schedule from an existing customer base of over 40,000 individuals and access to the technology infrastructure.
Customers using the app will choose a vehicle type closest to the pick-up location, with real-time delivery tracking and support.
Plentywaka has also recently launched the Staff Bus Solutions for companies to commute staff to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and expanded to cover the route from Ikeja to Victoria Island.