Kenyan based delivery platform Sendy has reduced prices of pickup, van and truck deliveries by up to 33% in a move to have more small and medium businesses do deliveries through the platform.
A Pickup and a Van now costs Kshs 1,500 for a 5Km distance while a 3 Ton truck costs Kshs 4,500 for a 20Km distance. Doing deliveries using a Pickup or a Van will now cost Kshs 750 less, while a 3 Tonne truck will cost Kshs 1,400 less.
Speaking in a press statement, Sendy Founder and CEO Meshack Alloys said that the decision to reduce prices for these vehicle categories was in a move to increase deliveries for Pickup, Vans and Trucks while creating demand for drivers using their platform to make an income.
“We decided to reduce prices of these vehicle types not only to increase uptake of customers doing deliveries with us but most importantly, to create demand of our Pickup, Vans and Trucks for our Drivers” Mr. Meshack Alloys said.
Mobile-based #logistics firm #Sendy has reduced its courier fees y 33% as it eyes increased uptake of its pickup, van and truck delivery services among small medium enterprises. #CEO Meshack Alloys says they are looking to double their number of #customers currently at 5,000 pic.twitter.com/S2Jheqh7pp
— bank·a·ble (@mbuguanjihia) August 15, 2018
With over 5,000 businesses already doing deliveries with Sendy, the company hopes to increase this number following the reduction of price for these vehicle types, mostly used by businesses.
“We would like to get on board as many businesses as we can to do deliveries with us efficiently using technology, to save them time and logistics costs. We would also like to target the SMEs such as the hardware owners and the mama mbogas to do deliveries using our platform by offering them affordable delivery prices. We currently have over 5,000 businesses and hope to double this number with the various initiatives we are undertaking including making our prices competitive as well as having more partners to fulfill all our clients’ needs” Mr. Alloys added.
Recently, Sendy signed up over 5,000 businesses by connecting them to the Motorcycles, Pickups, Vans and Trucks in the platform, in a bid to help them optimize their logistics while saving on their operational costs and time spent on doing deliveries internally.