launches with plans for ‘fast and secure’ last mile delivery in Nigeria

383, an indigenous on-demand e-commerce logistics solution provider has launched in Nigeria to ensure clients get seamless, fast and secure last mile delivery in Nigeria.

Pitching itself as an ultra fast and same day delivery organisation that is committed to meeting the last-mile delivery needs of online retail businesses, social media retailers and physical stores, Deliveryman was founded by Freeman Osonuga who also doubles as its Chief Dispatch Officer. His management team consists of Akin-Akinbode Busayo, Head, Finance & Admin and Nathaniel John, Head of Logistics.

“ was started to ease the difficulties businesses and individuals go through to send items within Lagos and all over Nigeria,” Osonuga told TechMoran adding that Nigeria”s ecommerce industry is estimated to be worth over $12billion with over 300000 daily orders via various online platforms but poor, inefficient and unavailability of delivery services is forcing businesses to shut down.

Launched on 15th January, 2018, the startup presently has 5 dispatch riders and bikes but will have a comprehensive expansion plan as need arises.

“Our riders have robust dispatch riding experience and vast knowledge of the Lagos metropolis road networks,” he said. “All our riders are insured besides being fully kitted with helmet, body armour, hand gloves,  knee and elbow guide.”

Though the firm did not name any huge client, it has plans to begin operations in Abuja by March 1st, 2018. Competition in this space includes MAX, Swift, ACE, Red Star, HubbonNG, among others.