Nairobi is awash with delivery firms and startups and Sendy, one of the very early on-demand delivery platform is revamping its model to retain and even sign up more small and medium sized businesses in Nairobi.
Dubbed as ‘Sendy Standard’, the same-day delivery option will allow customers to pay a fixed price of Ksh.250 to do deliveries anywhere within Nairobi reducing costs by up to 80%.
Delivery time for this option will take 2-4 hours.This is in line with Sendy’s goal to help businesses grow by making deliveries more affordable to its customers.
This new option will automatically combine a maximum of three packages on a single route from different customers reducing the costs but still delivering higher earnings to the Driver.
According to Sendy’s Founder and CEO, Meshack Alloys, the new Standard option is targeting businesses doing multiple deliveries a day and at the same time, are looking at bringing down their logistics costs.
“Sendy has made logistics accessible over the last 3 years. We are doing more to make logistics affordable for small businesses. With the new Standard option, businesses will do deliveries to their customers at a fixed price of ksh.250 anywhere in Nairobi. ” said Mr. Alloys.
Initially, Sendy charged a minimum of ksh. 250 as a base fee and an additional cost of ksh. 30 for an additional kilometer. By combining deliveries, this has enabled Sendy to bring down the costs.
“Automatically combining deliveries enhances efficiency of service. The longer delivery times will allow us to combine deliveries thus reducing costs but still delivering higher earnings for our drivers. We imagine a world where our drivers can complete 20 or more deliveries on a single route from different customers.” Mr. Alloys added.
For businesses and individuals who need to do immediate deliveries, Sendy has a different option, Sendy Express where delivery is done immediately at a premium price. Some of the ecommerce and SME clients currently using Sendy include Masoko, Purpink, Skygarden among others. Sendy hopes to bring more businesses on board with these tailor made options for businesses. The logistics company has a pool of over 5,000 businesses and looks to double this through various initiatives.