Errand360, a bicycle community delivery platform, has launched in Nigeria to meet the demand for quick and short errands inside communities as well as on-demand delivery services.
Errand360 bicycles provide a variety of delivery services, with the initial phase of the rollout beginning in Lagos and users being able to access the service via a mobile app.
“We spotted a need for fast and affordable deliveries, and a need for short errands for people within a community, and this is what inspired our model,” said founder Adele Adetola.
“We decided to create a community delivery system with bicycles as it will not need fuel and it can be cheaper.”
Errand360, which is self-funded, has purchased 100 branded bicycles, backpacks, and helmets, as well as launched its apps, and is now focusing on growing its user base.
It’s been promising as we have had a lot of businesses willing to partner and users asking for our rollout plans. It gives us a sense of impact. Looking at the logistics industry, we are the first to scale bicycle delivery in Nigeria and we hope to expand more,” Adetola said.
“Knowing how diverse and peculiar the market is, we want to operate in phases and cover several communities in Lagos before we move to other states and other parts of Africa.”
Errand360 hopes to expand to become the largest logistics firm with a zero carbon footprint in Africa. It plans to deploy another set of 250 bikes before the end of third quarter of 2021, and moving forward will gradually introduce electric bikes into its fleet.
“Our major goal is to deploy as much as 1,500 bikes and electric bikes in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria in 24 months,” said Adetola.
Delivery fees and commissions are how Errand360 makes money.