DeliveryBros is launching in Kenya and Ghana after it successfully built and deployed its DeliveryBros App in Nigeria connecting users to the nearest available dispatch rider on its network of bikes, bicycles and taxis to move parcels, cake, large items and laundry.
“The app allows for auto request, auto routing, payment, tracking and other amazing features,” said Deliverybro’s Abiodun Animashaun. “We also have a secured wallet system where regular customers or merchants can pre-pay certain amounts to get discounted deliveries and referral bonuses.”
The first version of the mobile app is live in Lagos and Abuja, and will launch in Nairobi and Accra in the coming weeks, Animashaun added.
The firm says it had been working for months to make moving things from one point to another as easy as tapping a button and it built a couple of apps by supplementing its in-house engineering team with remote engineers from Kenya and India but the product backfired.
It had earlier built an app for its community of customers, merchants and individuals to easily connect but the platform wasn’t scalable enough even though it was good for communication and relationship management.When the firm realized they needed an app suitable for tracking, auto-routing, auto-requesting, payment, wallet subscription and a host of other features demanded by its customers, it hired another set of remote developers but these move also didn’t work.
“We knew we had to make a change,” says Animashaun. “So luckily we met Lara Adejuwon, one of the best female mobile developers in Nigeria and fast forward a few weeks, we have built the DeliveryBros App.” The app connects users to the nearest available dispatch rider on the DeliveryBros network of bikes, bicycles and taxi’s used for moving parcels, cake, large items and laundry. The App also allows for auto request, auto routing, payment, tracking and other amazing features. It also has a secured wallet system where regular customers or merchants can pre-pay certain amounts to get discounted deliveries and referral bonuses.
Deliverybros launch will create competition for Kenya’s Fargo Courier, Sendy and the recently launched KejaMove Deliveries but will increase the players efficiency and educate more merchants and end users hence increasing uptake of both the eCommerce and the logistics industry in the country.