Africa Internet Group (AIG) owned e-commerce outfits, Jumia and Kaymu have launched its logistics network, AIG-Express across Africa.
TechMoran reports that the development is a move to sharpen logistics, operations management and infrastructure development for both Jumia and Kaymu.
The AIG-Express initiative will incorporate existing logistics providers into a single network, which will in turn meet the growing demand in the online marketplace.
“We’re currently delivering up to 100,000 packages a day for Jumia and Kaymu, and we expect this number to grow around five times by the end of 2015. In order to provide convenient, fast and friendly customer service, we need to quickly scale up the delivery network”, said Indrek Heinloo, who is leading the initiative across Africa.
AIG Express intends to partner with local logistics entrepreneurs and will also carry out training sessions on technologies to handle the e-commerce logistics.
“We have developed an approach which will help logistics companies in Africa become as effective as the companies in more developed markets. We provide a common platform that would link all logistics providers and enable serving the demand of online customers.” Indrek added.
The Rocket internet venture says it aim was created 100,000 jobs in Africa in logistic services.