Kenyan tech-logistics startup Sendy recently launched a fulfillment service targeting online retailers in the country.
Known as Sendy Fulfillment, the service is a digital-enabled platform that relieves online sellers of logistics difficulties. What it basically does is pick, pack, and ship orders to your customers helping businesses save on operational costs that come with logistics.
The Fulfillment solution is aimed at e-commerce and direct-to-consumer businesses that do not have storage or delivery systems. Sendy will pick, pack, and ship orders to customers at a fee of 13% of the product’s selling price. The price also includes picking up the shipment from the vendor’s location, three shipping attempts, 60 days of storage, and inventory tracking.
A state-of-the-art Fulfillment Center with multiple picking locations across Nairobi will serve as the operation’s nerve centre.
How to sign up for Sendy Fulfillment service
As I mentioned early Sendy is targeting e-commerce and direct-to-consumer businesses that do not have storage or delivery systems. Businesses can sign up by completing this form.
Once they sign up, they can upload their inventory, and send items to a Fulfillment center near them. When a consumer places an order with a vendor, Sendy ships it on the vendor’s behalf from the Fulfillment centre closest to them.
Signing up comes with a number of benefits. For example, Sendy says your first 100 orders will be Fulfilled for Free. Sendy will also come and pick the product from your business location as well as allow you to track inventory and shipment. It will also offer 3 shipping attempts to your customers.
A normal delivery within Nairobi costs between Sh.300 and 1000 per shipment measured per mile. Sendy Fulfillment will provide low and mid-priced items with affordable delivery pricing and tracking services.
With the Fulfillment service Sendy will focus on the logistics and let you the vendor focus on growing your business. Logistics plays an essential part in supply chain management. Sendy will plan and coordinate the movement of your products timely, safely and effectively.