Founded in July 2018 by a French National, Romain Poirot-Lellig, Kwik is a business-to-business (B2B) focused, on-demand, and last-mile delivery service.
The Logistics startup launched in Lagos in July 2019 after months of intensive operations planning and software development.
Kwik is a brand new on-demand, last-mile bike delivery service focusing on large West African cities. It currently operates in Lagos, Abuja, and Ibadan in Nigeria, and is looking to expand to other cities in the country and continent soon.
Kwik uses the power of technology to solve logistics and transportation issues and to create economic opportunities for young Africans of promise.
Kwik Delivery provides digital services to merchants in the fields of deliveries, e-commerce, and financial services
It is also a provider of on-demand delivery services intended to provide B2B logistics services to African merchants. The company’s services offer a wide range of shipping options for fast on-demand delivery services, enabling clients to enjoy quick, and cheap delivery services.
Kwik delivers many things ranging from food, parcels, shopping goods, documents, groceries, and electronics among others. However, the maximum weight its riders are allowed to carry in their Kwik box is 20 kg.
Additionally, Kwik delivery is an open platform for repetitive purchases, enabling brands, retailers, and service providers to sell Direct to Consumers. Their platform interfaces with existing ordering systems in addition to any delivery and payment services.
The delivery startup leverages technology to make its delivery process seamless and transparent. Kwik operates a point-to-point delivery system that allows users to track the movement of their parcels from takeoff to delivery.
How it Works
Kwik is an app-based last-mile delivery service. They focus on B2B customers; although anyone can create an account either by downloading their app on the Google Store or the Apple Store or by accessing the service through their website.
Once your account is created, you specify your pick-up and delivery addresses as well as various options such as the type of delivery and the system proposes you a delivery price.
Once you have checked out your order, the price is fixed and one of their Kwiksters will promptly come to pick it up at the specified location.
Kwik uses its online platform for placing delivery requests to independent delivery partners. It connects kwiksters to customers with delivery needs. All one needs to do is sign up and place an order.
Payment and Delivery
Customers can pay for the delivery price through a variety of options: with local & international debit and credit cards, through their Paga account, or cash on pick up and cash on delivery.
Kwik charges delivery fees by distance covered only and their delivery fees start from as low as N400 depending on the distance between the pickup and drop-off locations.
Kwik Delivery commits to deliver within 2 hours from pick up in Lagos, 1 hour in Abuja, and 1 hour in Ibadan.
On top of that, once your shipment is picked up, you receive a link allowing you to track your shipment in real-time.
The kwik boxes are designed to hold 25 kg maximum at a time and they can hold any item or bundle of items with a maximum size of 36x36x42.
Shipments delivered by their Kwiksters benefit from Goods in Transit insurance provided by ALLIANZ for a value of up to 500,000 Nairas or equivalent.
Partnering With Kwik Delivery
Whenever you partner with Kwik to handle your deliveries and supply chain needs, you boost sales and customer satisfaction. For huge manufacturers and e-commerce giants, a partnership with kwik delivery gives you access to their wide range of delivery vehicles which range from motorbikes to 30-tons trucks.
Romain Poirot-Lellig is the Founder and CEO of Kwik.
He previously worked at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris as a Senior lecturer.
Romain Poirot-Lellig attended Sciences Po.
Olivier Decrock is the Co-Founder and CTO of Kwik.
He previously worked at Hyria SARL as a Partner.
Olivier Decrock attended the National School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics of Grenoble.
Investors & Funding Rounds
Kwik raised an estimated $330,000 in funding. The funds included a $230,000 Seed round led by MarlInves, a French investment company with significant experience in Nigeria.
Kwik delivery has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from the founder of French video games company, Ubisoft SA to help expand its operations.
Additionally, the undisclosed fund is part of a Series A round of funding that the company is in the process of raising.
The delivery startup is currently operational in Lagos but it aims to bring some fluidity and reliability to the transportation of goods, people, and services in large cities of sub-Saharan Africa.
With the new funding, the company can commence its expansion plans, especially at a time when logistics operations are paramount in major cities.
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