Ride-hailing platform, Plentywaka, launched a logistics arm, Logistics By Plentywaka (LBP), for business-to-consumer same-day delivery in Lagos. The service offers vehicles to businesses and individuals for moving packages within the state.
Amid the pandemic, Plentywaka has offered solutions to businesses faced with movement restrictions.
Speaking on this, Plentywaka co-founder, Mr Johnny Enagwolor, said, “The effects of COVID-19 are being felt everywhere.”
“In the midst of all of this (the pandemic), companies like ours have had to look at how we can continue to innovate and support both businesses, and people who need access to goods, by leveraging innovative technology to streamline the processes,” he added.
“Plentywaka has worked with a number of partners and many of its own drivers to build out the infrastructure required to deliver a cost-effective and efficient logistics service,” the MD said, adding that the coy was also “opening up new opportunities to those who have lost their regular source of income since COVID-19.”
Logistics by Plentywaka said it is now looking for trusted partners and vehicle owners who will have the flexibility to earn money on their own schedule from an existing customer base of over 40,000 individuals and access to the technology infrastructure.
According to the company, customers using the app, available on Google Playstore and IOS App store, will choose a vehicle type closest to the pick-up location, with real-time delivery tracking and support.
Unveiled in 2019, Plentywaka has seen substantial growth since the beginning of this year, reaching a milestone of 100,000 rides in March after just 6 months on the road.
The company also recently launched a Staff Bus Solutions for companies to commute employees to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus and expanded so riders can enjoy a journey from Ikeja to Victoria Island.