Nigeria’s Fez expands last-mile delivery services with new UK hub
Nigerian last-mile delivery startup, Fez Delivery, has launched a UK-Nigeria shipping service as part of its strategy to refine operations and enhance delivery services in the UK market. Founded in 2018, Fez Delivery has developed a last-mile delivery platform to connect businesses with markets.
The startup's new UK logistics hub, coupled with the recent introduction of eco-friendly bikes, represents a significant milestone as Fez expands its digital footprint across borders. The focus is on facilitating easy cross-border shipping from the UK, and the logistics hub is expected to streamline delivery processes, improve efficiency, and provide faster and more reliable delivery services to customers.
Seun Alley, CEO and co-founder of Fez Delivery stated, "At Fez, our expansion into the UK marks a pivotal milestone in our commitment to revolutionize shipping. Our strategic alliances with leading local delivery firms, suppliers, and vendors in the UK have been instrumental. These collaborations have strengthened our supply chain and expanded our operational reach significantly."
The market opportunity for last-mile delivery in Africa (and by extension the African Diaspora) is immense due to a large and rapidly growing population and increasing urbanization. Additionally, the growth of e-commerce platforms—online shopping in Nigeria reportedly generated an estimated $5 billion in 2019 with an expected CAGR of 20.5% from then till now—has created a need for efficient last-mile delivery solutions. But the lack of infrastructure presents significant challenges. Innovative solutions such as mobile-based delivery services and drone delivery are emerging to address these obstacles and tap into the vast potential of the African last-mile delivery market.