Shipsy, a global SaaS-based smart logistics management platform provider, has announced its intention to expand across Africa
Shipsy has been rapidly growing its presence across the continent by on-boarding customers in the courier, express and parcel, last-mile delivery, eCommerce, and retail segments.
The company has noted that online commerce is gaining significant momentum in Africa and is now opening up lucrative opportunities for SaaS-based logistics management platform providers.
Shipsy empowers retailers and logistics service providers to respond to critical market opportunities by automating core logistics processes. Its advanced AI and automation-powered logistics management solutions optimise routes based on business objectives and real-time constraints. These solutions address transportation risks, boost serviceability, automate carrier selection and ensure sustainable, profitable and customer-centric deliveries. The brand has now become the preferred logistics technology partner to more than 200 businesses worldwide.
Alongside the announcement of its African intentions, the company appointed Apoorva Kumar, former group COO of Jumia, to its advisory team for the African market.
Kumar commented, “In the last 10 years, I have seen the growth of logistics in Africa and the Middle East with close quarters, and it presents massive opportunities. Having used Shipsy’s solutions as a client before, I now look forward to working closely with Soham and the team to take it to newer heights and continue to create impact in the African logistics space.”
Soham Chokshi, CEO and co-founder of Shipsy, added, “The growth in Africa’s online commerce has been inspiring. Shipsy’s technology will play a pivotal role in helping realise the objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), especially with regard to reducing transportation costs and delays and improving service quality. With Apoorva joining us as an advisor for Africa, we are confident we will rapidly proliferate the African market.”