- Konga Rolls Out Warehousing Infrastructure Across Nigeria
Konga on Monday said it was rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project, ‘Fulfilled by Konga’, across Nigeria to service over 60,000 online merchants.
The company said that the project would enable thousands of Nigerian online sellers, who currently sell through Konga, to store their merchandise in Konga warehouses and subsequently have the orders delivered by Konga’s in-house fulfillment team.
According to it, the new initiative is set to reduce merchant order processing times from 40 hours to three hours – 90 per cent reduction.
“‘Fulfilled by Konga’ has been introduced to significantly reduce delivery times for customers across the country, and to make order fulfillment for its 60,000 merchants easier and more reliable. At present, merchants have up to three days to drop off their items at a distribution site, where Konga’s team will go on to deliver the item on their behalf.
“With today’s news, items can be selected and shipped on the same day. For Lagos deliveries, items can be delivered within 24 hours – a service that has been ongoing for some months and has already seen a 98.5 per cent success rate,” a statement from Konga read.
Konga’s flagship distribution centre in Lagos is a 60,000-sqft warehouse and houses over 200,000 items. With the launch of ‘Fulfilled by Konga’, the online firm said that plans were now in place to double its size to 120,000-sqft.”
Speaking on the introduction of ‘Fulfilled by Konga’, the Chief Executive Officer, Konga, Shola Adekoya, said, “Konga has cemented a name for itself as an engine of commerce and trade in Africa, and the infrastructure project we are currently deploying has been developed to act as a catalyst for the entire e-commerce market in Nigeria.”
He said, “‘Fulfilled by Konga’ is a dynamic solution that makes the process of doing business easier and more effective for our tens of thousands of merchants, while our customers will benefit from far shorter waiting times for their orders.
“Warehousing and distribution is notoriously challenging in Nigeria; we have set ourselves a Herculean task of building a network of technologically advanced warehousing sites across Nigeria, that will bring speedy, cost-efficient sales solutions for our growing number of merchants looking to do business online, and will act as a considerable boost to Nigeria’s growing e-commerce sector.”
Nigeria currently ranks 90 in the world Logistic Performance Index ranking and Konga’s activities will further improve performance in this sector.