- Konga Targets Same-day Delivery With Strategic Warehousing
Konga is set to roll out two warehouses in Abuja and Port Harcourt next month in order to achieve same-day delivery for its teeming customers and accommodate first rate merchants.
A statement by the e-commerce company said that the Abuja warehouse which was centrally located would serve the northern region while the Port Harcourt warehouse would function as a major hub for the South-South and South-East of the country.
According to Konga, the newly refurbished warehouse in Lagos is expected to serve Lagos and other western states; and new warehousing facilities are being developed in Owerri, Enugu, Ibadan and Uyo to bring the brand closer to customers and merchants.
It explained that with the strategic warehousing, the company would roll out same-day delivery and relaunch Pay On Delivery in major cities.
It added that the warehouses had been certified by global IT warehousing/logistics agencies as best in class in Africa and equipped with state-of-the-art security, automation and cloud infrastructure.
Both warehouses, according to Konga, are highly secure structures and comprehensively insured to provide storage spaces for Konga’s growing merchants, enabling these partners who sell on Konga’s platform to stock their goods for instant access and order fulfilment to customers.
In addition, the company said the warehouses would make physical inspection of product quality possible, help the company to achieve same-day delivery and meet global standards in e-commerce.
The Chief Executive Officer, Online, Nick Imudia, noted that the set-up of the warehouses and upgrading of the company’s technologies and some of the many innovative strategies the company had unveiled was to lift standards in the e-commerce sector.
He said, “At Konga, we are passionate about customer satisfaction. With these warehouses in Abuja and Port Harcourt, our customers will enjoy the added luxury of same-day delivery of their items irrespective of their locations within the regions. For our merchants, it is also a chance to take advantage of greater storage capacity for their goods and products, allowing them to do larger volumes and grow their business.
“We are constantly working round the clock behind the scenes to set new standards and raise the bar of service excellence in the e-commerce industry. Some of our innovations and world-class strategies are gradually being unveiled and these massive warehousing facilities are one of such innovations. More of them will be unveiled in August and the coming months,” he said.