Bicycle-based delivery service Errand360 launches in Nigeria

Bicycle-based delivery service Errand360 launches in Nigeria

Bicycle community delivery startup Errand360 has been launched in Nigeria. The startup which is accessible via its mobile app serves users’ demand for quick and short errands within their communities and on-demand delivery services.

The startup which was created by Adele Adetola will begin the first phase of rollout in Lagos and users will be able to access a variety of delivery services via mobile app. The startup will begin its service with 100 branded bicycles, backpacks, and helmets.

Adele Adetola speaking on the development said that the need for short errand services prompted the creation of the startup.

“We spotted a need for fast and affordable deliveries, and a need for short errands for people within a community, and this is what inspired our model.

“We decided to create a community delivery system with bicycles as it will not need fuel and it can be cheaper.

“It’s been promising as we have had a lot of businesses willing to partner and users asking for our rollout plans. It gives us a sense of impact. Looking at the logistics industry, we are the first to scale bicycle delivery in Nigeria and we hope to expand more.

“Knowing how diverse and peculiar the market is, we want to operate in phases and cover several communities in Lagos before we move to other states and other parts of Africa,” Adetola said.

Errand360 hopes to deploy as many as 1,500 bikes and electric bikes in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria in 24 months to become the largest logistics firm with a zero-carbon footprint in Africa.

Errand360 makes money from delivery fees and commissions.

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  • Joel Nwankwo

    Storyteller and Data analyst. Passionate about startups and innovators leveraging tech to promote financial and social inclusion in Africa and for Africans

Joel Nwankwo

Storyteller and Data analyst. Passionate about startups and innovators leveraging tech to promote financial and social inclusion in Africa and for Africans

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