Nigerian tech shipping platform helping Nigerian merchants ship locally and internationally Topship, has announced it raised an undisclosed amount in a funding round by angel investors from both the United States and Nigeria.
Topship allows merchants to select from a wide range of shipping options (express, basic, and cargo) based on various factors, needs, and criteria (e.g. price and delivery time). Additionally, shipping cargo internationally is an easy endeavor for merchants. The platform also allows users to send foodstuff to select countries and import parcels from across the globe to Nigeria in less than a week.
Moses Enenwali Topship’s Co-founder & CEO speaking on the startup said that shipping internationally is a hassle for the average Nigerian merchant, sighting excessive charges, logistical uncertainties, hidden charges, uncertainty around customs clearance as obstacles that make transactions uncertain. Moses believes that for these reasons, Topship will thrive.
“We are here to solve this problem and help African merchants move their goods across the world easily.
“Topship’s core business concern is customer-centric in that it wants to guarantee ease for all services rendered. Whether you’re a small-scale entrepreneur trying to export products to a larger market, a student trying to send scripts and documents to Canada, or just a digital millennial looking to shop and have the latest gear delivered to you, there’s a unique offering tailored for you”
“Topship is already operating in every state in Nigeria, with plans to open processing centers Nationwide. With Nigeria opening up to the world and increasing exports to other countries, the company is getting on the wave. According to Enenwali, “local manufacturers in places like Lagos, Ibadan, and Aba would like to take advantage of this opportunity, and we believe in the next couple of years, we would establish a presence across Africa” said Moses.
Users can create an account and have deliveries picked up from their homes or at multiple drop-off locations only within Lagos and Ibadan for now. A newly designed web platform will ensure customers can request shipments, track their shipments, and request quotes all from the comfort of their mobile phones.