Tech enthusiasts and stakeholders within the logistics space on Tuesday graced the unveiling of GIGgo app, a mobile application that gives users the flexibility of shipping at their comfort.
GIG Logistics prides itself as a technology-focused logistics company, simplifying delivery services across Africa.
GIGgo, a first of its kind in Nigeria, has two versions. There is a partner app and another for customers. The app is currently available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The Partner App is only available for android users while the Customer App is available for both android and iOS users.
Shipment using the GIGgo app is in 3 easy steps – from selecting the vehicle type, to specifying locations (for both the sender and recipient in Nigeria), and to specify the class or kind of item to be shipped.
Customers can provide estimated weight for their item or choose from preselected items with a fixed price range in the app while ordering a shipment. The app also provides options to check shipment history, track a shipment, and get a quote for shipment.
For customers, it offers the opportunity to experience quality delivery service, discounted shipping cost, simplified operations and end-to-end visibility of shipment.
The partners are not left out as the app provides an alternative source of income and employment. With the app they can also see their income generated on the go.
The app also supports the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) cashless policy as it can access payment via debit or credit cards.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company, Ayodele Adenaike, in his speech said the launch of the app reiterates the vision of the Group Chairman, Chidi Ajaere, to revolutionize the logistics space using technology.
“With the GIGGO Customer App, customers can order for pick-up from the comfort of their homes or offices for onward delivery within and across cities at the best rates. This would ensure that we can meet our target of 2-hour delivery window for intra-city deliveries.
“The GIGGO Partner App on the other hand enables GIGL to scale faster without committing too much scarce resources, increase its market share, simplify operations and makes entry into new markets easier. It also creates employment opportunities and serves as an alternate source of income to others. It is the first customized App in Nigeria that handles pick-up and delivery countrywide,” he said.
The app, now active in Lagos, is expected, by first quarter of next year, to be launched in other cities of Nigeria.
The Group Chairman was represented by Uche Ajaere, a Board Member of GIGM. He said that the company was not just consolidating its leading position locally but perfecting its expansion plans into the United States and the West Africa sub-region with offices in Huston, Texas and Accra, Ghana respectively.
The event had in attendance A-list celebrities like Kate Henshaw, Akah Nnani, comedian Buchi, I Go Save, among others.