A few weeks back, logistics startup Sendy was looking to launch its own ride hailing service. The service by Sendy was going to be different as it offers both Boda Boda and Taxi hailing capabilities to the user. Sendy has now announced the launch of the service called Sendy Ride, which is available through its Apps on iOS and Android as well as through its web platform.
Sendy is a a Kenyan logistics startup that uses a mobile application to connect motorcycle riders, drivers of vans and pickup trucks to customers wishing to send packages and documents. Customers are able to track the movement and location of their packages in real time using their app and web platform. After the service is completed, they receive notifications complete with the name of the rider and point of delivery and on receiving the package, they pay for it. This gives Sendy a massive advantage in this space as it already understands how to handle massive logistics within Nairobi. Sendy’s core service which is parcel delivery are available in Nairobi, Thika and Kisumu.
Sendy will charge a minimum taxi rate of Kshs. 300 for up to 3 kilometer, Kshs. 70 per kilometer beyond 3 kilometers. The boda boda service will charge Kshs. 240 for upto 7 kilometers and Kshs. 30 per kilometer beyond 7 kilometer. The startup is currently running a promotion all month with 50% off all services under the Ride option i.e boda boda and cab hailing services.