Logistics firm Sendy, and electric vehicle dealer, and leaser META Electric have signed a partnership that will see them introduce electric vans to cut operation costs for small businesses while reducing carbon footprint at the same time.
The development will see Sendy boost its inventory of four-wheel delivery vans available to its customers on a digitized platform. The vehicle will effectively help the firm reduce logistical costs while taking part in keeping the environment clean.
Sendy further adds that customer demand for the shipment of freight weighing more than 500 kgs has grown alongside the need for last-mile delivery. The needs are served by Sendy’s reorganized business units, which include Sendy Transport, Sendy Freight, and Sendy Supply.
One of the appeals of electric vehicles is the low cost of operation in terms of fuel and maintenance. To this end, ordinary electric vehicle users can save up to 75 percent of that cost, which translates to cheaper rates for customers using Sendy services.
Data published by the World Economic Forum reports that consumer e-commerce deliveries are expected to grow by 25% post-pandemic.
By 2030, e-commerce deliveries are expected to account for 78 percent of all global sales, with a 36 percent increase in the number of delivery vehicles in the world’s top 100 cities.
Sendy is looking forward to expanding its logistical capabilities to four-wheel vehicles from two-wheel vehicles to take advantage of new market opportunities in urban centres and in a more cost-effective manner.
The other day, Sendy launched a van-delivery promotion that offers small businesses a 40 percent discount.
As of now, Sendy has expanded into East and West Africa, serving over 100,000 cross-continental enterprises and individuals, operating an on-demand fleet of over 5,000 cars, and completing over one million deliveries.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Sendy to help them electrify their fleet of four-wheelers. Operators in Kenya’s urban logistics industry must quickly adopt new technology in order to mitigate climate change, which is negatively harming the entire continent. Together, Meta Electric and Sendy can play a critical role in helping Kenya handle this challenge and cut its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 in compliance with the Paris Climate Agreement by adding more cost-effective and environmentally friendly vehicles into their fleet – Harry Minter, META Electric’s Director.
Sendy is employing cutting-edge technology to enable businesses without in-house logistics skills to trade cost-effectively and reliably, as well as transporters to supplement their income with extra revenue-generating logistical options. This relationship with META electric strengthens that desire even more because it will enable our partners to trade – Mesh Alloys, Sendy CEO.