There is another mobile app that has hit streets to make life easier for south africans. The on demand delivery service call Sendr delivers packages in the countries big cities using motor bikes.
Once on Sendr the customer books a collection and the company handles the rest, including insurance for all items that are transported.
It is the brainchild of Zimbabwean born George Sibotshiwe and his business partner. The founders say it’s the cheapest on the market. Users are even able to track the journey of their package. It’s basically a “mobile concierge service”.
“It’s a personal concierge service. It’s the ability for you to be able to press something on your phone and you suddenly have your own runner who going around doing errands for you.” George Sibotshiwe
It’s also an enterprise that is helping combat youth unemployment in the country by offering young people with motorcycle licenses an opportunity to work in courier services. And now they are planning to expand on the continent.
“We already have requests and interests from people mostly in sub Saharan Africa who are interested in franchising our product. Our product is easily tailored for a west African and East African market because they use a lot of motorbikes, so we think our product fits in perfectly in those types of markets.” George Sibotshiwe, chief technical officer Sendr