Shipsy, a leading global SaaS-based logistics platform provider aims to transform Africa’s trade and logistics operations.
Shipsy, a prominent provider of smart logistics management solutions, has unveiled its plans to expand its presence across Africa. Shipsy is committed to revolutionizing the continent’s logistics landscape, onboarding local talent, forging strategic technology partnerships, and enhancing customer service, the company said.
As online commerce gains momentum in Africa, the company sees significant growth potential in the region and seeks to capitalize on the lucrative opportunities available for SaaS-based logistics management platform providers.
Digital transformation in African trade and logistics
Africa presents a thriving market for SaaS-based logistics management platforms, as online commerce continues to gain traction. The International Trade Administration projects that Africa will surpass half a billion eCommerce users by 2025, exhibiting a steady CAGR of 17%. Fashion and electronics products are expected to be the highest revenue generators, with fashion and electronics sales predicted to reach USD 13.4 billion and USD 11.2 billion, respectively, in annual sales by 2025.
Shipsy empowers retailers and logistics service providers to seize these critical market opportunities by automating core logistics processes. Through its advanced AI and automation-powered solutions, Shipsy optimizes routes based on business objectives and real-time constraints. The platform proactively addresses transportation risks, enhances serviceability, automates carrier selection, and ensures sustainable, profitable, and customer-centric deliveries.
Shipsy – International business
Shipsy is the preferred logistics technology partner for over 200 businesses worldwide. Fortune 100 exporters, leading pizza delivery chains, major express parcel logistics providers, plant-based food companies, prominent grocery delivery firms, and popular online pharmacies and medical suppliers rely on Shipsy to streamline their supply chain operations. The platform currently powers over 60 million parcels each month, reinforcing its position as an industry leader.
Shipsy has announced the appointment of Apoorva Kumar, former Group COO of Jumia, as an advisor for the African market. With over a decade of experience building supply chain operations in Africa and the GCC, Kumar said of his role at Shipsy, “Having used Shipsy’s solutions as a client before, I now look forward to working closely with Soham and the team to take it to newer heights and continue to create impact in the African logistics space.” Kumar joins Shipsy’s advisory board, following the successful onboarding of Iyad Kamal, former Aramex COO, last year.
Shipsy CEO and Co-Founder, Soham Chokshi, shared his enthusiasm for the growth potential in Africa’s online commerce and affirmed the crucial role Shipsy’s technology will play in realizing the objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Chokshi stated, “With Apoorva joining us as an advisor for Africa, we are confident we will rapidly proliferate the African market.”
Shipsy recently achieved 100% growth in top-line revenue and established a new regional headquarters in Riyadh, further expanding its presence in the Middle East. The company also emphasized a remarkable 70% increase in its talent pool over the past 15 months.
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