IT NEWS NIGERIA:
Moov Nigeria has launched MOOV.COM.NG an online delivery service marketplace that will positively impact thousands of individual and corporate transportation organizations in the country and rest of Africa.
The Company said Tuesday in Lagos that the platform will help simplify the tedious freight brokerage activities, bringing in the dynamic aspect of ‘freight bidding software’, sometimes referred to as ‘online truck load boards’ or ‘freight load boards and help customers or cargo owners to select choice delivery company from a pool of professionals the platform will provide.
Aside instituting sanity in the industry, when launched, the solution will also assist users, especially operators solve ‘Origin and Destination (O&D) complexities, as cargo shipments are usually one-way, with operators losing revenue along the line.
Before now, O&D results in doubling the workload for cargo revenue management, since there is no return trip to count on, however, Moov.com.ng will ensure the synchronization of multiple touch points, including flights, trucks, regulatory/security checks, varying loading and handling requirements, and special services which must all be factored into cargo management to make correct decisions, meet customer agreements, and generate profits.
“We are excited to announce the launch of Moov Nigeria, a purely Internet logistics service organization to the general public,” said the Founder and Country Manager, Moov Nigeria, Mr. Larry Chinekezi, “The domain www.moov.com.ng connects shipping users to carefully verified vehicle owner-drivers or delivery companies who have the expertise and capability to pick up and deliver securely any parcel or cargo from the home or office to desired destinations throughout the 36 states of Nigeria.
Mr. Chinekezi said that the innovative platform tends to entrench the era of reliable delivery service, adding that lack of trust has been the bane of courier/logistics industry in the country.
“Today, most customers seem to have lost confidence in the delivery service, because whether you choose to use the transporters, courier company or person-to-person delivery, they all have issues and limitations, particularly with pilfering, dumping of mails or damages.
They come back telling the customers stories; therefore, the customer is the loser. In some occasions, people have missed annual general meetings, weddings and other functions just because the parcel conveying message to them was delivered late. Even during trade shows you see material arriving on the day the event is closing; such disappointment can be devastating. We tend to address this challenge with Moov.com.ng.
“Secondly, the service providers are going to benefit from this platform. Apart from the registered courier companies that have offices, it is usually difficult to accommodate those young people who have trucks/cars and can deliver goods for people and make a living for themselves. There are also cases of driving using company trucks to do personal delivery. Every day, they take off from their houses, come back in the evening to tell stories of how VIO or LASTMA held them throughout the day. Moov.com.ng with its tracking device will help the companies track movement of their trucks real time, while the customers can also track the state of their goods with ease”.
According to him, the platform- Moov.com.ng is developed as job creation tool that will also serve as a market place for connecting shippers to service providers such as ‘owner-drivers’ and courier operators.
“Moov Nigeria provides the seamless system, through which the parcels and cargo are auctioned online to the delivery outfits, monitors the process of pickup and delivery, tracing and tracking, feedback to shippers and handles the eventual payment to drivers or delivery companies upon satisfactory delivery”.
Mr. Chinekezi added that through the innovative system over 500 Moov Agents will be setup across the country; “with very little setup cost to get started, each agent will operate as a business under Moov Nigeria and can develop their own branches also within and earn regular income through our activities”.
He clarified that Moov Nigeria is a member of Moov Africa starting in five countries, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and South Africa. “Through these countries we aim to connect Africa’s fledgling e-commerce and trading activities by providing effective and seamless logistics services through registered service providers”, he said.
The promoters have over 40 years cognate logistics experience up to the highest corporate level and have rolled out the solution in Nigeria.