SENEGAL – Senegalese delivery startup Yobante Express has expanded its operations outside its home country and is now active five African markets.
Its web and mobile platform employ gig economy, independent and casual couriers to deliver packages from point to point until the last mile.
Yobante Express says that its logistics solution is twice as fast and 40 per cent more affordably than existing solutions.
“Yobante Express’ revenue sharing model is empowering gig workers and communities. On each delivery, we are paying 50 per cent commission to independent and casual carriers and another 25 per cent to relay points.”Oumar Basse- CEO Yobante Express
Yobante’s African expansion was launched last year when it started operations in South Africa, Africa’s second largest economy.
Yobante Express also has an active presence in Nigeria and Ghana, two of the largest economies in West Africa.
In terms of trade volumes, Yobante CEO Oumar Basse explained that the startup was now delivering an average of 15,000 parcels per month and was currently generating US$90,000 average monthly revenue.
“In just 18 months of operations, we have onboarded 307 independent and casual carriers, 611 relay points, and we’re delivering for more than 150 businesses,” Oumar Basse said.
Yobante Express delivery model also allows anyone travelling in the same general direction as the parcel and anyone with a shop or physical location to make money as part of its network.