Logistics firm, Sendy, has launched a home delivery solution in an effort to boost local traders during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dubbed Sendy Go, the platform gives shoppers access to a wide variety of household supplies from local traders and also enables them to support families in need by matching every order made on the platform with a donation.
Speaking during the announcement, Sendy Founder and CEO Mr. Meshack Alloys said that the firm was playing its part in line with the government’s directive that individuals keep personal interaction as minimal as possible. Through the donation that will be matched by every order made through the app, Mr. Alloys pointed out that the firm was seeking support to support 5,000 needy families across Nairobi.
“As a Kenyan company, we cannot sit back when some are grappling with disruption of their sources of income. Our goal is to continuously innovate in ways that are impactful to those around us,” he said. Sendy Go donations will support families living in informal settlements using e-vouchers through a partnership with Sokowatch, a retail e-commerce start-up that has mapped shops across these areas.
Sendy Go will run on Sendy’s extensive and reliable logistics network and has so far partnered with local markets and stores such as Kenyatta Market, City Market, Hardy Fresh, Sweetunda for groceries and household essentials, Goodlife Pharmacy for pharmaceuticals and personal care products, Galana Oil for cooking gas and Sandstorm for protective face masks.
The free-to-download app is available for Android and iOS users across Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret and Mombasa officially from April 30th, 2020.
The firm has also rolled out a raft of measures to ensure safe and hygienic deliveries by issuing hygiene kits to each driver partner, and ensuring that every package is sanitized upon pick up. Sendy is also conducting health and safety training for all driver partners and has disabled phone signatures to minimize contact.