By Juliet Umeh
In response to the current lockdown and restriction to movement caused by COVID-19, Bus Hsailing App Company, Plentywaka said it is expanding its services in the city of Lagos with B2C Platform, ‘Logistics By Plentywaka,’ LBP.
The company said LBP will provide its customers with same-day service and range of logistical vehicles from cooling vans, trucks and bikes that can be easily selected depending on the requirements.
It said: “LBP, available on Google Playstore and IOS App store removes the stressful task of transporting packages across the busy city; with their range of vehicles, customers can send packages of all sizes and fragility at very affordable rates.
“Informal businesses, SMEs and large organizations will also benefit from the ease and speed of the service that will ensure continuity of business during this disruptive time.”
Managing Director and Co-Founder of Plentywaka, Mr. Johnny Enagwolor, said: “The effects of COVID-19 are being felt everywhere; the world has seen a mass loss of life, a sharp downturn to global economies and a fundamental shift in how people move about, work, and go about their domestic lives. In the midst of all of this, companies like ours have had to look at how we can continue to innovate and support both businesses, and people who need access to goods, by leveraging innovative technology to streamline the processes.
“We’ve worked with a number of partners, as well as many of our own drivers, to build out the infrastructure required to deliver a cost-effective and efficient logistics service. Furthermore, we’re also pleased to be opening up new opportunities to those who’ve lost their regular source of income since COVID-19.
“Logistics by Plentywaka is now looking for trusted partners and vehicle owners who will have the flexibility to earn money on their own schedule from an existing customer base of over 40,000 individuals and access to the technology infrastructure. Customers using the app will choose a vehicle type closest to the pick-up location, with real-time delivery tracking and support,” he said.
Enagwolor recalled that the company also launched the Staff Bus Solutions recently for companies to commute staff to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus and expanded so riders can enjoy a journey from Ikeja to Victoria Island.
According to him, the company is seeking to build on its previous success in March, reaching a milestone of 100,000 rides after just six months on the road.