Sendy introduces rider-sharing package, SendyConnect, for deliveries on same route

Sendy – the on demand, door-to-door, delivery service provider – has introduced a new package which enables clients to share a rider and the cost for those whose deliveries are on a similar route.

The new package, called SendyConnect, is meant to enhance affordability as well as convenience for Sendy customers.

“At Sendy, we are on a mission to unlock the potential of Kenya by connecting small businesses with local Drivers across the country. Our technology platform has the power to transform businesses by making delivery simple, transparent, and affordable. We’re very excited to announce the launch of our newest feature, SendyConnect, which moves us forward in our mission,” announced Sendy on its blog, adding:

“With SendyConnect, you share a delivery Driver — and the cost — with another Sendy user who has requested a delivery along a similar route. You still get Sendy-style convenience, but now, at an even more affordable rate. Just choose the SendyConnect option and get allocated a Driver before pickup.”

According to Sendy, sharing the rider means that each customer can save up to 40% on each delivery, making the service “more affordable than one’s preferred boda boda or in-house driver.”

The SendyConnect package is an additional package to the initial SendyDirect, the premium option which enables clients to get their your own designated riders to pick up the order and immediately drop it off at the single destination with no stops in between.

“SendyConnect saves you money. Share your Driver with other Sendy users, and your Driver will aggregate multiple orders at once along a common route. If you are more flexible with your delivery time, you can save up to 40% on the delivery fee…Partnership is at the heart of everything we do. SendyConnect plays a fundamental role in supporting our Partners. Our Customers save more, and our Drivers make more,” adds Sendy on the blog post.

Sendy launched its services in Kenya in 2014. It currently covers Nairobi (serving Westlands, Ngong Road, Mombasa Road, Eastlands and Thika Road), Thika (going through Section Nine, Juakali, Madharau Estate, Makongeni and Kimathi Estate), Kisumu (where it goes through such neighbourhoods like Otonglo, Industrial Area, Manyatta, Nyamasaria and Kondele) and Mombasa (where it covers clients Nyali, Mtwapa, Changamwe, Likoni and Bamburi).


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