Nigerian last-mile courier service runner-up at TechCrunch Disrupt London

Taking part in the TechCrunch Disrupt event, Nigerian-based last-mile courier Metro Africa Express (MAX) was named runner-up. The event took place from 7 to 8 December in London, England.

Jukedeck, a platform for cheap and custom soundtrack creation, was deemed the overall winner and awarded £30 000 (about US$45 000) along with the Disrupt Cup in London. The finalists consisted of Lystable, a freelance managing platform, market monitoring service Yoobic, and MAX.

The contestants presented in front of multiple groups of industry leaders.

Read more: WeChat set to launch on-demand courier service in SA

On-demand delivery service MAX was co-founded by Adetayo Bamiduro and Chinedu Azodoha. Customers can use the custom-built API, text messaging, or other platforms to book a courier. The package will then be delivered withing three hours. The customer is charged on distance instead of weight, which is the opposite of other logistics companies. The company also offers general same day and next day courier options.

According to Azodoha, one of the reasons ecommerce hasn’t hit the penetration rates of the US and the UK is due to inadequate delivery infrastructure.



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