“We Want to Bridge the Gap with Overseas Shipping” – GIG Logistics’ Ariyo Oluboye Speaks on UK Expansion
In line with its commitment to facilitate seamless deliveries for Africans globally, Africa’s leading tech-driven delivery company, GIG Logistics (GIGL) is now live in the United Kingdom (UK). The UK office becomes the company’s third location outside Nigeria.
Beyond the shores of Nigeria, GIGL has already established branches in Ghana and the United States.
By leveraging technology and prior experience in the logistics space, GIGL is making it easier for Nigerians to shop from their favourite UK stores through the GIGGo app and get superfast hassle-free shipping at affordable rates.
In a chat with Technext, Ariyo Oluboye, Director, Overseas Operations at GIGL, stated that the company’s UK expansion is aimed at eliminating cross-border delivery barriers for African merchants to ship across continents.
Among other things, Oluboye hinted at GIGL’s further expansion into Asia, the Middle East and other regions in Africa.
According to him, “Opening in the UK aligns with our drive to be that African brand playing in the global space. We are on a mission to power centralized and decentralized commerce by creating a platform for African merchants to ship across continents”Ariyo Oluboye, Director, Overseas Operations at GIGL
Speaking on how the company’s service strategy differs from the traditional logistics companies, Oluboye told us that GIGL is focused on a niche segment quite distinct from what the traditional logistics companies are focused on.
“Decentralized and centralized commerce can only thrive with efficient last-mile delivery and this is an area we are providing innovative solutions for with our services. We are basically leveraging technology to simplify the movement of goods across continents”, he added.
He further said told us that the team will leverage technology and the experience they have garnered operating the Nigeria, Ghana ad USA branches to put processes in place to ensure that they have a smooth sail.
“Our operation in the UK is going to be completely e-driven. All of this, coupled with our expansive route network in Nigeria and in-depth understanding of the local environment is will be of advantage to us for incoming and outgoing shipping between both countries”, he concludes.
The choice of the UK is strategic for the logistics company. The UK is a manufacturing powerhouse and also a commercial giant. The country has a number of brands that supply a wide array of products that appeal greatly to Nigerian and other Africans.
How it works
After signing in, click on “Overseas Shipping”, then tap “Create Overseas Shipment”. Select UK as country to ship from then copy the shipping address format displayed.
Shop from any of the stores listed on the GIGGo app and input the copied address details during checkout. Go back to the GIGGo app then tap proceed to complete the shipping process.
The team assures that your items will be delivered securely.
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