Cameroon – Enterprises: AfriRelay wants to compete with giants in the African market for parcel delivery

AfriRelay wants to compete with giants in the African market for parcel delivery
Written by Deckson N.

At 28, the young Cameroonian entrepreneur, Alvine Handou Choupo, does not bother with any complex. Through AfriRelay, a company launched only two years ago, she aims to conquer some shares in the African market for the delivery of parcels. But in the meantime, it is in Cameroon that she has her weapons in this activity, which already has multinationals (DHL, UPS, Chronopost), local companies (Solex, Atex …), La Poste, and all travel agencies.

In order to position herself in this very competitive market, the promoter of the young SME intends to rely on the weaknesses of competitors such as the high tariffs of multinationals, the loss of confidence in the Cameroon Post, the narrowness of networks of local operators and of travel agencies operating in the delivery of parcels.

Accordingly, the company proposes, we learn,” a service of proximity thanks to the 200 points relay disseminated in all the cities of Cameroon; The ability to track parcels on-line throughout their routing; Real-time notifications received by the sender and recipient via Sms and email at each step of the shipment; And prepaid and pre-paid packages, available at the relay points, with a view to standardizing shipments “.

Through these offers that Alvine Handou and her team call innovative, but above all the competitive tariffs practiced and the level of extension of her network of partners across the country, AfriRelay intends to entice “e-commerce companies, To enable them to reach customers in all the cities of Cameroon; As well as individuals, with a view to enabling them to send parcels to their relatives and receive them with ease “.

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