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How To Start Bike Logistics Business In Nigeria


Logistics business is a kind of business that has to do with procurement, distribution, inventory, maintenance, replacement of personnel materials and information to achieve organizational goals. It involves getting products and services from a supplier or manufacturer to a consumer. In this post we shall be focusing on how to start a dispatch rider business in Nigeria (bike delivery business). It is different from setting up a courier company.

The number of Internet users in Nigeria are currently more than 100 million and more than 40% or so have done one or two online transactions within the past one year. This explains the potentials hidden in E-commerce business and it is growing in strength everyday. We are talking about now where we are facing challenges in the nation’s economy. Such challenges as a drop in the price of crude oil and the weakness of naira against dollar.

You can give any name you like to logistics business such as; door-step delivery service, bike delivery service, transportation service, dispatch rider business, they all mean one and the same thing.

E-commerce businesses are on the rise because of the rising number of Internet users. In fact business minded persons who do not have online presence are missing out and it won’t take long before everyone begins to tour this line since nobody will want to be on the losing side.

We have few online retail stores that are running services to match with the rising e-commerce growing markets examples are; Konga, Jumia, Jiji etc The advent of ecommerce and online buying of products and services have created opportunities for other key players in the sectors example is logistics business.

Almost all the E-commerce stores depend on logistics for effective delivery. That is why when you hear that a particular online store is retrenching workers it is mostly in the area of dispatch deliveries. This can be noticeable with the way the reconstruct their organizations.

Before now, Jumia used to do pick up from merchants location but now merchants have to drop goods in their warehouse closest to them.

Konga used to have K-express services but has now separated it from Konga online store. They wanted clients to pay before shipping their orders but when they started getting negative response they stopped and took a different option.

Dealdey also used to have warehouse where merchants supplied real products but has now resorted to a case of self fulfillment (a do it yourself thing).


There are huge profits derived from logistics business and if you do it well, you will succeed in E-commerce business. The opportunities in delivery business is huge, many online stores keep increasing every now and then. And all or most of them requires the services of logistics business owners.

Before nowclothes, shoes, agricultural products and services where available in online market. But now we are face to face with cooked food delivery business. That is why you will make good money in logistics business. 

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