Copia has opened a warehouse in Tatu City and launched Copia Online, an e-commerce platform that will enable customers to purchase goods online for relatives and friends in rural Kenya. The move to go online will transition Copia from just a delivery agency to a full e-commerce organization.
Customers in urban areas can now easily purchase goods to be delivered to their family and friends. It makes it easier for people living in urban areas to buy goods online through payment platforms and the delivery of goods through agents to their friends and families and friends in rural areas. After checkout, Copia will contact and locate the recipient, identifies the nearest agent and then deliver the goods between two to four days.
This simple end-to-end process is better than sending cash or buying the goods yourself and then transporting them to rural areas using a courier service.
Copia aims to use the $20 million fund it acquired from multiple investors to provide its customers with a convenient way of shopping for relatives and friends in rural communities. You can purchase products from the following categories: personal care products, electronics, household, energy, beauty, baby, health, school supplies, transport, construction, and farming equipment.
“Copia’s rapid growth in just five years shows the demand that exists among Kenyans in both rural and urban areas for digitally-powered solutions that make their day-to-day shopping needs easier,” said Tim Steel, CEO, Copia Kenya while speaking during the launch of Copia Online at Tatu City Industrial Park.
The new logistics and distribution hub at Tatu City Industrial Park is a 4,000 square meter modern facility that will help facilitate Copia’s expansion into Western Kenya and other parts of the country, therefore making it easier for people living in urban areas to buy and deliver items to the rural communities.
The company has more than 3,700 agents across Central Kenya and parts of Rift Valley and has fulfilled more than two million orders and served over 300,000 customers.
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