Copia Kenya, a Nairobi-based consumer goods catalogue and delivery service, has launched its e-commerce website that provides consumers greater choice, affordability, and convenience when shopping for everyday items.
The logistics firm also unveiled a Ksh 2 billion international standard, grade-A logistics and distribution hub at Tatu City Industrial Park. The 4,000 sq m modern facility helps streamline the fulfillment of customer orders and will help facilitate Copia’s expansion into Western Kenya and other parts of the country.
“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.
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Copia is the only e-commerce company in Kenya delivering goods beyond rural towns to interior areas. Its state of the art distribution model is anchored by a network of more than 3,700 agents across Central Kenya and parts of Rift Valley. The agents are typically small shopkeepers who operate as ordering and distribution centres within their rural communities.
To date, Copia has fulfilled more than two million orders and served over 300,000 customers while providing an additional source of income to its agents.
“E-commerce has the potential to transform Kenya’s economy while helping to uplift the living standards of millions of people. However, this can only happen if they are rolled-out with logistics and distribution solutions tailor-made to work for Kenya.” Mr. Steel added.