Delivery systems in Ghana are growing. Amidst several moves to digitise addressing systems, some companies are working through the hard pains of making delivery in Ghana a breeze; one of them is Eazyloop. I’ve used the service several times to deliver, mostly business cards, to some of my clients. They’re effective. Eazyloop has now begun offering global deliveries, which is something to look forward to.
We all know how having items shipped from abroad is a challenge to Ghanaians, logistically and fiscally. With Eazyloop’s experience in handling deliveries, the company is looking to build a name as the default delivery provider for international packages.
With this service, Eazyloop will provide a shipping address to any of their warehouses in the US so customers can ship their items there. Like other services, customers pay for the delivery cost and it’s delivered to Ghana within 10 working days for air freight or 30 working days for sea freight.
Andrew Nyakpo is Eazyloop’s Business Development Manager and offers some insight into this new product.
“We are on a mission to improve efficiency and drive down the average delivery time. Our uber-esque local delivery service has been running for some time but we see the need to add global deliveries to enable us come full circle on our offering. We are currently focusing on the USA. We look to expand into the UK and possibly China soon.”
The Eazyloop web app allows you to add your cards so you can pay. But even for international shops that don’t allow Ghanaian cards, the Accra-based startup is willing to purchase on your behalf, as you settle with your card later.
Another option I’m seeing here is sea freight, which is quite new to the delivery startups across board. Eazyloop is quite confident that will save you money, though your items will arrive within 30 days.
So all this is done via the Eazyloop web app; it’s quite a convenient service I must say. For global requests, you have to do is enter the link to the item online, the total quantity and the total price. The system calculates your cost and notifies you in the case of the sea freight and via SMS in the case of air freight.
I’m particularly excited several delivery companies are working towards making international shipping easy. It’ll be great to see an integration with the global e-commerce giants so you can do all your shipping in one app.
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