Fawry, e-payments solutions provider, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Samer Gharaibeh, Softec Technologies, and Ammar Zawaideh to establish Roaderz. Roaderz is an innovative crowdsourcing platform that will connect individual couriers and small delivery operations with eCommerce merchants and social sellers.
Powered by state-of-the-art technology and AI, Roaderz will allow merchants to request a courier on demand or schedule shipment in advance while monitoring their shipment status and delivery progress in real-time. Roaderz will also allow eligible everyday commuters to earn additional income by using their personal vehicles to fulfill shipments and deliveries.
“We’re very excited to be introducing Roaderz to the Egyptian market. This is an exciting investment in the logistics industry, where are building operations from the ground up, taking a direct role in operations, quality control, sales, and training. Last-mile delivery is a complex and exciting challenge. We’re entering into this challenge open-eyed and with faith in the power of technological solutions to improve outcomes for smaller merchants by enhancing their commercial reach,” Ashraf Sabry, Fawry CEO, said.
Roaderz expects to commence operations during H1 2022 and aims to significantly contribute to the development of Egypt’s rapidly growing social commerce and e-commerce space.
“Our goal with Roaderz is to create a solution which can also have a broader social impact, by putting smaller businesses on a level playing field with larger competitors, providing couriers with flexible work and income opportunities, and reducing carbon emissions by decreasing the average kilometers travelled by a shipment before it reaches the end-user,” Sabry added.
The platform will facilitate frictionless collection and shorten cash flow cycles with Fawry’s payment solution. Roaderz will also provide increased flexibility for eCommerce merchants and social sellers to attain scale, while guaranteeing the payment and fulfilment link for both sides of a transaction.
“Since the establishment of Mylerz in 2019, it has grown increasingly evident that the Egyptian market greatly needs a last-mile courier service aimed particularly at SMEs, social sellers, and e-commerce operations. We figured we could leverage this gap in supply and demand to develop a modern digital platform that provides both merchants and drivers with a frictionless, hassle-free system for transporting merchandise. With our and our partners’ capabilities and talent, we believe that Roaderz will be optimally placed to provide a user experience of the utmost efficiency and reliability,” Samer Gharaibeh, co-founder of Roaderz and founder and CEO at Mylerz, said.
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