Yobante Express, a Senegalese logistics start-up, has finalised a partnership agreement with Kenya’s MPost, start-up where mobile phones are “transformed” into postal addresses.
The partnership seeks to enable door-to-door deliveries between locations across the continent at a fraction of the cost.
In September 2021, Yobante Express raised a $1.2 million bridge funding round enabling the start-up to scale across and beyond Africa. At the time, it was said to have a run rate of about $8 million in revenues and 2 million parcels carried annually via its web and mobile platform.
Besides Senegal, Yobante Express has an impressive footprint covering more than 21 African countries – eight of which has an office presence. Next-up, its founders want to connect these countries to European countries, including France, Belgium, Italy and Spain.
It also seeks to expand its infrastructure in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.
With MPost, Yobante Express can add a reliable and simple addressing system on top of its delivery offer.
This joint collaboration will help you get your package efficiently delivered in Kenya at your MPost mapped-address with your phone number in few days and for cheap. Yobante carriers will route it via selected and AI-optimized hubs from our resilient mesh network of relay points all over your package journey.Oumar Basse, the co-founder and chief executive of Yobante Express