The Africa last mile delivery market size was valued at USD 1.14 Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to generate USD 2.35 Billion in 2030 at a CAGR of 8.45% during the forecasted period of 2022-2030.
Last Mile Delivery refers to a process or service that makes the process of delivering products to the end user more streamlined, expedient, and trouble-free. The "last mile delivery facility" is made available by a variety of industries and businesses. This service allows for the product to be transported in a predetermined amount of time from the distribution centre or company outlet all the way to the location specified by the customer.
However, in the past, these services were only available over limited or short distances. However, due to the development of the e-Commerce industry, the "last mile" delivery services now cover more than hundreds of miles of shipping directly to the door of the consumer. The rising popularity of online shopping has resulted in the establishment of a new cornerstone for the development of delivery services, which, in turn, has provided a boost to the shipping and logistics sector of the economy.
The logistics industry has evolved and been modernised in order to provide customers with seamless logistical services. The industry has developed door-to-door delivery, one of the key growth drivers of the global market for last mile delivery. The door-to-door services may include movers and packers, delivery of goods, industrial deliveries, etc. According to industry experts, approximately 65 percent of the population will reside in urban areas by 2030, and the emergence of new companies offering city-by-city services is creating new opportunities in the global market for last-mile delivery.
Corruption is a major impediment in nearly every sector on the planet especially in the emerging economies in Africa, and it has not spared the global market of last mile delivery. When a product is ready to be delivered from the distribution centre to the end user, the entire supply chain involves various stages of inventories, beginning with SKUs, stock assignment, and dispatch, and ending with delivery. Throughout the process, there is the possibility that an employee will violate the code of conduct by sharing valuable information about the deliverables, selling the original product in the market and exchanging it for a duplicate, and so on. There are several ways in which corruption occurs in the delivery sector, which can jeopardise the market's dependability.
Consumers now expect same-day delivery, whereas they once waited 5-6 days. Few of the leading retailers have been able to meet these shipment expectations in the global retail market. Amazon, the leader in global shipments, has attracted more customers with its one-day delivery services, opening the door for emerging players to offer time-bound delivery options with free shipping.
Many leading e-commerce companies are expanding and establishing their e-Commerce fulfilment network to offer new and exciting shipping offers with easy returns and exchanges. Some global retailers are upgrading their logistics infrastructure to fulfil orders quickly and without communication or network glitches. Even industry giants are trying to innovate their logistics and inventories to reduce shipping costs and connect with more customers.
In Africa, the Last Mile Delivery is classified into three categories: Product, Industry, Sales Channel, Delivery Type, Service Speed, and geography.
The Africa last mile delivery market share is categorized into Product Type as B2B products, B2C products, and C2C products. The B2C (Business to Consumer) segment earns the maximum share of the market.
The Africa last mile delivery market share is categorized into Industry type as Retail Clients, E-Commerce Clients, and Manufacturing Companies. The E-Commerce segment is the most dominating sub-segment of the market.
The Africa last mile delivery market share is categorized into Sales Channel as Direct Sales, and Distributor. The Distributor segment is the most dominating sub-segment of the market.
The Africa last mile delivery market share is categorized into Delivery Type as Packaged Food Products, Parcel Services, Consumer Electronics, and Perishable Grocery Products where Parcel Services segment is the most dominating sub-segment of the market.
The Africa last mile delivery market share is categorized into Service Speed as Economy Class, Basic Service and Expedited Service where the Basic Service segment is the most dominating sub-segment of the market.
By 2030, African last mile delivery market is anticipated to be worth USD 2.35 billion, with a CAGR of 8.45% over the forecast period (2022–2030).
The Africa Last Mile Delivery Market has been further segment regionally into many countries such as Africa, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia and Rest of Africa.
Some of the major players in the Africa Region (having significant market shares) are listed below:
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