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Africa Last Mile Delivery Market

Africa Last Mile Delivery Market: Information by Product Type (B2C Product, B2B Product, C2C Product), Industry Type (Retail, E-Commerce), Sales Channel, and Region — Forecast till 2030

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Market Overview

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.

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8.45 %
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Market Dynamics

Africa Last Mile Delivery Market Drivers

  • The increasing popularity of online shopping and door-to-door delivery

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.

Africa Last Mile Delivery Market Restraints

  • The Corrupting Influence of Corruption on the Supply Chain

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.

Africa Last Mile Delivery Market Opportunities

  • The reliance of consumers on faster and easier modes of shipment delivery creates numerous opportunities in the global market

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.

Segmental Analysis

In Africa, the Last Mile Delivery is classified into three categories: Product, Industry, Sales Channel, Delivery Type, Service Speed, and geography.

By Product Type

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.

By Industry Type

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.

By Sales Channel

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.

By Delivery Type

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.

By Service Speed

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.

Regional Analysis

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.

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Top Key Players of Africa Last Mile Delivery Market

Some of the major players in the Africa Region (having significant market shares) are listed below:

  • WumDrop
  • Picup Technologies
  • Pargo
  • Sendr
  • Rush
  • Fastvan
  • Sendy Ltd.
  • Lory Systems
  • Senga
  • Kobo360
  • ng
  • Parcel-it
  • Kamtar
  • Aquantuo
  • Besew
  • Musanga
  • Aramex
  • Lamma
  • Bosta
  • Mylerz

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
CAGR 8.45%
Forecast Period 2023-2031
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered
  1. By Product Type  
    1. B2C Product
    2. B2B Product
    3. C2C Product
  2. By Industry Type 
    1. Retail
    2. E-Commerce
    3. Manufacturing Companies
  3. By Sales Channel
    1. Direct Sales
    2. Distributor
  4. By Delivery Type
    1. Packaged Food Products
    2. Parcel Services
    3. Consumer Electronics
    4. Perishable Grocery Products
  5. By Service Speed
    1. Economy Class
    2. Basic Service
    3. Expedited Service

Africa Last Mile Delivery Market Segmentation

By Product Type  

  • B2C Product
  • B2B Product
  • C2C Product

By Industry Type 

  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Manufacturing Companies

By Sales Channel

  • Direct Sales
  • Distributor

By Delivery Type

  • Packaged Food Products
  • Parcel Services
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Perishable Grocery Products

By Service Speed

  • Economy Class
  • Basic Service
  • Expedited Service

By Region

  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Ivory Coast
  • Tunisia
  • Ghana
  • Ethiopia
  • Zambia
  • Rest of Africa
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