#ZimStartUps: Courier City Expands To Kenya

Zimbabwean startup Courier City has expanded its services to Nairobi, Kenya, allowing users to send packages or documents to Canada at a reduced rate.

Courier City pairs senders with trusted travelers to allow international couriering services at a fraction of the usual cost, and has until now been servicing the Zimbabwe-Canada route.

By Pearson Mbendera

Speaking on the expansion, the startup said that having found a way of sending a package or document across the world more affordable, they were expanding their revolutionary approach to Nairobi, Kenya.

“Courier City is expanding its revolutionary approach in international courier services to Nairobi, Kenya. As we look to save people money and help people earn extra cash, we have expanded our routes to include Nairobi, Kenya,” said Courier City.

The startup that describes itself as the Uber for international courier services says they designed their service to make it affordable for bridging the gap of distance between family and business while helping travelers earn money in the process.

Headquartered in Canada, the startup was founded by a young Zimbabwean entrepreneur who designed the startup to bring about a more efficient and affordable way of sending goods and they are looking into expanding this service around the globe.

It has now introduced a new route between Nairobi and Canada, allowing travelers to provide Courier City with allotted luggage information, which is used to match the sender. Packages are assessed to meet airline guidelines and packaged with approved seals, and the startup claims it can reduce delivery costs by up to 50 per cent.

Registered travelers earn money for couriering packages and documents, and hand packages over to Courier City agents upon arrival. To encourage uptake on its new route, Courier City is running a promotion that grants its first vetted carriers as much as 50 per cent of their airline ticket price.

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