Transport and Logistics: Last-mile delivery

Technology companies in the transport and logistics sector have secured $296.207 million USD across 2019 and 2020. Over the same period, a total of $50.883 million USD was secured by companies offering last-mile delivery solutions.

Despite growth in demand for on-demand services, last-mile delivery solutions still remain expensive. It is estimated that the global average of last-mile delivery costs are the equivalent of approximately 28% of the cost of a product. These costs rise to between 35-55% in Africa. However, customer preferences are changing (especially as a result of restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic), and innovation within the sector and improvements to infrastructure are continually helping to reduce the cost to the consumer. Perhaps we are reaching a pivotal moment for e-commerce and last-mile delivery?

In this report we take a closer look at some of the investment trends and companies helping to go the last mile.

 

graph showing number of last mile delivery service companies founded per year Africa

This report was first published in May 2020.

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