Trading in Nigeria has taken a wider approach with the introduction of Electronic Commerce (eCommerce). You can now place orders for your desired products right from your room and have it delivered to your doorstep.
With the current trend in the eCommerce industry, it won’t be long before traditional/physical markets. From another perspective, Nigerians now engage in import activities; bringing in different products into the country.
The importation business in Nigeria cannot be mentioned without making reference to its mode of delivery facilitated by the backbone- courier companies.
In Nigeria today, whether you’re placing an order on eCommerce platforms such as Konga or Jumia; importing products from China or USA or even dispatching products to your customers, you have to use courier.
Though this is not a must-have, but given the rise in online fraud, customers are becoming wary of using the traditional Pay before Delivery channel.
Ecommerce sites such as Jumia and Konga are now offering Pay on Delivery for their products. This is to assure the customer of their eligibility and offers the customer the choice of turning down a defective item as opposed to the traditional pay before delivery where the customer only gets to see the product after making payments.
If you’re looking for the courier company to use for your business, we got you covered. Whether you are an eCommerce user, an importer or a business looking for the courier company to deliver your products to customers, look no further as this article will intimate you with the top ten courier companies in Nigeria:
1. DHL Express
If you’re in tune with courier services, the name DHL might ring a bell. DHL is a Germany express logistics company established in 1969.
DHL is the largest logistics company in the world and its interest in specifically on sea and air mails (though it sometimes uses trains and boats for its cargo transportation system).
DHL was established by Larry Hillblom, Robert Lynn and Adrian Dalsey and currently offers courier services in about 220 countries of the world.
DHL is the first courier that will come to mind when referencing Nigerian courier companies. Though unknown to many, the name “DHL” was coined from the last names of its founders (Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn).
DHL is the best courier company so far and that might be the reason for its acceptability all over the world. The only slight issue with the company is its rate. DHL is known for its high logistics cost and sometimes, it has slow delivery rates (though this is dependent on the region).
2. United Parcel Service (UPS)
The United Parcel Service (UPS) is another courier company based in Nigeria. UPS is headquartered in the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA and offers courier services to wide range of users. UPS is very efficient in cargo delivery and shipping and has a large customer base in Nigeria.
3. Keep on Shipping (KOS) Deliveries
If you’re looking for a courier company to handle your shipments to your customers within Nigeria, KOS Deliveries is a good pick. KOS is only interested in internal shipping (within Nigeria) and allows your customers pay on delivery.
What many do not know is that KOS Deliveries is owned by one of Nigeria’s largest online store, Konga. KOS is also the official courier used by ecommerce giant, Konga in dispatching customers’ products. KOS is available from Monday to Friday each work and can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Federal Express (FedEx)
On the fourth spot on our list of courier companies in Nigeria is Federal Express (FedEx). FedEx is not an indigenous Nigerian courier company but has massive appeal to the Nigerian market.
Federal Express (FedEx) is an international express and cargo distribution company with presence in over 200 countries of the world.
FedEx is the darling of many ecommerce stores and users as it guarantees its customers and clients about 1-3 day delivery time.
FedEx has its branches all over Nigeria and offers efficient delivery services. FedEx is quite expensive but using the company is quite rewarding as you can keep track of your parcel by typing in your tracking number in the Fed Express portal.
Kobo is another courier company in Nigeria that offers packaged goods delivery. Kobo is located at 6 Ikorodu Road, Yaba in Lagos State, Nigeria. Kobo can be reached through www.kobo360.com or telephone lines: +2348180212345 or +2348135672770.
6. God Is Good Logistics (GIGL)
GIGL is an off-shoot of God Is Good Transport Company. GIGL is offering innovative logistics approach to the current Nigerian logistic industry.
GIGL offers Corporate Courier Services, International Courier Solutions, E-commerce Logistics and Domestic Courier Solutions.
GIGL was founded in 2012 and offers its customers and clients faster and accurate delivery services. GIGL has many branches all over the country; especially at its bus terminals.
GIGL can be reached through www.giglogistics.ng or through telephone lines: +2349087842410. GIGL’s head office is at 1 Wole Ariyo Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Ibeju Lekki in Lagos.
7. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANEX)
Tranex is an indigenous Nigerian logistics company that offers both international and domestic express delivery services.
Tranex was established in 1984 with the name TNT Skypak Nigerian Limited and later changed to its current name (Trans-Nationwide Express Plc) in the year 1992.
Tranex also offers haulage, ancillary transportation and storage services. Tranex is located at 28 Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Oshodi in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Other services offered by Tranex include Mailroom Management, Tranex Biopharm/Cold Chain Solutions, Tranex Dedicated Motorcycle Service (for deliveries) and Express Delivery.
Tranex can be reached through any of these medium:
a. Website: tranex-ng.com
b. Email: email@example.com
c. Telephone Lines: +2348025697917, +2348123682573 and +2349095270137.
8. ABC Express Courier Limited
ABC Express Courier Limited is a courier company from the stable of ABC Transport Service. ABC Express Courier is a cargo and courier services company located in Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. It has a wide scope in Nigeria as it is mostly found in all its bus terminals.
ABC Express Courier Limited is located at 52C, Ikorodu Road, Fadeyi, Yaba in Lagos State, Nigeria. ABC Express Courier can be reached through its telephone lines: +2348101312485, +2348142552445 and website: www.abccargoxpress.com
9. Africa Courier Express (ACE)
ACE is a Nigerian courier company that offers courier and delivery services for the least product. ACE delivers packages of all sizes such as foodstuff, large items and gift coupons. ACE is located at 2B, Oko Awo Close, Victoria Island in Lagos State, Nigeria.
ACE can be reached through telephone line +2348039012600 or website www.ace.ng
10. NIPOST EMS Speedpost
EMS Speedpost is another courier company in Nigeria but does not have much acceptability as others. Users have often complained of its high rate and maximum delivery timeframe. Customers want a courier company that combines swift deliveries with low cost.
NIPOST EMS Speedpost is basically interested in offering mailing and shipping services and is located at International Mail Processing Centre (IMPC), Nipost Building, Nacho Complex, Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
You can contact EMS Speedpost through telephone lines +2349091260294 and +2348033957069 or through its website www.emsng.com
Courier and dispatch delivery services are the primary channel of delivering products to customers outside your scope. Most ecommerce platform such as Konga, Jumia and Payporte utlilze this channel efficiently and customers in turn are satisfied with the services rendered by courier companies.
If you’re looking for a courier company for your business or you simply want to know the courier company with best services, the list of top 10 courier companies in Nigeria listed above will be a good guide.Click here to see the latest Jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
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