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Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Fawry gets in on the delivery service bandwagon

Fawry enters the delivery service space with Roaderz: E-payments giant Fawry is setting up Roaderz — a courier delivery platform — with founder and CEO of delivery service Mylerz Samer Gharaibeh, tech solutions firm Softec, and Confida Ventures Managing Partner Ammar Zawaideh, according to a statement from Fawry. Zawaideh will act as Roaderz CEO.

How Roaderz works: The company’s crowdsourcing platform will connect couriers and small delivery firms with e-commerce merchants. Roaderz allows sellers to request couriers on demand or schedule their services in advance. People using their personal vehicles and looking to pocket some extra income will also be able to work as couriers.

It’s a very crowded space: In the past few years, the Egyptian market has seen the introduction of a number of B2B and B2C delivery services. Yalla Fel Sekka and B2B e-commerce platform Talabeyah launched in early 2020, with ShipBlu following suit shortly thereafter. Courier startups such as Bosta, Dreevo, and Sprint have also entered the space in the past few years, while ridesharing giant Uber and its subsidiary Careem have also launched courier services.

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