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Monday, June 13, 2016

Yudala builds Africa’s largest warehouses to meet logistics expectations

The pioneer composite e-commerce outfit, Yudala has invested in a trio of 220,660 square feet warehouse space located within the regional hubs of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, with construction also expected to commence soon on similar structures in Owerri, Kano and Uyo, reports ITRealms.

Head of Operations, Yudala, Ejovi Ekakitie, disclosed this, saying that the warehouses, which will significantly boost Yudala’s inventory-taking capacity, are individually the largest warehouse structures in Africa, eclipsing the 120,000 square feet structure recently announced as the continent’s largest by a fellow e-commerce player.

“These warehouses will be fully automated with warehouse Management systems to create efficient and accurate inventory management to meet our commitment of same day delivery. We are preparing for the future explosion in the sector as our mandate is very clear – to lead,” Ekakitie said.

He pointed out that since entry into the market late last year, Yudala has re-defined the retail space with our landmark composite retail strategy, the first in Africa, which has shown that Nigeria indeed has a lot to offer the continent and the world at large in terms of innovation.

According to him, through wide variety of delightful promotions and product offerings, many of which Yudala are still unveiling, stressing they generated huge momentum and enjoyed massive patronage which has overwhelmed they warehousing capabilities.

“It has, therefore, become imperative for us to expand our capacity especially in this area to enable us meet up with our logistics expectations in the current year which is a pivotal one for all of us at Yudala,” he said.

Throwing more light on the massive structures which will service the network of Experience Stores in the various regions of their locations, Mr. Ekakitie noted that the warehouses will further equip the company to take huge inventory while scaling up its operational capacities.

“The warehouses are 220,660 square feet automated structures which will be fitted with state-of-the-art warehouse management systems and ancillary IT packages which will provide on-site storage and also go a long way in streamlining our logistics and delivery processes while reducing human error to the barest minimum.

Ekakitie further said, Yudala over-riding ambition is to ensure that its esteemed customers enjoy guaranteed same day delivery wherever they may be in Nigeria and these warehouses will certainly play a big role in helping us achieve this.

“We pioneered same day delivery on a nationwide scale earlier in March with the special Easter edition of Yu-jara and with these warehouses, even Nigerians in the hinterlands will enjoy this convenience,” he submitted.

ITRealms recalls that Yudala was launched late last year with great panache and marketing blitz, Yudala took the African continent by storm with its bold entry and has successfully expanded the nation’s e-commerce and offline retail space with several innovative strategies including the first ever drone delivery in Africa, Neighbour to Neighbour Mega Deals, Monthly Mid-Day Madness and Yu-jara – Nigeria’s biggest festive season’s sales, and Yudala Mobile Monday among others. Yudala prides itself for genuine products and for being the fastest pay-on-delivery composite e-commerce company in the country.

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