An online market place, Konga, on Wednesday unveiled fresh foods delivery service that will enable Nigerians to get fresh foods at their door steps.
Sharafa Sim, the Chairman of Konga, said at the unveiling ceremony in Lagos that the grocery service, tagged “Konga daily’’, was built to save Nigerians from time wastage, stress and excessive spending.
Sim said the market had strong logistics to enable customers get exactly what they demanded, thereby making life easier, especially for residents who spent more time in the office.
According to him, grocery is the most terrible and difficult trade to embark on because of its daily need.
“When a patron places an order, he or she wants it within 24 hours despite the fact the order might be perishable.
“But we have built a credible and robust logistics to take care of the challenges,” he said.
Sim said that it took Konga five years to build the new market window.
“From time to time people buy phones, laptops and other household appliances, but Nigerians spend 73 per cent of their income on groceries.
“Within few months of test running, we have sold enough fishes and beef.
“All konga merchants have been empowered with sufficient tools to facilitate the businesses, while Konga conducts food certification programmes for the merchants every three months.
“The stuffs are safe for consumption,” he said.
“So, we are challenging ourselves to deliver values to Nigerians in difficulty at moderate prices at five per cent discounts on N100,000 worth of food items because we also know that every N100 or N200 matters to Nigerians.
According to him, Konga has over 300,000 registered merchants who deal on yam, yam flour, maize, plantain, cocoa yam, stockfish, crayfish, ugwu and tomatoes, among others.