Pargo new SA player in e-commerce logistics | TechCentral

Responding to an increasing frustration with the South African post office and conventional courier services – a new startup, Pargo, is targeting the ecommerce logistics market, opening up parcel collection points inside retail outlets around the country. Pargo Pickup Points are not made up of lockers, but of manned Pargo Points inside popular shops. This ensures that your online shopping is safe at all times. Pargo Pickup Points include Freshstop at Caltex and Vee’s Video. Lacking a viable return solution for online shopping, Pargo has also made sure that this need of online shoppers gets addressed. “South Africa lacks a viable returns solution, yet this is an essential component for online businesses in particular,” says Hoekert. Consumers simply drop off a parcel they wish to return at a Pargo location. Launched late last year in the Western Cape, the business is now expanding nationwide. Read full story
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