- 16 December 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Cyber Weekend had record volumes for South African smart logistics and pickup/drop-off (PUDO) company Pargo, with a 300% increase in volumes compared to the previous week.
By comparison to the same period in 2018, Pargo saw a 366% increase in volumes.
Pargo’s PUDO points were well used in urban areas. Some 70% of collections happened at PUDO points in urban areas.
Lars Veul, director and co-founder of Pargo commented: “Pargo’s 366% spike in orders over this busy period cements the growing use of Click and Collect by South African online shoppers. This shows that not only is there a dire need for alternative delivery methods, but that access challenges are real in all geographical areas across South Africa.
“Pargo’s constant growth as the leaders of Click and Collect in South Africa is a testament to the success of our customer-centric service that is tailor-made for South Africans who have previously been excluded from online shopping. We will continue to create access to e-commerce for anybody in Africa,” added Lars.
Pargo was founded in 2015 and now has 2500 PUDO points across Africa.