Pargo is a smart logistics company that solves the challenges of last-mile distribution. We allow consumers, companies and couriers to send and receive parcels at pickup points located at convenient retail stores across Southern Africa.
75% of the population in sub-saharan Africa live and work in areas that have limited access to goods and services. These areas include informal settlements and rural areas, which often lack proper residential addresses and are challenging and expensive to service by couriers. High security housing estates, large office buildings and universities are other examples of areas where a courier delivery is almost impossible. Additionally, people have a busy lifestyle and don’t have someone at home to send or receive parcels on their behalf all the time, leading to missed deliveries and disappointment.
It is our mission to create access for anybody in Africa. We do this through a network of pickup points which is supported by our smart logistics technology platform. By creating access we strive to be a key enabler of ecommerce on the continent and connect retailers and consumers globally. We do this at a price that is more affordable, through locations that are more accessible and while giving our users the flexibility to choose a time and location convenient to them.