Logistics is one of the most important aspects any business owner must consider in order for their business to succeed.
Why is logistics important for your business?
In a simple definition, logistics is managing the resources your business needs and uses. This includes transportation, inventory, order management, and more.
Your business is powerful but bad logistics can ruin everything. Picture this with me: you’re showcasing your business for the first time at a summit where some of the basics you may need would be: a booth, flyers, and t-shirts.
So, you get your booth and hire a sketchy logistics company to transport it for you. Surprise: your booth came late and it broke on the way to the summit! This really happens sometimes.
One of the most common logistics’ fails, for example, is printables. You can create a great, creative flyer for your business and have it ruined because of bad printing, printing mistakes, or even bad colors.
Hiring a good logistics company for whichever form of logistics your company needs on a regular basis is important for your brand image and credibility. More importantly, it’s to guarantee that you don’t waste your time and money.
How can you choose a good logistics provider?
When choosing a logistics provider, keep in mind the below to make sure you make the best choice:
- Good customer service: so if and when things don’t go as planned, you have a way of reaching out and working on a solution.
- Good reputation: word-of-mouth is everything. Do your research and find out what people are saying about the companies you have in mind: reviews are definitely a dealbreaker.
- Good ability to keep up: As everything advances and solutions become easier yet simultaneously more complex, you need a provider that can keep up with and adapt to the constant change currently live in.
The top 10 logistics providers in Egypt to choose from (or combine!)
Between the planning and the implementation processes, you’re bound to get lost in translation, which is why we’re telling you the top logistics startups in Egypt so you know who to turn to when you’re in need!
1.Halan – حالاً
Founded in 2018 by Mohamed Aboulnagaty is one startup everyone has to have heard of. Known as Egypt’s “super app” and for good reasons, Halan – حالاً offers only so much! Halan provides ride-hailing, on-demand logistics solutions, delivery services, payment services, and even e-commerce services.
Founded in 2019 by Ayman Ismail, Winch is a logistics app that connects carriers with shippers helping both companies and individuals move shipments.
Winch offers several transportation services including towing services, furniture transport, and goods transport.
Bosta is one of the most popular courier services in Egypt. It was founded by Mohamed Ezzat in 2017 and is still running strong.
Bosta is a same-day delivery provider for e-commerce companies in Egypt with a stronger focus on advanced technology.
Mahmoud El-Zomor started ILLA in 2019: a delivery solution especially for FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) companies in the MENA region. ILLA is set to handle entire delivery processes easily through their platform.
5. DCM for logistics
DCM for logistics is one of the oldest logistics management companies in Egypt, as it was founded in 2005 by Douglas Mcdevvitt. DCM Logistics provides freight shipping services globally and logistics services.
6. Nile Logistics International
Nile Logistics International was founded in 2009 and has been managed by Mostafa Khaireldin since then. NileLogistics is a logistics services provider for both companies and traders. Over the years, they have expanded the company into having several offices in the MENA Region.
7. SGS Egypt
SGS Egypt offers a relatively-different type of logistics services that is still a necessary part of your company’s growth: inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SGS is a global company; however, they established a head office in Cairo in 1992 and have been operating here since then.
8. Sprint Logistics
Sprint Logistics is a technologically enabled e-commerce logistics service provider founded in 2018 by Mohamed Deif who was hoping to introduce market-leading express delivery and logistics services to the MENA region.
dreevo was founded in 2019 and is currently led by Sameh Shaheen. Dreevo provides agile technology solutions to e-commerce entrepreneurs in 14 cities in Cairo so far while planning on expanding into even more cities.
Trella is one of those startups that everyone has heard of at some point; you can’t really miss out on it.
Founded by Omar Hagrass in 2019, Trella’s platform simply connects shippers to carriers in addition to training drivers while providing them great opportunities and reducing costs for the shippers at the same time.
It takes a lot of planning to manage a company and make sure that everything is going as well as you need it to be, but on the bright side, overthinking your logistics provider is a thing of the past with these startups!