Kariuki Maina is the Marketing Director for an online firm Kilimall, which is targeting Kenya’s e-commerce market by using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to deliver goods at shoppers doorsteps, saving time and money in transportation costs. However the cargo drone initiative may also be expanded to support delivery of farm supplies and send help during disaster responses.
Kenya is generally embracing e-commerce with anticipation, because it is supposed to offer cost effective products and above all quality as presented online.
Online shopping should break the long supply chain of commodities from manufacturer to the final consumer. This should eventually reduce purchasing costs making quality products available to people with cost effective rates. KiliMall has a vision to support 100,000 businesses and create 500,000 jobs through it’s innovative supply chain and distribution networks.