Thousands of Nigerian business faces difficulties making orders and receiving ordered goods from global suppliers.
Either they are battling with substandard suppliers, high shipping cost from unreliable shipping companies, or they are struggling with unscrupulous agents who in most cases cause demurrage and other port charges to accumulate.
With the world going digital, it’s about time Nigerian business experience a one click solution to these problems, where from the comfort of their office, they can use a simple solution to process shipment from their suppliers globally, procure items globally, process their customs documentation, manage their warehouse inventory as well as process shipments for exports.
Nigerian businesses are about to receive some much needed help with the launch of Simplified Corporate Logistics, a full service procurement, shipping, clearing and forwarding and warehousing suite that offers a simple online solution to these challenges.
With the great demand for more forex, Simplified Corporate Logistics has also launched a suite as part of their solution to aid companies needing to export goods to the US to do so in an easy straight forward process where ever they may be in the country.
The service covers the full spectrum of business cargo handling from procurement to delivery, saving clients myriad of costs and risk associated with shipping, storage and clearing of inward bound cargoes. Businesses simply place their requests online using a secured platform, and Simplified Corporate Logistics takes care of the rest, whether import or export.
Working from offices in Lagos, Nigeria and Houston, USA, as well as with a network of global partners, the company offers Nigerian businesses local and global solutions to suit their needs including local dispatch, airfreight, ocean freight at rates that are highly affordable. Other services include forex sourcing and financing as well as help in equipment support as needed.
Commenting ahead of the impending launch, Founder and CEO, Simplified Corporate Logistics, Nduka Udeh said,
“One of the biggest challenges facing small and medium scale businesses in Nigeria is that of lack of a simplified solution that caters for all their logistics needs that can be accessed from one simple online portal.
The process of procurement, shipping, clearance and delivery of goods has turned into an incredibly expensive and time-exhausting one for business owners due to hidden customs charges introduced by agents whose unreliable business practices has lead many business to pay huge amounts on clearing. These hassles of time and money can be the thin line between business survival and growth or stagnation and collapse.
Sourcing of Forex has also become one of the most time consuming part of running any business and SCL is set to ease these burdens for Nigerian businesses by allowing businesses to simply pay in Naira, and SCL will source the Forex, procure, ship, clear and deliver to their doorstep.
To reduce charges and fines incurred by customers, we provide support in clearing documentations such as PAAR, Certificate of Origin, SONCAP certificate and other relevant documentation prior to shipment arriving. This allows us to offer a guaranteed clearing of all goods in 6 business days or less. Best of all, our customers can do all these right from the comfort of their office, giving them more time to focus on their core business”.
In addition to logistics and Customs facilitation, it has also been disclosed that Simplified Corporate Logistics provide businesses with access to cheaper equipment in partnership with major auction companies in the USA that offer re-sale of fairly used equipment in good working condition.
Simplified Corporate Logistics will officially launch their one click import export solution on 8 September 2016 at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.