9 Southern-African Logistics Startups Streamlining Supply Chains To Watch

The logistics industry in Southern Africa is ripe for disruption. The region is home to a growing economy and a rising middle class, which is driving demand for goods and services. However, the current logistics infrastructure is struggling to keep up with this demand, leading to delays, inefficiencies, and high costs.

A number of startups are emerging in Southern Africa to address these challenges. These startups are using technology to streamline supply chains, make it easier for businesses to get their goods to market, and reduce costs.

Here are 12 Southern African logistics startups that are making a difference:


Year Founded: 2019

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Tripplo is an innovative logistics technology company redefining freight cargo transport operations across Southern Africa. The company uses advanced technology solutions to help cargo owners, brokers, and mainstream logistics services providers optimize their operations and services to customers.

Tripplo operates a sophisticated logistics software platform built to automate and optimize operations for transporters and supply chain operators. Tripplo’s solution empowers transporters with end-to-end management capabilities, catering to all functional needs from the initial loading of goods onto trucks to their final offloading at the destination.

Tripplo essentially provides transporters with a comprehensive toolbox to navigate the complexities of logistics operations. That way, it has positioned itself as a valuable partner that propels businesses towards cost savings, improved delivery times, and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Bob Go

Year Founded: 2012

Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Bob Go is a leading logistics innovator providing smart solutions for shipping service operators in Southern Africa. The company aims to transform shipping operations and order management processes for businesses in Southern Africa – helping them save time and money.

Bob Go operates a cutting-edge smart shipping and order management platform where ecommerce businesses can access end-to-end automation services and other smart solutions.  The software caters to processes including order processing, shipping label generation, and tracking updates.

Bob Go’s solutions help businesses and logistics service providers enjoy smoother and more efficient workflow. It lets merchants focus on growing their businesses rather than navigating intricate logistics challenges. As merchants embrace the streamlined processes and automation facilitated by Bob Go, they are equipped to provide faster and more reliable shipping services to their customers.

Parcel iT

Year Founded: 2019

Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Parcel iT is a dynamic innovator redefining ecommerce order fulfilment and management in Southern Africa. The company provides scalable outsourced warehousing and fulfillment services tailored to the needs of both small and large online businesses.

Parcel IT operates a comprehensive ecommerce and order fulfillment platform designed to meet the diverse demands of modern online businesses. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and industry best practices, Parcel iT streamlines the intricate process of storing, picking, packing, and shipping orders. Parcel iT’s solutions integrate with ecommerce marketplaces to help users complete orders more efficiently.

With a commitment to seamless operations, Parcel iT empowers ecommerce enterprises to offload their warehousing and fulfillment challenges, enabling them to focus on core business growth and customer satisfaction.


Year Founded: 2014

Location: Sandton, South Africa

Ideliver is a progressive logistics company facilitating seamless e-commerce fulfillment and order delivery in Southern Africa. The company provides software-based solutions for online retailers and delivery agents, helping them improve their operational efficiency.

Ideliver operates a tech-enabled SaaS-driven platform that simplifies how businesses approach e-commerce fulfillment. Through its innovative solutions, the company seamlessly blends advanced technology with the intricacies of supply chain management. 

Specializing in B2B operations within the Retail, Transportation, and Logistics Tech sectors, Ideliver empowers businesses to navigate the complex world of e-commerce fulfillment with unparalleled efficiency and precision.

Essentially, Ideliver is redefining the e-commerce landscape, offering a holistic solution that not only optimizes operations but also enhances customer experiences.


Year Founded: 2015

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Droppa is an innovative logistics startup transforming on-demand delivery services for cargo owners and businesses in South Africa. The company creates delivery solutions tailored to the specific needs of South African customers seeking efficient and reliable transportation solutions for light cargo.

Droppa’s core offering is an on-demand delivery platform that streamlines short-haul transportation services. Through it, the company seamlessly connects shippers with a network of truck owners, enabling users to search, compare, and book services based on load details and pick-up/drop-off locations.

Droppa empowers its customers to navigate their logistical challenges with ease, revolutionizing the way items are transported across the Southern African region. By offering a specialized platform tailored to short-haul transportation, the company contributes to the optimization of urban logistics while reducing its negative economic, environmental and social impacts of.


Year Founded: 2015

Location: Capetown, South Africa

Pargo is a smart logistics company leveraging digital technology to address the intricate challenges of last-mile distribution. The company provides ingenious solutions enabling cargo owners to deliver parcels to their final destinations with ease.

Pargo operates an intuitive digital platform through which it manages a network of pickup points that revolutionizes the way parcels are sent and received in Southern Africa. By leveraging the widespread presence of retail stores, Pargo operates a comprehensive web of pickup locations that cater to the diverse needs of consumers, companies, and couriers.

Pargo empowers consumers, companies, and couriers to overcome the challenges of last-mile delivery, enhancing convenience, reliability, and accessibility in the logistics landscape. The company’s solution makes parcel receipt and return easy for people. 

By optimizing last-mile distribution through its retail-based pickup points, the company contributes to more efficient resource utilization and improved overall sustainability in delivery services.


Year Founded: 2020

Location: Capetown, South Africa

TUNL is an emerging logistics company redefining international shipping and cross-border delivery operations. The company leverages technology to provide affordable and efficient shipping solutions to clients moving freight locally and internationally.

TUNL operates an international shipping service through a digital infrastructure enabling businesses and companies to easily access freight logistics services. TUNL’s unique value lies in its simplification of cross-border freight transport, helping cargo owners handle all the bureaucracy that accompanies international shipping.

TUNL facilitates global expansion for online businesses operating within South Africa by offering fast and cost-effective order fulfillment options. Its solutions also encompass transparent and all-inclusive pricing, end-to-end tracking, and fully insured packages. Thus, the company empowers African brands to grow, increase their reach and scale their operations. by unlocking exports for them.


Year Founded: 2019

Location: South Africa

Swyft is a pioneering ecommere and logistics solutions provider redefining delivery and order fulfillment services in Africa. The setup is a B2B subsidiary of Yum Deliveries group that serves ecommerce businesses with products designed to streamline order delivery activities.

Swyft provides comprehensive ecommerce solutions for clients, helping them develop their on-demand channel for processing orders and handling deliveries digitally.

Swyft provides client-centric solutions to businesses to help them address the delivery challenges common in Africa. Through its creative use of technology, the company is helping other businesses improve their operational efficiency with regard to logistics and supply chain activities.


Year Founded: 2016

Location: Capetown, South Africa

GraniteWMS is a leading warehouse management solutions provider revolutionizing supply chain operations in Southern Africa. The company provides scalable software solutions to help businesses, cargo owners, and logistics companies manage their warehousing operations efficiently.

GraniteWMS offers a standardized barcode-based warehouse management solution optimized to help companies manage inventory in their warehouses. It helps cargo owners and logistics companies track cargo in warehouses, ensuring all items are always well-accounted for and warehouse operations progress efficiently.

GraniteWMS solution addresses a crucial aspect of supply chain operations. Most goods that get lost in transit often do so as a result of mismanagement at warehouses and storage facilities. Through its innovative barcode-based technology, the company helps logistics service providers reduce cargo loss and theft rates, improving tracking and providing reliable delivery services to customers.

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