Visa has announced a partnership with a logistics provider, GIG Logistics, to introduce special e-commerce tariff for small businesses in Nigeria.
The company said in a statement on Thursday that the collaboration ‘allows merchants who have signed up on the Visa Small Business Hub access to a discounted tariff plan’ for their logistics needs with the logistics provider.
According to the statement, business owners can also access up to 25 per cent discounts on all GIGL tariffs when they fund their wallets with a Visa business or corporate card via the GIGGo App or the GIGL website.
Speaking about the partnership, the Vice President, Visa West Africa, Kemi Okusanya, affirmed Visa’s role as a payment enabler and its continued efforts in supporting the recovery and sustainable growth of SMEs.
She said, “Visa has continuously shown its support in the recovery of African economies, through strategic partnerships to help reposition small businesses for improved growth and recovery.
“Our partnership with GIGL seeks to further provide a platform for business owners to enjoy discounted offers to better serve the everyday consumer.”
According to the statement, GIGL continues to validate unflinching support for digital commerce merchants and SMES by solving the most critical factor with online and offline sales, which is delivery to the end user.
The Merchant Support and Growth Manager, GIG Logistics, Mosun Suleiman, said, “Powering decentralised commerce and providing adequate support for SMEs through initiatives and strategic partnerships are integral parts of our business culture.
“We are committed to building practical solutions that simplify logistics by providing timely, cost efficient and effective deliveries while returning best value to all stakeholders.”
Visa said it had continued to deploy online resources to empower SMEs across the country with the right tools and knowledge to help them transition to the digital economy and grow their businesses.