B2B e-commerce platform in the MENAP region, Retailo, has partnered with Maersk, for warehousing services in Pakistan. Through this regional partnership, Retailo will be able to rely on Maersk for its expanding business needs by getting access to purpose-built warehouses and expand the scale of its business.
Retailo says inefficiencies within the retail sector have hindered their business and profits. Procurement and supply chain channels within the region are pose significant challenges. The company says their unique business model, the systematic logistics and uncomplicated technology are changing the regional retail industry and to serve the demand, Retailo now uses several vast warehouses in the region already.
Maersk, as a part of its integrated logistics solutions, has been offering its customers services that cover their entire supply chain needs including landside transportation, warehousing, customs clearances, ocean shipping, technology and other customized offerings at origin and destination. Maersk is creating a dedicated warehouse solution for Retailo in Karachi. The partnership with Maersk will help Retailo manage their large inventories as per specific requirements.
“As Retailo’s business and reach grows, the storage, inbound and outbound operations will grow exponentially,” said Wahaj Ahmed, Retailo co-founder. “With Retailo’s vision of reaching and impacting 10 million retailers across the MENAP region in the future, a strategic partnership with a reliable warehouse services provider, like Maersk, will prove to be a huge contributor in realizing Retailo’s vision effectively.”
“At Maersk, our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains,” Aruna Hussain, Maersk Pakistan’s managing director commented on the partnership. “Our partnership with Retailo strengthens our commitment towards this ambition. With our experience in warehousing and distribution business and our strength in the end-to-end logistics sector, we are confident of creating a reliable solution for Retailo and support their expansion vision.”
Retailo will commenced operations with Maersk Pakistan in the second quarter of 2021 and the two companies say they will explore opportunities to grow and expand in other geographies across MENAP.