B2B e-Commerce platforms, such as Alerzo, Tradedepot facilitate faster product distribution for FMCG manufacturers like Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PZ Cussons, Reckitt Benckiser, Dangote, Golden Penny, Dufil and Flour Mills.
No doubt digital technology is redefining manufacturing, distribution and retailing which in turn reflects on our day-to-day living. There have been and will continue to be shifts in the way several sectors of the economy operate as the rising emergence of B2C and B2B e-Commerce platforms in Nigeria typifies how digital technology is driving the marketplace.
After the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, Technology Revolution energised by information and communication technology or digital technology, is another big wave that has had an unmatched impact on the world’s social and economic landscape in the 21st century. At present, e-Commerce is helping manufacturers, distributors and the retail segment of the Nigerian economy to reach their customers faster, deepen market penetration and reach remote locations more easily.
Adewale Opaleye, CEO of Alerzo, a B2B e-Commerce platform, said his company’s mission is to empower the nation’s $100 million worth retail segment through digital products by equipping them to run as profitable and sustainable businesses.
To this end, the role of tech-driven B2B e-Commerce platforms is especially profound in their support for manufacturers, distributors and retailers by enabling efficient Factory-to-Retail distribution for food and consumer goods companies, thereby helping to bridge disruptions in the supply chain. Manufacturers and business owners no longer have to wait for customers to walk to the shelf or market stall to buy products, as they are daily meeting buyers and prospective users of their goods and services on the digital space, providing them convenience and uptaking positive user experience.
Through working with fintech companies, payment solutions and financial services providers, B2B e-Commerce companies impact on the national economy by deepening financial inclusion and bridging the gap for the unserved and underserved.