A home that provides a seamless and direct link between suppliers, traditional retailers as well as farmers and local eateries. We empower shops and eateries by ensuring that they can conveniently order from the comfort of their phones through the Kyosk app and enjoy the delivery of affordable products within 24 hours. We also help manufacturers and farmers expand their network and product range by providing last mile deliveries to hard-to reach communities as well as data for better demand and business planning.
The platform does not only support product distribution but also helps service providers such as financial institutions to reach and provide their services (e.g. credit, insurance etc.) to the traditional shops, farmers and eateries.
To build a digital-first and data-led distribution platform that fixes Africa’s broken retail distribution chain and empowers the continent’s main economic actors – the traditional retailers, local eateries, and small-holder farmers
Empowering Africa’s traditional retailers and smallholder farmers to make more money
Founded in Nairobi, Kenya
Expanded to 6 locations within Nairobi
Expanded to 19 locations across Kenya
Expanded internationally to Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria
We operate over 40 fulfillment centres across 4 countries; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria.
Market expansion plans are underway.
Kyosk is contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Growth through unleashing the potential of local entrepreneurs:
The conventional FMCG distribution chain in Africa is broken. FMCG products traditionally go through multiple middle men (even more in rural areas than in capital cities) that area adding over 15% markup to the price, until finally the traditional retailers have access to them at local smaller wholesalers. As a result, the products are almost never sold at the recommended retail price that hurts both the end consumer and the kiosks that are struggling to generate profits.
Additionally, shop owners (especially in the hard to reach areas) traditionally have to close shop to go to the wholesaler for inventory that results in lost daily revenue as well as high logistics costs for transporting stock.
Kyosk creates a direct link between the FMCG suppliers and the small traditional retail shops who can order through the Kyosk app and get same day, reliable delivery at better prices than before.
Manufacturers also enjoy this solution as finally their products can reach higher penetration due to keeping the recommended retail prices and reaching kiosks that were hard to reach previously. The digital first value chain also allows for data collection about the market movements, product performance and can support introduction of new products.
Approximately 60% shops are owned by women and 70% Shops owned by youth.
More Than 550,000 traditional Retailers served and more than 2.2Mn Household members impactes.
More than 4,000 in-house and 3PL Employees; 250 local 3PLs.
15,000 - 20,000 shops operating as distribution agents and 500Mn BNPL financing provided.
Founded in 1967 in Kenya E. Africa. Is a global player with a diverse portfolio of products and services, started its business in Africa, and has expanded globally to include Canada, India, and Australia among others-Has a deep understanding of Africa and emerging markets.
Founded in 1947 In Japan and currently has operations in 63 countries and 129 offices. Works together with customers & partners across the planet to build and grow businesses in a diverse range of fields including retail business where Kyosk is positioned-Has deep understanding of the intermediary distribution and platform-driven commerce
We measure our success by the number of people we’ve supported to become active users of retail since we were founded in 2015.
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