Ghanaian-owned tech startup, ShaQ Express was adjudged the Marketing-Oriented Postal and Courier service of the year 2021 at the just-ended 33rd CIMG Awards Night.
The Awards Night, organized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana and held at the Labadi Beach hotel, brought together big players in diverse industries to celebrate their marketing efforts toward the country’s economic growth.
This prestigious award given to ShaQ Express, was in recognition of the company’s excellence in strategic marketing, from marketing insights through effective formulation of marketing mix programmes to creating value for the market and thereby delivering excellent results.
“This is a huge win for the business, and we’d like to thank our customers! We are here because of them- they challenged us to go above and beyond, and we owe this to them!” Anthony Owusu-Ansah said in a comment to the press.
ShaQ Express is an e-commerce & logistics company seeking to provide a connected digital experience between vendors and customers. By providing a seamless platform ShaQ Express allows vendors and shops to sell and gives the convenience to customers to shop from a variety of stores, order food & cakes and move packages from one point to another.
The business started in 2020 as a delivery business, offering swift, secure, and reliable services to customers in Accra, and has now grown into a technology startup built around marketplace and logistics. They currently have an active user base of over 13,000 customers, operating in 4 regions, namely Greater Accra, Central, Northern and Ashanti regions with plans of expansion to the other regions in Ghana and certain African countries in the pipeline.
The company deployed electric bikes in Accra earlier this year as part of efforts to operate in a sustainable manner and also cut down on its recurrent expenditure, particularly fuel. Although a burgeoning business with dozens of delivery companies in operation, not many courier operators use electric motorbikes – making ShaQ Express one of the first companies to do so in the country.