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25 Of The Most Successful Business Ideas In South Africa

Find out who’s making waves in numerous industries and how they managed to differentiate themselves in local and international industries.

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4. Pargo Solving Last-Mile Distribution Challenges

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Many people in South Africa have challenges to get goods to their doorstep. On top of that, we see that it’s very challenging to deliver to townships, rural areas and estates,” says Lars Veul Co-Founder of Pargo. “We solve that challenge by allowing people to send and receive goods at nationwide pick-up points at different stores throughout the country.”

This logistics solution also links up suppliers with a whole host of new customers who wouldn’t traditionally have had a postal address to have parcels delivered to. They’ve enabled their customers to get their parcels delivered when and where it’s most convenient for them.

Pargo is an innovative business because it is disrupting the postal industry, effectively competing with the South African Postal Service. “What we want to do is enable e-commerce and connect the people to the rest of the continent,” says Veul.

In 2018, Pargo was one of eight finalists for FNB Business Innovation Awards.

Related: Watch List: 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs To Watch

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Nicole Crampton is an online writer for Entrepreneur Magazine. She has studied a BA Journalism at Monash South Africa. Nicole has also completed several courses in writing and online marketing.

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