Nigeria based Printivo wanta to zolve the problem of the multiple visits required when it comes to getting business card and flyers.
Printivo founder Oluyomi Ojo has always had family members who work in the printing industry, but he didn’t realize how complicated it is to handle orders until he became a managing director at an ad agency, especially for customers outside of Lagos, one of Nigeria’s printing hubs.
He says small businesses are not really catered to and if you want to print a quantity as low as 100 business cards, you have to travel two hours to a print shop, sit down and have someone design them, then come back in a week and pick them up, says Ojo.
“We saw there are a lot of problems for small-scale businesses that want to order print marketing. It’s a huge opportunity for us because there are more than 17 million small businesses in Nigeria alone.”
Printivo was founded in 2013 by Ojo, Ibukun Oloyede, and Ayodeji Adeogun, Printivo ships express orders throughout Nigeria and will expand to other English-speaking African countries after landing seed funding from EchoVC Partners earlier this month.
In addition to business cards, flyers, and stationery, Printivo also produces tote bags, mugs, and wedding favors.
Ojo claims that Printivo’s tech platform lets users create and order printed goods in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. Shipments within Lagos usually take two to three days, while orders reach the rest of Nigeria in about five days.