We all can relate with how difficult it can be to purchase a product or get items from a foreign country. From high delivery fee to waiting for weeks, and sometimes, even months before the product arrives, it’s most times, not an experience we want to go through.
With Transthat, you can buy products from overseas and get it delivered with ease, and in no time.
Founded by Lola Ekugo on June 12, 2017, Transthat is a platform that connects travelers who have extra luggage space to spare and want to earn some extra money, with those who want to buy specific products/items from abroad.
For users looking to purchase an item from abroad, they make a request by posting details of what they intend to buy, the country it would be bought from and the price they are willing to pay for a traveler to bring it for them. After making a request, they are then prompted to deposit the amount needed for the item(s).
Users who travel often and have extra luggage spaces sign up on the website as travelers help fulfill these requests. Once a traveler picks up a request, Transthat will then hold the requester’s payment until the traveler delivers the item to its office in Lagos.
This, according to the founder is to ensure transactions are done safely and securely on the platform.
According to the founder, “some unique points to note about Transthat is that it is not limited to things you can buy online from abroad. So a request can be made to pick something up from a local market or a local gallery without an online delivery service.
We are also looking to utilise extra luggage space so every traveler has the potential to earn extra money to spend when they arrive in Nigeria and use up spare forex before they leave their destination by building trust in a community of travelers and requesters similar to the Uber and Airbnb models”.