Gloo.ng (Formerly BuyCommonthings.com), one of Nigeria’s biggest online supermarket has announced their relocation to the new bigger space of 20,000sqft (Square Feet) from 5,000sqft which would enable them to ser their growing customers better.
The message was passed by Gloo.ng CEO, Olumide Olusanya on Sunday evening to their customer.
Dear Valued Gloo.ng Customer,
It is with deep gratitude to God and His loving kindness that i write to inform you that your favourite online supermarket, Gloo.ng, will be relocating in 2 weeks time to a newly secured 20,000sqft Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) from our present 5,000sqft CFC. The relocation is planned for the weekend of 3rd to 5th January 2014.
This movement has been necessitated by the growth we have experienced, and which we continue to experience, by virtue of your kind and loyal patronage of our service, as well as to further guaranty improvement in the service you have thus enjoyed till date. However, as we are still a young and growing team in the ecommerce space in Nigeria, all the hands we have available will be on deck that weekend to ensure a smooth relocation. Consequently, all your orders received during that weekend, from 12:01pm on Thursday 2nd January shall be delivered on Monday, 6th January 2014, processed from the new CFC. Furthermore, we will also be having a delivery-free day on the 1st of January 2014, being the first day of the new year 2014. More updates will be sent to you on developments related to the relocation.
Finally, i would like to use this opportunity to thank you for the trust you have reposed in us. This has indeed been a tough journey, from the point this idea occurred to me while watching my extremely loving and dutiful wife–and mother of my son–combine keeping a happy home with holding down a full-time executive role. Gloo.ng has been an outpouring of affection to my wife to try to relieve her of the stress of this balancing act. I eventually asked her about a month after to resign from that executive role to join me in building Nigeria’s biggest supermarket as my co-founder. And she has not looked back since then–a daughter of consolation, a rock of support, and a treasure trove of advice. There would not have been a Gloo.ng as you now know it without this woman–either in idea or even in execution. She is as much a celebration of Gloo.ng as you all our treasured customers are. I therefore use this occasion of our relocation to celebrate her–and to celebrate you. And to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014.
God bless you. God bless Gloo.ng, Nigeria’s Biggest Online Supermarket.
Olumide Olusanya, Dr.
Gloo joins the likes of Jumia and Konga in moving into new warehouse facilities, perhaps and indicator that the e-commerce space is indeed experiencing growth and has a profitable future ahead.