AirwayBill launched in Middle East to ease e-commerce logistics
A new e-commerce app called AirwayBill has been launched in the Middle East with the intention of making online shopping and shipping across borders easier for customers and logistics service providers.
Online shopping, especially for Middle East residents, has a few key limitations. Some retailers/suppliers do not deliver to the Middle East or the item of choice might be unavailable for delivery purposes.
The AirwayBill app seeks to get around this and is already in the top 20 charts of more than five countries globally, and has recorded more than 50,000 registered users, over 100,000 app downloads, and travellers adding more than 4,000 trips in just a short amount of time - taking the shipping industry by storm.
The easy-to-use app was created by Saudi entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley, and promises faster deliveries at lower costs by using travellers to fuel the app. All you have to do is download the app, register, post your request, and accept a traveller’s offer to bring the item.
“Not only does this app promise to revolutionise online shopping and shipping, it also gives travellers an avenue to make connections and fund their trip by earning a reasonable fee to carry an item as they travel; all it takes is just some extra space,” commented Khaled Sehly, managing director of AirWayBill.
In this era of digital technology, where apps like Airbnb and Careem are changing the way we used to do things to make them easier, faster, and more cost-efficient, AirWayBill might be the new game changer in the old shipping industry model.