Aramex adds Shop & Ship Flex to GCC last mile logistics
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Aramex has added Shop & Ship FLEX to its last-mile delivery service Shop & Ship (S&S) in response to “the rapidly evolving needs of e-commerce customers”, according to a release.
Shop & Ship FLEX will be an exclusive membership option for clients, offering up to 90% savings as the rate calculation will be based on 100 grams versus the usual 500 grams weight breaks.
It will also provide customers with a number of additional benefits, including: complimentary protection against damage and loss of all shipments (up to USD 2,500 in value), 25% off on S&S Perfume, a hugely popular perfume shipping service, Smart Saver, a service offering extra savings on packages when shipped together and 25% off on S&S Select, an affordable way to shop and ship personal beauty products from around the world.
In addition it will offer 20% off on heavyweight shipments (packages of over 3KG) and 30% off on Return Services.
“We continue to see significant demand from our customers and want to provide them with innovative solutions which meet their global online shopping needs. We put a heavy focus on extending our global footprint to better connect more consumers worldwide, and our use of integrated technology will continue to be a key differentiator for us,” said Hassan Mikail, chief e-commerce officer at Aramex.
“Our ongoing innovation and investment in technology is what has allowed us to introduce FLEX in record time, from ideation to implementation. Such programs will also boost the rollout of the service faster and wider, across the globe,” he added.
Aramex hopes that S&S FLEX will also serve as a remedy to consolidation of goods, since the savings are happening now at much smaller 100 gram weight breaks.
The all new "Shop & Ship FLEX" membership is priced at US$119 per year for both existing and new customers.
The membership benefits will give members more value and flexibility when shopping online globally. “We think the S&S Flex program will also serve the merchant side of the ecommerce industry, allowing them to be more competitive on a global scale,” said Mikail.
Shop & Ship is an online last-mile delivery service from Aramex which enables hundreds of thousands of consumers around the world to receive purchased goods from online stores in the US, the UK, and more than 20 other countries. The service is available in more than 50 countries worldwide.