Emirates Post cuts rates for international parcels
Emirates Post Group has announced more competitive rates for international parcels and EMS (Express Mail Service) as part of a mid-year tariff revision, the UAE state agency Wam reported.
Under the revised tariff, rates have been fixed zone-wise. For example, for a 10-kg ordinary parcel to the Indian subcontinent (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), the rate is Dh 133. For Pakistan, the rate is Dh 114.
Similarly, a 10-kg ordinary parcel to GCC countries will cost Dh 83.
Emirates Post has also announced the addition of new destinations to the EMS network, with the goal of widening its customer base. The EMS was already available for 108 destinations earlier.
“Emirates Post Group constantly strives to offer extra value to customers while at the same time raising the bar on quality of service,” said Ibrahim Bin Karam, chief commercial officer, Emirates Post Group. “Our new mid-year tariff offers the best value for money as far as international parcels and EMS is concerned.”
“With the new rates, our customers have the most attractive channel of sending parcels to their loved ones, especially with festivals like Eid, Diwali and Christmas just round the corner. We offer the added convenience of 126 post offices across the UAE. Customers who send international parcels through Emirates Post also benefit from favourable bilateral agreements with postal administrations in different countries and the Universal Postal Union (UPU), leading to reduced duties and taxes,” he added.
Emirates Post saw significant jump in outbound parcels in the first quarter of 2013. The biggest increase of 114 per cent was seen in parcels to China in the first quarter, compared to the corresponding period in 2012. The second biggest destination was India which registered a jump of 41 per cent in parcel volumes, followed by Sudan which saw an increase of 29 per cent. Overall, the average growth in parcels to international destinations rose by 19 per cent over the first quarter of 2012.