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UPS study finds e-com customers want transparency and control of delivery
Online shoppers want transparency on fees, control over the delivery process, easy returns and loyalty rewards, according to UPS
E-commerce logistics drives 45% growth in warehouse leasing in India
E-commerce alone accounts for a 23% share of this growth
5 things e-com retailers should look for in an online inventory management system
Its main features should include centralised user interface, full automation, automated stock checking and others
UAE e-com platform AWOK gears up for expansion following AED110-million financing
Investor says is well-positioned to become the region’s 'next unicorn' as e-com platform raises US $30-million in first external round of financing
AW Rostamani Lifestyle builds most advanced retail supply chain in GCC with American Rag
AW Rostamani Lifestyle is using its new American Rag store in Dubai Mall as a showcase for the future of omnichannel retail logistics, integrating e-com, in-store technology and automation to meet the needs of the millennial consumer.
How is doing it differently
New entrant to the extremely competitive e-com logistics space is focusing on integration and automation of processes as it seeks 100% coverage in the UAE and KSA.
DHL teams up with Magento to help MENA e-com platforms ship globally
Online retailers connected with the Magento platform will be able to select from a range of DHL shipping services, with the partnership expected to expand over time to include an increasing portfolio of parcel, express, freight and other logistics services provided by the different DHL divisions.
3PLs – 78% of your competitors plan to offer same-day delivery by 2023
The rise of e-commerce in the GCC is changing traditional supply chains significantly.
Gulf Pinnacle gets in position for e-com fight
Research commissioned by Gulf Pinnacle Logistics shows major growth ahead for online retail in the GCC, and therefore e-commerce logistics.
Dubai CommerCity causes warehouse price surge
The cost for warehousing space in Umm Ramool, the home to Dubai’s new e-com freezone, has shot up 120%. now live in Saudi Arabia, GCC’s largest e-com market
The Middle East’s newest online retail platform,, is now live in Saudi Arabia, just a few weeks after launching operations in Dubai, where it’s main Distribution Centre is located.
ANALYSIS: E-com - the new battleground
E-commerce is the logistics buzzword of 2017, at least in the GCC, everywhere you look, logistics service providers seem to be getting ready for battle.

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