Aramex to launch parcel locker network in Dubai

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Parcel delivery and logistics provider Aramex has announced its plans to launch an automated parcel locker service for e-commerce and express shipments across Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

The service will be implemented in partnership with Polish-based parcel locker specialist InPost, and will provide lockers at destinations such as Arabian Ranches, The Meadows, The Greens, Gold and Diamond Park, Tecom, Mirdif and Dubai Marina among others. The lockers will allow e-tailers to send packages directly to designated lockers where customers can collect their orders at a date and time that is convenient for them.

Hussein Hachem, CEO for Aramex, said, “We are excited about deploying our innovative locker scheme across Dubai. We’re proud to be able to celebrate the UAE’s Innovation Week by highlighting one of our own innovative initiatives, which is effectively helping drive our business forward and furthering Dubai’s vision to become a smart city. Innovation is a core component of our business strategy and a key competitive advantage for us, so ensuring that we have the mechanisms and processes in place to innovate is a priority. We will continue to innovate our technologies, products and services to maintain our market leadership position and further transform ourselves into a leading technology-based enterprise.”

Hussein Wehbe, general manager of Aramex in the UAE, said, “Looking at the growth rates of our e-commerce and express businesses, we believe this is the right time to introduce this new service. Customers across Dubai will now have the most convenient and quick access to their packages, being able to pick up parcels at a time and place of their choice. This initiative is an example of how we continually develop and execute optimal last-mile delivery solutions. Given our long history and deep local knowledge of our markets across the MENA (Middle East, North Africa) region and Dubai, we are confident that this service will be very popular amongst our clients and will play a key role in the continued growth of our business.”

November 25, 2015

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