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UAE’s Emirates Delivers platform recorded 20% growth in shipments in March 2020

UAE’s Emirates Delivers platform recorded 20% growth in shipments in March 2020

Customers shopped for a range of items including medicines and supplements, toys and games, fashion and sporting goods

Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery platform launched by Emirates Sky Cargo, has seen a 20 per cent month-on-month increase in shipments delivered in March, it announced on April 20.

Customers opted to shop for a range of items including medicines and supplements, toys and games, fashion and sporting goods.

As a result of customers preferring to shop online during the Covid-19 pandemic, Emirates Delivers has seen an increase in membership and orders since March 2020.

“Emirates Delivers is a very unique e-commerce offering and we stand by our customers in the UAE during these challenging times to help deliver their valuable shipments from online retailers in the US,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo.

“Our customers can make use of the 30 day free storage offer in the US and take advantage of the most attractive offers on various e-commerce sites to consolidate their shipments and save on individual shipping costs through the competitive shipping rates that they can access through Emirates Delivers.”

Despite the ongoing testing times that has also seen the suspension of all passenger flights from the UAE, Emirates SkyCargo has been connecting Emirates Delivers shipments through its freighter services from the US, offering customers in the UAE an average transit time of around seven days.

Emirates Delivers offers contactless deliveries for its packages in light of the current social distancing directives in the wake of the pandemic.

Emirates Delivers permits consolidation of purchases from multiple online retailers in the US into a single package and has it delivered to an address in the UAE, thereby supporting individuals and small businesses in the UAE.

Registered members are allocated a unique mailing address in the US where customers can have their online purchases delivered. Customers can then create a shipping request to consolidate the different purchases and have them shipped to an assigned UAE address anytime within 30 days.

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