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38415 20 Apr 2020

Emirates SkyCargo’s E-Commerce Offering Shows Strong Take-up in the UAE

A reliable and cost-effective e-commerce shipping solution

Dubai, UAE, 20 April 2020- Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery platform launched by the freight division of Emirates has witnessed a strong reception by UAE customers in March and April 2020. A reliable and cost-effective e-commerce shipping solution targeted at individual shoppers and small businesses in the UAE, Emirates Delivers permits consolidation of purchases from multiple online retailers in the US into a single package and have it delivered to an address in the UAE.

As customers have turned increasingly to shopping online during the Covid-19 pandemic, Emirates Delivers has seen an increase in membership and orders since March 2020. The e-commerce platform saw a month on month jump of 20% in shipments delivered over the last month with customers shopping for a range of items including medicines and supplements, toys and games, fashion and sporting goods.

Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo said: “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. 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 challenging conditions, including 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 UAE customers an average transit time of around 7 days. Emirates Delivers offers contactless deliveries for its packages in the UAE keeping in consideration the well-being of its customers and staff.

Customers wishing to use Emirates Delivers can register for free at www.emiratesdelivers.com

Upon completion of registration, members are allocated a unique and free Emirates Delivers mailing address in the USA. Customers can have their online purchases from US e-commerce retailers delivered to this address where the goods can be stored free of charge for up to 30 days. Customers can then create a shipping request to consolidate the different purchases and have them shipped to a designated UAE address anytime within 30 days. Customers save money by taking advantage of cheaper shipping costs within the US and between the US and UAE with Emirates.

 

About Emirates SkyCargo:

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates. With an unrivalled route network, we connect cargo customers to over 155 cities across six continents and operate in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. Our cargo hold capacity comprises Emirates’ fleet of over 265 aircraft, including 12 freighters – 11 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F. During the last Financial Year (2018/19) Emirates SkyCargo carried 2.7 million tonnes of cargo. Emirates SkyCargo has developed transportation solutions for specific verticals including pharmaceuticals and perishables. More details at www.skycargo.com