Emirates launches e-commerce delivery platform
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Delivers - a new e-commerce delivery platform that allows customers shopping from multiple online retailers in the US to consolidate their purchases and have the goods delivered to a home or office address
Emirates Delivers is a fast, reliable and cost-effective e-commerce shipping solution that is targeted both at individual customers as well as small businesses who regularly shop online for their personal or business needs.
It is an open e-commerce fulfillment platform that can also be used by other e-commerce businesses and logistics integrators, according to a press release.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, informed that the e-commerce industry has grown by more than 150% in the last five years and Emirates SkyCargo is the first international cargo airline in the world to develop a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform.
To use Emirates Delivers, customers have to go through a free registration process at www.emiratesdelivers.com. On 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 have the flexibility to create a shipping request anytime within these 30 days and have their purchases consolidated into one parcel and have this delivered to their designated UAE address. The packages will be transported to Dubai on Emirates SkyCargo's flights from the US and will then be delivered to the shopper's doorstep within 3-5 days of the creation of the shipping request.
To celebrate the launch of Emirates Delivers, Emirates SkyCargo is also offering a limited-time 15% discount on shipping charges valid until 30 November 2019.