By Tamara Pupic
A new e-commerce solution has been developed for local SMEs looking to expand online
Logistics solutions provider Aramex has partnered with two payment solutions providers to create a new one-stop platform for SMEs looking to venture into e-commerce.
Teaming up with Network International, a regional payment solutions provider, and Nexxus Payment Group, an international payment platform, Aramex took part in creating NexxusPay, a new end-to-end e-commerce solution for local SMEs.
The customised and cost-effective solution comprises an online store and payment facility in a customer friendly interface, with a built-in logistics and transportation solution developed by Aramex.
Speaking about the new e-commerce solution, Hussein Wehbe, UAE Country Manager at Aramex, said: “Aramex has a long history of supporting SMEs and we recognise the potential of e-commerce in the region.
“Through our continual work with SMEs we know that access to customised solutions and logistical services are particularly important to drive development and growth.
“E-commerce in the UAE has huge potential for growth and our collaboration will offer SMEs an opportunity to further grow their business and also tap into new markets quickly and efficiently.”
NexxusPay can be integrated within the SME’s Facebook or Instagram page providing an all-in-one interface that allows customers to make purchases online through a safe, secure payment gateway and receive invoices via email or SMS.
The application significantly reduces set up time and cost, offering small business owners the flexibility to set up an e-store or sell via existing social media pages without the cost of additional collateral.
Network International, in partnership with Nexxus, plans to roll out NexxusPay to its existing merchants in addition to other SMEs in the UAE looking to expand online.
And yet, for every delivery Aramex has to contact the customer for delivery location, or request it online to point it out on a map. That is very frustrating as they as for full directions from a land mark to once location.
Why is the Makani initiative of Dubai government not used by Aramex for instance, and frankly by any other commercial establishment in the UAE?
When I mention Makani to any food delivery service, commercial establishment, no one seems to be aware of it....
I have tried to download Makani and use it.
Not user friendly at all.
Principle is fine and well needed, but just doesn't work as nobody is using it.