By Staff writer
Movement restrictions have boosted orders from UAE on online platform
Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery platform launched by the freight division of Emirates, saw a 20 percent increase in shipments from the US through April.
With shopping malls closed and brick-and-mortar retail brought to a standstill as a result of the strict coronavirus movement restrictions adopted in the UAE, more and more people turned to online shopping during the pandemic.
Shipments over the last month included 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 seven days.