Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery platform developed by Emirates SkyCargo has successfully completed its first year of operations in the UAE.
Emirates Delivers is targeted both at individual customers as well as small businesses in the UAE who regularly shop online at international e-commerce websites for their personal or business needs.
The service, currently available for UAE residents shopping from websites in the US, helps customers save on shipping and transportation charges by allowing them to consolidate purchases from multiple online retailers in the US into a single package and have it delivered to a home or office address in the UAE. Emirates Delivers offers free registration, a complimentary Emirates Delivers US shipping address that customers can use when shopping on US websites and 30 days free storage at the shipping address.
Customers have Emirates Delivers to shop for and transport a wide range of goods for themselves and their homes. Clothing for men, women and children, tended to be the most popular item that customers shopped for and requested from the US. Other items that customers transported with Emirates Delivers included cosmetics, toys and games, books, footwear and accessories as well as vitamins and health supplements.
Connecting customers during COVID-19 In a year when a majority of people were forced to remain indoors for their safety and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates Delivers helped provide a vital connection for international shoppers in the UAE. Despite suspension of international passenger flights, Emirates SkyCargo continued to operate cargo flights to and from the US and was able to transport customers’ shopping from the US to the UAE. Emirates Delivers witnessed an increase in its membership base during this period.