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Aramex and Virtuzone introduce logistics and shipping solution AMP


Aramex, a provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions has partnered with Virtuzone, the leading company formation specialists in the UAE, to launch AMP – the first eCommerce-focused accelerator programme in the UAE and the MENA region.

As an official partner of Virtuzone for AMP, Aramex will provide AMP members with preferential rates on deliveries, flexible payment terms and complimentary Aramex SMART credits. Introduced by Aramex in 2020 to boost eCommerce growth in the region, Aramex SMART is the industry’s first comprehensive delivery, payment and returns solution for e-tailers.

The AMP programme offers eCommerce start-ups Dhs40,000 worth of premium benefits and subsidies to reduce the operational costs of starting their eCommerce business in the first year. These include trade licencing, shipping, logistics, warehousing, eCommerce website development, digital marketing, payment gateway, and more.

To make the accelerator programme accessible to any entrepreneur, it is offered free of cost with the establishment of an e-commerce company with Virtuzone.

Ahmed Marie, General Manager of Aramex in the UAE, said: “Aramex is proud to play a key role in the development and growth of the eCommerce sector in the UAE and the wider MENA region. We are excited to work with Virtuzone to launch the AMP programme, to help start-ups and entrepreneurs in getting their businesses off the ground, scaling their operations, and remaining competitive in a dynamic economy.

“The powerful combination of Aramex’s expertise, and the disruptive solutions provided by AMP will provide long-term and sustainable benefits not just to those joining the programme, but to the country’s overall SME and eCommerce sector.”

George Hojeige, CEO of Virtuzone, said: “We have built a longstanding partnership with Aramex, as we believe they are one of the key players in the UAE’s start-up sector, particularly in the booming e-commerce industry.

“While we make it easier and simpler for aspiring eCommerce entrepreneurs to start their business, Aramex has the exact solutions that will help e-commerce start-ups serve the needs of their target market with proven reliability and efficiency. Together, we aspire to amplify the eCommerce revolution in the region and bolster the UAE’s digital economy.

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