The festive holiday shopping season is already in full swing and FedEx Express (FedEx) is aiming to help shoppers and shippers spread some seasonal joy.
With seasonal shopping increasing, the share of e-commerce retail spending is also increasing during this period. According to recent EZDubai research, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) e-commerce sector shows great potential: the overall regional e-commerce market rose to $31.7 billion in 2021, a 15% increase over 2020.
The UAE’s e-commerce sector alone is estimated to be worth $9.2 billion by 2026. In addition, a new Checkout.com survey reveals that 88% of the respondents across MENA plan to increase their online purchases during the coming year. Meanwhile, local festivities such as the UAE National Day, which mark the final countdown to the holiday season, provide consumers with great deals and offers. In fact, according to Google’s own data, consumers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt are among the most thrilled to search for Black Friday compared to consumers in Brazil, the UK, and the US.
To make the most of the season, e-tailers are looking to boost their effectiveness and are innovating their services through personalized customer offers, online shoppertainment, and new payment options to attract visitors and clicks. To deliver superior customer experience during periods of high demand, they also need the support of a reliable logistics provider.
FedEx is offering flexible delivery options to give both businesses and consumers confidence through this busy season. These include:
- Competitive delivery speed and great value: FedEx International Priority® Express offers businesses across the Middle East region the flexibility of selecting the right delivery option that suits their needs with choices.
- Convenience and control: FedEx® Delivery Manager International gives consumers options on where and when their residential shipments are delivered.
- Seamless integration: FedEx is integrating its services with e-commerce marketplaces to generate FedEx shipping labels and access features like Express Shipping Services and International Shipping Documentation Services, without leaving the platforms.