iMile, a logistics delivery service founded on the use of new technology, have launched the iShip service allowing customers and small businesses in the Middle East region to purchase directly from Chinese factories and Alibaba.com and have their products shipped straight to their doorstep in the UAE or Saudi Arabia
After its soft launch in the UAE over a year ago, the service has been functioning between China and the UAE. It plans to be fully functional across China, the UAE and Saudi Arabia within the year.
Given that China is the largest trade partner for the UAE and Saudi Arabia, this venture presents an opportunity to bring customers and businesses in the Middle East even closer to sellers in China.
Rita Huang, CEO of iMile, commented, ?We specialise in delivering goods from Chinese e-commerce websites to customers in the Middle East in order to serve the dynamic e-commerce marketplace of tomorrow in the region and beyond. We have successfully built our foundation in technology and operations for COD delivery, helping to establish an even stronger connection with China.?
With the rise of ecommerce in recent years, accelerated by the global pandemic, the launch of iShip is occurring at an opportune time to serve the increased digitalisation of both businesses and consumers in the region.
According to a Kearney report, before Covid-19, the GCC?s ecommerce market was projected to grow at CAGR of 14% leading up to 2022. Post pandemic, the regional ecommerce market is predicted to grow at CAGR of 20% in the next year.
Consequently, more businesses are undergoing digital transformation to transition retail supply chains to support e-commerce. This transition requires both digital experience and supply chain expertise, which partners like iMile can provide to enable increased business growth for their clients.
To find out more about iMile visit www.imile.com.