If you thought Same-Day Delivery was trending in the US and China only, then think again as SOUQ.com now establishes the service in the Middle East.
SOUQ.com, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform, has announced that it will be launching same-day delivery in the region.
It is the first e-commerce company in that region to launch such a service. It will be offering the service for “Fulfilled by SOUQ” (FBS) in Dubai for all online orders placed by 3pm. Many retailers in the US have this same cut-off time, which appears to be the most optimum to position deliveries to be done on time. The e-retailer will have its’ sights on conducting more expansion of same-day delivery throughout the region as well.
“Our primary objective is to deliver the highest quality products and a service as efficient and quick as possible to our customers,” said Ronaldo Mouchawar, SOUQ.com CEO & Co-Founder in the article. He went on to say, “With the Fulfilled by SOUQ (FBS) program, we manage the fulfilment and logistics for third-party sellers, saving them time and money, and our home-grown logistics arm Q-Express as well as our partnership with WING.ae provide us with the most efficient delivery service in the region with real-time order tracking. We believe that our same day delivery and SOUQ delivery promise initiatives are a huge step forward in corresponding supply with customers’ demand and further making online shopping experience seamless and enjoyable.”
Same-day delivery has moved beyond just a trend, but a valuable service to grow n today’s e-commerce. One reason it has become so attractive is because of the robust initiative and aggressive implementation of same-day delivery by Amazon. The e-retail giant has rolled out free same-day delivery in 27 city markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Seattle-Tacoma, New York, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Orlando, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Tucson, Atlanta, and more. Also, Amazon Canada now has free same-day delivery in Toronto and Vancouver, in addition to Amazon Prime growth in London.
The largest US e-retailer has others taking more than notes, but also doing exactly what it’s doing, even when it comes to yearly subscriptions. Google Express offers shoppers a $95 annual subscription fee. Wal-Mart is currently testing new service ShippingPass for $49 per year, which is almost half of the cost of Amazon Prime, to aggressively attract more shoppers to Walmart.com.
When the largest online retailer in the Middle East rolls out same-day delivery, it is an affirmation that having the ability to provide it is essential to growth. To begin offering the service in the US, retailers don’t have to develop an effective same-day delivery solution themselves. They can partner with a Same-Day Courier like AQuickDelivery which can assist with creating the program, in addition to performing the actual pick up and deliveries. The Atlanta Courier has the courier technology and driver fleet to deliver in the Atlanta area, Georgia and even nationwide.
Reference: 11.10.16, www.arabiansupplychain.com, ASC Staff, SOUQ.com enhances logistics with same-day delivery