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Aramex and ShopBox provide building blocks for e-commerce in Sri Lanka


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ShopBox CEO Mohamed Feisal and Aramex Country Manager Samath Gammampila, at the commencement of the partnership

 

 

Building an eco-system for e-commerce is not easy. It requires hard work, investment in time and money and committed teams. 

ShopBox has been in operation for over two years and have pioneered a unique business model for e-commerce in Sri Lanka. This model focuses on the long-term sustainability of start-ups as well as small and medium enterprises through empowerment in creating and designing your website, payment gateways, mobile optimisation and access to your customer database.

ShopBox recently partnered with Aramex; a leading delivery solutions provider, as their Official E-commerce Partner and worked together to create a customised e-commerce logistics solution for ShopBox merchants.

Aramex, a global player in the logistics industry, provide a complete range of logistic solutions which include international and domestic courier, freight and warehousing. 

Aramex have taken a keen initiative in working closely with startups, creating tailored made solutions which streamline the facilitation of ecommerce trade. Services such as Cash On Delivery, Store-2-Door and Shop & Ship are products which were either pioneered by, or uniquely belong to, Aramex.

Through this partnership, start-ups and small medium enterprises that need to set up, manage and grow their business through e-commerce are provided with: 

n    A fully fledged e-commerce website to build their brand and business

n    Internationally robust logistic solutions to get their products to customers 

The complete package boasts a cost effective offer allowing companies of all sizes to dive in to the e-commerce arena with all the tools and none of the red-tape or financial barriers. 

The result: quicker go-to-market opportunities and the ability to transition start-ups and small medium enterprises to the scalable potential of the world wide e-commerce marketplace.

Samath commenting on the partnership stated: “Aramex takes pride in working closely with startups and playing a role in their development. A growing number of our clients which began this way have grown into market leaders in ecommerce.

“We are delighted to be partnered up with ShopBox as they share the same ethos as Aramex; seeing value and the potential impact startups can have when given with the right operating platform and support-services.

“ShopBox is set to open up the market and provide opportunities for both budding entrepreneurs as well as more established companies who want to carve out their space in the online market space, and we are glad to provide our delivery solutions and expertise which will enhance the development of these businesses.”

ShopBox offers their easy-to-use software for building e-commerce websites along with both operational and technical support. The customer experience in shopping online is made easy with hassle-free delivery; courtesy of Aramex. 

ShopBox Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Feisal commenting on the partnership stated, “We tied up with Aramex, as they, like ShopBox, are pioneering change for e-commerce in Sri Lanka. Aramex complement our locally focused e-commerce solution with great logistic services for the local market. This includes preferential rates for shipping tailored exclusively towards start-ups, Cash on Delivery, Aramex Shop and Ship and Aramex Store and Ship services. We are pleased to be working together with Aramexto better support the Sri Lankan small business and entrepreneur.”


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