Aramex, a provider of complete logistics and transportation solutions, has partnered with Virtuzone, the leading business start-up specialist in the United Arab Emirates, to launch AMP, the first e-commerce-focused accelerator program in the United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates and the MENA region.
As Virtuzone’s official partner for AMP, Aramex will offer AMP members preferential shipping rates, flexible payment terms and free Aramex SMART credits. Launched by Aramex in 2020 to drive the growth of e-commerce in the region, Aramex SMART is the industry’s first complete delivery, payment and return solution for e-merchants.
The AMP program offers e-commerce start-ups worth 40,000 Dhs premium benefits and subsidies to reduce the operational costs of starting their e-commerce business in the first year. These include business licensing, shipping, logistics, warehousing, e-commerce website development, digital marketing, payment gateway, and more.
To make the accelerator program accessible to any entrepreneur, it is offered for free with the creation of an e-commerce company with Virtuzone.
Ahmed Marie, Managing Director of Aramex in the United Arab Emirates, said: “Aramex is proud to play a key role in the development and growth of the e-commerce sector in the United Arab Emirates and in the wider MENA region. We are excited to be working with Virtuzone to launch the AMP program, to help start-ups and entrepreneurs start their businesses, grow their operations and stay competitive in a vibrant economy.
“The powerful combination of Aramex’s expertise and the disruptive solutions provided by AMP will deliver long-term and lasting benefits not only to those who join the program, but to the entire SME and e-commerce sector in the country. . “
George Hojeige, CEO of Virtuzone, said: “We have built a long-standing partnership with Aramex because we believe they are one of the major players in the start-up sector in the UAE, especially in the booming e-commerce sector.
“As we make it easier and simpler to start a business for aspiring e-commerce entrepreneurs, Aramex offers the exact solutions that will help e-commerce start-ups meet the needs of their target market with proven reliability and efficiency. Together, we aspire to amplify the e-commerce revolution in the region and strengthen the UAE’s digital economy.