Aramex goes peer-to-peer

Middle Eastern express and logistics provider Aramex has moved into peer-to-peer delivery. The Aramex Fleet solution is a crowd based delivery solution connecting Saudi nationals to a flexible last mile delivery network in the Kingdom.

The Aramex Fleet system brings aboard Saudi nationals as ‘Fleeters’ who are paid for every successful delivery. They are on-boarded through the Aramex Fleet digital platform that provides security and transparency by recording names, vehicle types, and license plate numbers.

With plans to move into 10 more countries in the next year, Aramex Fleet will be the first major regional express delivery operator to move into peer-to-peer delivery.

Commenting on the launch, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Nowaiser, General Manager of Aramex in Saudi Arabia, said, “We are excited to announce the launch of ‘Aramex Fleet’ in Saudi Arabia – Aramex’s largest market in the Middle East and a country which is leading the growth of the sharing economy in the region. ‘Aramex Fleet’ will help to boost economic growth in Saudi Arabia by empowering Saudi nationals through crowdsourced employment opportunities and flexible working hours, whilst increasing last mile delivery capacity for customers during busy periods.”

Meanwhile, Khalid Jamjoum, Head of Global Capacity Planning and Last Mile Innovation at Aramex, added “We are proud to launch a crowdsourced delivery model that will allow us to tap into the growing sharing economy, which is transforming the way packages are being delivered today. This on-demand supply will enable us to seamlessly scale-up during peak seasons to absorb more business and maintain our service levels. Our digital transformation strategy focuses on leveraging lean, tech-driven models such as ‘Aramex Fleet’ to tackle capacity constraints and enhance last mile delivery. We look forward to announcing further innovations in the near future”.