E-Commerce in the Middle East is Growing Exponentially by 300%
Published June 3rd, 2012 - 14:04 GMT
Aramex has seen a 70% increase in shipments due to the growth in online purchasing; an ex-pat vents over his journey to get an Egyptian ID by describing the process, which includes a monkey; Attention computer geeks! More Metal Gear soon!
"The most significant piece of information shared by Kamal is that, according to Aramex, the region has seen e-commerce grow by 300%. For Aramex itself, this has translated into a 70% increase in shipments, with the largest fulfillment centre for e-commerce based in Dubai.
But while e-commerce continues to grow in the region, it’s still doing so with the safety net of cash-on-delivery (COD) transactions."
The insanity of applying for any official paperwork in the Middle East is conveyed in this blog post by an exasperated ex-Pat.
""Yes. As of yesterday you can apply here, but not tomorrow."
"So why did you tell me I had to do an online application application?"
"The requirement for an online application application applies to online applications."
"So what do I do?"
"Join that long, shuffling queue of listless people there."
"The one headed for the door marked "Nowhere"?"