Dear Reader,

In this issue of the Navigator, we steer our way through the world of e-commerce, which is turning traditional retail on its head by empowering customers around the world with more choices, offering  access to innumerable stores and services. Importantly, it's still an industry in its infancy in the Middle East, with plenty of scope for new players to make their presence felt.




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Watch how Yasser Hussein, part of the Operations Team in Erbil, grew his career at Aramex through his commitment to learning and self-improvement.

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As multinational companies and global investors seek new opportunities around the world, a lot of the smart money is heading to Africa. Here are some tips on how to join them. [Read More]






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 Your Business: Our Rates Calculator

We have just released our new Rates Calculator API, which allows you to embed Aramex's Rate Calculator on your site. So if you are an owner of an e-commerce site or a developer looking to help your customers easily calculate shipping rates via Aramex, read this informative article. [Read more] 


On Track: Gateway to E-Commerce

Case Study: A Healthy Delivery

With e-commerce making swift inroads into traditional retail models, many companies in the Middle East are looking online for revenue streams. But what tools are available to ensure secure, trust-worthy payment gateways to build your customers' confidence? [Read More]

We sit down with Peter Bauer of Daman, to find out how the number one health insurance provider in the MENA region is delivering quality service.  [Read More]


MasterCard and Aramex Help Boost E-Tail in the Middle East Economy 
MasterCard, a leading global payment solutions provider and Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, recently joined hands to make e-tailing even more efficient for consumers in the Middle East....[Read More]

Aramex reports increased revenues despite instability in number of key regional markets
Aramex (DFM: ARMX)today announced its financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2011, reflecting a healthy increase in revenues and net profits despite unrest in a number of its core markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region........[Read More]

Get your shipments processed faster at customs
To ensure the timely and effective delivery of your non-document shipments, please make sure that you complete a commercial invoice and attach it to your shipment. .......[Read More]

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Read one man's journey in turning a startup to one of the biggest e-retailers in the world. [Read More]



Aramex releases the first integrated report in the Middle East and North Africa, combining both financial and non-financial performance. [Read More]

By the Book

Third-party payment providers were expecting big things from China’s e-commerce sector in 2011 – until regulators squeezed them out. [Read More]



    Explore The Explorer: Sticking to the Script

Jeeran is leading the drive for Arabic content on the web, with its community of users generating timely, relevant and locally-focused information. [Read More]