Aramex, PayPal bring US holiday deals to region
Dubai, November 27, 2013
Shoppers in the region will now be able to avail deals from US websites with PayPal and Aramex Shop and Ship on November 29 and December 2, known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday respectively.
Black Friday marks the beginning of Christmas shopping in the US, with retailers, both online and offline, offering deals that can get shoppers up to 70 per cent off on leading US brands ranging from clothing, furniture and even electronics, said a statement.
Similar to Black Friday, Cyber Monday is an opportunity for consumers who want to buy electronics in the US at a bargain, with major retailers placing special offers on a wide range of their products, it said.
Consumers can pay with PayPal and Aramex Shop and Ship will make it possible to get the shopping delivered at their door step despite the fact that most US online merchants only ship domestically.
To mark the occasion, Aramex is offering a 50 per cent discount on lifetime membership to Shop and Ship in addition to a 10 per cent discount on shipping costs for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
"In the region, shoppers are increasingly forgoing traditional in-store interaction for a true value exchange online. Shoppers are far savvier than they ever were and know that the best deals today can only be found online and not in brick and mortar stores,” said Hassan Mikail, global e-commerce director, Aramex.
“Black Friday and Cyber Monday are landmark shopping events and we’re delighted to have partnered with PayPal to bring shoppers in the region and bargain hunters the best possible deals and promotions outside the region,“ said Mikail.
"Thanksgiving is a US holiday, however there is no reason why consumers in this region couldn't enjoy the great offers on a wide range of exciting and sought-after products," added Laurent.
This joint promotional effort is valid for PayPal users in Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, and Oman and is only valid to users processing their Shop and Ship payment using PayPal from November 29 to December 2, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service