EXCLUSIVE: Oman Post to partner with DHL

05 July 2018
Oman has had a 40 per cent annual increase in e-commerce volumes

Oman Post expects to finalise a partnership next year with Germany-based DHL Group to enable 48-hour express delivery services to its customers.

“The partnership will enable us to integrate with DHL’s global network,” Oman Post CEO Abdulmalik al-Balushi tells MEED.

The CEO says this development is in line with the many initiatives to keep the 600-strong Oman Post relevant to the sultanate’s economy.

Al-Balushi adds that the 40 per cent annual growth in e-commerce volume in Oman is expected to further drive Oman Post's services in the foreseeable future.

“Millennials account for close to 60 per cent of Oman’s population …. this consumer group will always be looking for ways to get better deals online from local and international merchants,” Al-Balushi tells MEED.

Oman has recently initiated a unified addressing system that is designed to make parcel delivery services across the sultanate more efficient and affordable. The project is scheduled for completion in three to four years.

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