Agility to pump out $100 mn in Shipa.com
Agility plans to invest $100 in Shipa.com
Dec 10, 2018: Agility, one of the logistics companies, plans to invest $100 million over three years to launch Shipa.com, a digital logistics platform that lets businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers manage their freight, e-commerce and urban deliveries online.
“Shipa.com makes life easier through technology, whether you are a small business running your supply chain with a few clicks, or a consumer getting your shopping delivered with a few taps on your phone. Shipa.com makes logistics convenient, jargon-free, trackable, accountable and accessible,” Agility chairwoman Henadi Al-Saleh said.
Shipa, the innovation arm of Agility is built on its global network, infrastructure, resources and expertise. Agility is a $4.6 billion leader in global integrated logistics, with offices in more than 100 countries around the world. Agility is also the largest private owner and developer of logistics parks in the Middle East and North Africa.
Shipa.com’s service lines include Shipa Freight, Shipa Ecommerce and Shipa Delivery. Shipa Freight helps small and medium-size businesses move freight around the world and tap into opportunities offered by the global economy. Shipa Ecommerce manages e-commerce fulfilment, delivery and returns across the Arabian Gulf for merchants based in the US, EU, Asia and the Middle East. Shipa Delivery provides hassle-free, same-day, next-day and on-demand urban delivery services across the GCC.
“Logistics is the backbone of commerce. But it’s complex, and that complexity is disproportionately difficult for small businesses to navigate. Small businesses often lack access to the logistics resources, tools and solutions that larger businesses have,” Al-Saleh said. “No wonder then, that we interviewed 800 small and medium-sized businesses around the world, we found that 78 percent wanted to see their logistics move online. Shipa helps close that gap, empowering small businesses to take advantage of the opportunities being created by the global digital economy.”