30 September, 2013

Groupon Middle East announces partnership with Aramex

The new partnership gives Shop and Ship members access to exclusive discounted deals on Groupon Goods deals

Dubai, September 30, 2013: Groupon Middle East, a leading group buying platform, has entered into a partnership with Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, to offer Shop and Ship members in over 52 cities around the world, access to exclusive deals on Groupon.

As part of the partnership, Shop and Ship members can enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 70% on Groupon deals from around the globe. Moreover, Groupon customers will be able to sign-up for a Shop and Ship lifetime membership for 50% off, for which they receive 8 personalized shipping accounts in New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Johannesburg and Mumbai.

"We are happy to announce our partnership with Shop and Ship," said Alexander Kappes, CEO, Groupon Middle East. "This marks a significant milestone for Groupon as a leading group buying platform in the UAE and allows us to grow our Groupon Goods vertical even further through the extensive network of Shop and Ship members throughout the region," he added.

By combining their expertise, Groupon and Aramex aim to further develop ecommerce and boost cross-border purchases in the region.

"Aramex remains committed to growing the ecommerce sector in the Middle East.  Our initiatives and partnerships are not just designed to boost volumes of online shopping, but also to provide our customers with an unrivalled online shopping experience. Our latest partnership with Groupon will provide customers with a comprehensive suite of benefits and deals. It will also enable us to extend our cross-border service offerings and expand the geographic reach of online merchants too, further enhancing our customer proposition," said Hassan Mikail, Global Director for E-commerce at Aramex.  


About Groupon
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deals, payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more effectively. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit


About Aramex:
Aramex (DFM: ARMX) is a leading global provider of logistics and transportation solutions. Established in 1982 as an express operator, the company rapidly evolved into a global brand recognized for its customized services and innovative multi-product offering. Traded on the NASDAQ from 1997 to 2002, Aramex today is a publicly traded company on the Dubai Financial Market, employing more than 13,900 people in 354 locations across 60 countries and leads a strong alliance network providing global presence, and bringing together 40 independent express companies from around the world. The range of services offered by Aramex includes integrated logistics solutions, international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, secure records and information management solutions, and e-services, including e-business solutions and Shop and Ship.

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For more information, please contact:
Public Relations Team; Weber Shandwick MENA;
Tel: +971 4 445 4222;

Adeti Changulani, Aramex International Team,
Tel: +971 600 544 000,

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