Aramex has signed over 1,000 Saudi nationals onto its crowd-based delivery platform with reference to the programme launched in December 2018 aiming to offer Saudi nationals employment opportunities in flexible delivery work.
“Whenever there is a spike in business, instead of recruiting new people and having them on standby, we have a crowdsourcing model,” CEO of Aramex, Kamal explained.
People come and subscribe to the model online, put their license, ID and all the paperwork required, come into classroom training at Aramex and go with a courier on a route. From there, they are on standby to start delivering packages. Whenever there is a peak, they get notified.
Kamal added that the drivers, many of whom specialize in particular routes and geographies, are compensated on a delivery basis.
Additionally, Kamal said the firm is working to expand its network of pick-up points in the kingdom with Aramex currently operating 150 pick-up points in the kingdom.
Aramex plans to partner with third parties to become their pick-up points in strategic areas.
Aramex’s has partnered with Saudi-based Al-Dawaa Medical Services Co, owner of Al-Dawaa Pharmacies, with service centers in 20 branches of Al-Dawaa Pharmacies across Saudi Arabia.
The second phase focuses on further expansion to hundreds of branches within the company’s pharmaceutical network.