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July 3, 2008

Aramex raises their shop & ship prices for the 4th time

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 2:29 am

I got an email from Aramex saying that they will increase their Aramex Shop & Ship service (its a mail forwarding service, you get a mailing address in the US and they ship to you) shipping rates. This is the 4th time that happened while I was a customer.

Their original prices were $15 for the first half kilogram (or 1 pound, they were never clear on what weight unit they use) and $5 for each additional half kilogram. Then they raised it to $6 after a few months notice. Then they raised it to $7 and then $7.50 without notifications at all. And finally 10 days before the end of June they emailed me telling me that they are raising the price once again to 35SR which is $9! And they only had a 10 day notification.

This happened just after Aramex changed their logo! A full waste of money. Aramex wasted their money on a new logo and they want us to pay for it. But in reality, the raising fuel price does affect it, but when the fuel prices get reduced. Will they reduce their shipping rates?

I am tied up with their system because I have many magazine subscriptions but I am making all my future orders from Access USA a superior service according to many people that I talked to that use that service. I will get some opinions regarding it and share it soon. For now avoid Aramex at all costs!

Everyone is complaining about it, in Kuwait, UAE and the rest of the middle east at this Arabic hardware forum and here as well.

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