Matilda Asante-Asiedu (2nd left) and Nana Kyerematen (extreme right) of Access Bank pose with officials of Aramex
Customers of Access Bank, who enjoy shopping online with their Access Bank Visa cards, can now ship their purchased items directly to Ghana via Aramex’s ‘Shop & Ship.’
‘Shop & Ship’, powered by Aramex, gives members shipping addresses in the US, UK, China, Germany, France, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Hong Kong, Spain, India, South Africa, Canada and Turkey for use on their favourite online stores and have the purchased items shipped to Ghana at reasonable rates.
Previously, many Ghanaians had to rely on relatives and friends coming from the locations of their desired shopping centres to bring their shopping items, as most online retail shops do not ship to Ghana.
By offering the Shop & Ship service, an online platform and delivery services, Access Bank is bringing to Ghana a convenient shopping experience where customers will receive purchased goods in a short period of time.
Speaking at the launch, Head of Exclusive Banking at Access Bank Ghana, Matilda Asante-Asiedu, highlighted the benefits that customers would have when they sign onto the service to use their Access Visa cards.
“E-commerce has made little headway in Ghana despite the growth in bridging the ICT gap. With the Shop & Ship service, we are creating more opportunities for the industry to thrive while helping customers to have the freedom to shop from anywhere in the world.”
She added that customers who register on the service within the first six months get 50 percent discount off the registration charge.
It is worth noting that Access Bank does not charge customers when they use their Visa Prepaid or Debit cards online or when they withdraw money on any Access Bank ATM or make payments on their point of sales terminals.
Aramex Regional Manager for West Africa, Samer Hajjar, said: “We are excited to be partnering Access Bank. This agreement reflects our commitment to further growing the e-commerce sector and providing more customers with a highly efficient and convenient online shopping solution.”
Customers, who wish to register for lifetime membership of Shop & Ship, can pick registration forms at any of Access Bank’s 46 locations across the country.
Members, who register, will receive 17 physical addresses in the afore-stated countries.
‘Shop & Ship’ then delivers global online shopping efficiently and hassle free. The service is available in over 62 cities.
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