Roots Canada and Aramex Canada partner to introduce new technology to enhance global shopping experience on roots.com

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Roots (https://roots.com/), Canada's leading lifestyle brand, and Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, today announced the launch of an innovative duty calculator checkout solution for global roots.com shoppers.  The solution enhances a year long partnership between the two companies for international ecommerce shipping to over sixty countries from Canada.

The new duty calculator solution is only the second time this cutting edge solution provided by Aramex has been implemented and the first time for a North American based website. The calculator allows Roots to advise and collect local duties and taxes for almost fifty countries worldwide while at the same time reducing freight charges for Roots.  The solution provides a great final mile delivery experience, reduces transit times in many geographies and clearly identifies the final cost for the end customer.

James Connell, VP e-Commerce & Marketing at Roots, said: "Since deploying this solution, we have seen an uplift in international sales and a significant drop in returns and refused orders due to the collection of import taxes and duties. Integrating this solution into our e-commerce proposition was the next logical step in our commitment to providing international customers with an optimal online shopping platform. Overall we are very pleased with the new offering".

Shannon Thompson, Country Manager for Aramex in Canada, said: "We are excited about our partnership with Roots. Our innovative solution exemplifies our commitment to investing in innovative technologies to enhance our service offerings, improve levels of customer service and ultimately extend our geographic reach for Aramex and our clients like Roots".

Roots, established in 1973, is a privately held Canadian brand and the country's leading lifestyle brand known around the world for its quality leather goods, athletic wear and accessories. It sells women's, men's, children's, and baby's apparel; leather bags; footwear;  small leather goods; and home furnishings.

Established in 1982, Aramex is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. The company has rapidly grown into a global brand, recognized for its customized services and innovative products. 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.

About Aramex:

Aramex (DFM: ARMX) is a leading global provider of comprehensive 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 13,800 people in over 350 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 further information: For more PR information, please contact: Aramex International LLC: Shannon Thompson, Country Manager, Aramex Canada, +1 (905) 238 0440 Ext. 1123, Shannon.Thompson@aramex.com; Roots Canada Ltd.: James Connell, VP, e-Commerce & Marketing, +1 416 781 3574 Ext. 4185, jconnell@roots.com

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