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E-commerce picks up in Middle East

18 June 2012 Last updated at 10:38 BST

While the Middle East has been slow to adopt e-commerce, it seems doing business online is now gaining in popularity.

According to one estimate the sector increased by 300% last year.

One obstacle in the way of growth is the lack of a decent postal service in the region, but Jordan-based Aramex has come up with a novel way of getting parcels to their customers.

Jonathan Frewin reports.