#E-commerce

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UAE’s Emirates SkyCargo signs e-commerce MoU with Emirates Post

The partnership will focus mainly on serving markets in the Middle East, Africa and West Asia

Noon.com to raise $2bn from backers including Saudi’s PIF

The investments from the Public Investment Fund and others will be used to upgrade infrastructure and help speed up deliveries

Ahmed Omar, CEO and co-founder of Odiggo

The SME Story: Ahmed Omar, CEO and co-founder of Odiggo

E-commerce auto and spare parts platform, Odiggo, raised $2.3m in its latest seed round

Why retailers must offer a robust omnichannel model to customers

While many consumers have welcomed a return to brick-and-mortar retail, the retail business model has fundamentally evolved

Cover story: Mastercard’s regional head on developing a financially equitable future

In this exclusive interview, Raghu Malhotra, president of Mastercard Middle East and Africa speaks of the importance of financial inclusion, of leveraging key technologies and offers advice to leaders on handling a crisis

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ and Qatar’s QIA among investors in latest Flipkart funding round

The latest funding round has boosted the Indian online retailer’s valuation to $37.6bn

Watch: As UAE’s e-commerce market booms, here’s how operators can remain profitable

The value of the e-commerce market in the UAE is projected to reach $8bn by 2025

Saudi’s Tamer Group acquires majority stake in UAE’s Mumzworld

The transaction will give Mumzworld access to a pool of capital to foster its growth

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UAE startup eyewa raises $21m in Series B funding round

Eyewa aims to take its e-commerce model and expand into brick-and-mortar retail operations at key locations in the region

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UAE retail e-commerce market reaches $3.9bn in 2020

In 2020, the apparel and footwear category had the highest share of 33 per cent ($1.3bn) in the UAE retail e-commerce market

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ in talks to invest $500m in Flipkart

Flipkart is seeking to raise at least $3bn

ADIB partners with Visa to unveil UAE’s first biometric authentication solution for e-commerce

Once implemented, ADIB customers can authenticate their e-commerce transactions by using their mobile application biometric authentication

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The Arabian Gallery launches its e-commerce platform in Dubai

The portal includes photography, paintings and sculptures by local and international artists

Dubai-based Opontia raises $20m to acquire MENA e-commerce brands

Opontia was launched in March 2021

Amna Lootah

How Dubai CommerCity has become a one-stop-shop platform for e-commerce businesses

The region’s e-commerce market is experiencing a staggering growth of 18.4 per cent CAGR, says Dubai CommerCity board member Amna Lootah

How can FMCG businesses in the GCC ensure that they remain relevant?

Innovation remains the main key that enables a company to be a game-changer, says Philippe Gelder, president and CEO at Voted Product of the Year Worldwide

How Dubai Commercity is spurring the e-commerce ecosystem

Dubai CommerCity can create an e-commerce solution based on the varying needs of each one of its clients, says its COO, deVere Forster

How to build and grow a profitable e-commerce business in Dubai

Listen to industry heavyweights discuss how to take advantage of Dubai’s booming e-commerce sector

How has the pandemic impacted the MENA’s logistics sector?

It seems inevitable that supply chains will be different not only in the short term but well into the foreseeable future

Dubai e-tailer noon.com launches Ramadan sale

Customers using a Mashreq Bank card will receive 25 per cent off up to Dhs100 on all orders with a minimum value of Dhs200 until April 29

E-commerce freezone Dubai CommerCity opens new facilities as part of first phase launch

The new facilities include office spaces as well as e-commerce logistics units and multi-client warehouses

Middle East warms up to digital commerce

Digital payments platform Checkout.com tracks trends to grow regional footprint

Top US startup Stripe begins Mideast foray with Dubai office

The San Francisco and Dublin-based company has opened an office in Dubai Internet City

UAE retail forecast

UAE retail sales forecast to reach $58bn in 2021

During 2021, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are expected to see 761,000 sqm and 293,000 sqm respectively of retail gross leasable area added to the market

Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders at Poweder.ae

The SME Story: Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders of Powder.ae

Powder.ae is a direct-to-consumer, content-led e-commerce business focused on retailing clean beauty and skincare in the Middle East

Amazon UAE Uk

UAE Amazon customers can now order directly from Amazon UK

Prime members are eligible for free deliveries on orders above Dhs100, with the prices displayed being inclusive of all duties

Interview: Ozgur Ozvardar, vice president and general manager, Verifone Middle East and North Africa

How Covid-19 has accelerated the shift from cash to contactless payments

Why regional e-commerce companies must prioritise sustainability

Rising demand for online shopping and time-definite deliveries is expected to weigh heavily on sustainability as urban density, air pollution and traffic congestion scale

Dubai’s noon.com to launch Big Yellow Sale this weekend

The sale will run from February 25 until midnight on March 1

Online F&B sales in UAE rise 255% in 2020 – Dubai Chamber

The value of online food and beverage sales in the UAE is projected to reach $619m by 2025