#E-commerce

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

How e-commerce in the GCC has taken flight

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, e-commerce has risen as a natural winner

Dubai-based LetsTango.com partners with Aramex to market Thai products

Aramex will leverage its logistics network to reach more businesses and consumers

Revealed: LinkedIn unveils most ‘in-demand’ jobs, skills in UAE

Specialised medical professionals, digital content freelancers, professional and personal coaches, are among the pick of the jobs

Mercedes-Ben E-commerce UAE

Mercedes-Benz launches the Middle East’s first e-commerce platform in the UAE

Customers can order test-drive cars to be sent to their location and also complete the entire purchase process online

Noon Facility at EZDubai

Noon opens new customer fulfilment facility in EZDubai freezone

It has become the first e-commerce company to begin operating from EZDubai

Digital Economy: UAE consumers to pivot away from cash – report

Young and digitally savvy populations across the Middle East and Africa region are key to long-term growth outlook

Ecommerce

UAE is 13th best country in the world to launch an online business: study

UAE ranked best for mobile internet speed, internet penetration and corporate tax

Over $1bn piled into MENA-based startups in 2020

The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia accounted for 68 per cent of the total deals disclosed in 2020

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Four steps for UAE businesses to up their e-commerce game

Many consumers are unlikely to give up online shopping even after the pandemic ends

Dubai e-commerce platform Sprii goes into liquidation after failing to raise more capital

Sprii has hired Guy Wall of Grant Thornton as liquidator

Bahrain’s Investcorp invests in India’s Xpressbees

Xpressbees has a presence across more than 2,000 towns and cities in India

Ecommerce

Retail traffic and sales in UAE set to soar during Black Friday: Criteo study

Survey says 37% of UAE shoppers are more comfortable shopping in-store now

Ecommerce

UAE, Saudi Arabia top global Black Friday 2020 spending: study

Survey by Simon-Kucher & Partners says UAE and Saudi shoppers to spend $400 on average

How digitalisation is disrupting logistics

Amadou Diallo of DHL discusses the four aspects of logistics where technology will have the greatest impact

Explainer: What is the scope of growth for the GCC’s B2B e-commerce industry?

The pandemic has helped boost digital marketplaces in the region, opines Muhammad Chbib, CEO at Tradeling

Fintech thrives as digital transformation jolts finance sector

UAE expected to attract $2.5bn in investment into fintech by 2022

Buy-now-pay-later platform tabby in new e-commerce partnership in Saudi Arabia

Announces partnership with Saudi-based e-commerce site Salla

Jose Neves Farfetch

Exclusive: Farfetch founder José Neves on the exponential growth of luxury fashion e-commerce

José Neves talks about the rationale behind smart acquisitions, building white-label digital infrastructure for companies, and why the Middle East region is vital to its business

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Khalifa Fund partners with noon.com to support Abu Dhabi SMEs

SMEs will gain access to noon’s customers, its logistics and fulfillment network, and secure payment gateway

Amazon Saudi Arabia

Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman shoppers can now buy on Amazon.ae

Final pricing on Amazon.ae to include shipping fees and customs fees

GCC’s e-commerce sector set to reach $50bn by 2025

Businesses in the retail sector must make the online transition to firmly position themselves in the post-Covid retail revival

Mark Power Podean

Amazon-focused marketing agency Podean launches in the Middle East

The regional office is located in Dubai, with Paul Hart appointed as managing director for the MENA region

Mr Porter Watches & Wonders

Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter launch partnership to become online retailers for Watches & Wonders

The collaboration will extend to online and offline events and will see a total of 14 brands showcased on both Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter

Dragon Mart Dubai

Dubai’s Dragon Mart launches e-commerce platform

Nakheel Malls has partnered with DP World for this initiative

José Neves, Founder and CEO of Farfetch

Farfetch updates brand identity; launches new ‘Open Doors’ digital campaign

For the first time ever, Farfetch will resort to TV to push out its campaign

Max Mara

Max Mara, Boohoo launch new e-commerce platforms for the Middle East

Max Mara launched its new portal on September 14, while Boohoo will launch its e-commerce website on September 23

Ecommerce

Ajman Free Zone signs agreement with online retailer Noon to grow local e-commerce sector

Ajman Free Zone investors who hold e-commerce licenses can now join Noon’s platform

UAE e-commerce platform Awok shuts shop after securing $30m funding

The global economic downturn was cited as the reason

Delivery Hero acquires Dubai-based InstaShop for $360m to expand into grocery delivery

InstaShop operates in five countries with over 1,500 vendors on its platform