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Dubai’s ‘Great Online Sale’: Up to 95% off on major brands

From electronics to fashion, health and beauty to home and toys, discounts are being offered by some of the city’s favourite brands

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Ramadan with Amazon: A behind-the-scenes look

The heightened demand comes alongside expectations of speed, convenience, and reliability

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Five ways ‘digital’ consumers are reshaping retail in 2024

Against a backdrop of mounting macroeconomic uncertainty and increasing digitalisation, consumers are seeking out online platforms dedicated to securing the best deals

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How AI is transforming the retail experience: From fashion to ecommerce

Shopping is becoming more streamlined as retailers harness AI technology for personalisation, gamification and support, says Karl Escritt, CEO of Like Digital & Partners

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Black Friday: How cyber crooks are using AI to scam consumers

Here are simple tips to help you shop safely during the shopping season

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Prime Day deals: Amazon UAE reveals exclusive offers for Prime members on July 11-12

Prime members in the UAE can avail of free international shipping from Amazon US and UK via the Amazon.ae Global Store, with no minimum purchase during Prime Day

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Amazon launches new fulfillment centre in Riyadh

The facility spans 390,000 square feet across five floors – approximately the size of five football fields


Flowers.ae’s Dina Almalik tells us why the floral business is blooming

The company’s marketing manager tells us how its e-commerce strategy and resilience have contributed to its success


Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding leads $133m funding for Saudi delivery app Nana

Started in 2016, Nana raised $18m from investors including venture capital fund STV and Middle East Venture Partners

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What is the future of luxury e-commerce?

Consumers are increasingly expecting to interact with their favourite brands online, and it is predicted that 25 per cent of luxury purchases will be made through the web in the next three years

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Inside Amazon’s largest delivery station in the UAE

Gulf Business recently visited Amazon’s largest delivery station in Abu Dhabi to get the details

Forever 21 expands in the Middle East and South East Asia

Forever 21 expands in the Middle East and South East Asia

The group opened a 12,000sq ft store at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall last week, which signals its expansion strategy across the two markets


Eyewear retailer Lenskart announces e-commerce partnership with Noon

Lenskart entered the region last year with the opening of its first store at Dubai Festival City Mall

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Amazon opens its largest delivery station in Abu Dhabi

The 4,700sqm delivery station is the second largest in the country and provides same-day and next-day deliveries to customers

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Did you know that over half of the UAE population use digital wallets?

The survey was commissioned by Checkout.com and conducted by YouGov, polling over a 1000 UAE residents during May 19 and May 24, 2022

UAE Superbrands Council’s Niranjan Gidwani on the latest trends shaping the retail sector

The consultant director and member of UAE Superbrands Council talks about the revival of brick and mortar stores, metaverse mania and other developments

How RFID is reinventing retail stores in the Middle East

Zebra Technologies EMEA’s retail industry director shares how RFID technology is playing a growing role in the omnichannel retail environment

Here’s how businesses can grow through a strategic payments set-up

From being viewed as a necessary evil and cost centre, payments have become a key enabler of an integrated and seamless shopping experience

Majority of MENA, Pakistan consumers prefer digital payment methods for ecommerce: report

The report estimates that 209m more customers in MENA and Pakistan have begun shopping online since the start of the pandemic

Nearly 90% of UAE customers are digital converts to e-commerce

As e-commerce continues to grow, customers are placing greater emphasis on the customer experience

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The SME Story: Nour Sleiman, co-founder and CMO of Cartlow

Cartlow is a re-commerce initiative that offers like-new pre-owned, refurbished, open-box and clearance products, tested and certified by experts

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Ajman DED signs agreement with noon.com to support SMEs

Entrepreneurs from the emirate can market and promote their products through the Noon Mahali digital platform to increase their reach and visibility

Amazon to add 11 new buildings to its Saudi fulfillment, delivery network

Investment to create over 1,500 additional jobs across Saudi Arabia

Ikea to offer installment payments for in-store, online purchases in UAE

Furnishings retailer partners with Dubai-based buy-now-pay-later platform Tabby

RÓEN Beauty makes Middle East market debut on Powder.ae

RÓEN’s cruelty-free, vegan and clean makeup line to be exclusively marketed and distributed by Powder

Amazon Payment Services replaces Payfort across MENA

Amazon completes Payfort integration three years after Souq acquisition

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ partners with Lulu International Holdings for Egypt expansion

ADQ and LIHL will work to collectively develop up to 30 hypermarkets and 100 express minimarket stores

GCC payment revenue growth subdued by Covid-19: report

BCG predicts GCC’s payment revenue pool will expand by 1.1 per cent annually

Dubai-based Powder brings clean beauty brand Purito to the GCC

Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free South Korean brand Purito exclusively available on Powder

Dubai-based cloud kitchen startup Kaykroo raises $4m in new funding

Existing restaurants relaunched as delivery and takeaway cloud kitchens