#Ecommerce

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

Dubai-based Noon.com, Mashreq Bank jointly launch co-branded credit card

Cardholders to enjoy 3.5 per cent cashback on all purchases at noon.com

UAE-based clean beauty retailer Powder launches in Saudi Arabia

Consumers across the GCC increasingly turn to clean and sustainable beauty products

How Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation in retail: lessons from Carrefour

Philippe Peguilhan, country manager of Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail discusses retail with Gulf Business in the age of Covid

Dubai-based online marketplace The Luxury Closet secures investment from Huda Beauty

The Luxury Closet targets the resale of perfect condition items from high-end brands

Dubai Economy facilitates partnerships between Emirates Cooperative Society, fulfilment partners to ease online shopping

The fulfilment partners will showcase up to 4,000 products of Emirates Cooperative Society, as well as deliver them to customers within 60-90 minute from the time of purchase

UAE-based SellAnyCar.com expands into Saudi Arabia

Used cars online platform launches Kayishha in KSA following $35m cash infusion

Amazon receives FAA approval for drone delivery trials in US

Approval comes as Amazon’s business surges due to Covid-19

Top five social media trends for 2020

Here’s how brands can break through the noise and be heard on social media

Regional startups on a ‘growth’ trajectory amid Covid-19 crisis

While the pandemic may have rattled industries, the regional startup ecosystem remains resilient

E-commerce revenues jump 71% in Q2 amid Covid-19 – report

Salesforce Q2 Shopping Index says conversion rate grew by 35 per cent in Q2 from last year

Mastercard taps Microsoft Azure to boost R&D in ecommerce, fintech

Azure to serve as native cloud infrastructure for Mastercard Labs’ R&D efforts

Dubai online retailer Noon to launch a ‘fair’ food delivery platform

Alabbar says the F&B sector has been held ransom by food aggregator platforms

WeMENA expanding into reseller marketplace

Individuals looking for residual income can create a catalogue of products from WeMENA’s online product list

Lego opens exclusive e-commerce store in Saudi Arabia

The brand recently opened its first retail store in Red Sea Mall in Jeddah

Half of SMBs in the UAE, 35% in Saudi reduced their workforce due to virus: study

Small businesses turn to digital channels to survive the pandemic

Luxury retailer in Kuwait hires Citigroup to advise on options

The company was valued at about $500m in a 2019 funding round

Amazon Saudi Arabia

Amazon Saudi Arabia officially launched to replace Souq.com

The Amazon Prime service is not yet available in the kingdom