#E-commerce

agility

Kuwait’s Agility Ventures invests in India’s e-commerce platform Shiprocket

The investment was part of Agility’s strategy to expand across digital logistics and e-commerce in high-growth markets

FedEx insights on e-commerce

What’s driving the e-commerce industry: consumer behaviour or digital innovations?

More than ever, consumers now want fast, on-time and flexible delivery solutions, with the option of easy returns

Lyve Global

Abu Dhabi’s Lyve Global acquires majority stake in Shopini World

The acquisition is in line with Lyve’s $150m acquisition strategy to expand its digital ecosystem and geographical expansion

E-commerce programme

Khalifa Fund launches e-commerce acceleration programme to boost SMEs’ digital capacity

The programme will feature a five day workshop covering the essentials of e-commerce, commencing September 21

last mile delivery and sustainability by Bassel-El-Koussa-Co-founder-and-CEO-of-Quiqup

Last-mile delivery: Driving the agenda forward on sustainability

Enhancing underlying technology, the move towards local fulfillment, and the electrification of fleets are part of the solution

dubuy.com adds Al Ain Farm products to its offerings

Al Ain Farms to offer dairy products in Africa through DP World’s dubuy.com

Dubuy.com connects 10,000 registered customers to 2,000 registered vendors and facilitates the trade of 1.4 million products on a daily basis

Bassel El Koussa, Co-founder and CEO of Quiqup

Quiqup to focus exclusively on e-commerce last-mile operations

Quiqup will exit the food delivery business and focus its efforts solely on e-commerce last-mile operations.

CNNB Solutions

UAE e-commerce firm CNNB Solutions expands to Kuwait

The company supports brands with their e-commerce and direct-to-consumer strategies, to help them reach more customers

flapkap

The SME Story: Ahmad Coucha, co-founder and CEO of FlapKap

FlapKap offers a revenue-based financing model as an alternative financing solution to accelerate the growth of the region’s e-businesses

Digital payment

Cashless economy: How adoption of digital payments is on the rise

E-commerce represents a significant avenue through which the adoption of digital payments can expand growth opportunities

Dubai CommerCity launches e-commerce academy with AstroLabs

The platform intends to increase the UAE’s e-commerce talent pool by enhancing individuals’ techno-functional abilities in the same field

Getty Images

Dubai’s DP World launches e-commerce platform in Tanzania

The latest expansion of dubuy.com follows launches in Kenya and Rwanda last year

E-commerce

Saudi grocer BinDawood buys majority stake in online developer

The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year

E-commerce

UAE e-commerce market valued at over $5bn in 2021

Total e-commerce in the UAE is projected to cross $8bn by 2025

Innovative products and trends governed Gulfood 2022

Zero waste, food security, homegrown brands, organic and plant-based food products and innovation in agriculture were key highlights of this year’s F&B event

UAE brand The Giving Movement raises $15m in Series A round

The sustainable fashion brand aims to further growth in children’s wear, including its recently-announced baby wear line, and expand into new markets

Flydubai to resume flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport next month

With the resumption, the airline will increase its overall flight frequency to Istanbul to 12 per week

How digital is set to shape the future

The how and where of consumer spending is transforming, driven by digital trends

Dubai Duty Free records Dhs87m worth of sales in three-day promotion

The retailer offered a 25 per cent discount on a range of merchandise over three days from December 18-20

Virtuzone launches MENA region’s first e-commerce accelerator programme

The programme is offered free of cost with the establishment of an e-commerce company with Virtuzone

Emirates skycargo

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

eyewa

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

E-commerce

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