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News: 1 Billion Dollar Middle East Ecommerce Platform Launching

November 15, 2016 Comments

In January 2017, the Riyadh-headquartered ecommerce platform, noon.com, will launch operations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The platform is backed by Emirati businessman, Mohamed Alabbar, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) and other private investors, who have invested $1 b...

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ecommerce, MENA ecommerce, MENA new, Middle East news, Middle East companies, Middle East, Saudi Arabia ecommerce, noon.com
The Growing Arabic Speaking Marketplace

July 24, 2016 Comments

Global marketers planning to target the Middle East are missing a huge opportunity if they don't translate their digital content into Arabic. Below is a look at the size of the Arabic-speaking market. Market research company Common Sense Advisory states in order to reach 90% of the online com...

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Arabic, Arabic speakers, MENA ecommerce, MENA region
The Rise of Ecommerce in the MENA Region

May 10, 2016 Comments

The MENA region's ecommerce market will continue to grow in 2016. The market for physical products sold online is predicted to grow $6.4 billion by 2020, which will result in a $13.4 billion ecommerce market in the MENA region. This is a significant increase compared to the market valuation in 2014,...

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MENA ecommerce, MENA region, ecommerce, global ecommerce
Reaching the Buying Culture of the Middle East

March 29, 2016 Comments

Traditional brick and mortar retailers and eCommerce portals are scrambling to capture market share as retail spending soars in the Middle East. Retailers are faced with differentiating themselves from their competition and looking for ways to provide a unique shopping experience for their target au...

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MENA eCommerce, Business in Dubai, MENA, Global eCommerce

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