e-commerce

Quiqup gets US $12.9m to expand same-day delivery in UAE and wider GCC
Quiqup is a tech scale-up building a decentralised, AI powered last-mile logistics infrastructure to power same-day delivery services for retailers and restaurants.
Chalhoub Group: the hybrid retailer
Chalhoub Group is taking its pursuit of excellence in retail logistics into the digital sphere in Saudi Arabia, with FarEye as a key technology partner for the last mile
Last mile supports Aramex's Q4 net profit despite one-off payment hit
Logistics company announces a 7% fall in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018 due to a one-one impairment payment
Amazon may shut down SOUQ as it plans new Middle East e-com platform
It’s unclear whether Amazon plans to re-brand SOUQ.com as Amazon.ae, or shut it down altogether.
Dubai South rebrands Aviation District and launches e-com logistics hub
Aviation District now named in honour of Ruler of Dubai, while new 920,000 square-metre purpose-built e-commerce zone will compete with CommerCity.
Dubai CommerCity e-com report shows Middle East has highest global growth
India stands out as the biggest and most mature e-commerce market with US $39-billion in estimated e-commerce sales in 2017, while the UAE represents the biggest spending per online shopper at US $1,648, with the third highest growth projected through 2020 at 29.6%.
Protectionism not in line with Dubai's global business hub status, says Buamim
Dubai Chamber CEO Hamad Buamim said e-commerce protectionism can only be a temporary measure
DHL study reveals winning logistics strategies for the last mile
With more than 600-million more people forecast to live in urban environments by 2030 and new technologies creating opportunities for both service enhancement and disruption, online retailers and their logistics partners are being challenged to embrace bold new approaches in order to survive and compete.
FedEx: E-commerce drives high expectations for holiday shipping
There is a consensus among experts that e-commerce is a fundamental part of retail today, and an essential driving force for holiday retail-sales growth.
Aramex to sell its 60% stake in JV with Australia Post for $20m
The decision to sell came as a mutually agreed transaction that will allow both organizations to independently execute their strategic growth in the booming global e-commerce industry.
SOUQ opens third UAE fulfilment centre ahead of Christmas rush
The 23,000 square metre facility enables sellers to have a Souq.com store and ship their products to different customers, the company, which was purchased by Amazon last year, said in a statement.
VIDEO: Mohamed Alabbar surprises customers as noon.com turns one
As part of noon.com's one year celebrations, Mohamed Alabbar, who is also the founder and chairman of Emaar Properties, went ‘back to the floor’ to field phone calls, pack boxes for delivery and deliver packages to surprised customers.

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