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7 online marketplaces for artisans in the Arab world

7 online marketplaces for artisans in the Arab world | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
If you dream of strolling the streets of Egypt or Morocco for a bargain on an traditional handicraft, you can now enjoy the thrill of the hunt without having…
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There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for the rising E-commerce of GCC

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for the rising E-commerce of GCC | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
As futuristic as it may once have sounded, having drones fly through the sky and deliver packaged groceries and other items to consumers’ doorsteps is...
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Top 3 global ecommerce trends for 2014

Top 3 global ecommerce trends for 2014 | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
More businesses will look at global expansion in 2014, especially B2B brands. According to some new predictions from Alibaba about half of B2B brands...
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Online Spending in MENA to Touch US$ 15 Billion by 2015

Online Spending in MENA to Touch US$ 15 Billion by 2015 | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Online shopping is a rapidly growing consumer trend in the Middle East and North Africa and the region now stands poised to be the next eCommerce hot-...
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The Rise Of e-commerce In Middle East 2012-2015 [Infographic]

The Rise Of e-commerce In Middle East 2012-2015 [Infographic] | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The Middle East retail landscape is fast evolving and witnessing a sustained growth both in offline and online shopping.
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The Middle East retail landscape is fast evolving and witnessing a sustained growth both in offline and online shopping. Online shopping in particular has seen a 45% growth during the past year fuelled by competition, mobile payments, and an increasingly tech savvy population in the Middle East.

PayPal’s new report takes a comprehensive look at statistics and trends in e-commerce in the Middle East, specifically the UAE, Saudi Arabia, an Qatar.

The e-commerce market will grow from $5 bn in 2011 to $15 bn by 2015Mobile transactions represent 10% of e-commerce (a level similar to the rest of the world), but are set to reach close to 20% of transactions in the Middle East by 2015UAE will continue to dominate the e-commerce sales in Middle East
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PayPal Insights e-commerce report reveals trends in mobile, travel…

PayPal Insights e-commerce report reveals trends in mobile, travel… | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The idea that mobile is the future of e-commerce isn’t new, but it may surprise some to learn that shoppers in the Gulf already prefer smartphones to…
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According to a new study by PayPal released today, focusing on the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, shopping on mobile is exploding in the region.

Mobile transactions already represent 10% of e-commerce (a level similar to the rest of the world), but they are set to reach close to 20% of transactions in the Middle East by 2015, as the m-commerce market grows from 1.3 billion this year to 3 billion by 2015.

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M-commerce is taking over. With PayPal's latest study out, they see the rising trend of mobile shoppers purchasing goods using their smartphones when out of the home. 

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GCC To Pioneer Safe and Secure Online Shopping

GCC To Pioneer Safe and Secure Online Shopping | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Experts Tabled Prepaid Opportunities And Threats The United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia feature among the world’s top emerging marke...
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Ecommerce Show Middle East

Ecommerce Show Middle East | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The Ecommerce Show Middle East 2014, which advertises itself as the Middle East's number one event dedicated to internet retailing, is a must for anyone…
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If you are an Ecommerce retailer, then this is the event for you to attend.

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PayPal brings new mobile payment option to rapidly developing East…

PayPal brings new mobile payment option to rapidly developing East… | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
M-PESA, a mobile payment scheme launched in 2007 by Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom, has fundamentally changed the way Kenyans interact with money,…
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Could Middle East e-commerce benefit from Pinterest?

Could Middle East e-commerce benefit from Pinterest? | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
There was nothing special about the verb ‘pin’ before Pinterest was founded in 2010. Today, online, it's most likely to be used to refer to someone…
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Egypt leads e-commerce sales in MENA

Egypt leads e-commerce sales in MENA | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Visa recently published the findings of an in-depth study on the growing e-commerce sector across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. As...
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Based on 2012 data, the 2013 IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group UK) report reveals that the MENA region represents the fastest growing e-commerce region worldwide with an estimated 45% year-on-year increase [$10bn in 2011 to $15bn in 2012]. Egypt led the entire region in e-sales during 2011 with $3.2bn while the UAE was next with $2.8bn in e-sales.

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Why Saudi Arabia could be the next big e-commerce hub in the Arab world

Why Saudi Arabia could be the next big e-commerce hub in the Arab world | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Saudi entrepreneurs have often cited the challenges to opening an e-commerce startup in the Kingdom. Many note a lack of public trust towards online payment,…
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