Amman Tech Tuesdays 1st Event, May 4th 2010 (Amman, Jordan)

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

In just a couple of days time, a new series of tech oriented events is kicking off in Amman (Jordan), in the form of Amman Tech Tuesdays, which is an initiative to bring engineers, business people, experts, investors, marketers, entrepreneurs, students and regular enthusiasts from the technology community together on the first Tuesday of every [...]

Arab Auction Portal Souq.com Launches Operations In Egypt

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Souq.com, the Arab online auctions company, that is a subsidiary of Jabbar Internet Group, has officially launched operations in another country in the region: Egypt. The Egyptian version of Souq.com is available in both Arabic and English, hoping to tap into one of the biggest internet markets in the Arab world in terms of number [...]

Nahel.com, A New UAE Online Shopping Destination

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

In an Arab internet scene where e-commerce remains largely untapped, Nahel.com from Dubai is a very welcome addition, with a very big goal: to establish itself as a prime B2C online retailer. They’ve worked on building an inventory of thousands of new brand-name products covering several categories, from electronics, to games to perfumes, watches and [...]

International Conference On E-Commerce, E-Payment And Applications, Marrakech, 25-27 September 2009

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

For three days this month, from September 25th to 27th 2009, in the city of Marrakech (Morocco), the ICEP’09 Conference (International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Payment and Applications) will be gathering researchers and executives from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in e-commerce and in e-payment solutions. Speakers have been invited from academic [...]

IMRG Capgemini: Online Shopping On The Rise In The Middle East

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

According to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, online sales showed a significant increase this year across the Middle East. Shoppers spent US$8.2 billion online in July 2009, 15.7% more than was spent in June 2009 and 16.8% more than July 2008. The driving force for the increase appeared to be the clothing, footwear and accessories [...]

Wheels Express, Another Take At E-Commerce In Jordan

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Wheels Express is a newly launched Jordanian e-commerce portal, taking another hit at cracking the e-commerce nut in the Arab world. The company’s activity lies somewhere between an online shopping portal and an offline delivery service; providing a catalog of products covering DVDs, books, magazines, t-shirts, tickets, snacks, pre-paid mobile cards and more; and delivering orders [...]

MasterCard Survey: Online Shopping In UAE Peaks In Fourth Quarter Of 2008

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Per capita online shopping in the UAE reached $1,193 (Dh4,378) in the fourth quarter of 2008, making it the highest in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, according to the latest MasterCard survey. Online shoppers made an average of 3.6 purchases in the fourth quarter of 2008, compared with 3.1 during the same quarter [...]

Over 69% Of UAE Consumers Have Bought Something Online

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Google recently hosted a day for the top agencies in UAE, in an initiative to point businesses to the hotspots in online media. In preparation for the Agency Day, Google surveyed 1,410 consumers in UAE about their purchasing behaviour, and was able to build an accurate picture of online/offline research and purchase segmentation, use of [...]

Ekree, A Tunisian Portal To Rent Anything Online

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Ekree, which means rent in Tunisian Arabic, is a new Tunisian portal that allows people to post any of their items or belongings online for rent, and gives people who are interested the possibility to rent them. By providing a platform for renting things online, Ekree aims to fill a gap in the market of [...]

Oman Internet Users Spent US$ 236 Million Online In 2008

Monday, March 16th, 2009

A new Arab Advisors’ survey of Oman’s Internet users revealed that 40.2% of adult Internet users in Oman have used e-commerce services, spending US$ 236 million in e-commerce transactions in 2008.

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