Archive for the ‘e-commerce’ Category


Screenshot Monday, January 28, 2013 – Amman, Aiming at building a comprehensive banking system, SSS Process has successfully developed the e-payment system, ‘e-Tasdeed,’ which seeks to link together banks, government institutions, and national companies through a secure interface, enabling citizens to pay liabilities and settle their regular monthly...
Screenshot Creating a new e-commerce business is simple. All it takes is finding a niche with demand, such as weight loss; skin care; or car parts, then securing a relationship with a supplier and setting up an online store with one of the many popular e-commerce solution platforms. Get some traffic and you’re good to go. Creating an e-commerce bu...
Screenshot Wamli.com, a Dubai based startup, has launched an online social hub for shoppers and collectors to source design oriented items sourced from around the world. The e-commerce startup a global portal that ships internationally within three to ten days. The site, which went live on 12.12.2012, offers a social centric platform based on a one-of-...
Screenshot In a case against Valitor, formerly VISA Iceland, Reykjavík District Court just ruled the company had violated contract laws by blocking credit card donations to Wikileaks. After WikiLeaks' publications revealing U.S. war crimes and statecraft in 2010, U.S. financial institutions, including VISA, MasterCard, Bank of America, erected a banking bloc...
Screenshot Following the news last April that Zawya is expected to be sold in a multi million dollar deal, Thomson Reuters announced today that it has acquired Arab world business portal and financial information service provider Zawya. This news means that Saffar Holdings, a Dubai investment company that holds a 60 per cent stake in Zawya has successful...
Screenshot E-commerce was often a neglected sector in the Arab region by both investors and entrepreneurs, as factors such as payment systems were not a match to those in the west while others cited that the Arab user is not ready for e-commerce yet. But the success and acquisition of group buying website GoNabit by LivingSocial has proved that the sector i...
Screenshot Shoutit is a social marketplace to trade that is an evolution of classified listing, it takes classified concept to new grounds buy offering social aspect such as folowing of people and stuff that maters to you. On Shoutit users can post a request (shout) be it a good service or help they need and the amount they request and the local commu...
Screenshot Souq.com and the American University in Cairo’s Entrepreneurs Society have teamed up to launch The Hit 2012, the first product innovation competition for the university’s students, which gives participants the opportunity to win LE 50,000 to start up their business and own a commercial channel through an online store on Souq.com. The concept ...
Screenshot E-commerce is hot in the Arab world and now it is taking off after several years. Last year group buying site GoNabit which was founded in UAE was acquired by LivingSocial for a price around $10 million. Today brings a news of another milestone for e-commerce in the Arab world, MarkaVIP Amman, Jordan based flash shopping site has secured investm...
Screenshot B-Kam.com has just launched; a search engine that brings all Egyptian shopping websites in one place to let shoppers search, compare prices and get the best deals, all from one place. The site is first price-comparison shopping website in Egypt but not the first in the Arab world as there is Menwayn from Jordan. On B-kam Shoppers s...
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