Saudi Arabia Ecommerce Market Share To Hit USD $13.3 Billion In 2015

Design company Pixheart published the below infographic about e-commerce in the Saudi market. The following is a brief summary of what can be derived: Cash On Delivery is the dominant payment method, Online retail is expected to account for up to 8% of Saudi Arabia's total retail market in...
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GCC Internet Penetration Rates On Growth Track

The internet penetration rates in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) will increase from 54.99% last year to 66.82 per cent by 2017, according to a new study revealed on Tuesday. The first ever Arab Knowledge Economy Report 2014 is a joint study done by Madar Research and Development and Orient Planet...
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Saudi Arabia Initiates Mobile Curriculum

The Saudi Ministry of Higher Education has established the National Center of E-Learning & Distance Learning (NCEL) to implement a national plan to develop information technology in the Kingdom. The national plan recommends the implementation of e-learning and distance learning and their prospective...
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Saudi Arabia : A Digital Roadmap Implementation

Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, Saudi Arabia, launched 2 new e-services: the issuance of Saudi passports online and electronic authorization. The service should contribute to improving services provided to citizens and enable them to issue the Saudi passport electronically...
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Where Is e-Commerce Heading To In The Middle East?

The Middle East represents a rich but surprisingly under served region in the field of e-commerce. Whilst the share of connected population rises across the region, lack of sufficient tools for digital payment hinders faster growth in electronic retail purchases. According to a report by yStat.com, B2C...
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Two Countries Are Leading Facebook’s Growth In The Middle East

Facebook, the leading social network which boasts over 1.25 billion monthly users around the world, doesn't seem to be losing momentum. Egypt and Jordan are the two countries that are leading Facebook's growth in the Middle East. A continuing steep rise in the number of internet users in Egypt and Jordan...
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Real Estate Sector In Saudi Arabia Gets A Digital Push

Aqarmap.com, an Egyptian Real Estate Search Engine that allows people to search thousands of properties and Real Estate projects, has just launched in Saudi Arabia. The site has an easy to use interface, which allows researchers to easily compare units and find what suits their needs and budgets. It...
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UAE’s eCommerce Industry To Reach USD 10 Billion By 2018

The UAE is leading the e-commerce revolution in the Middle East with approximately five in 10 people shopping for goods and services on the internet, according to the latest research by MasterCard. The Online Shopping Behavior 2013 study, which included responses from 3,000 people, showed that 51 per...
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Saudi Post Adopts Pre-paid Payments To Encourage Online Shopping

From left Richard Bialek, Sumit Tyagi and Douglas Blakey The United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia feature among the world’s top emerging markets for global retail expansion, according to Alex Mifsud, Founder and CEO of Ixaris. Mifsud addressed 150 delegates at the Prepaid Summit: Middle...
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State of YouTube In The Middle East – An Infographic

Startappz, In collaboration with some of the best resources on YouTube videos in the Middle East, released an infographic explaining the state of YouTube content producers in the Middle East covering various countries and categories, such as Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia,...
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