PAYFORT Helps Arab Startups Create Online Stores with Shopify
Payfort announced that it is now a shopify payment partner. Payfort will help startups and SMBS in the Arab region create online stores using Payfort’s online payment solutions. Payfort’s merchants will be able to use Shopify’s software to design, set-up and manage their online stores as well as adding ecommerce features to their websites to sell products. It introduced its START solution last year to allow startups and SMBS to fast-track their online payment set-up and benefit from new, easy-to-use online payment applications. Businesses can set-up a START account in less than 5 minutes, without being required to provide a deposit, avoiding complicated and time-consuming bank procedures traditionally associated with establishing ecommerce operations in the Arab world. This is yet another facilitator the region is witnessing as part of the shift towards the online world. Shopgo is Shopify’s competitor that is active in Jordan setting up online payment systems, website design, and technical support and signing 140 domestic and regional companies, including musical instrument retailer Feesheh and Virgin Megastore.