Noon goes global with ebay part­ner­ship

The Gulf Today - Business - - UAE -

DUBAI: noon, the Mid­dle East’s home­grown dig­i­tal marketplace, is bring­ing the global marketplace of ebay closer to cus­tomers in the re­gion with a new path-break­ing part­ner­ship.

In a pi­o­neer­ing move, noon’s part­ner­ship with ebay will give cus­tomers in the re­gion the op­por­tu­nity to buy top sell­ing prod­ucts from the US and other parts of the world with ease and con­ve­nience. noon will Fulil All EBAY or­ders MADE on noon and de­liver it directly to the cus­tomers’ doorstep.

Mo­hamed Alab­bar, founder of noon, said: “noon is con­nect­ing the re­gion with the global e-com­merce mar­ket through our part­ner­ship with ebay. With this, we are offering our cus­tomers ac­cess to prod­ucts that are not other­wise read­ily avail­able in the re­gion. As brand from that is from the re­gion, we lis­ten to our cus­tomers and tai­lor the on­line re­tail ex­pe­ri­ence to suit their needs. Our part­ner­ship with ebay opens a whole new world of shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.”

noon pow­ered by ebay will be avail­able from the sec­ond half of 2018 in the UAE and Saudi Ara­bia, on its ded­i­cated app, and via mo­bile and desk­top. ebay prod­ucts pur­chased via noon and shipped from over­seas can also be eas­ily re­turned to noon with a full re­fund op­tion, based on terms and con­di­tions.

noon and ebay will also ex­plore joint op­por­tu­ni­ties in mar­ket­ing, know-how and best prac­tices shar­ing to lever­age the strong growth of on­line shop­ping in the re­gion. “E-com­merce con­tin­u­ously evolves, and this part­ner­ship guar­an­tees noon stays on top of the trends and con­sumer pref­er­ences,” added Alab­bar.

Ac­cord­ing to the ‘Mid­dle East B2C E-com­merce Mar­ket 2018,’ with high in­ter­net and mo­bile pen­e­tra­tion rates in the Gulf coun­tries, com­bined B2C e-com­merce sales are ex­pected to more than dou­ble be­tween 2017 and 2020 to reach $20 bil­lion.

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