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FIGURE 5: ISLAMIC DIGITAL SERVICES GAPS & OPPORTUNITIES
Thomson Reuters identified 10 key opportunities as attractive for Muslims, based on the success of their mainstream counterparts, their ease of monetization, and their Islamic relevance. More significantly, it found that 9 of these opportunities were underserved by Digital Islamic Services. The only exception was in Muslim e-commerce where despite the number of successful e-tailers, the market remains attractive. Successful examples in this vertical included Zalora, Sefamerve, and Modanisa. Other highly attractive sectors included: Halal “Sharing” platforms; Social Commerce platforms; Transport and Logistic services; and Product Marketplaces across different sectors.