Zbooni, the Dubai-founded payment app, will allow visitors to Fashion Forward Dubai the opportunity to instantly purchase the clothes on show. The four-day extravaganza takes places at Dubai Design District (d3) from 30 October until 2 November, featuring home-grown brands, independent designers and international collaborations.
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Delivers - a new e-commerce delivery platform that allows customers shopping from multiple online retailers in the US to consolidate their purchases and have the goods delivered to a home or office address.
During the 2019 Retail Leaders Circle MENA summit, the titans of industry gave their diagnosis of the global retail market. They reported that the heart of retail was very much beating but there were two vital but underutilised components that could reinvigorate the retail industry; technology and the personal touch. Similarly, all delegates were in an agreement that traditional retail is here to stay as 90% of all purchases are still made in physical stores.
Retailers are at risk of losing their most loyal customers if they don’t take a multichannel approach. Eight in ten (81%) UAE shoppers feel annoyed when retailers they are loyal to offer promotions that are not aligned in-store and online. Commissioned by Collinson, a global leader in customer benefits and loyalty, the study with UAE consumers examined customers’ discount grievances to discover what sales sins could cost a retailer a shopper’s loyalty.