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Plans for region’s first e-shopping mall unveiled

Official launch date for the e-mall to be announced soon

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 19:02 October 16, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News
  • Visitors and delegates browse through various pavilions at the Gitex Technology Week being held in Dubai World Trade Centre.

Dubai: The Middle East will have its first-e-Shopping Mall soon, it was revealed at the Gitex Technology Week on Tuesday, offering a major boost to the e-commerce industry.

Backed by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), Tejuri, the e-Shopping Mall will build on the success of Tejari FZE, the B2B online portal that pioneered supply management technologies and professional services over the past decade, Tejari said in a statement, adding that the e-Mall will empower retailers, SME businesses and consumers.

Tejari further said that the official launch date for the e-Mall would be announced soon.

Suhail Al Banna, chief executive of Tejari FZE, said in a statement that the move is a step in the direction of using technology to narrow the gap between the retailer and the consumer.

“Tejuri will add a new dimension to the shopping experience that Dubai is famous for by building on our successful B2B platform, Tejari,” he said, adding that the initiative is in line with Dubai Government’s commitment to advance technologies geared at “simplifying interactions in the e-marketplace”.

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