At an exclusive Breakfast Club Seminar, held recently by DHL Express, UAE related e-commerce insights from a global survey by PayPal was revealed.
Titled ‘World of Opportunities for the UAE Merchants’ the findings depict highly encouraging trends pertaining to cross-border e-commerce amongst digitally-savvy consumers in the Middle East and other regions.
Nearly half of the consumers in the UAE – at 49%, prefer to shop cross-border, based on their numerous preferences such as availability, affordability, convenience and security - reveals the survey, among other interesting results.
The global survey, conducted by PayPal, was designed to gain insights into three critical areas – evolving trends in e-commerce, key considerations of consumers who shop locally as well as internationally, and preferred mode of payments during transactions.
Geoff Walsh, UAE country manager, DHL Express, said: “Our expertise and reputation is built squarely on our ability to efficiently enable cross-border e-commerce – especially last mile delivery, adhering to international regulations, managing paperwork and leveraging local knowhow.”
“Thanks to the proliferation of easily-accessible digital devices and high-speed data connectivity, an increasing section of shoppers today prefer e-commerce websites,” he added. “The results of the survey by PayPal are highly encouraging and present a plethora of emerging trends and underlying opportunities in this digitally-savvy part of the world.”
Breakfast Club is a knowledge-sharing platform run by DHL to mentor, interact with, exchange ideas, network, and support the community in which operates in, and comprises of a growing number of stakeholders in the logistics and e-commerce businesses.
The event brought together a large number of attendees including Dubai Commercity, The Modist, e-commerce merchants, small enterprises and entrepreneurs of various sizes in the UAE.