By Aljohara Zarea
MADINAH — The e-commerce tour that the Small and Medium Enterprises Common Authority (Monsha’at) organized in partnership with the Saudi E-Commerce Council, has thus far attracted greater than over 3,500 guests, in accordance with a senior official on the authority.
Mahmoud Mazi, Common Supervisor of Retail at at Monsha’at, was chatting with Saudi Gazette on the sidelines of the e-commerce fourth cease, which is happening in Madinah on October 9-10.
Mazi identified that through the tour’s final three stops in Jeddah, Asir and Riyadh, over 46 firms and our bodies launched their enterprise actions. Some 1,000 folks attended the workshops, whereas greater than 500 benefited from one-on-one counseling periods with consultants, he added.
As for displays in e-commerce, Mazi stated there have been greater than 45 specialised occasions on the Mazaya platform, which is accessible to everybody.
One of many objectives of the tour is to reinforce direct communication with folks focused on e-commerce in all areas of Saudi Arabia and join them with one another, particularly because the Kingdom is distinguished for a variety of components that characterize the sector.
Mazi identified that these components embrace, amongst others, a younger inhabitants, excessive spending habits, geographical location, and the superb communications infrastructure and cell networks, which assist ease of entry to on-line shops.
E-commerce won’t remove conventional shops, quite it will likely be a further signifies that permits retailers to succeed in their clients wherever they’re,Mazi stated, indicating that this methodology will contribute to the arrival of native merchandise in abundance outdoors the geographical borders of Saudi Arabia in world digital shops.
“Economically, e-commerce has made cash transfer extra,” Mazi stated, noting that now everybody has a mall on their telephone the place they will purchase all of the objects they want from all sectors.
When requested in regards to the sector that has benefited most from e-commerce in Saudi Arabia, Mazi stated it was the restaurant sector, particularly after the entry of so many productive households into the catering enterprise.
Moreover, cooperation from the authorities helped in conserving tempo with new developments. For instance, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs just lately began issuing licenses for cloud eating places, which is the primary precedent within the Gulf area, Mazi stated.
E-commerce in Saudi Arabia nonetheless requires extra options, he stated, noting that they’re engaged on this, particularly with regard to tourism — as it’s the largest when it comes to profitability — in addition to the Hajj and Umrah sector.
Mazi stated Madinah, with its holy locations and archaeological websites, provided an excellent alternative for on-line tourism companies.
Madinah’s geographical location can be distinctive as it’s near main tasks in Saudi Arabia corresponding to NEOM, AlUla, the Crimson Sea, and Amaala, Mazi stated, including that Madinah is without doubt one of the areas which have an enormous presence of suppliers and entrepreneurs will discover nice alternatives there.
Madinah is the fourth cease of the e-commerce tour, which can transfer on to 10 extra Saudi cities together with: Jazan, Al-Ahsa, Khobar, Arar, Al-Qassim, Hail, Al-jouf, Tabuk, Najran and Al-Baha.
A bunch of specialists and specialists within the discipline of e-commerce is collaborating within the tour, which goals to assist the adoption of e-commerce within the actions of small and medium enterprises.