Free zone plans to offer e-commerce as a service
Dubai CommerCity (DCC), the first dedicated e-commerce free zone in the Middle East has signed partnership agreements with Magento Commerce, Adobe Inc, a leading e-commerce software provider and Magento implementation partner Redbox Digital.
Focused on offering ‘E-Commerce as-a-Service’, the collaboration will provide Dubai CommerCity customers with tailored access to e-commerce solutions and services that will enhance digital experiences and brand growth.
Dubai CommerCity is the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the MENA region and is strategically intended to accelerate the growth of registered companies by providing digital services that facilitate operations.
The partnership announcement came during the 40th GITEX Technology Week, where the free zone is demonstrating the growing opportunities available to e-commerce companies.
Amna Lootah, Assistant Director General, DAFZA, Board Member, Dubai CommerCity said: “Dubai CommerCity will play a key role in transforming the e-commerce sector in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
"The e-commerce retail market in the Middle East & Africa is expected to grow by 20% to reach USD 26 billion in 2022, which outpaces the global growth of 13%. The GCC is also expected to contribute 43% of MEA’s e-commerce retail market by 2022.
“The strategic agreements with Magento and Redbox complement our efforts to grow and enhance the portfolio of services that Dubai CommerCity will provide.
"Under the umbrella of the two agreements, customers will be able to explore growth opportunities through benefiting from the unique services and integrated systems provided by Dubai CommerCity.”
‘E-commerce-as-a-Service’ offerings include special rates on key Magento software, pre-integration with payment gateways, third party logistics systems, marketing affiliates and analytics tools.
A wide range of project services including consultancy, discovery and requirements, building, testing major and minor customizations will also be provided by Redbox.
Dubai CommerCity is actively working to bolster Dubai’s position as a leading hub for international e-commerce, supporting economic diversification and driving smart transformation.