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E-commerce hubs: Close to half of 114 analyzed E-commerce portals in the Arab world are headquartered in UAE and Egypt
Thursday, October 11, 2012

New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group analyzes 114 selected e-commerce portals in the MENA region. Not everything is rosy: 28 e-commerce players that the Arab Advisors Group analyzed in 2010 are no longer operational representing 27% of the 102 portals analyzed back in 2010.

New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group focuses on 114 selected E-commerce portals in the MENA region. The Arab Advisors Group selected these portals for analysis as they explicitly focused on e-commerce offerings. Arab Advisors ongoing coverage of the ecommerce landscape reveals that 28 e-commerce portals that were online and functional in 2010 are no longer operational representing 27% of the 102 portals analyzed back in 2010.

The new report, E-commerce portals in the Arab World 2012 was released to Arab Advisors Group’s telecoms strategic research service subscribers on September 3, 2012. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,200. The report -which has 155 pages and 18 detailed exhibits- analyzes and profiles 114 selected E-commerce portals. The report also provides insights into e-commerce usage in the region based on Arab Advisors major surveys.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report, or could count towards attending Arab Advisors’ 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2012 on November 26 & 27, 2012 at The Address Dubai Marina Hotel in Dubai - UAE. Telecom and Media operators can send up to 2 delegates to attend at no charge. Press members can also attend at no charge. More information on The 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2012 can be viewed on:

“Using credit and/or debit cards is the most accepted method of payment with 74% of the analyzed portals using it. Cash on Delivery and Bank/Wire transfer or cheques options followed with 54% and 47% of portals, respectively.” Mr. Omar Ja’abari, Arab Advisors Group research analyst wrote in the report. “84% of portals offered content in the English language. Arabic enabled portals followed with 48% of portals” Mr. Salah Al Omari, Arab Advisors Group research analyst wrote in the report.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has already produced over 3,090 reports on the Arab World’s communications, media and financial markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

To date, Arab Advisors Group has served over 670 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients. Some of our clients can be viewed on


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