How to setup a Food and Beverage e-commerce platform in Dubai UAE (Gulfood Exclusive)?
Internet retailing of food and beverage is estimated to have recorded strong increase over the last 5 years in the UAE. With onset of COVID-19 and global lockdown Retail E-commerce is therefore an important channel for existing and new businesses in the food and beverage sector in the UAE and are now witnessing an exponential growth. To start, you will have to establish a company, subsidiary or a branch of your company deploying e- commerce business. It is also important to consider additional licenses / approvals that may be necessary in order to promote and sell certain goods or services in the UAE.
You need to also consider
A local bank account
Online payment gateway
Outsourcing logistics and delivery to a third party logistics providers (3PL)
Office or warehouse space
Human Resources - to hire employees
To choose between freezone and mainland company – deciding on which jurisdiction – will depend on the totally depend on if the business model is b2b or a b2c model.
Few of the major e-commerce players in the UAE
The average spend per online payment transaction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) amounted to 122 U.S. dollars.
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