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B2C E-Commerce in the GCC to Double by 2020 Says Report

A new market report, “GCC B2C E-Commerce Market 2018,” has been released by online business research firm of Hamburg, detailing the current status and projections for online retail sales in the six nations comprising the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). The publication includes a forecast that online retail sales volume in 2020 will be twice the level of 2017.

Hamburg, Germany, February 26, 2018 --( There is much room for growth of B2C E-Commerce in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). Online retail makes up only a small single digit percentage of total retail sales in even the UAE, the current online sales leader of the group. Surveys cited in the report suggest that many potential shoppers in the well Internet connected nations of the GCC do not trust B2C E-Commerce nor online payment methods. Because of the low online shopper penetration in the recent past, growth rates are expected to be robust over the next few years, amounting to more than 100% growth in sales in 2020 compared to 2017. Investments in the region by as well as efforts of local merchants are making shoppers aware of the opportunities and benefits of online purchasing.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the current leaders in online sales volume in the Gulf Region, and with a higher growth rate, the Kingdom is forecast to overtake the UAE in the number one position by 2020. Although smaller in size, online retail markets in other countries of the region are also expected to show strong growth, according to projections in the publication.

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Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading secondary market research companies. We are committed to providing the most up-to-date and objective data on Global B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment markets to sector-leading companies worldwide.

Our multilingual staff researches, gathers, filters and translates information from thousands of reputable sources to synthesize accurate and timely reports in our areas of expertise, covering more than 100 countries and all global regions. Our market reports focus predominantly on online retail and payments, but also cover a broad range of related topics including M-Commerce, Cross-Border E-Commerce, E-Commerce Delivery, Online Gaming and many others. In addition to our wide selection of market reports, we also provide custom market research services.

We are proud to cooperate with companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Given our numerous citations in leading media sources and journals worldwide, including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, we are considered one of the most highly-reputed international secondary market research companies with an expertise in the areas of B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment.
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