The facts and figures in this Online Shopping Cross-Border Ecommerce Infographic reflect the UAE ecommerce market.
The UAE, a country made up of over 80% expatriates, has a well-connected ecommerce market, over 80% of the population is buying online. Online shopping sales reaching USD 2.5 billion, 40% to 50% of the sales from the most popular website in UAE are made through mobile devices.
The UAE has one of the highest mobile penetration rates in the world, with almost 80% of the population owning smartphones. The preferred mobile operating system is Android with over half the market share.
The UAE ecommerce market is driven by consumer electronics, accounting for over USD 100 million value. Consumers from the UAE are comfortable with cross-border ecommerce, almost two thirds of online shoppers buy from other countries.
The online payment landscape in the UAE is taken up with mostly credit cards but shoppers also frequently pay cash-on-delivery.
This infographic also takes language into consideration as a cross-border ecommerce driver for all stakeholders. The official language, and the native language of UAE citizens, is Arabic. The majority of the population speaks English, however, and it is considered the common language, despite having no official status.
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