COVID-19 has, indeed, changed online shopping behaviours. In the UAE, studies have shown online purchase growth for food, furniture, clothes, books and electronics – items that consumers once preferred to purchase in person.
A joint study by Dubai Economy and Visa reveals in the “The UAE e-commerce Landscape 2020” that the UAE e-commerce sector is expected to see continued growth. More UAE consumers are demanding online payment options and merchants are increasingly recognizing the need for an online presence during the coronavirus pandemic.
By offering innovative payment solutions UAE businesses, whether small or large, will be enabled to thrive both online and offline.