JEDDAH: At the glamorous Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, SRPC celebrated the launch of ALMALL app in the presence of a large number of high profile businesswomen and men, media personalities, and e-commerce professionals. The platform is a new e-shopping station that brings together consumers and brand owners from within and outside the Kingdom.
The entertainment was provided by the legendary comedian Khaled Moss who presented a number of stand-up skits while interacting with the audience. Saxophone player Hisham Salameh serenaded guests, while they enjoyed their dinner.
Man of the hour, Mohammad Al-Harthi, Editor-in-Chief of Sayidaty and Al-Jamila magazines, and AboutHer.com talked about the venture and what drove it, “There are approximately 30 million Internet users in Saudi Arabia, and 42% of them have not accessed online shopping yet, but are still using traditional ways. By 2020, the number of internet users will reach 6 to 7 billion users, so the launch of ALMALL will come in line with this expected increase in purchasing requirements.”
He concluded by saying that the application aims to support and promote local brands through their deployment within the Saudi and Gulf markets.
ALMALL offers a range of premium services that bring it to the forefront among its competitors, including the possibility of free shipping to all regions of the Kingdom without a minimum value of purchases, a special section for discounts, ranging from 30% to 70%, and free 24-hour delivery on cash payment option upon receipt, with the possibility of returning products.