holds first seller event in Riyadh holds first seller event in Riyadh
Mohamed Alabbar addresses’s first seller event in Riyadh.
Updated 02 July 2019
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Middle East online retailer recently held an event to celebrate its sellers in Riyadh. The e-commerce platform aims to help transform the businesses of small and medium local companies, enabling sellers in Saudi Arabia to deliver across the Kingdom, giving them the tools they need to reach new online audiences.’s first seller event was an interactive session attended by Saudi businesses, including Saudi SME entrepreneurs, and featured a keynote and panel discussion led by Mohamed Alabbar, founder of 

Addressing the audience, Alabbar said was created to offer a local platform for Saudi businesses to tap into the online marketplace, which he said is now the fastest growing and has tremendous potential for growth. 

“More Saudis are investing in their own businesses — and creating inspiring success stories. A founding objective of has been to catalyze the growth of national businesses by offering a platform that provides them easy access to the larger marketplace. 

“Trading is in our blood. Our forefathers were traders. E-commerce will also be in our blood. is a gift to the people of the region, a way of reclaiming our rich trading history for now and tomorrow.”

The event provided an overview of what does for small and medium businesses and distributors, including mentoring and training in addition to offering a locally built platform to take their enterprises to the next level of growth. 

Several Saudi sellers presented their journey on, showing how Saudi businesses can effortlessly join the platform and thrive online. was created with a vision to “serve, inspire and empower” the region. It aims to become the region’s digital flag-bearer by giving Saudi sellers a place to learn, grow and achieve.