Souq.com first in Kingdom to offer same-day delivery service

Updated 08 September 2019

Souq.com first in Kingdom to offer same-day delivery service

Souq.com has taken a step forward for e-commerce in Saudi Arabia by introducing same-day delivery service.
Becoming the first e-commerce company in the Kingdom to offer such a service, Souq.com will now deliver Fulfilled by Souq (FBS) products to customers in both Riyadh and Jeddah on the same day.
For SR24 ($6) and no minimum order requirements, customers can enjoy the service if they order before 12 p.m.
Saleem Hammad, the company’s general manager for Saudi Arabia, said: “At Souq, we are always focused on the customer and giving them the easiest, fastest and most convenient shopping experience. We are delighted to bring our new same-day delivery service to customers in Riyadh and Jeddah, so they can now have their favorite ‘Fulfilled by Souq’ (FBS) products delivered to them within hours of ordering.”
Hammad added: “We believe that deploying innovation that allows for same-day delivery is a significant step forward, allowing customers to choose from a large assortment of products and categories. This, coupled with the ease of use on our app and website, further makes our customers’ online shopping experience even more seamless and enjoyable.”
Amr Abdul-Aziz, an entrepreneur and owner of Derma.KSA1, who sells his products on Souq, said: “Same-day delivery means I can provide better service to customers as I am now able to get my products to them even faster. The guarantee to provide the customer with the purchased item on the same day also allows me to manage my inventory better. In our fast-paced world, it’s great seeing that customers don’t have to wait for days to receive their favorite products. Customers can get what they want, when they want and, on their terms, all with Souq.com.”
Souq.com is an online retail and marketplace website in the Arab region, featuring more than 9.4 million products across 31 categories. It attracts over 45 million visits per month, with localized operations in the Kingdom and Egypt.
Souq.com offers a safe online shopping experience with secure online payments, and option to pay cash on delivery.


Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

Updated 16 September 2019

Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the “business Oscars,” has reached an agreement for a strategic partnership with Ras Al-Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) for the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards to be held in Ras Al-Khaimah in February 2020.
The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al-Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter. The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.
“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al-Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.
“I was extremely gratified when the RAK Chamber approached us about partnering with them on a new Stevie Awards program for the Middle East and North Africa,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards. “We have recognized the achievements of executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations across the region for many years in our other programs. The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in Ras Al-Khaimah in February.”