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Cross Border E-Commerce Shopping in UAE – Statistics and Trends

January 17, 2017

Did you know more than 60% of UAE shoppers have shopped from other countries online and B2C cross Border E-commerce trade Volume in Middle East and Africa is estimated to reach 26 Billion by 2020. Check out our infographic on “Cross Border E-commerce Shopping in UAE” for latest statistics and trends.

Cross border ecommerce shopping UAE

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Top Product Categories for Cross-border E-commerce

Product Category%age
Travel and Transportation43%
Clothing, Footwear and accessories40%
Consumer Electronics35%
Jewelry and Watches33%
Event tickets30%
Cosmetics and Beauty24%
Digital Media Products22%
Household Goods15%


Top countries preferred for Cross Border Shopping by UAE Shoppers

Inter-Mena Region25%

%age of Cross Border purchases by Device

Desktop / Laptop55%


Top Reasons for Consumers to do Cross Border Shopping

Better prices76%
Access to items not available in country65%
To discover new products59%
Wide variety of products52%
Affordable shipping costs50%


Top Barriers of Cross Border shopping

Shipping Costs35%
Concern that item may not be received33%
Custom Duty / Taxes30%
High Delivery Time29%
Concern that Item would not be as described29%

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