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Start an E-commerce Business in Dubai

Start an E-commerce Business in Dubai

Dubai is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world as tourists visiting the emirate visit the malls which host a great number of shops. Even if traditional retail shops are preferred by visitors, locals have started doing their shopping in online stores. With the UAE being one of the most the most advanced country in the world from a technological point of view at the moment, setting up an e-commerce company in Dubai is a very good business idea. Also, Dubai will be the first emirate to have a state-sponsored digital coin.

Our company formation agents in Dubai can offer information on how to create an e-commerce business in the emirate or one of its free zones.

The first steps when starting an e-commerce company in Dubai

Research is the most important step when creating an online shop in Dubai. According to a recent report, the number of online shoppers has surpassed the 200 million-individual threshold, therefore finding a niche for selling one’s products is essential. Following that, creating an appealing website is very important. At the beginning of the year, the Ministry for Economy in Dubai has created the Digital Protection initiative which allows e-commerce businesses to become certified in relation to online transactions. This will significantly increase consumer confidence in e-commerce companies in Dubai.

Our company incorporation consultants in Dubai can offer information on the legislation related to selling goods on e-commerce platforms.

Registering an e-commerce business in Dubai

The business name of an online shop is one of the most important aspects when setting up an e-commerce platform in Dubai. Following that, buying and registering a domain name is necessary.

After these steps are completed, the businessman can start the Dubai company formation procedure. One can register a sole proprietorship or a limited liability company, depending on how large the e-commerce business is.

Setting up a merchant account for online payments to be processed is also important and when done together with the certification through the Digital Protection program, the success of the e-commerce business is almost secured.

For assistance with the registration of the company used for the e-commerce platform, please feel free to contact our advisors in Dubai.