Veppy.com gives the UAE’s small and medium enterprises a great business opportunity to expand by registering and listing their products on the fastest-growing online shopping marketplace that goes live in August this year
- The Q-Commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is expected to grow from US$9 billion in 2020 to US$20 billion by 2024.
- Globally, the Q-Commerce market for food and grocery delivery is expected to grow to $72 billion by 2025, according to a report by Forbes magazine.
- Latest estimates from Visa Middle East have forecasted the total MENA E-Commerce market size, including all categories, to be worth US$48.6 billion in 2022.
- Q-Commerce segment is one of the fastest growing business activities in the Middle East.
Veppy.com, the UAE’s first Quick-Commerce (Q-Commerce) marketplace startup, invites suppliers and sellers to register their companies and list their products online ahead of its commercial launch in the last week of August, when consumers are expected to start buying products online for quick delivery.
Veppy.com strives for a highly personalised shopping experience by suggesting relevant products and recommending products based on the shopper’s liking.
Wholesalers, suppliers and retailers of 14 categories of men’s products, women’s products, children’s products, personal care products, perfumes, toiletries, cosmetics can register their products and upload their stock keeping units (SKUs) online for Veppy.com to promote them for consumers’ attention.
“Veppy.com offers a golden opportunity for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as large suppliers to register with us and list their products within these specified categories so that consumers could purchase them through Veppy.com. It gives wholesalers, retailers and SMEs an opportunity to grow their business through us and also offers consumers a wider choice to shop online with value-added services,” Moustafa Banbouk, Founder and Chairman of Veppy.com, says.
“One of our key differentiators in business will be the fastest possible delivery of products to consumer’s doorsteps within the shortest possible time. We are assembling transport and logistics resources to ensure fastest packing and delivery of the goods – that will change the entire E-Commerce business in the UAE and perhaps in the Middle East when we scale up our business.”
Although the start-up will be catering to all suppliers, it will initially focus on the SME segment – the largest employer that represents more than 80 percent of the UAE economy. “Veppy.com will help lots of SMEs by giving them business opportunities through our marketplace,” he says. “This way, it will help protect a large economic segment and employment of thousands of professionals, once our business picks up.”
Q-Commerce is the fastest-growing online shopping or E-Commerce segment that delivers products to customers within the shortest possible delivery time ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the distance the deliveries. The business is growing fast due to changing consumer behaviour and preference of last-minute purchase, especially by the upwardly mobile young couples, professionals and high-flying entrepreneur class.
Latest estimates from Visa Middle East have forecasted the total MENA E-Commerce market size, including all categories, to be worth US$48.6 billion in 2022.
Coined from Very Happy Shopping, Veppy.com takes the online shopping or e-commerce business to the next level of perfection for consumers who order products at the last minute or are in a hurry to acquire products in a few hours.
Imad Akhdar, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veppy.com, says, “Our sellers are the heart and soul of our marketplace and we are committed to helping them thrive at every step of their journey.
“Timely delivery has been the biggest problem in the E-Commerce sector worldwide. The biggest consumer complain in online shopping is the delay in delivery and product mix-up – often consumers receiving someone else’s products instead of his orders. Veppy.com’s unique selling points (USPs) include the fastest delivery and delivery of the right product to the right customer, which will help us grow.”
Q-Commerce – sometimes used interchangeably with ‘on-demand delivery’ and ‘e-grocery’ – is e-commerce in a new, faster form. It combines the merits of traditional e-commerce with innovations in last-mile delivery. It is one of the fastest-growing business in the world.
Driven by the changing consumer behaviour dominated by last-minute shopping trend, the Q-Commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is expected to grow from US$9 billion in 2020 to US$20 billion by 2024, according to Statista.com, a global market intelligence provider. Globally, the Q-Commerce market for food and grocery delivery is expected to grow to $72 billion by 2025, according to a report by Forbes magazine.
Very Happy Shopping, or Veppy.com is the first Quick-Commerce marketplace in the UAE and GCC that pledges to deliver products within the shortest delivery time, offering the maximum customer convenience and happiness in the region.
Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, the start-up is currently in the final phase of development and customer acquisition stage, following which it plans to grow organically. It has been recruiting high-quality professionals to manage the entire logistics and E-Commerce operations.
Veppy.com, the latest online marketplace in the UAE, will go live on August 25, 2022, and promises the most prompt and the best service in online shopping – as market becomes fiercely competitive. Founded by Mr Moustafa Banbouk, Founder and Chairman and Imad Akhdar, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, it will change the online shopping culture in the region.