Dubai’s DP World launches e-commerce platform in Tanzania

DP World has announced the launch of its wholesale e-commerce platform dubuy.com in Tanzania.

The online marketplace will give Tanzanian companies better access to international markets. It will also provide a safer and more reliable supply chain through DP World’s global port and logistics network, it said in a statement.

The new platform will also allow companies to sell wholesale products in different categories at home and abroad. Additionally, it provides users with advanced technology and DP World’s physical infrastructure – which includes the Port of Berbera in Somaliland – to solve several key challenges facing the growth of e-commerce in Africa. This includes reliable processing, secure financial transactions and secure movement of goods.

This latest addition to dubuy.com follows last year’s launches in Kenya and Rwanda which have created an online business community of more than 1500 active merchants.

Speaking on the launch, Mahmood Al Bastaki, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Trade World, said: “Dubuy.com offers domestic businesses the opportunity to transform into international businesses by providing access to new markets in Africa, the Middle East and the rest of Africa offers the world. We are pleased to continue our expansion into East Africa with our launch in Tanzania, an important strategic market given its fast growing economy and underserved e-commerce marketplace. We hope that having access to these new digital tools will help local businesses thrive.”

Paul Koyi, President of the Chambers of Commerce of Tanzania said: “Tanzania’s development vision for 2025 is a strong, diversified, resilient and competitive economy that can easily and safely adapt to the changing market and technological conditions of the region and world economy. We know that exciting opportunities like our strategic partnerships with DP World and DUBUY.com will help us advance that vision. Additionally, it will allow us to improve our country’s trade connectivity, build an easily accessible market for Tanzanian entrepreneurs and help us secure long-term, sustainable growth. With our local expertise and DP World’s global presence and influence, we have a bright and prosperous future ahead of us as part of a global market.”

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