Dubai-based ecommerce platform Souq.com has opened a new fulfillment center in Dubai, the Amazon-owned company announced today, adding that it will create 600 jobs during the first year of operations.
This is company’s third fulfillment center in UAE and is spread over 23,000 square meters in Dubai South.
Prashant Saran, director of Customer Fulfilment Middle East, in the stateme, said, “With the launch of our new Fulfillment Center in Dubai, we take a significant step forward on this journey by providing a much larger selection, delivered quicker to our customers. Our new FC in Dubai will enable us to meet our customers’ expectations thanks to its focus on operational excellence and world class processes.”
Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO of Souq, noted, “The increased fulfillment capacity also benefits our sellers, who comprise of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, by enabling them to scale up their businesses on our marketplace. Entrepreneurship is an engine of economic growth around the world, so we are proud to empower so many small businesses that sell through the SOUQ Marketplace,”
“More and more small and medium-sized businesses are choosing to join the SOUQ Marketplace, utilizing its capability and high-tech logistics services, in order to reach a larger customer base across the region. This is helping to create jobs and support local suppliers. Our innovative logistics network enables our sellers to provide fast and reliable deliveries to their customers,” he added.
Fulfillment by Souq (FBS), as the statement highlights, enables the sellers on Souq.com to store and ship their products directly to customers and offers different services including Cash on Delivery, Next-Day Delivery, and Friday delivery (for home). “With FBS, SOUQ also provides customer service and manages returns on behalf of the sellers. Sellers have the flexibility to choose the number of products they want to have fulfilled by SOUQ and scale according to their business requirements,” said the statement.
The statement also explained that Souq since launching in UAE in 2010 has created over 1,700 jobs in the country.