The SAAS startup develops easy-to-use e-commerce platforms for brick-and-mortar and social media-based restaurants and retailers, and is giving away free stores with three months subscriptions to companies in Egypt and across the GCC area.
As COVID-19 continues to keep consumers at home across the MENA region, online shopping is truly having its moment in the sun. From restaurants delivering make-your-own-pizza kits, to sports retailers capitalising on a surge in home fitness, a real shift in consumer behaviour is underway - and it’s probably here to stay. Retailers and restaurants that don’t migrate to e-commerce will likely be left behind and it's with that in mind that Kuwait and Egypt-based startup Zyda’s business model is centered around their ability to develop online stores in less than 48 hours. This Ramadan, and in response to the Coronavirus lockdowns across the Middle East, Zyda will be giving away 1000 free online stores for business in the GCC and Egypt, as well as waiving subscription fees for three months.
With over 600 businesses already relying on Zyda for their e-commerce platforms, the startup has made a name for itself thanks to its seamless transition process, enabling businesses to sell directly and easily across platforms. Zyda’s key features include integrations with analytics, logistics and delivery providers, multiple state-of-the-art payment channels, and dashboards for managers to monitor and track performance.
“Zyda was founded on a mission to ease the transition of businesses from offline commerce to online commerce. However, today we feel we have responsibility to help businesses survive, and we are extending our service to any businesses in Egypt and the GCC who need to migrate online in order to continue staying in business; and we are offering it for free for the first three months - no strings attached. Our service is tried, tested, and already generates over six million U.S. dollars in turnover for our clients and we welcome any business impacted by the lockdowns, regardless of size,” says Hamad AlJudai, Zyda's Co-Founder.
Zyda Marketing Manager, Bashar Alostad, adds: “Hundreds of businesses already rely on Zyda for their online sales. This initiative aims to aid local retail businesses of any size, ranging from home-based companies to licensed enterprises in Egypt, Kuwait, KSA, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman.”
To apply for a free online store with three months free subscription to Zyda’s services, click here.
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