Dubai-based largest port operator, DP World has launched DUBUY, a wholesale e-commerce platform, in Tanzania to offer businesses better access to international markets.
This new platform will enable Tanzanian businesses to purchase wholesale products in various categories, both nationally and internationally apart from addressing several key challenges facing the growth of e-commerce in Africa.
DUBUY will also provide a more secure and reliable supply chain, through DP World’s worldwide ports and logistics network.
With a unique combination of advanced technology and DP World Physical Infrastructure, including the port of Berbera in Somaliland, DUBUY offers customers reliable completion, secure financial transactions, and safe movement of goods.
The platform’s latest extension follows last year’s launches in Kenya and Rwanda, creating an online business community of over 1500 active merchants. The move to Tanzania demonstrates DUBUY’s commitment to creating a strategic trade gateway to East Africa in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce.
“DUBUY (the portal) presents an opportunity for homegrown businesses to transform into international enterprises by providing access to new markets in Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the world. We are thrilled to continue our expansion into East Africa with our launch in Tanzania, a key strategic market given its rapidly growing economy and under-served e-commerce marketplace. It is our hope that access to these new digital tools will enable local businesses to prosper.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Paul Koyi, President of Tanzania Chambers of Commerce, remarked that “Tanzania’s Development Vision for 2025 is to have a strong, diversified, resilient and competitive economy, one which is easily and confidently able to adapt to the changing market and technological conditions of the regional and global economy. We know that exciting opportunities such as those provided by our strategic partnerships with DP World and DUBUY.com will help us drive this vision forward. Further, it will allow us to increase our country’s trading connectivity, build an easy access market for Tanzanian entrepreneurs, and help us secure long-term, sustainable growth. With our local expertise, and DP World’s global footprint and influence, we have a bright and prosperous future as part of a global market ahead of us.”
DUBUY by DP World is the African gateway for exports, imports and regional trade, to connect the World to Africa, and Africa to the World. This fully integrated e-commerce platform brings buyers and sellers together with a single-window for transactions, payment and delivery, cross-border business-to-business (B2B) settlement, as well as domestic B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) capabilities.