Saudi Arabian government has launched a new initiative to promote regional entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with a free online store to sell their products post their official registrations.
Saudi’s Ministry of Commerce, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), and the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat) are working closely with Kingdom’s eCommerce Council to offer a free online platform once individuals and organizations obtain registration for a period of six months from the date of the request, and to register the Saudi domain.
The project will allow Saudi entrepreneurs along with SMEs to set up online electronic stores to manage products and orders, link these electronic stores with companies, and provide e-payment services, shipping, and delivery.
The offer is expected to promote investors in the sector to expand and spread locally and globally.
How to avail the facility
Entrepreneurs can avail the initiative by visiting the “Mazaya” platform and registering themselves to take advantage of the benefits that include providing unlimited products and requests that reach a larger number of customers, receiving customer evaluation and support for their products, providing detailed reports for the online store, in addition to providing a link with the “Google” map services, adding the store’s working team and assigning the powers of working teams.
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) facilitates the Saudi domain registration service for advanced establishments, which includes advantages such as the credibility of the registered entity, the reliability of the domains, protecting the rights of registered entities, the safety of domain records, in addition to adopting the best security standards, and providing the Arabic domain names.
This initiative is in line with the eCommerce Council’s objective to support business owners and entrepreneurs and encourage them to adopt the use of e-commerce as a major driver of sales, and take advantage of the potentials provided by e-commerce in reducing costs, enhancing competitiveness, expanding its scope, and expanding and spreading locally and globally.