Gulf one of 'world's most challenging e-commerce playgrounds'

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
13 September 2016

Fewer than half of top Gulf retailers offering e-commerce have a regional distribution centre, according to research.

A report by AT Kearney said despite high disposable incomes in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), e-commerce contributes only about 0.4% to the region’s GDP and poor logistics infrastructure was a contributory factor. This figure compares to 1.9% in the US and 3.5% in the UK.

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