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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