A 10 Step Blueprint Guide on How to Start a Shopify E-Commerce Business in Dubai, UAE

by Julia Jackle - Sep 1, 2019

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At Creative971, we keep our Shopify knowledge and training up-to-date in order to offer our clients quick, beautiful and user-friendly e-commerce sites. To discover how optimized your Shopify store is, or to get started on a shiny new site today, get in touch. 

Here is the ultimate end to end mentoring solution to get a structured strategical way to your E-Commerce business in the UAE. So, you might or might not have thoroughly evaluated your product idea, look no further, this 10 Step Blueprint on how to start a Shopify E-Commerce business in Dubai, UAE is the right fit for you.

Questions in the pre-launch phase are quite common, they range from “Where do I have to start? What do I have to consider? Do I need a license if I want to do Dropshipping or other forms of E-Commerce?

You are surely not the only one raising those questions and as these questions are a moment of great importance for every e-merchant, as these steps will shape the direction in which your e-commerce activity will evolve. Get ready to roll up your sleeves. Launching an online store without planning is a risky procedure, and that’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 Steps to complete before introducing your online store to the world.

Creative971 launched its localized online trainings academy for a full understand of the most important 10 Steps, checkout our intro video below and or visit online training https://tv.creative971.com/ and get started.

The 10 Steps are…


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1.Company Setup

Learn about business licensing differences in the UAE and the basics on E-Commerce licensing. This step will help you to understand which license to eventually choose for your E-Commerce business


2.Payment Gateway

What is a payment Gateway and which options do I have in the UAE and GCC region in order to empower my Shopify E-Commerce business correctly? Find out all here.


3.Delivery & Logistics

Find out what delivery and logistics partners we have in the UAE and how they distinguish.


4.Inventory & Accounting

Learn how to structure your inventory and accounting properly for your E-Commerce business.


5.Market Research

Understand the importance of a solid market research and how you can best gain knowledge on your industry.


6.Customer Behavior

While planning your E-Commerce business, keep in mind that you also need to deep dive on consumer habits and what in general motivates customers to buy. Learn it here.



Stay true to your brand or develop your brand and master how to turn your own brand into a solid success. Learn more here.


8.Website Structure

Websites, specifically E-Commerce websites have structures that users expect in the UAE and GCC. Learn more about the best website structure that helps you to convert your customers.


9.Increase Conversions

How can I improve/ increase my Shopify E-Commerce conversions in the UAE? Learn about this and specifically about what apps on Shopify work in the UAE and GCC and how you can utilize them for your E-Commerce store on Shopify smartly.



Marketing is an ever-evolving topic and a very big one too. In this step you will learn specifically about E-Commerce marketing and lead generation for your E-Commerce Store on Shopify.


About the Author:
Julia Jackle
Julia is the co-founder and CEO of Creative971 and has written blogs in the past for the Entrepreneur Magazine UAE. Her extensive knowledge in the E-Commerce industry in the UAE and GCC is widely appreciated.


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