How to Start your Shopify E-Commerce Business in Dubai / UAE

by Julia Jackle - Sep 8, 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. 

With an experience of over three years working solely on Shopify within Dubai,UAE and the Middle East – Creative971 has gained an in-depth knowledge, especially around the E-Commerce ecosystem and trusted partners within the UAE. We have to confess that it is not as easy as it seems to be for a new E-Commerce startup to get to know all the information that is required to start solidly. There is a lot of information on how to get started on Shopify in countries like the USA, Canada, UK and Germany but there is very little about the UAE and Middle Eastern region. Moreover, the process is very different here.

Luckily, we decided to close this gap and provide a very in-depth online training course that focusses on filling you in with knowledge and examples for each part of your E-Commerce business in Dubai, UAE.

Getting Started…

This online training course or actually E-Commerce blueprint is for anyone looking to launch a Shopify store in Dubai and in the UAE. Besides, the information available lacks the necessary advice since it concentrates on each service provider or solution, but won’t provide a compiled coaching on the do’s and don’t’s which includes not only the solution providers but as well as the deeper understand about E-Commerce and how to actually structure and scale it.

Creative971 hosted multiple official Shopify meetups within this region and were present in over 50 events as speaker, startup mentors and much more. We noticed that the same questions popped over and over again.

There is actually a lot of information an entrepreneur or startup would wish to know before launching their own business but unfortunately there were no compiled and unified resources available.

The reason why you read this article is already great because you would like to start your own E-Commerce business or plan to do it! Well done! We know that this journey can be daunting and intimidating but all the hard work will pay off.

The new online training provided by Creative971 provides you with all the information you need to know especially insights from an Agency perspective, that will be shared too. You will have a real guide from the leading Shopify Agency in the Middle East.

It goes without saying that you will need a business license before even launching your store within the UAE. The thing is, without it you cannot accept orders, you can’t open a bank account, and you also can’t ship your products to customers. The process to open a license is not so difficult but to understand which license would be the best fit and how you need to navigate your business based on the location you choose is weather its mainland, free zone or offshore. Here are multiple points to consider which will not only include the license but your E-commerce business as well. This and much more will be touched on by Creative971 within the online training and also we teamed up with our trusted license partner, The Trade License Zone for this in Step 1. Go check it out and get to know everything you need within few hours.

This will continue for every single information that you will find compiled in ten steps on how to start your E-Commerce business within Dubai, UAE. Just visit and watch the intro videos to know more and to get a feel of what you can expect.

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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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