Tradeling Shops launches to offers small shop owners’ variety and significant savings
Mita Srinivasan
10x Industry

Tradeling Shops launches to offers small shop owners’ variety and significant savings

New vertical segment will provide solutions to the micro and small business community for growth and streamline buying processes through digitisation

Tradeling, the B2B e-marketplace in MENA region, has launched Tradeling Shops, a new vertical focused on the micro and small business community. The service will enable small businesses owners to procure their wholesale supplies online with significant savings. It is targeted at grocers, minimarts, supermarkets, tea shops, cafeterias and small restaurants, and has plans to expand further cater to laundromats, beauty salons, barbers and other small business shops.

The digital marketplace showcases tens of thousands of products in 13 verticals from 700 suppliers from over 25 countries with more than 60,000 SKUs across these categories.

Assuring convenience with same and next day delivery, Tradeling Shops provides a one-stop-shop with everything small businesses need on one secure platform to help them transition to digital wholesales procurement processes. The marketplace will give micro businesses access to thousands of products and suppliers, offering easy payment options ranging from cash to credit card.

Catherina Ballout, Head of Tradeling Shops, said, “Small businesses often struggle with sourcing supplies and have to deal with multiple suppliers which is costly and time consuming with the added burden of not being able to control the delivery time from each supplier. Suppliers have trouble reaching small owners because of the high costs involved. Tradeling Shops tackles both issues.”

Initially, the service will roll out to Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain and to expand to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain towards the later part of the year.

Ballout added, “We are fully committed to supporting the local business community in providing exceptional business solutions by streamlining the entire wholesale purchasing process. Tradeling Shops will let shop owners buy their stock easily from any device giving them access to a large selection of products at the most competitive wholesale prices. One of the unique value propositions of Tradeling Shops is next day delivery, meaning they get the products on the shelves faster than anyone else. We will further optimise this in the future offering our customers a same day delivery service.”