Excellent news for those of us who are currently in self-isolation and are going a little bit stir-crazy. Shoppers will soon be able to visit Dubai Mall without ever leaving the house.
Retailers at the Dubai Mall can soon become a part of the iconic shopping mall’s virtual store, which will be hosted on Noon.com – the region’s leading marketplace that will support them and the community during this unforeseen time.
Customers will be able to visit the virtual store and shop their favorite brands, make their purchase online and have the purchases delivered to their home by noon across the UAE.
“Unprecedented challenges call for innovative, collaborative and bold measures. The Covid-19 situation and its impact on the global economy call for us to rally our strengths and identify new measures that take into consideration the social and economic realities. We stand by our nation, community and industry to address the impact of the situation," an Emaar Malls spokesperson said.
"The Dubai Mall virtual store will help retailers continue to do positive business while factoring in the need for social distancing and people making their purchases online. The initiative allows for Emaar Malls to connect our stores and customers safely, without impacting daily routines and worries around wellbeing. This will particularly benefit SMEs and start-ups that do not have an active online presence as well as larger retailers who now have an added channel to drive sales."
The store to door solutions by Emaar Malls serve as a free, safe, cash-less and convenient daily delivery service throughout the UAE, which will support the community and ease any concerns of their wellbeing whilst social distancing is in place.
A spokesperson from Noon.com confirmed that The Dubai Mall will be the first to partner in this initiative.
“We have been in discussions with large mall operators for the virtual mall initiative, as part of our efforts to offer alternate channels for retailers to tide over the current challenges. We expect to announce further major partnerships with large malls shortly.”
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يتشرف دبي مول بالإعلان عن إطلاق مركزه التجاري الالكتروني على منصة noon.com الرائدة اقليمياً في التجارة الالكترونية، في سبيل دعم قطاعا التجزئة والمجتمع والجهود الحكومية المبذولة في هذه الأوضاع الحرجة. استعدّوا لتجربة تسوّق مريحة من منازلكم The Dubai Mall is excited to announce its virtual store to open on noon.com, the region's leading marketplace, to support retailers, the community and the nation in these challenging times. Get ready to shop from the comfort of your home!
Through the partnership with Noon.com, the leading online marketplace with a strong distribution and delivery network and fulfilment centers,
The Dubai Mall is creating a viable and relevant retail channel for retailers across multiple categories that adds to the convenience and wellbeing of customers. Noon.com will also undertake extensive marketing of this new initiative.
To be part of the virtual store, retailers at The Dubai Mall only have to opt in for this service from noon.com and Namshi. The e-commerce platforms will work with the retailers to take their inventory and stores online.
Lead image courtesy of Unsplash/The Dubai Mall