eBay has announced a partnership with e-Empower, a Khalifa Fund initiative promoting Small and Medium Enterprises based in Abu Dhabi. The partnership aims to further enhance Abu Dhabi’s ecommerce ecosystem, while also being in alignment with the mandate to diversify the Emirate’s economy and increase non-oil exports to international markets.
What this means for Abu Dhabi based SMEs is that they can receive a tool box with a guide and best practices to selling on eBay as an independent seller, 200 free listings, and a unique offer for higher selling limits. Medium-large enterprises will be eligible to receive a personal training program with eBay experts, higher selling limits, complementary eBay store subscription for a quarter, as well as integration subsidy and marketing benefits. The programme is completely free of charge, aimed at supporting SMEs from Abu Dhabi drive growth and export successfully on eBay marketplace.
“As the leading SME development organisation in the UAE, Khalifa Fund is constantly looking to establish partnerships with industry leading entities such as eBay, who will provide invaluable knowledge and an abundance of resources to e-Empower.”
– His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Chairman of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
“We are thankful for the opportunity to cooperate with Khalifa fund to support and grow SMEs in the UAE. As one of our target markets, we see great potential in the UAE and wish to assist local SMEs go global and ease their journey. With over 159M buyers worldwide in 190 markets and 250M searches a day, eBay opens the door to any local business to become a global player. Last year alone, we saw growth of over 28% of UAE sellers on eBay, and we plan to continue and extend our support to local businesses, via different growth and support programs customized for every relevant business”.
– Jenny Hui, General Manager of Global Emerging Markets, eBay
Khalifa Fund and eBay’s e-Empower offers to Abu Dhabi SMEs are now available and accessible here.