The Tradeling platform was created through Dubai Blink, which was announced last year by the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) as part of the Dubai 10X initiative
Tradeling, a new digital marketplace focused on B2B transactions in the MENA region, is now live and is providing companies with incentives to join amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Wednesday.
The platform was created – from idea to reality – through Dubai Blink, which was announced last year by the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) as part of the Dubai 10X initiative.
The company has already received the endorsement of the Dubai Free Zones Council.
Led by startup veteran Muhammad Chbib as CEO, the venture is focused on creating an e-marketplace for businesses across the region.
Through the end of the year, supplies and MENA-based buyers can register on the platform free of charge, with no commission. Additionally, the platform is allowing companies to order boxes of sanitisers and other supplies amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Tradeling serves as an innovative model for the future of the global supply chains that will strengthen global trade and position Dubai as the hub for smart B2B transactions,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Free Zones Council.
“In addition to leveraging next-generation technology to mitigate risks, it offers a seamless platform for the global business community to come together, more so during the current period of economic stress, and explore new opportunities for growth and expansion,” he added.
Although still in its beta stage, Tradeling has a strong focus on the F&B sector as a core vertical, as well as officer supplies. More categories will be added in the future.
The company also plans to expand to Saudi Arabia and other regional markets.