DUBAI, 1st May 2016 (WAM) – Global OConnect, China’s top cross-border e-commerce service provider increases its footprint in the Middle East and North Africa market by commencing operations out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Following the success of similar operations in Russia and China the launch of the flagship showroom in Dubai scheduled to be fully operational in May 2016 is aimed to cater to Middle Eastern retailers offering a wide range of household products sourced directly from Chinese manufacturers.

Speaking on the occasion, Kevin Fenn, Founder of Global OConnect said: “The opening of our flagship store in Dubai heralds our entry into the Middle East market. The recent move is a strategic initiative and is a strong reflection of our commitment to the Middle East retailers. Strategically based in Dubai, the flagship showroom will help establish a physical market place for Chinese suppliers and regional retailers to engage in commercial activity to take advantage of the geographical proximity and logistical efficiency.”

“With the new launch we expect our trading volumes to increase by 19% and our partner network by 25 %,” added Fenn.

The new flagship showroom will have a floor area 15,000 square feet, situated in Dubai Investment Park. The showroom will be equipped with a warehouse to accommodate fast and easy fulfillment of orders. The showroom will extend to customers logistical and financial assistance in addition to system of credit guarantee and payment collection.