Souq launches Microsoft store

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Souq.com announced the launch of Microsoft Online store, providing consumers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia with an exclusive destination for the wide assortment of Microsoft’s ecosystem of products and its wide range of accessories. Through souq.com, Microsoft online store will offer shipping, 24/7 online site access and customer support to all Microsoft brands.

Taking a cue of the bullish future of online sales in the Middle East, Microsoft has decided to get into the world of virtual shopping in partnership with Souq.com, said Tony Gebran, Regional Director for Retail Sales and Marketing at Microsoft Middle East and Africa. Combined with the positive outlook of the online sales, the penetration of smart phones and the mobile Internet across the GCC, a partnership with the Gulf’s leading E-Commerce provider is a natural next step in the continuing the success story in this region.

Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO & Co-Founder at Souq.com said, “We feel we are ideal partner for a company with the reach and reputation of Microsoft. This Partnership will allow Microsoft to maintain its brand identity, as well as benefiting from our online prowess, back-end technology and logistics. We are constantly investing in technology and infrastructure to help brands grow autonomously so we feel Microsoft has an exciting future with us as it expands across the region.”

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