Awok.com: UAE online consumers still prefer cash payment
Data indicates that on average, cyber shoppers spend 500 dirhams minimum per transaction. Consumer electronics take up 57 percent of purchases, while home and kitchen-appliance purchases are second, at 14 percent. Photography and cameras generate 4 percent of sales.
"There is still a disconnect in trust for online purchase, vs. online payment, as well as accessibility for card-payment methods for some segments of society," Ulugbek Yuldashev, founder and CEO of awok.com said. "However, we appreciate that not everyone wants to pay through a card, and awok.com caters to all preferences."
Awok.com data also shows males make up 76 percent of online shoppers, and that mobile technology plays a big role in online shopping, with Android users making up 72 percent of shoppers.