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Jumbo becomes the first OmniChannel Tech Retailer to announce Digital Gift Card and Digital Raffle Promotions

Dubai, UAE, 15th October 2018: Leading OmniChannel Tech Retailer in the region, Jumbo Electronics, has announced a series of new digital retail initiatives especially targeted towards millennial and digitally-savvy buyers.

According to a report by Coresight Research, 55 per cent of consumers, listed buying gifts as a reason for shopping in stores, making it the most cited factor for shopping during this season. This is likely because people buy more gifts for others than themselves, often leading them to start shopping without knowing exactly what they want. Another whitepaper published by a global leader[1] in end-to-end giftingstates that the international market for gift cards is likely to grow to AED2.6 trillion (US$698 billion) by 2024, more than double its current value of AED1.12 trillion (US$307 billion). The gifting market in the Middle East region is expected to be close to AED165 billion (US$45 billion). This indicates a huge opportunity, especially given the burgeoning number of smartphone users in the UAE.

 Jumbo’s new initiative is inspired by this insight and it allows its customers to buy a digital gift card which can then be used by the redeemer online or offline. The Digital Gift Card can be purchased by logging to www.jumbo.ae/giftcard within few seconds or at any of Jumbo stores.

These initiatives are a part of Jumbo’s vision to provide a seamless digital and physical retail experience.  Jumbo has also launched a Digital Raffle feature in its brick and mortar as well as eCommerce retail platforms. With the launch of the digital initiatives, Jumbo is the only omnichannel technology retailer in the region that is offering a complete digital experience.

Kiran Borkar, Head of E-Commerce, Jumbo Group, said: “Our eCommerce business has been exploding at a growth rate that is over 250 per cent per year. It is important for us to provide a fully digital platform that allows our customers to be able to not only buy gift cards digitally, but also participate in our raffle-based promotions online. We have also added the concept of EndlessAisle in our stores allowing customers to check out from anywhere in the store for products that will be delivered to their desired location free of charge[2].”

Jumbo’s Digital Gift Card will allow customers the chance to buy products online or in-store and redeem it either at Jumbo’s online store or at any physical outlets. The Digital Gift Cardand the Raffle Couponare delivered in the form of an email or SMS and includes a barcode and a unique code. The gift card can be used to purchase the gift online or at the store and isvalued at AED 50 / AED 100 / AED 200 / AED 500.

Jumbo’s digital initiative is in line with the company’s mission to reduce the usage on paper and support the UAE Government’s vision for a digital future.

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About Jumbo Electronics Co. Ltd (LLC):

Established in 1974, Jumbo Electronics Co. Ltd. is UAE’s leading distributor and retailer for IT and consumer electronics. Since its inception, Jumbo has been the chief distributor of the iconic brand, Sony, in the UAE and Oman. Jumbo is also a trusted distribution and retail partner for many of the world's other leading brands including Acer, Apple, Asus, Alcatel, Blackberry, Brother, Casio, Daikin, Dell, Dyson, Gorenje, HP, HTC, Lava, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Ricoh, Samsung, and Sennheiser. In addition, Jumbo offers quality, affordable consumer electronics from its private label brand, Supra. It has an extensive network of retail stores and service centres spread across the Emirates and a growing distribution and retail presence in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

In 2014, Jumbo Retail transitioned in to a fully OmniChannel retail brand, with the launch of its online store, www.Jumbo.ae, showcasing the brand’s definitive retail expertise in local markets. The website features a number of never-before seen features in the region’s consumer electronics industry, including flexible delivery through the ‘Click & Collect’ service, Card-on-Delivery, 2-Click checkout, and other intuitive user experiences.

For media queries:
Wafa Yahya
Jumbo Group
(T) +971 4 315 6354
(e) wafa.yahya@jumbo.com

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