Zid, the Saudi Arabian retail enablement company, has seen investment from the likes of Aramco venture capital arm (Waed Ventures) and Endeavor Catalyst in a recent round of fundraising, led by IMPACT46, paving the way for future expansion into new markets and helping to further modernize the retail sector.
The recent funding comes after a string of successes for Zid, after the company doubled its revenues from both subscriptions and transactions, as well as seeing a 50% increase in orders, with 7 million users now having made transactions through the platform.
Zid was created to enable merchants to grow their online selling channels. It is now taking on a broader mission to modernize the entire retail sector, improving efficiencies and helping business owners increase their profits.
The company has rolled out solutions enabling retailers to improve both shipping (ZidShip) and payments (ZidPay) and plans to offer financial and cross-border shipping products in the near future.
“We appreciate the continuous belief and trust that our investors have put into the company, the leadership, and the team. We are focused on being the regional optimum solution for each economy we operate in, having proved it in Saudi Arabia,” says Sultan AlAsmi, Co-founder and CEO of Zid.
Like international giants such as Shopify, Zid is building a community that enables merchants to master online selling with a full-fledged eCommerce ecosystem equipped with sophisticated features. Unlike larger corporations, however, Zid is focused on fostering deep connections with merchants and strengthening the community as a whole. After completing the recent round of funding with help from asset management and advisory organization IMPACT46, the future looks bright for this progressive retail enablement company.
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