MMI doubles B2B sales to $2.5 million
Maritime and Mercantile International LLC (MMI), a trading, shipping and port management company, has announced record e-commerce sales of US$2.5 million through their Business-to-Business (B2B) sites.
Maritime and Mercantile International LLC (MMI), a trading, shipping and port management company, has announced record e-commerce sales of US$2.5 million through their Business-to-Business (B2B) sites - www.mmigrocer.com, www.mmihotelsandclubs.com and www.mmidiplomatic.com.
The company's e-commerce sales have more than doubled in the last three months, since their last announcement of US$1 million in August 2001.
MMI has added several new customers to their e-commerce portfolio including hotels and restaurants - the Rotana Group, Ramee International, Regent Palace, Regal Plaza, Metropolitan Dubai and Bin Saloom Apartments. This is in addition to various consular missions and embassies in Dubai including those of France, The Netherlands, Thailand and Norway. Existing customers include Choithram, Hyatt Regency, Dubai Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and Emirates Golf Club, as well as several diplomatic missions.
"This achievement surely stakes a claim as one of the biggest in the UAE's online marketplace," said Mark Rogers, Manager Business Communications, MMI, "Our B2B strategy has always aimed to support the various e-commerce initiatives of the Dubai government, and MMI is pleased to add a milestone on this journey into the future."
Rogers explained that customers were drawn to conducting business transactions on the MMI websites because of the speed, efficiency, cost savings and convenience involved. "While MMI has always aimed to be a preferred supplier to our customers, e-commerce offers us the perfect channel for us to interact with them. "Online, we are able to receive their enquiries, respond to them within three hours, and offer delivery within 24 hours. B2B has also eliminated some of the need for constant sales and service calls," he stated.
The company says most of its customers have reported savings on costs incurred on traditional forms of communication like International/Mobile Calls and Faxes, which are minimised or eliminated with e-commerce transactions.