The startup scenario is slowly changing in the middle east countries, especially in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Generally speaking, the middle east is synonymous with oil refinery and exporting, but due to the changing landscape because of climate change and pollution, the focus is now on tech startups.
In the last two years, some 2-3 US-based startups entered the Middle East market and are doing good. But, the regulations and rules are relaxed for local startups. This is a big opportunity for tech enthusiasts and existing local industries to transform effortlessly.
Below are the top three reasons why the Middle East will be an attractive destination for tech startups like the On-demand delivery model.
Investment is rising
Major tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon have started cloud computing centers and data centers in 2019; cheap data centers and cloud servers are vital to launch on-demand startups at a low capital.
Policy reforms for new startups
Like I mentioned before, there is an overhaul in major policies regarding launching a business; new tech startup ideas are provided quick funding along with other incentives like low interest loans, single-window registration, and tax exemptions.
Accelerators and incubators are launched to nurture, groom, and give the much-needed push for startups.
Acquisition by top MNCs
So far, multiple startups emerged in the Middle East were acquired by Amazon and Uber; this they do because of the potential of the regional firms. B2B enterprises are also seeing a good market value and the scope of them getting acquired is quite high.
So, there is every reason for you to launch a niche on-demand startup in the Middle East. In this blog, I have explained the top three startups’ ideas namely on-demand food delivery, medicine delivery, and doorstep gas delivery; surprisingly all of them are on-demand delivery models.
These startup ideas are picked after a thorough research among existing firms, consumer behavior, and long term sustainability.
Online food ordering and delivery
The per capita expenditure on food is always high in the middle eastern countries, not because the food is costlier, but for their passion for exotic foods and varied tastes. Hence, when a new system is in place to search and order food from diverse restaurants, people would like it very much.
Already food delivery startups like Eatclean are making millions in sales a year; Eatclean’s main focus is delivering customized diet foods, vegan items, etc. It sustains because it targets a niche audience.
Likewise, you can launch an on-demand food delivery startup providing a niche service to quickly grasp the market share.
Some valuable insights regarding the online food ordering and delivery market in the Middle East. 62% of users prefer mobile apps to order food; 68% of the restaurant owners agreed that online presence has increased their sales.
On-demand medicine delivery
This on-demand idea has the same template as the food delivery startup. The on-demand medicine delivery app service enables the customer to buy medicine from the comfort of their homes and get it delivered from the nearest pharmacy.
There cannot be a better way to disrupt the healthcare system than launching this startup. Two functionalities in the medicine delivery app is enough to capture the market:
Gas cylinder delivery
We were surprised to see the demand for gas delivery to doorsteps in Middle East. In the sweltering heat of the Middle East, people hesitate to go out and this makes the gas cylinder delivery a necessary service.
The app solution for this service can be used to order cylinder from the nearest or registered vendor anytime. The calendar in the smartphone is synced with the app to remind even before the gas gets over.
If you are an existing gas cylinder dealer, then it is easy to transform your business to the online mode.
Picked an idea, What next?
All of the above three on-demand ideas are unique and can help you make a mark in the Middle East Startup market. Who knows? You can be the next Uber of the Middle East.
Now, what to do if you have rounded off an idea? Obviously, get the app solution from an experienced vendor. I strongly recommend you to consider SpotnEats on-demand delivery solution.
SpotnEats delivery solution
SpotnEats is a standard template for on-demand services like food ordering, medicine delivery, and gas delivery. We developed the solution in a way to easily modify and incorporate new services.
Interfaces in SpotnEats:
Working of the solution
The working is very simple and similar to other on-demand services.
Why choose us?
I hope you are convinced with the idea of launching a startup in the Middle east. Do consider my ideas and partner with SpotnEats to launch a perfect service that attracts the whole population.
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