Emirates news agency – Agthia launches eZad, the first online auction platform for dates


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ABU DHABI, 23 Aug 2021 (WAM) – Agthia Group today announced the launch of eZad, an innovative, convenient and efficient business-to-business auction platform where buyers around the world can buy dates wholesale from of sellers in the United Arab Emirates.

eZad makes buying and selling dates faster, more transparent and more profitable for all stakeholders. In the first phase, eZad will source dates from farmers in the UAE and start listing from the start of the harvest season in August. Subsequently, the scope of eZad will be gradually extended to other countries.

Farmers will list their dates for auction in eZad through a reliable certification system that ranks the dates according to reliable market standards, backed by a quality assurance based on the vast experience and reputation inherited from Al Foah.

The auction listing will be available on eZad to buyers worldwide for 48 hours. Buyers will be able to search and filter listings based on preferences such as price, date type, quantity, and quality.

Buyers can pick up dates purchased from one of eZad’s warehouses or choose from one of the value-added services offered, including storage, packaging, loading, fumigation, washing and delivery of dates. in the whole world.

Alan Smith, CEO of Agthia Group, said: “The eZad platform was created to bring transparency, convenience and standardization to the date industry, through the technology and services we provide. Our goal is to directly connect small and large farmers with bulk buyers through a single, simple and innovative platform. By creating this direct link, previously hidden margins as well as travel costs would be eliminated, providing a cost effective solution for buyers.

WAM / Lina ibrahim / Rola Alghoul

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