SEATTLE, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SMITH, one of the largest independent digital experience agencies in the United States, today announced the launch of Tejuri.com, United Arab Emirates' (UAE) first-ever virtual mall.
Dubai's public markets, which have been a cornerstone of economic development for the UAE and other metropolises across the Persian Gulf and Middle East, will be channeled through its first online marketplace, creating the largest network of merchants and customers in the region. The initiative built with the support of Dubai's Department of Economic Development features more than 40 retailers representing more than 150 brands.
"It's an honor to assist in the evolution of a marketplace that is so historically rooted in trade and commerce," said Tony Marinelli, president of SMITH. "We look forward to heralding in a new era of digital commerce, which we hope will encourage further economic growth in the Middle East and around the world.""Tejuri.com is a natural extension of Dubai's world-class retail industry," said Ayaz Maqbool, managing director, Tejuri. "People flock to our malls not only for the large selection of products and brands, but the overall experience. Tejuri seeks to extend and enhance that experience via the UAE's first virtual mall – an engaging, secure online marketplace." "We chose SMITH because of its vast experience and expertise in designing, building and managing e-commerce solutions. SMITH's understanding of our vision along with its commitment and dedication to the project has proven invaluable to the successful launch of Tejuri.com," added Maqbool. About SMITH Master makers of transactional brand moments for humans living in an all-channel world, SMITH is one of North America's leading digital experience agencies. SMITH's clients include some of the most important and recognized brands on the globe, including Microsoft, Cisco, Motorola, Nestle, Sam's Club, Xerox and MasterCard. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has offices in Atlanta, Portland, Spokane, Toronto and Ottawa. Learn more at www.smith.co. Contact: Jacob Green, kwittken + company Telephone: (646) 747- 7145 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE SMITH