Ajman Launches Government Payment Portal on Metaverse

The Ajman Ministry of Finance (ADF) has launched a government payment platform on the metaverse, a service that registers government suppliers and a new website.

These projects are part of efforts by Ajman, which is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to promote digital transformation and become a global center for financial services, ADF said in a Friday, October 14. Press release.

“The launch of ADF’s services today represents an important step in our digital transformation journey by showcasing innovative technical solutions that seek to serve customers and enhance the potential for sustainable growth in various business sectors, contributing to improve the quality of life in Ajman, the director general of the department, His Excellency Marwan Ahmed Al Ali, said in the statement.

The new Ajman payment platform, called AjmanPay, enables the collection of fees for local government agencies in Ajman on the metaverse. It aims to provide a payment channel that customers can use with ease, comfort and security, according to the statement.

The new virtual supplier registration model – the Tawreed platform – streamlines the ability of suppliers to register and renew, review and participate in tenders, upload documents and track their processes, says the press release.

ADF’s new website features a user interface designed to be easy to use and to allow quick access to information and services as released.

“The launch of these services aligns with ADF’s efforts to activate the digital transformation governance framework and achieve the desired goals towards a digital future,” the agency said in the statement.

PYMNTS research found that the UAE’s e-commerce market is unique on the global stage, with local shoppers using their smartphones to shop in greater numbers than those in the other five countries included in the study.

Read more: UAE Merchants Adapt Shopping Experiences to Consumers’ Mobile Preferences

For example, 62% of UAE merchants allow online shoppers to pick up their orders from in-store kiosks, 32% of UAE shoppers made their last purchase entirely via smartphone, and 25% of UAE consumers United Arabs picked up their last online order in store. , according “The Global Purchasing Index 2022: United Arab Emirates Edition.”

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