Batelco Rolls Out Merchant-Focused eCommerce Platform 


Bahrain-based telecom services company Batelco recently debuted its eCommerce platform, Batelco eSuite, in a move to help merchants create online stores in a few steps, according to a TradeArabia report Monday (Dec. 27). 

Batelco eSuite lets merchants create online stores in a few minutes by registering, signing up for the platform and listing their items with photos, prices and quantities, making the items ready to sell with no paperwork or setup fees.   

The Batelco eSuite platform provides sellers with clear instructions, and the online store is optimized for mobile applications, meaning customers will have a consistent shopping experience on both a web browser on their laptops or on their mobile devices. 

Batelco is offering a free, full-featured three-month trial of eSuite, after which users will be charged $26 a month for the service.

“We at Batelco pay great attention to the SME segment as it is an important pillar in Bahrain’s economy,” said Batelco’s A/General Manager Enterprise Abdulla Danesh in the TradeArabia report. “We proactively deliver solutions that support SME growth, helping them to operate more efficiently. 

“Earlier this year, we launched ‘Business in a Box,’ a package that offers a full set of technology tools for SMEs, and now to complement our growing portfolio, we’re offering a solution that allows merchants to sell online. Batelco eSuite provides a fully customizable solution, with localized payment methods,” he said.   

Batelco eSuite users can manage their accounts through a dashboard that includes bilingual store administration. The platform also manages the inventory of each product listed, features a built-in tax tool and gives users their own domain names. 

Related: i2c Teams With BEYON Money, Visa to Roll out Mobile Payments App in Bahrain 

Earlier this month, digital payments and banking technology firm i2c Inc. partnered with mobile app BEYON Money on a digital wallet in Bahrain that enables retail, bill and peer-to-peer payments for users, connects to bank accounts via open banking, offers financial insights and provides digital remittances. 

The BEYON Money app was launched by Batelco Financial Services, the FinTech arm of Bahrain’s digital solutions and telecommunications provider and is backed by an open banking license from the Central Bank of Bahrain.