The Ministry of Commerce and Investment (MCI), KSA has warned against selling or marketing fake or counterfeit goods through websites and social media. Such acts is violate the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and Trademark System, and may lead to penalties of up to three-year imprisonment and fines of up to SR1 million.
MCI encourages entrepreneurs to register within the free e-service Maroof, as their data will be recorded by the ministry, enhancing their reliability and credibility. Maroof provides a clear picture of the e-store's quality through customers’ feedback, comments and reviews. Sellers can also market their e-shops on various Maroof platforms and list multiple contact details.
There are currently 15,000 e-stores on Maroof, offering products and services such as e-marketing, event management, women's accessories, design services, furniture, real estate and cars.
Establishments wishing to sell and market products online require a Commercial Registration document from the MCI in the field of e-commerce and e-marketing activities.
Download the Maroof app from the App Store and Google Play