Taking advantage of the growing digital literacy and smartphone use among Iraq’s young population, Shakir Ayad's cross-border e-commerce platform Orderii is perfectly set to provide Iraq’s customers with sought-after foreign products now and in the future. "As a cross-border e-commerce platform, we want use our global experience to build something that helps Iraq with the last mile delivery. We’ve seen how the last mile delivery and logistics work in Europe, the United States, the Gulf, and we want to build something similar in Iraq. It helps Orderii, but also offers jobs for many people."
In the interview, Shakir talks about local challenges, entrepreneurship, lessons learned, the support he was given and the advise he has for aspiring entrepreneurs. "Try it multiple times, make sacrifices. It will happen if you believe in it!".