Glamera, an Egyptian tech startup that helps beauty service providers manage their businesses effectively and connect with clients, has secured the Software Point of Sale (SoftPOS) certificate from Saudi Payments to usher in the company’s new era of offering mobile payment services.
According to an announcement, the certificate marks a crucial milestone for the company’s growth and a boost for its expansion efforts in the Saudi market.
Glamera was founded in 2019 and has established itself as the go-to application for users seeking specialized healthcare and beauty services in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Since then, the company through its mobile application has enabled users to book appointments with service providers using the platform and helped businesses including salons, barber shops, and spas to market their products remotely.
Four years on, the company is now eying a new era of offering fintech solutions to its users in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Boost in Glamera Ambitions
With authorization from Saudi Payments, which is the Kingdom’s regulator of digital payments operations, Glamera intends to provide secure and seamless payment transactions to improve customer experience.
Omar Fathy, the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) described the certificate as a major leap in its journey noting that it boosts the company’s efforts to revolutionize the beauty industry.
“With this milestone, we are excited to leverage our technology expertise to revolutionize the beauty and wellness industry in Saudi Arabia, creating a more convenient and delightful experience for our users,” the CTO stated.
On his part, Mohamed Hassan, the CEO of Glamera, stated that ” Glamera Pay will empower us to unlock new opportunities and expand our reach, cater to a wider customer base in Saudi Arabia, also opens up for strategic partnerships as Expanding our presence in the Saudi market has always been a strategic priority for Glamera”.
With operations in seven countries within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the company claims that it has over 2,000 customers so far. In addition, the company has attracted investments from notable venture capital funds including Techstars, Lucrative Ventures, and RAI 100 Ventures in different states of its growth.