Since Cartlow’s inception, it has handled more than +25 million units and saved more than 10 million tons of e-waste.
Cartlow, a leading provider of reverse logistics platform in UAE and KSA, has raised $18 million in a Series A round. This investment will boost Cartlow with the ability to further expand its operations and services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, optimize technology and contribute to the decarbonisation of the economy, the company said.
The round was led by Cartlow’s strategic partner, AlSulaiman Group (ASG), which is a Saudi Arabia-based group with investments in various sectors including omnichannel retail, logistics, and e-commerce.
Cartlow began as a Re-Commerce platform which then grew to become the leading cloud base technology platform in UAE and KSA, offering SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) services to major players within the reverse logistics ecosystem. Since Cartlow’s inception, it has handled more than +25 million units and saved more than 10 million tons of e-waste.
The global reverse logistics market was valued at $635 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $958 billion in 2028, with a cumulative annual growth rate of 5.6%. The multibillion dollar MENA reverse logistics market was untapped and Cartlow is planning to take it by storm with this investment.
The investment will enable Cartlow to further mature its ecosystem in the region by combining return management, recycling, and re-commerce through its advanced technology.
Since its launch, Cartlow has significantly impacted the reverse logistics ecosystem by enabling major retailers and brands with various programs including returns management, warranty management, buy-back and trade-ins driven by its technology. In addition, Cartlow’s re-commerce platform for consumers and businesses provides unbeatable prices on a range of products assuring the highest quality standards.
Cartlow is ISO certified and holds the R2 certification, demonstrating its commitment to environmentally responsible recycling practices.