For many people in the Arab world, online shopping is one of those big no no’s that Mama warned us about. But today, we have come into an age where online shopping can actually be the best place to find the best deals for all types of tids and bits! Let’s run through things that people fear the most when shopping online:
Credit Card Scams: Paranoia is one of those traits common among most Arabs, or people in general actually. However, today you don’t even need a credit card to shop. There are these awesome Internet Shopping Cards that you can deposit whatever amount of money you need in them in order to buy what you want!
Disappointed Expectations: People fear that they might receive something totally different than what they ordered. But nowadays there’s this cool little policy called ‘Product Return Policy’ meaning you can make sure if a refund is possible for an item that you want, in case it turns out not what you expected.
Shipping and Handling: We all know some shipping prices can be downright outrageous! But there are these amazing sites that offer free shipping, especially to Arab countries! Just sit back and wait for your product to arrive.
So now that we got that cleared up, let’s speak about the best places to do some shopping!
The biggest Arab rollers on the Internet:
- Souq.com: Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Souq.com caters to the needs of local markets with commercial offices in Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and a technical and development centers in Jordan and India.
- ALSHOP.com: a part of Meast E-Commerce Trading LLC, is the region’s Premier online shopping portal for quality consumer goods, ranging from mobile phones to laptops, home appliances to well-being equipment, perfumes to cosmetics and printers to cameras, established in 2008, with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE.
- Wysada.com: With headquarters in Amman, Wysada is a go-to destination for luxury home interiors throughout the Arab world.
- JadoPado: Lets you sell new, used and refurbished products directly to buyers. Sellers handle their own stores including products, offers, orders, and fulfillment.
- Mostawda.com: Looking for the best vendors and best products? Check out this brand new online platform that focuses on the MENA region, and the best part is the free shipping! Mostawda carefully selects which products and vendors to join their platform, simply to make sure that YOU are provided with the best worth your trust. From clothing to electronics, this platform will get you clicking!
So really guys, online shipping is an awesome thing, it’s just all about choosing where to shop! Finally, now there are many sites, like Souq.com and Mostawda, to serve our MENA needs in trust, and even free of shipping!