New Classifieds Portal – Alawooz.com – Launched with Initial Investment of AED 50 Million
Anew online startup classifieds portal – alawooz.com– launched with an initial investment of AED 50 million today said it will endeavor to grow its footprints in the UAE by offering value-added services, including extended customer engagement and support tools.
Spokespeople of Alawooz, owned by the Dubai-based Quick Manage said the portal offers its services free of charge across a wide range of buy and sell categories from used cars to Property and household items. It also has dedicated sections for local events, announcements, services and activities.
“Our initial focus is to grow our presence in the UAE and later expand to cover the wider Gulf and the Middle East in the second phase,” said Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, General Manager, alawooz.com
He said the idea behind alawooz.com is to bridge the trust deficit in the online market place by engaging its users through a variety of quick-response and interactive tools.
“In the short span of time since the soft launch of Alawooz, we have been able to attract thousands of users who have ben accessing the portal regularly to buy and sell as well as to scout around for best deals,” he said.
Beyond commerce, Alawooz is also developing itself into an online community destination where users have an opportunity to connect with each other to share information on in-country activities across a range of topics. These include information on dance classes, tuition centers for children, modeling opportunities, or even to promote events by seeking to find an audience from among the Alawooz community.
“We believe that what is needed to make an online community more vibrant is through developing alawooz.com into a user-friendly platform for small businesses and individuals. Creating a portal which allows socializing to the extent of providing an opportunity to foster new friends is also on the Alawooz agenda,” said Ms.Renu Dhankhar, Marketing Manager.
Currently Alawooz offers its users free ad placements & registration, live chat support etc… through its friendly interface. Apart from this, the portal also allows users to promote their ads on its social media pages across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ms.Renu said the Alawooz brand has big plans to serve millions of users in the UAE and the aim is to be No.1 choice for online classifieds with the help of cutting-edge and innovative technology and value added services such as free shipping of products, SMS alerts, missed call service, 24/7 online chat support and customer care through instant and secure payment gateways.