Archive for the ‘e-commerce’ Category


Screenshot AqarMap.com a real estate startup which was launched in April, has launched a new version. The Yemeni startup differentiate it self from other players in the market by focusing in location and linking with google maps. The new version focus in making searching and access to information quicker ans easier.  Plus Adding a listing is has bec...
Screenshot Souq.com was launched in 2005 from Maktoob group (Now Jabbar Group) as an auction site, it initially covered Jordan, then expanded into UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The site is not anymore just an auction site, but rather a marketplace for anyone to sell or buy, Souq.com supports many formats (auction, fixed price and Classifieds for the Real ...
Screenshot Sukar a private shopping club that offers on a weekly bases from well known brands at discount rates up to 70% has started offering delivery to Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon. It was available before only in UAE. Sukar was launched end of last April. Jabbar group is the majority owner of Sukar, the other e-commerce company that Jabbar owns is Souq....
Screenshot It seems the growing success of Dubai based e-commerce group buying startup GoNabit has opened Jabbar group appetite to enter the market with a new startup called Cobone. Jabbar group which emerged after Yahoo's acquisition of maktoob receiving an investment of 20 million USD from the owners of maktoob includes the following sites: souq (a...
Screenshot Group-buying is one of the web’s fastest-growing retail platforms, and UAE based GoNabit is the first to bring it to the Arab world. CEO and Co-Founder Dan Stuart answered some questions we had about GoNabit and its quest to bring value to consumers and businesses in the Arab world. [Rock Sfeir]: What is GoNabit and what value does it bri...
Screenshot After Yahoo acquired  Maktoob last year, many of Maktoob group companies were merged under one independent brand called Jabbar. Somehow similar precedence happened with Orascom Telecom's LinkDotNet 150 million USD buyout to Mobinil, but at a larger scale. Orascom Telecom which is one of the largest tech and telecom groups in the Arab world, ha...
Screenshot Jabbar group company cashu is offering Moroccans now the option to buy its Internet e-payment prepaid card. Cashu was originally launched by Maktoob group in 2002 to solve the problem of the low penetration rate for credit cards in the Arab world which is still an obstacle for e-commerce growth in the region. Cashu allows users to funded Cashu ...
Screenshot The Internet changed how people shop. Now, Augmented reality is changing how people will shop online. YOUReality along with Germany based Metaio are introducing Online Retail Visualization 3D tool, which makes it possible for consumers to see products in their own space before they purchase them by integrating Augmented Reality into a suite...
Screenshot E-commerce is an old school in USA, but in the Arab world it did not really take off for many reasons starting with credit cards are not common to borders and customs between Arab countries that complicate issues further. And because of that, solving a problem in this sector might get you funded as Gate2Play has officially received the first rou...
Screenshot Today is the launch of SUKAR (Sukar profile  on arabcrunch.net,) a new type of startup that Jabbar ( the company that emerged after Yahoo Maktoob deal) invested in with a  close to 5 millions $ USD, according to sources. Sukar which means sugar in Arabic  is an e-commrece site that is different than any other as it is a private shopping club...
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