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Unless you have been living under a rock, you definitely heard of Souq.com; the biggest and most prominent online mall in Egypt and the Middle East. One of the best-known features of Souq.com is that is acts as a marketplace – meaning that Souq.com allows merchants (and persons) to sell on Souq.com - making it by far the largest online mall in Egypt. Souq.com was initially an auction site launched by Ronaldo Mouchawarco- in 2005 in collaboration with Jabbar Internet Group's Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury, which later evolved to a portal and marketplace allowing third party retailers to reach their target audience. Wisely, Souq.com was launched at the peek of the technological boom when smartphones where introduced and tablets were beginning to be a trend. The website boasts one of the largest product portfolios ranging from antiques and hand sculptures, post stamps and piggy banks to nutritional supplements and health care. This also means if you have a used Xbox at home that you no longer use, you can sell it given that it’s in a purchasable condition; all you need to do is set up an account and list your product along with its description and a realistic picture. Once your product is purchased, you can transfer the money from your Souq.com account to your bank account. It’s that easy! Souq.com is very encouraging of self-launching e commerce storefronts. They provide you with tutorials and tips to guide you on launching your storefront and how to make the most out of selling your products on Souq.com. By that, Souq.com creates a very wide variety of products including mobiles, electronics, fashion wear and accessories, beauty and game consoles, in addition to letting you buy used or new products, they have ratings and reviews to help you pick the best product for you. They also lure you with the hottest deals. You’ll discover that Souq.com has daily deals on a variety of products. On Yaoota.com, we aid a step further whereby we select specific suppliers on Souq.com that we deem are good enough for you so you can preview their stuff. Souq.com has launched an app on Windows, Android and Apple’s App Store indulging in the smartphone craze to facilitate your buying experience. The shipping cost may vary depending on the product, weight and country; however shipping takes a standard of 3 to 5 days. Souq.com is one of the first online stores to adapt the “cash on delivery service”, however this service isn’t available for all products; it depends on the suppliers’ payment preference. If you are not satisfied with your product, you are free to return it as per the 3-day return/exchange policy; for clothing it is 14 days. With a wide fan-base on social media, Souq.com uses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as a promotional medium to advertise their newest products or hot deals by releasing interesting and creative teasers to enhance shopping discovery and costumer engagement. Souq.com offers you the opportunity to gain experience about e commerce by joining their team. They have openings across the Middle East in cities including Cairo, Riyadh, Amman, Kuwait City and Dubai, for various positions like graphic designer, account executive, and engineering manager.
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