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Cobone.com aims to change the way people experience their city
A company majority owned by Jabbar Internet Group, the region’s leader in e-commerce ventures with 10 years in the industry, Cobone.com offers a unique service by offering tremendous savings to a large group of buyers over a short period of time
August 16, 2010 2:07 by Rasha Reslan
Online shoppers in the Middle East will soon find a whole new way to find the best deals. With Cobone.com, not only will they gain unparalleled access to great savings starting at 50%, they will also be part of one of the most fun, social and innovative ways to shop. Cobone.com arrives bringing with it years of understanding in providing the best saving experience through offering one deal everyday from every city’s best hotels , goods, services, meals, spas and more.
A company majority owned by Jabbar Internet Group, the region’s leader in e-commerce ventures with 10 years in the industry, Cobone.com offers a unique service by offering tremendous savings to a large group of buyers over a short period of time. This web-based business model uses the power of group purchasing to offer daily deals (http://www.cobone.com) on something that is fun to do. A different offer will be available each day for sale at a large discount allowing members to break out of their routine and try out new activities.
Cobone.com also brings international experience by being part of a network that has successfully established this business model across a number of countries across the world. These partners, operating in India, Brazil, Australia, Germany and Turkey, have become million dollar powerhouses of online retail in their respective markets and Cobone.com has set out to follow their lead in this respect for the region.
Out of this network, Cobone.com is unique in its early adoption of Arabic content. Immediately from launch, the UAE site will offer 100 per cent Arabic support amid a wealth of locally relevant content, something the site sees as one of its most powerful assets. This approach will initially launch in the UAE and then aggressively make its way into every major city across the Middle East and North Africa
Shoppers are encouraged to invite friends, colleagues and family to join in on daily deals so as to increase their own chances of successfully making a purchase. Customers will also be given the flexibility to purchase coupons for themselves or their friends using a selection of credit cards and online payment options such as CashU and PayPal which makes their shopping experience, instant, fast, reliable, and secure.
Cobone.com’s model has also been designed to be of as much benefit to retailers as it is to customers because through it, companies can find new revenue streams and gain greater exposure for their products, thereby driving more footfall to their outlets with zero risk. Cobone.com is also actively setting out to embrace new companies and support them by generating a buzz for their products online without any setup costs.
“The deals you will see on Cobone.com will offers discounts like you have never seen before” said Paul Kenny, Cobone.com’s founder and CEO. “We want to support businesses in the region by increasing footfall and ultimately revenue in this innovative, risk free and exciting way to market your company. Cobone has already signed deals with the top spas, restaurants and hotel chains and we cannot wait to show the UAE and the region what we have in store for them. It’s also free and easy to sign up so make sure you join us!”