Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Cobone, Etisalat join hands to improve remote shopping experience

By Davidjeems Subscribe to RSS | January 2nd 2012 | Views:

On the face of it, the partnership gives exceptional incentives to subscribers of Etisalat More Rewards website of which is for More loyalty members. The numbers of deals bought will determine the points scored.

Mobile devices are becoming popular mode of snagging daily deals in the Middle East with team buying websites coming up with intuitive and user-friendly deals finding mobile applications for Emiratis.

Especially, the app by UAE’s leading daily deal site Cobone is relishing at the real crescendo. Total 10,000 downloads were recorded within first week of its launch for iPhone, Android, and iPad environments.

“We’re excited about our mobile applications, because we see them drawing a new audience of mobile technology enthusiasts who can now check for daily deals on the go,” said Paul Kenny, CEO

“Cobone is the first group buying company to have a mobile application in Arabic and English which shows that we are truly catering for the local market.”

Among other things, this figure reflects the rising interest of bargain hunters in using handheld devices for hunting Dubai deals. Dubai is the prime consumer market in entire United Arab Emirates (UAE) and therefore a retail strategy has to go through a litmus test here in this part before being implemented elsewhere.

Apart from the mobile app, the group buying site that is known for making Dubai shopping budget friendly has added an electronics section featuring deals on smartphones, tablets, etc. for its increasing numbers of subscribers who’ve surpassed one million mark. The company has raked in $300,000 on the back this new venture.

Ecommerce is rapidly evolving globally especially in countries where internet usage is high. The e-retailers are expected to record $680 billion (AED2.49 trillion) sales this year, indicating 19 per cent over last year’s revenue, says JPMorgan.

The share of Middle East’s market in this revenue figure is negligible. It is unfortunate for the time being but shows seismic opportunity. Though internet population in the gulf region is ramping up, yet only six per cent of internet users make shopping from internet shops, according to a research report from Real Opinions.

One can interpret launch of mobile app as a result of Cobone’s closeness to the Emirati telecom giant Etisalat that connects 140 million customers across the world.

Under this alliance, customers enjoy reward points in using services of any of the companies.

“We have worked extremely hard to put this collaboration into effect,” said Warrick Godfrey,’s head of global marketing. “We believe that we have created a system that will benefit huge numbers of Etisalat’s More members and customers.”

On the face of it, the partnership gives exceptional incentives to subscribers of Etisalat. Its exclusively designed More Rewards website is for More loyalty members. The numbers of deals bought will determine the points scored.

The more a customer buys, the more loyalty points he/she receive. Finally, theses points are redeemable for 3,000 products from 400 brands belonging to travel, shopping and other shopping experiences, according to a company’s statement.

Moreover, this collaboration has not only added value to Cobone Dubai but all the operational bases of the daily deal website. No doubt, this would also enhance participation of people in more loyalty program.

Davidjeems - About Author:
Mark Shah is a Professional writer for , daily deals which can give you a platform of all over the world including Dubai. He usually writes on Dubai shopping and Cobone Dubai

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Marketing Articles Subscribe to RSS

How getting alerts of daily online deals can save you a fortune
Published by Calfuray Maquinna on January 3rd 2012 | Business
Smart shopping is going to be the watchword for 2012 as we all tighten our belts. daily freebie aler...
3 in 1 deals work the best when it comes to Home based businesses and freelancing!
Published by Samantha Kirk on February 27th 2012 | Business
Internet+television+phone are an irresistible combination. Who would not want the best connection fo...
Microsoft offers Black Friday deals
Published by Ritika Sharma on November 26th 2011 | Marketing
For all those hoping to grab a bargain on gadgets, Microsoft is offering substantial discounts on a ...
How getting daily online deals can save you a fortune
Published by Calfuray Maquinna on January 3rd 2012 | Business
Smart shopping is going to be the watchword for 2012 as we all tighten our belts. daily freebie aler... coupon codes, discounts always help you to get extra discount on offered deals
Published by Steven Milligan on May 22nd 2012 | Business
By providing the coupons to the storekeepers, you can get good coupons...
Choosing the suitable broadband deal from vast array of deals offered by Broadband Providers, Uk
Published by Paul Rowley on March 20th 2012 | Business
You are probably already aware that there are a large number of broadband providers out there so you...
Get hassle free approach to grab best auto insurance deals
Published by Mike Stover on December 29th 2011 | Business
Searching and then finalizing the best auto insurance is a tough and big job. You need to be very ca...
To get the good deals grab hold of all the coupons, discount codes
Published by Gayathri Devi on February 22nd 2012 | Business
Most of the individuals are looking for the savings when ever they go for shopping. Shopping online ...
Making the best deals in Orange county property
Published by Joy on February 3rd 2012 | Business
Orange County is now counted as one of the top choices to buy property in the entire country, thanks...
Looking for deals for students? See what Rent the Runway has to offer!
Published by Crowin Smith on April 26th 2012 | Business
Rent The Runway is now the ultimate dress-renting site that lets you wear that “million dollar” ...
Want fantastic pizza deals? Get online pizza coupons
Published by Laverne Byers on March 30th 2012 | Business
Everybody loves pizza and rightly so because it is both a fine art and a combination of flavorful, m...
Petaluma Property Management Companies- for Authentic deals
Published by Julia Roger on July 2nd 2012 | Business
If you wish to invest in a property deal or already have a property and would prefer to have it leas...
How to take good advantage of group deals
Published by Grant on March 9th 2012 | Business
Group buying is also popularly known as the collective buying and it is a unique opportunity to purc...
Hot deals on iPad2, Kindle, Apple products & more…
Published by Pouringpound on December 2nd 2011 | Business
Are you planning to buy a gift for your loved ones this Christmas?  How about a Kindle or perhaps i...
Exciting offers! Bundles of surprise on Time Warner Cable deals
Published by FeliciaCorrine on April 17th 2012 | Business
I was going crazy with a good for nothing Internet and TV connection. I was lucky to discover the Ti...
Bargain shopping helps you save on clothing to the best laptop deals online!
Published by Editor123 on May 31st 2012 | Business
Deal Ninja also has a section helping students, military, teachers, and senior citizens find special...
Know how to grab attractive deals on Temple TX real estate
Published by Sophiegeorgia on February 27th 2012 | Business
If you are interested in Temple TX real estate, then look for property dealers who have thorough nei...
Look forward to reasonable and affordable deals
Published by Anoop TU on March 1st 2012 | Marketing
Home buyers in Connecticut will always look forward to reasonable and affordable deals. This is a pl...
Look for great deals at online coupon or code websites
Published by Gayathri Kokiladevi on July 25th 2012 | Business
It seems as if everyone is offering coupons & coupon codes for...