Maktoob adds shopping feature to community site

Maktoob opens Shop@Maktoob and is appealing to both buyers and sellers of products to come and try out the service

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By  David Ingham Published  February 14, 2001 has added an Arab handicrafts section, Shop@Maktoob, to its Web site.

The feature allows users of the ‘community’ site to browse and order a variety of products from different Arab countries. Shoppers can pay by credit card or cash upon delivery.

As well as wanting to appeal to online buyers, Maktoob is reminding sellers that they can set up their own virtual store within Shop@Maktoob. “Shop@Maktoob has too many advantages that cannot be ignored by both shoppers and sellers,” said Deema Bibi, e-commerce manager,

Products on Shop@Maktoob are listed under categories. Each product is featured along with a brief description, photo display, specifications and price. Products are delivered by ARAMEX.

Vendors already using the service include Zalatimo, Hallab, Silsal Ceramics, Nour El Hussein Foundation, Zara and LaCure (Dead Sea Products), Jordan River Foundation and Alburgan HandiCrafts. launched in October 1998 as a free e-mail service. It has steadily grown its range of services and now claims 800,000 registered users worldwide.

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