JadoPado launches Tejuri-like marketplace
E-retailer to allow sellers everywhere to set up managed Web presence
UAE-based e-retailer JadoPado today announced the launch of a marketplace proposition similar to that of local rival Tejuri.com.
Five-year-old JadoPado will allow traders from around the world to set up an online outlet "in a few minutes" and start selling their products "to a global audience".
"JadoPado has seen tremendous growth across the region over the last four years by focusing on our customers," said Omar Kassim, JadoPado's CEO. "We're taking the next step by revolutionising the way sellers approach e-commerce."
"We've used multiple technologies to build sophisticated tools for sellers," said Karlo Alfredo, JadoPado's CMO. "We've blended creativity, ease of use and an incredible user interface to create the fastest way to start selling online."
JadoPado, like Tejuri before it, removes a lot of barriers to online selling for small businesses, sharing a prebuilt infrastructure for a price. JadoPado's offering includes products, offers, and order management for account holders, as well as the ability to customise pages for brand identity.
Sellers can add offers to existing products in JadoPado's catalogue or create new products across 16 top-level categories and over 5500 categories in total. Orders and shipping are handled by allowing sellers to ship directly to customers through their own fleet or a third-party carrier.
End-user buyers can message sellers with queries before or after purchase and use reviews to give sellers feedback about their experience.
JadoPado manages payments on behalf of sellers with "an integrated multi-seller checkout process", and the e-commerce firm also pledged to "protects [sellers] from fraud while also securing buyers' payment details and personal information]. Sellers' bank accounts are credited once consumers receive their purchase.
"Online behaviour in the Middle East is evolving rapidly and consumers are making more astute choices when it comes to shopping online," said Kassim. "We're seeing steady growth in brick and mortar retailers looking to add an e-commerce channel and trying to figure out how to turn themselves into omni-channel retailers. We see JadoPado as an important part of that mix, allowing retailers to go to market quickly and test the waters before they throw millions of dollars towards change."