Dubizzle expands Kuwait offerings
Company plans mobile site for users in English, Arabic and French
Online classifieds portal, Dubizzle.com, is planning to extend its offerings across digital platforms in Kuwait following a surge in user traffic and content listings in the country.
Dubizzle unveiled its Kuwait website earlier this year and since then, according to the company, visitor traffic has been increasing by over 60% and 400,000 page views monthly.
Dubizzle offers all of its services to individuals free in the Kuwait market, with no user having to pay to sell items or respond to listings. Over 2,000 listings from Kuwait were added to the site in May, both from individual users as well as real estate, automotive and recruitment groups.
The website currently has over 1.5 million unique visitors a month and 70 million page views from across the MENA region.
Dubizzle has announced that it will launch a mobile version of its website for Kuwait consumers, designed to give them access to the website on the go.
The beta version is currently available in English and Dubizzle has plans to launch mobile platforms in Arabic and French later this year.
The company said that it is also developing apps for Apple and Android smartphone devices.
"The Middle East's online marketplace is a bustling forum where consumers are eager to stay connected when and where it suits them best," says J.C. Butler, who along with business partner Sim Whatley co-founded Dubizzle.com in 2005. "We're very proud of the way Dubizzle.com has grown in the last few years, and Kuwait is a country where we see a lot of opportunity for people who are interested in doing business online."