Otlob, Free Online Food Ordering Service

| Apr 30, 2008 | comment 6 Comments

Otlob is a free online food ordering service that was first launched in Egypt back in 1999, and which has expanded to three other countries in the Middle East ever since: Saudi Arabia (Riyadh & Jeddah), United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Bahrain.

Otlob provides its users with the complete menus of their favorite restaurants, enabling them to order meals online easily and quickly; they can even add comments with their order if they need to be specific about certain details.

Users can also save their favorite orders so as to save time the next times they need to order the same meals, they can order from a number of restaurants at the same time, and set the delivery time of their choice.

Restaurants are organized by category and by the neighbourhoods they serve to, and their latest menus are available on the website for users to choose from.

The interface is very well designed, really simply and easy to use; and it comes in two languages: English and Arabic.

Otlob was developed by LINK Development, and manage by LINKonLINE, both subsidiaries of LINKdotNET, an Orascom company.

# Otlob

  • http://www.leventure.com Cem Dalgic

    How do they make money then?

  • http://www.leventure.com Cem Dalgic

    How do they make money then?

  • http://www.startuparabia.com Mohamed Marwen Meddah

    Well, from my knowledge of other startups that do the same thing, I’m guessing they get a cut from the restaurants they’re delivering for.

    So, they provide the delivery service free for the users, but according to the order total, they get a little percentage from the restaurants, and little by little, order by order, those percentages amounts to something.

  • http://www.subzeroblue.com Mohamed Marwen Meddah

    Well, from my knowledge of other startups that do the same thing, I’m guessing they get a cut from the restaurants they’re delivering for.

    So, they provide the delivery service free for the users, but according to the order total, they get a little percentage from the restaurants, and little by little, order by order, those percentages amounts to something.

  • http://blog.shabayek.com shabayek

    That’s right, a % from every order originating from otlob.com, granted of course that the sale falls through and the client pays for his order.

    I’m not spaming, but I’ve interviewed the founder, Ayman Rashed, and wrote a piece about it, in Arabic, and here is the link:

    http://shabayek.com/blog/?p=84

  • http://blog.shabayek.com shabayek

    That’s right, a % from every order originating from otlob.com, granted of course that the sale falls through and the client pays for his order.

    I’m not spaming, but I’ve interviewed the founder, Ayman Rashed, and wrote a piece about it, in Arabic, and here is the link:

    http://shabayek.com/blog/?p=84

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