Nahel.com, A New UAE Online Shopping Destination

| Sep 19, 2009 | comment 9 Comments

nahelIn an Arab internet scene where e-commerce remains largely untapped, Nahel.com from Dubai is a very welcome addition, with a very big goal: to establish itself as a prime B2C online retailer.

They’ve worked on building an inventory of thousands of new brand-name products covering several categories, from electronics, to games to perfumes, watches and clothing. They source products from wholesalers and distributors in order to be competitive in terms of selection, quality and prices.

The idea behind Nahel.com was conceived back in 2007, with its original business plan born as the first place winner in the University of Toronto’s Business Plan Competition.

Over the past 2 years Nahel sold products through other existing online markets, like Souq.com, and were involved in all aspects of selling products online. After building the experience and community, Nahel went a step further, and launched its independent e-commerce portal, offering a full e-commerce experience to its clients, from the moment they log on to the website all the way to post-sale services.

Nahel.com

To make it as easy as possible for people to pay for items they buy on Nahel, several payment methods are provided: from Cash on delivery, to credit cards, PayPal and Nahel gift certificates.

Nahel.com was founded by Saeid Hejazi, and was officially launched in July 2009 from Dubai, UAE. It currently only covers the UAE, although there are plans to expand to the GCC region and maybe the whole Middle East in the future.

  • nadersoliman

    I wonder how would be their sales volume operating in UAE alone? will that be profitable. There are couple of online retailer operating in Egypt alone and I believe they are less than profitable so far (this is my own observation)

  • joegriffith

    Do they have any shops in america I have a big affilliate network.

  • saeidhejazi

    Hi Joegriffith,
    Sorry for the delay, as I just noticed your comment. My name is Saeid, Nahel.com's MD.. Please send me an email to saeid.hejazi@nahel.com so we could discuss your affiliate network. Thanks and take care.

    @nadersoliman, our sales volume for the UAE alone will be sufficient to sustain ourselves, but of course we have plans to have a regional presence. What are the online retailers you mentioned? Please let me know at saeid.hejazi@nahel.com

    Thanks guys, take care!

  • http://www.wristbandsnow.com/ wristband

    the are one of the coolest shopping location in there.

  • Pingback: Video: Online Shopping Portal Nahel.com At Dubai Tech Nights - StartUpArabia

  • Bluerastaz

    I just bought some Perfume from Nahel, i have my doubts on whether it is an original, this is because as soon as you spray it, it just disapears its like water, no smell at all. i highly doubt Nahel Products and would like a refund/ replacement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bulksmsindia Bulk Sms

    Awesome ! Article was so commendable . I hope , you will give more information ………………………………………………..
    regards:
    http://www.viaam.com

  • wardany

    whats happen to the website nahel its not opening since long time

  • Feemally Russia

    Online shopping make easy the way with cost effective. quality product depend upon the goodwill of the business. I saw this UAE online shopping. It is a good site.

Sign up for StartUpArabia news sent to your inbox:
 
Subscribe: Feed