AWOK.com launches its services in KSA

Updated 18 September 2017
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AWOK.com launches its services in KSA

AWOK.com, the UAE’s largest e-commerce player, has now ventured into Saudi Arabia. This is in line with the company’s vision of expanding its operations across the GCC. Customers in the Kingdom will now be able to purchase from around 50,000 products across 30 categories.
With this new development, customers will now be able to purchase the products of their choice from the AWOK KSA website as well as on the Android and iOS application catering specifically to the Saudi market.
The website and AWOK mobile platform is bilingual and available in both English and Arabic. With the official launch of AWOK’s Saudi Arabia’s new e-commerce website and with just a few clicks, customers can now purchase select AWOK products and have them delivered right to their doorsteps.
This development comes as a part of AWOK’s dedication to personalizing its website and application for each market and improving the shopping experience through deals and promotions specific to the country. The AWOK e-commerce platform is now available across the Kingdom.
Commenting about this launch, Ulugbek Yuldashev, CEO and founder, AWOK.com, said: “This is an exciting time for us as we want to further build on our growth story and expand our online presence to become closer to our customers in the Kingdom while providing them with a remarkable and convenient shopping experience. Our aim is to become the top e-commerce platform in the Kingdom within the next two years. We are seeing some excellent traction with our customers in Saudi Arabia.
“Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the MENA region. We have seen high demand for shopping online in the Kingdom, given the region has one of the largest Internet penetrations in the Middle East. Around 75 percent of the population has access to the Internet.
We cater to all age groups, with an extremely user-friendly and convenient online shopping experience.”
AWOK is continuously pursuing new ways of enhancing the shopping experience of its customers through providing convenience and bridging geographical boundaries. According to Statista, e-commerce revenues in the country exceeded $4.5 billion in 2016 alone. By 2020, the market size for e-commerce in the country is expected to grow to $8.35 billion, with the number of customers set to exceed 17.5 million by 2021.


Bosch opens flagship store in Jeddah

Updated 16 February 2019
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Bosch opens flagship store in Jeddah

European home appliances brand Bosch has opened its flagship store in the Kingdom. The showroom, located in the heart of Jeddah, was recently inaugurated in the presence of Holger G. Ziegeler, the German consul general in Jeddah. 

Spread across 300 square meters of built-up area, the new Bosch store makes room for a product display ranging over 100 different appliances and models, all designed by German engineers. 

The showroom follows a two-story structure, with the ground floor dedicated to product showcases according to themes and categories. 

It hosts a welcome area, a brand heritage and innovation wall along with areas dedicated to kitchen inspiration, cooling, laundry, cooking and baking. The floor above makes room for a live cooking area and a “Perfect Kitchen” concept. 

“Our new flagship store strengthens our brand presence in the Saudi market and complements our existing network of outlets — which are currently in shop-in-shop forms,” said BSH Home Appliances CEO Tomas Alonso.

He added: “This purpose-built space will help us deliver the quality, innovation, design intelligence and efficiency that Bosch stands for. Bosch prioritizes innovation in the service of a healthy balanced life, and I look forward to people exploring the concept themselves in this beautiful new space.” 

The showroom will also showcase the strides Bosch is making toward intelligent eco-friendliness, where appliances reduce their energy and water footprints. Consumers not only give back to the environment but also save costs through reduced utility bills. 

The store, operated by Bosch Home Appliances Saudi Arabia distributor and partner Abdul Latif Jameel Electronics, also serves as a logistics hub for Bosch products across the Kingdom.

“Bosch products have proved very popular with Saudi households thanks to the brand’s association with quality, trust and excellent design. Bosch products are invented for life, with the goal of making life noticeably easier, healthier and more balanced. We are proud to be exclusive partners and distributors of Bosch in the Kingdom, and are delighted to be able to welcome customers to a new, easily accessible location,” said Hisham Hamza, CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel Electronics.

The showroom is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday to Thursday.

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. 

The group was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). Today, BSH operates 40 factories in 13 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia.