"2012 has been an extremely rewarding year for us and we are on track to triple our business this year,"
said Omar Kassim, Founder of JadoPado.
"We believe that the time is ripe for us to explore new opportunities in the region and to extend our unique e-commerce experience of speedy delivery, real-time customer support and certified secure online payment to the rest of the GCC."
"Our international expansion objectives are two-fold: firstly, to extend our customer base, but more importantly, to drive acceptance of online shopping and grow the e-commerce market in the GCC and South Asia. We have been working really hard to ensure that our customers in these new markets will enjoy a seamless and frictionless shopping experience and checkout process. 2013 looks set to be an exciting, new chapter for JadoPado," added Kassim.
The JadoPado story started in September 2010 at a time when Kassim believed that the UAE e-commerce industry was lacking in a safe, local and competitively-priced shopper experience. After diving neck deep into research, in March 2011 JadoPado went into a live beta version, delivering purchases to its UAE users within 3 to 24 hours from purchase. With the expansion of JadoPado in size and geography, the team which started out as one has now grown to 31 employees.
Today, JadoPado offers consumers a vast range of electronics and IT including notebooks, smartphones, tablets, games, accessories and cameras.
The company was among the first retailers in the UAE to offer the latest gadgets such as the BlackBerry Z10 which sold out hours within its availability on JadoPado. JadoPado also welcomes over 115,000 visitors and more than 485,000 page views on a monthly basis; demonstrating positive traffic growth month-on-month since the company's inception.