GadgetsArabia covering eMapia

More and more blogs are talking about eMapia and what it offers to its clients. Recently, GadgetsArabia which was one of the sponsors of Swalif Think Day had covered eMapia and the its benefits.

The replies also included questions on why wasn’t the Arabic language used in the website. The answer is that eMapia is not focusing on a specific geographical location and ignores the rest. We want people from all around the world to be able to use our platform, and not restricted with specific locations.

When time comes in the future, we will definitely have more languages added in the website, especially Arabic!

StartupArabia covering eMapia.com

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eMapia.com was revewied by StartupArabia.com, the technology blog that has a huge potential in becoming the regions most effective site that covers Arab startups.

As mentioned in the website, Startuparabia.com is a blog dedicated to new Arab technology startups and services, profiling and reviewing them, providing interesting market news and information, and sharing tips and advice for entrepreneurs.

I’d like to thank the guys at Startuparabia.com for their review. Its great to get more reviews from different blogs, because thats how the word will spread and this makes people aware of what eMapia.com is offering to everyone. It also allows us to see how people think of the idea and what can be done to improve the experience of our users.

eMapia Introduction Presentation – Arabic

The following video was recorded during the official launch of eMapia.com in Swalif Think Day. The presentation covered the main idea of eMapia and the differences between its features and the ones available in  other marketplaces.


eMapia Introduction Presentation – Arabic from emapia on Vimeo.

eMapia reviewed at ArabCrunch

eMapia was recently reviewed by Arabcrunch.com, a blog dedicated to reviewing Arab originated startups, especially in web 2.0.

As they usually do, Arabcrunch provided valuable suggestions for improvement that would hopefully be implemented in the future. Suggestions were around offering suggested items based on the member’s favorites, coupons and “Deal of the Day” based on location, category and item. Buyers rating, friending buyers and sellers to help find items sold by friends and many more suggestions, which we really appreciate!

We would like to thank the guys at Arabcrunch for their valuable insights. They really help knowing what people want to have on eMapia.com.

How to sell stuff using eMapia

Selling items using eMapia is very easy, go through the following steps to register and add your items:

Registration

There is 1 step in the regiseration stage, first click on Register Now (add link) as shown in the picture:

Then fill up the basic information, Username, password, email, city and country.

Then mark your location on the map. If you select a country, you will land on a default point somewhere within the country, which is not necessary your exact location. You have to point towards your exact location (of your shop or house if you wish) by zooming in and going to your place like the below picture:

Tick the “Registration Agreement” checkbox after reading it and then click on Create Account.

With that, you have completed your basic registration!

Account familirization

This step is optional, but it will help in exposing your items to a wider range of potential buyers, and we recommend on going throught it. After completing registration, you will land on the “My Account” page as shown below:

Click on the “Manage Address & Profile” (add link) link available on the left list. You will be able to add more information such as mobile number and currency converter. The currency converter will allow you adding the items in your local currency, people can view them with your local currency or any other currency they wish. The mobile number will be shown to public to ease the process of contacting you when customers want to buy your items, unless you decide to hide it by going to the “Global Setting” page and changing the setting their.

Add your items

In “My Account” (link) page, click on Online Items as shown in the picture below:

Then click on the “Add new item” (link) link available on the top:

Fill up the information required as shown in the following picture:

All you need is a nice title, brief description, price in the currency you have selected (USD is default), quantity you have for sale, select a category and upload a picture with some detailed description of the item. Once you click on Add item, your item will be online!

You can then find the item in the items list on the left & on the map when you zoom at your location

These were the simple steps of adding your items on eMapia. Let us know if you have any questions!

كيفية عرض منتجاتك في الموقع

This is an Arabic version describes “how to add items in eMapia.com“.

املأ البيانات المطلوبة من اسم المستخدم, الكلمة السرية, البريد الالكتروني, المدينة و الدولة.

حدد مكانك على الخريطة. اختر الدولة من القائمة و سنتقل تحديد المكان الى منطقة افتراضية داخل الدولة. قم باختيار مكانك (مكان المحل او المنزل اذا رغبت) بالضبط على الخريطة بعمل تقريب للموقع قدر الامكان كما هو مبين في الصورة التالية:

قم بوضع علامة صح عند Registration Agreement او اتفاقية التسجيل بعد قرائتها و اضغط علىCreate Account لتنتهي من عملية التسجيل.

التعرف على حسابك

هذه الخطوة ليست ضرورية, و لكننا ننصح بها حيث انها ستمكنك من تسهيل عملية بيع منتجك على الزبائن المحتملين.

بعد الانتهاء من عملية التسجيل, ستشاهد صفحة My Account كما هو واضح في الصورة التالية:

قم بالضغط على Manage Address & Profile في القائمة الموجودة على يسار الصفحة.

ستتمكن من اضافة بعض المعلومات الخاصة مثل رقم الجوال و نوع العملة. ستتمكن من خلال هذه الخاصة بتسعير منتج بعملتك المحلية بدلاً من الدولار الامريكي, و سيستطيع زوار الموقع من مشاهدة المنتج بسعرها بالعملة المحلية بالاضافة الى اي عملة يختارونها هم. سيتمكن الزوار من مشاهدة رقم الجوال للاتصال المباشر بك اذا رغبوا بالشراء, و يمكنك اخفاء الرقم اذا رغبت بالذهاب الى صفحة Global Setting و تعديل الاعدادات هناك

 

 

أضف منتجاتك

في صفحة My Account قم بالضغط على Online Items كما هو واضح في الصورة التالية:

قم بالضبط بعدها على “Add new item” في اعلى الصفحة:

املأ الفراغات بالمعلومات المطلوبة:

 

كل ما تحتاج لاضافته هو عنوان جذّاب, وصف مختصر عن المنتج, السعر بالعملة التي اخترتها او بالدولار الامريكي, كمية المنتج المعروض للبيع, اختيار القسم الذي يتبعه المنتج, رفع صورة للمنتج بالاضافة الى بعص من الوصف التفصيلي للمنتج.

 

اضغط بعدها على Add Item ليكون منتجك معروض للعالم كله!

 

لمشاهدة منتجك, يمكنك تقريب صورة الخريطة الى موقعك الذي حددته اثناء التسجيل او من خلال قائمة المنتجات التي تعرض كل المنتجات الموجودة في النطاق الجغرافي المعروض على الخريطة.

 

كانت هذه هي الخطوات السهلة و السريعة لاضافة منتج في موقع eMapia. اذا كانت لديك اسئلة معينة, فلا تترد في طرحها!

Blogs covering eMapia and “Swalif Think Day”

Many Arabic blogs covered the events of “Swalif Think Day” including the participation and launch of eMapia.

One of the great coverages was from Aqalam, a true professional writing about the event with a lot of details, Thanks to the PSD Group!

Other coverages came from Abdulla, a7mdy, the discussion at Swalif’s forums & offcourse the system company Darrb.
Some of the photos that where taken by the PSD Group:

Ahmed Gabr introducing the speakers

صورة أحمد جبر

part of the audience

الحضور

The PSD Group with Ahmed Gabr

لقطة جماعية مع الأستاذ أحمد جبر

Husni Khuffash, Head of Google UAE with Tariq Al Aseeri from Argaam

صورة لممثل جوجل و الأستاذ طارق العسيري

Kareem from TootCorp

الأستاذ كريم عرفات

Redha speaking about the Next project

صورة الأستاذ رضا البرازي

Murshed officially lauching eMapia

الأستاذ مرشد

Other blogs covering startups also reviewed eMapia, we will add their coverage on a seperate article.

Launching eMapia at the “Swalif Think Day”

We have launched eMapia.com yesterday at the “Swalif Think Day” event in the Knowledge Village – Dubai.

We have discussed the main difference between eMapia and other marketplaces, which is the user experience! In eMapia, you can search for products using Google Maps based on the location. You can then search for people selling specific items within a geographical location you choose.

Another difference is that eMapia is not an auction based marketplace. People add items and their prices and wait for others to approach them by email, phone or private messages.

eMapia is a sister company with the same team behind Darrb.com. There will be a lot of integration between the two sites in the future to allow people delivering their sold items through Darrb.com.

The event was very informative and many key Internet players in the Arab region have attended.

Mr. Husni Khuffash, Manager of Google in the UAE, honored the event by giving some insight about Google’s plans for the Arab world.

Following are some pictures of the event:

Banner of Darrb.com in the entrance

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Tariq Al Asiri presenting his part about how to grab big advertisers to your site (Thanks to Serdal for the photos!)
Murshed introducing eMapia

From right to left: Murshed from eMapia & Darrb, Redha from SpinBits, Kareem from TootCorp and Tariq Al Aseeri from argaam.com.

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From right to left:Tariq Al Aseeri from argaam.com, Murshed from Darrb.com & eMapia.com, and Raouf Shabayek.

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We will be adding a video of the presentation that talked about eMapia.com soon!

Welcome to eMapia!

Welcome to eMapia, your location based marketplace! brought to you by the same team behind Darrb.com.

eMapia.com is designed to make shopping an easy experience. We use Google Maps technology to enable sellers (businesses or individuals) to add their items and link them to locations they desire, which is normally where the shop or house is located.

Registering at eMapia is for FREE & you can add upto 5 items. This will change how people search for stuff when buying online. They can easily search for things in locations near them and decide where to buy from.

eMapia is not an auction based marketplace. You put your items at prices you like and people will email/call you when they want to buy your products, you can either meet them or use Darrb.com for the delivery:)

Let us know what you think about eMapia!


 
   
 
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