DohaSooq.com Welcomes Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons as its Latest Online Retail Partner

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The reputed watch retailer is offering up to 25% off on leading brands to online shoppers via DohaSooq.com

Doha Bank announced the addition of Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons (MSS) to the online portfolio of DohaSooq.com, the first e-commerce portal in Qatar and the GCC that is championed and supported by a leading bank.

MSS is a leading watch retail and distribution company that operates popular brands like Crono, Crono fashion and Watch Corner. Established in 1956, MSS has grown to be one of the foremost watch retailers in the country, catering to various market segments with 30 major international brands housed at its retail stores.

Speaking during the announcement of the partnership, Doha Bank Group CEO Dr. R. Seetharaman said: “DohaSooq.com is a highly efficient e-commerce tool that allows our merchant partners to extend their retail experience online and reach a broader audience while also delivering round the clock functionality regardless of where they are in the world. This is especially important in today’s world where many business growth opportunities are based on delivering easy access to information and customer decision making. We are happy to welcome MSS Group to DohaSooq.com. MSS will be able to capitalize on the professional online payments technology available through DohaSooq.com.”

Doha Bank’s Head of Retail banking, Mr. Suresh Bajpai added: “DohaSooq is a unique channel opportunity offered only by Doha Bank to help retailers amplify their businesses by adding a cost-effective e-commerce solution with the most advanced technology framework and support of its kind in the region. The site is also search engine optimized and draws a focused audience, with 9 out of 10 visitors based in Qatar. Regular updates ensure the latest prices and products are always on display. Our partners also have access to premium front page display positions for easy access to the product listings.”

DohaSooq.com integrates e-commerce fundamentals with leading retail operators to help deliver professional online payments technology which is underpinned by the banking experience, security platform and track record of Doha Bank. This expertise is complemented on the product side by the retail strengths of the partner merchants.

Mr. Mohammed M. Al Shamlan, the Managing Director of MSS, said: “We believe in stakeholder engagement and are enthusiastic about Qatar’s modernization, rapid economic development and a changing society that offers huge opportunities to the retail sector. By adding an online retail engagement opportunity, we hope to continue building our brand and maintaining a close relationship with our customers. Our presence on DohaSouq.com also completes a 360 degree retail experience that also includes a retail footprint that spans over 20 strategic locations across Qatar including major malls and a strong presence at the Doha International Airport Duty Free.”

Some of the watch brands under the MSS umbrella include Rado, Tissot, Michael Kors, Skagen, Enicar, Revani, Nautica, Ice watch, Guess, Aviator, Romanson, Just Cavalli, Timex and more.

As part of the rollout of its online presence, MSS is offering clearly marked discounts on a selected number of its leading brands. These prices will be available only for a limited period via DohaSooq.com.

Doha Sooq, the award winning e-commerce portal powered by Doha Bank, has been growing its partner portfolio each year by offering leading retail brands a fully secure platform to establish their online presence. In 2013, the Bank announced the addition of Lulu Hypermarkets to DohaSooq.com making it the first-ever online store for goods from Lulu Hypermarket. The site also welcomed Al Jaber Watches in the fourth quarter of 2013 to showcase its products online.

DohaSooq.com houses a wide range of products from electronics to entertainment systems as well as travel and recreation options, with hundreds of purchase options available to site visitors at any time from the leading retailers in Qatar.

Featured products and the hottest deals at any time are highlighted on the main page to help visitors click through and find them easier.

The portal also supports ticket sales and marketplace listings to complete the consumer shopping experience. These marketplace listing opportunities cover everything from pre-owned vehicles to goods and collectibles. These classifieds are not supported by online payment functionality as they are traditionally direct transactions between private buyers and sellers and DohaSooq.com only provides these individuals with a platform to engage with each other.

Doha Bank credit cardholders can also enjoy the freedom to buy exclusive designer/branded watches and pay over 6 monthly installments at 0% interest from 18 Marzooq Al Shamlan locations across the country including those in major malls.

For more information on Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons, visit their website at www.mssqatar.com or visit DohaSooq.com to view all available online purchase opportunities.