The brainchild of managing director and founder Ulugbek Yuldashev, AWOK.com was established on 4 April 2013 as an online shopping platform to bring reliable, quality products sold at the most competitive prices.
E-commerce in the UAE is booming, according to e-commerce solutions provider ShopGo. the e-commerce sector in the UAE is worth around $2.5bn, representing 55% of the GCC's total e-commerce market.
Dealing initially in electronics and gadgets, Awok.com has grown substantially since, now selling a wide ranging, versatile product selection including consumer electronics, health & beauty, household appliances and jewellery with new items added to the website daily. With a vast warehouse, speedy delivery across the UAE and one-on-one customer service, AWOK prides itself on being a leader in the Middle East's growing online market.
The online shopping platform hits the two-year mark in April 2015, boasting a phenomenal 500% increase in sales compared to its first year of trading. The online platform also announced it will be launching a mobile app for consumers to be released later on this year. Since its launch, the website has witnessed strong year-on-year growth as well as increasing its portfolio of consumer goods. The company has grown to employ over 200 staff in the UAE and looks to increase its offerings to other countries in the region.
The company sets itself apart from other online shopping websites by operating all logistics in-house; keeping prices continuously low through sourcing directly from manufacturers, distributors and re-sellers.
With their own warehouse, a fleet of delivery vans and an in-house customer service team, savings are passed directly on to the consumer. A promise to deliver to customers in the UAE within 12 - 24 hours and a dedicated after sales tech support service on-hand ensures the company's goal to attain 100% customer satisfaction is on track.
Now approaching its 2nd birthday, the company plans to increase its reach by introducing new product categories and expanding delivery areas, cementing AWOK as a trailblazer in the region's e-commerce field.