“We totally didn’t see this coming” said founder Omar Kassim when asked to comment. However, the rest of the JadoPado team is pretty sure he’s downplaying it.
After spending six months drinking too much coffee and grinding their way through an extensive design process, JadoPado threw open its doors on the 20th of March 2011.
JadoPado’s coming out is timed to coincide with everyone’s desire to stay inside as Dubai’s temperatures soar during the hot summer. The onset of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid holiday provide a great opportunity for consumers to try the new service.
Omar Kassim, the founder and chief coffee drinker describes the initial motivations as “Trying to fix the problem of not having that really great online experience available locally.” while adding that “Great service, great prices coupled with really fast deliveries sounded like an interesting and do-able business model”.
A not very rigorous process of assessing the problems of online shopping on the back of an envelope towards the tail end of last year has resulted in the creation of Dubai’s newest online experience.
JadoPado’s primary motivation is to prevent customers from visiting a physical store. In order to make this happen, deliveries take place on the basis of three-‐hour delivery slots through out the day using the firm’s young fleet of delivery vans.
“We’re hoping that customers will be happy with our service. We try to do things at great prices and get them to customers a little quicker than anyone else.” Omar Kassim, JadoPado’s Chief Customer Pleaser outlined.
“We’re pretty well set, bar the occasional non life threatening glitch, to attract a wider audience and look forward to introducing them to Dubai’s best kept shopping secret”
JadoPado’s only promise is to promise nothing. If its customers turn around in the near future and call it the “Greatest shopping experience ever created” it will be clear that the business is a “great success” and may actually break even unlike other Internet based businesses that have come before it.
Aside from calling JadoPado’s toll free number 800 JPHQ (5747) to find out that JadoPado (when roughly translated from some North Indian dialects) is the equivalent of “fatty” in English, customers can talk directly to JadoPadoers through real-time chat to get assistance at any time.
If you’ve been motivated to buy something right now after reading through the entirety of this almost world beating press release, point your web browser to www.jadopado.com. It’s magical. We promise.
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JadoPado is incubated within al bogari Holdings, a privately held cutting edge trading and investment firm headquartered out of Dubai since 1974. al bogari Holdings has diverse commercial interests that include trading agricultural commodities, investment in a variety of Sharia compliant asset classes and providing investors with access to precious metals markets.