Vodafone Launches Www.Souqit.Com, Qatar’s New Online Marketplace


24 May 2011: Vodafone, at today's opening of QITCOM exhibition and conference, unveiled their latest innovation-www.SouqIt.com; Qatar's new online marketplace.

SouqIt.com is a vibrant and secure online community that brings buyers and sellers together in one unique and easy-to-use location.  Anyone in Qatar can now buy and sell everything from cars to boats and designer handbags to the latest gadgets.  Plus with SouqIt's real-estate listings and job board, jobs can be advertised or found plus services and the hottest properties available for rental and sale.

Free to join and featuring fixed-price auctions, traditional time-based auctions-with starting prices and minimum bids-and standard classified ads, SouqIt's no-hassle interface lets everyone quickly and easily upload photos, create a listing and publish all with a few simple clicks.

"We're thrilled to launch SouqIt, the latest innovation from Vodafone! We saw a big need in the market for what SouqIt has to offer. SouqIt will change the way people in Qatar buy and sell things and will be another way that Vodafone is making a world of difference for all the people in Qatar," said Michael Portz, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Qatar.

Showcasing SouqIt to the media, SouqIt's General Manager, DeEtte Christie, said, "Whether you're starting your own business using SouqIt Stores, raise money for charity, or simply cleaning out your closet, SouqIt gives you an experience unlike any other in Qatar. It's never been easier to buy or sell online!."

"SouqIt.com is launched as a public beta, which means we want to gather feedback from the community in order to make SouqIt as great as it can be.  We value all the feedback we get from our customers and can't wait to hear what more the community wants from an innovative new service like SouqIt," continued DeEtte Christie.

To celebrate the launch of SouqIt, selling through SouqIt's classifieds and auctions is FREE until 31 July. 

For SouqIt members who are looking to make their ad or auction stand out from the crowd, they can use SouqIt Premium Listing Services and book one of SouqIt's associates to personally assist them with their classified listing or auction.  Starting from QR100, SouqIt offers in-person services such as photography, consultation, and listing creation. For more on SouqIt's Premium Listing Services, visit www.souqit.com.

Current auctions include 3 Vodafone Star Numbers, available for bidding until Saturday 28 May.



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