“We believe in the bigger picture of the industry to compete for 1st place”
WEWEZ.com is looking to take over the online classified market, or at least according to its founder, Mohamed Saeed Alqubaisi. The site is currently undergoing a closed beta, so I sat down with Mr Alqubaisi to chat about the upcoming launch and to see what exactly his plans were for the site.
Can you give me an overview of what wewez.com is?
WEWEZ is the next generation of free online classifieds with some of the unique features like individual pages for the Brands & companies. It’s a variety of all features under one roof. WEWEZ provides a simple solution to the complications involved in selling, buying, trading, discussing, organizing, and sharing with people near you, wherever you may live around the globe. On WEWEZ you can easily design rich ads with pictures, control your selling, buying, and community activity, display your ads on your social networking profile, look at the major events going on around the city, as well as get a special page for your company.
Does your site offer any premium or paid features?
Yes, we have 2 kinds of login types, normal user login and business account holder where they are authorized to get a page dedicated for their brand / company. The companies who want to advertise will go to their section and choose which field best suits their business, like real estate or car dealing or construction; then, they can post their ad. When you enter the section, you will find the latest general ads for all the companies, but if you look for a specific company you go to their section which will be on the top and choose the field you want and this will take you to the companies in one field and you will find what you want. Let’s say if you are looking for car rental companies, you choose it and you will go to it.
How did you come up with the concept of wewez.com and why did you decide to set it up? What do you want the site to achieve?
I was once looking for a car, and i spent days, if not weeks trying to find what I want. Surfing so many websites and wasting so many hours, i came up with the idea to set up a website in which you can find whatever you want or need in one website, weather you want to use it as normal user or using the VIP service. We are in a busy world, and the time is not enough to spend hours searching for something in your area or in other countries. But in wewez.com, you can save your time by using the VIP Service in which you can post your request for as low as $3, to be sent in minutes to thousands of databases of companies, brokers, and users in your area or in other country. Then, you will receive many offers via email or text message on people who can provide you with what you requested so you can choose what best suits your need. I want this website to be known globally so then it is easier for people from all around the world to advertise about what they have to sell or what they want or find someone to adopt their dog .
How big is the team working on wewez.com?
A team of highly qualified IT professionals, Business Experts, Consultants and Data Mangers, each holding a pillar of WEWEZ. It’s a team of around 10 members in total.
Your site launch was scheduled for September 1st; are you facing any delays in bringing it online?
We made a Beta launch on June 1st and we will be launching this for open market very soon in the month of September. As we are getting more & more feedback from our closed customers of Beta launch, we are taking care of all their concerns which may have caused a bit of delay but it will give complete satisfaction to our customers at the end.
It has to be observed that wewez.com looks very similar to another site, dubizzle.com – are you looking to be a direct competitor to them? What will you offer to users that will set you apart from similar websites?
You may say that we look similar to Dubizzle.com or any other big classified posting based website because we expect WEWEZ to be tough competition for the entire classified market. We are not targeting any specific website as a competitor, we believe in the bigger picture of the industry to compete for 1st place.