News Awok bids goodbye to million online shoppers in UAE

Awok bids goodbye to million online shoppers in UAE


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E-commerce platform Awok is shutting down its online business a year after raising $30-million from its external round of financing to expand further regionally. 

The page, when accessed, announced that it has ceased operations seven years after in the business due to the current situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Read the statement below:

Awok’s journey as a mass-market e-commerce player has unfortunately come to an end, and the company has ceased operations. After seven incredible years of saving money for our customers by creating regional business and a platform for our suppliers and sellers, we are sad to inform you that given the current global situation it left the company no other choice than to close its platform for good.

The ambition of the company was to bring choice and affordability to everyone in the MENA region by building infrastructure and platforms to enable businesses, but this ambition did not survive the current business environment to come to fruition. We are proud of the positive impact Awok has had on our customers, partners, suppliers and grateful to everyone who has been part of the journey. A special thanks is directed to the Awokers who have provided continuous support to Awok through all their hard work and dedication.

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