Who doesn’t love online shopping? Getting your favorite brands, at special online discounted prices, that too without moving from the comfort of your own bed. The first time I heard of this, I was sold.
Every person living in Saudi Arabia, who has at least had one encounter with the great postal service, knows that it is a process engulfed with hassles, refunds, and disputes, especially when it comes to online shopping.[irp]
After spending some time in the Kingdom, I have shortlisted the best online shops that deliver in Saudi Arabia. These online stores have been evaluated according to their prices, customer service and the variety of options that they offer.
It is important to remember that the most reliable way of shipping anywhere is courier shipping which is traceable, and if it is not offered one should not take the risk through regular post.
Souq – www.saudi.souq.com/sa-ar/: This is the place for all electronic tech junkies. This is a Middle Eastern company that will sell you anything ranging from home appliances to cameras. They also have the newest models in stock, and the best part is, they offer payment on delivery, which is pretty neat. Basically, a techie’s heaven.
Cobone – www.cobone.com: This is not your typical online shop. If you are looking for deals and coupons that visit this online store now! The site features offer coupons for various retailers which can range from spa packages to car washes etc. they also offer vacation packages at extremely low prices. It is simple and easy and is a good way to try new restaurants or spas without hesitating to waste money.
Extra Stores is another good option for online shopping in Saudi Arabia. Many times they offer free delivery to their customers who make orders online. Moreover, there are exclusive promotions on their online shopping which is not available in their stores.
Wadi https://ar-sa.wadi.com/: They provide a large variety of products on their online stores starting from electronics, watches, fashion items, beauty products, baby care products, toys for kids, home appliances and much more. It is a very good option if you want to buy products at cheap rates.
ASOS – www.asos.com: ASOS is your one-stop-shop for most of your fashion needs. It boasts a huge selection for both men and women. The online store carries many brands including their own flagship brand by their own name. They offer great customer service and are a winner in my books.
Feel Unique – www.feelunique.com : This store offers female cosmetics at extremely reasonable prices. This store had been recommended to be put on this list by several of my friends’ wives, as I do not use women’s cosmetics (LOL).
They carry thousands of cosmetic brands and any tools you might need for your beauty. However, some products are restricted in Saudi Arabia due to border regulations. It is recommended by fellow beauty junkies to all beauty junkies out there, as a place of dreams.
Kobo – www.kobobooks.com:This is for every bookworm out there. Who doesn’t like to unwind after a long day by reading a good book? Although Amazon delivers too, I found it difficult and not a user-friendly site.
Some users have reported issues even with the downloadable books from Amazon, and the customer service offered no help in this case. If you want hassle free eBooks, Kobo is it. They stock the latest releases as well as classics and sell e-reader gadgets such as the iPad.