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Ala' AlSallal

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August 2013

Jamalon is a bilingual online platform that provides unparalleled access to a catalogue of books in English and Arabic. Since its inception in 2010 as a home-based operation, the company has evolved dramatically. Inspired by the demand for high quality Arabic literature in the region, Jamalon is now MENA’s largest online bookstore with over 10 Million titles.  

The company’s unique offering and its ability to adapt to the regional market have been the key drivers of its success. Contrary to the challenges usually associated with online shopping in the Middle East, Jamalon customers can pay cash on delivery and receive orders in less than a week. Heading into 2016, Jamalon’s plans for expansion include the launch of a community sourced book review platform, the sale of eBooks, and print on demand services.

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