If you've ever felt lost inside huge malls anywhere in the GCC, then the GoShop app is most definitely a solution to your problem.
The GoShop app is a free mall discovery application where a user can search and explore different stores within malls using a smart phone.
Sajjad Abdul Kader, a 27-year-old Indian expat, co-founded the GoShop app with Mohammed, the CEO. Mohammed is the one who came up with the idea for the app.
"When Mohammed shared the idea with me, we initially planned to create a mall directory with indoor navigation," Kader said. "But we wanted to create something innovative and useful for the society."
According to Kader, the app was created for users and customers to have a better shopping experience. "GoShop bridges the gap between retailers and consumers, understanding their needs using technology," he added.
Shopping malls are the prime example of supply and demand. Malls tend to have massive floor plans and hundreds of stores, so it's difficult for people to locate the store they want to get to.
"In this era of digitization, shopping malls are an area which is yet to be explored. The more technology we bring into understanding a customer’s shopping behavior, the more we could deliver to the customers," Kader said.
GoShop is not just a mall discovery app, what makes it different is that it also provides a platform for users to share their shopping experiences.
Some of the GoShop app's features include:
According to Kader, GoShop is still planning to introduce even more features.
"There are more features we are planning to integrate in the near future for the customers to experience a virtual mall," he said. "Some of them are live navigation, live chat options with retailers, locating free parking slots, reserving parking spaces, tracking parked vehicles, a loyalty program, personalized vouchers and more!"
GoShop is currently available in the UAE and Doha. Around 85 malls have already been listed, along with 17,000 stores and outlets.
"We are getting a good response from the market and users. We're also working hard to retain our users and make them interact through the app," Kader said.
Kader and Mohammed plan to expand all over the GCC as well as the United States, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok and India. Their vision is to create a virtual mall experience for everyone.
"With our vision and focus, we think GoShop would make a good companion for shoppers."
iOS link: https://itunes.apple.com/ae/app/goshop-app/id1125709892?mt=8
Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goshop&hl=en
Animation video: https://youtu.be/aZVWYBmtVKw
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