MELLTOO IMAGE POLICY – Increase Your Views On The App!

We are really happy that you are using Melltoo to sell your stuff, make extra cash and clear that clutter.

We need you to take note of the policies pertaining to images listed on the app –  this will help you sell faster, and sell more;

DO:

  • Take photos of the actual item for sale and not copy/paste images from somewhere else.

You may think that they look the same, but your item may have imperfections or flaws that don’t appear in a photo copied from somewhere else. Buyers are purchasing an item based on the photo listed and have the right to return an item if it does not match the photograph listed in-app

DO NOT list PHOTOGRAPHS OR IMAGES THAT ARE:

  • Irrelevant or inappropriate.
  • Poor resolution.
  • Appear sideways or upside down.
  • Unclear or blurred images.
  • Images copied from websites or search engines.

DO NOT:

  • Add additional text or graphics to photographs.
  • Create photo montages – you can upload 3 separate images to your listing.
  • Upload images that do not represent your item accurately.
  • Upload photos of items that you do not have on hand or that are for pre-ordering
  • Duplicate listings – one listing for a single item is enough! Others will be deleted.
  • List NEW items purchased specifically for resale in order to make a PROFIT (classified as business selling)

IF YOUR ITEM IS BRAND NEW OR SEALED

Please take a picture of the item that you have IN HAND , READY TO BE SOLD – if possible, remove items from the box to photograph

 

Want help taking pictures? We’ve got you covered here 

Business selling is prohibited on Melltoo! Need clarification on the Melltoo policies for selling? Take a look here 

Not following our image policy could lead to all listings being removed and a user ban – and we don’t want that!

Any questions, you know you can ask us anytime in app via our chat option – and we thank you for being part of the Melltoo family – long may it continue!

Leaving Dubai: 5 Farewell Party Ideas

Are you leaving Dubai? Are you having a hard time saying goodbye to your friends? Are you overwhelmed by all the stuff you have to sell? You are not alone! Moving can be very hectic, especially when you are trying to juggle farewell parties and garage sales. What if I told you that you could gather your friends, sell your stuff and have fun all at the same? Here are 5 farewell parties ideas from Melltoo that will help you celebrate your favorite people and sell your preloved items before you leave the UAE!

 

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1) Where in the World did you Buy that?

Host a sale event where you share the stories of all the fun dresses, shirts, paintings, knick knacks etc that you have collected from your international travels during your time in the UAE.

 Feeling extra creative? Separate your souvenirs into different continents and serve a finger food representing each continent. “Savor” the memories and enjoy a good laugh with your friends as you declutter.

 

2)What Decade is this From?

Did you find a Billy Cosby-esque sweater that you wore in the eighties? Don’t donate it just yet! Host a retro themed party and invite your guests to come in decade appropriate attire. Share stories of your “historic” clutter and sell your “antiques” to the grooviest buyers.

 Feeling extra creative? Prepare some relevant trivia questions and break out your VCR, CD player or record player (before you sell them) to make the event more authentic.

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3) Frugal Fashionista Fashion Show

Ladies, not ready to get rid of your clothes and shoes just yet? No problem! Host a private fashion show and invite your friends to model the outfits that they want to buy from you. Enjoy watching your outfits strut down your hallway one last time.

 Feeling extra creative? Organize a fun photoshoot in your living room and invite your friends over for a makeup and hair session before they start strutting down the catwalk.

 

 4) Fix it Friday for the Fellas

Has your father, brother, husband etc been promising to fix something in your storage room forever? Well, why wait any longer? Host a Fix it Friday event, where the men in your life can invite their handy friends to fix, take and sell your broken clutter.

 Feeling extra creative? Buy some hamburgers and veggies and fire up that grill! Nothing will encourage the guys to fix those broken things like the promise of good food.

 

5) Community Library Day

Take the books that are scattered around your house anLibraryd organize them into different age groups, genres or authors. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to spend the afternoon perusing and buying your book collection.

Feeling extra creative?  Setup up designated reading zones in your house on your Community Library Day, where your guests can snuggle up and start reading the books that they bought from you.   

 

Don’t have time to host a farewell party to sell your stuff? No worries! Post your stuff on Melltoo  and let us handle the promotion, payment and delivery of your items on your behalf!

The New Shopping Trend: Mobile Shopping

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Worldwide, 30% of ecommerce site traffic came from mobile in 2013. Souq.com, the Amazon, of the MENA region recently revealed that 40% of its sales (and growing) come from mobile. They predict that mobile will be the main way to shop by 2015. All over the world, all eyes are turning to mobile, with Facebook declaring itself a mobile-first company along with their acquisition of Whatsapp (a mobile-only messaging platform) for a whopping $19B. If you’re still not convinced that mobile is the way to go, then you should stop reading.

There are already many on the cutting edge who have taken to Instagram to set up their m-stores. And you know what? They are doing great. But Instagram is a photo-sharing app, not an m-commerce platform. And I can hear others now proudly boasting about their mobile responsive website. Sorry, but responsive just doesn’t cut it. Consumers prefer native apps, enough said. And an icon on their phone reminds them to go shopping, while a web browser on a phone takes the user everywhere but to your responsive website. Mobile is the best shopper experience.

How is the mobile shopping experience different?

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The M-Commerce Revolution

Remember ebay? Yes, that was a while back. When ebay first came on the scene, it was the e-commerce revolution! All the little guys could now sell online. Whether you were online or offline, you now had a platform for an e-store. You finally had an answer to all those customers that asked if you had an online store. And then came the e-commerce platforms that provided turn-key solutions for an online e-store. Just select a template, upload your catalog and you’re ready to go. Well, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but your e-store is no longer enough, it’s time to go mobile.

Why You Need an m-Store: Selling on Mobile

Worldwide, 30% of ecommerce site traffic came from mobile in 2013. Souq.com, the Amazon, of the MENA region recently revealed that 40% of its sales (and growing) come from mobiles. They predict that mobile will be the main way to shop by 2015. All over the world, all eyes are turning to mobile, with Facebook declaring itself a mobile-first company along with their acquisition of Whatsapp (a mobile-only messaging platform) for a whopping $19B. If you’re still not convinced that mobile is the way to go, then you should stop reading.

There are already many on the cutting edge who have taken to Instagram to set up their m-stores. And you know what? They are doing great. But Instagram is a photo-sharing app, not an m-commerce platform. And I can hear others now proudly boasting about their mobile responsive website. Sorry, but responsive just doesn’t cut it. Consumers prefer native apps, enough said. And an icon on their phone reminds them to go shopping, while a web browser on a phone takes the user everywhere but to your responsive website.

How is the mobile shopping experience different?

You might still be scratching your head and wondering: what makes the mobile shopping experience different? The answer is: the mobile phone. The mobile phone is with you everywhere you go. You pull it out of your pocket or purse at every dull moment in your day. You push the home button and you’re instantly connected. You can’t do this with a laptop. With the mobile, you can shop on demand; you can shop for the bag you just saw on a billboard as you whizzed by on the metro. You can do price research for the vacuum cleaner for which you are standing in line to pay for. The mobile is a tool for instant communication, it is always on and always with you. Imagine chatting with a salesperson as you browse his store catalog while sitting at the doctor’s waiting room. The mobile is a tool for social interaction, you take pictures and videos, share them with friends, comment on things your friends share with you on a plethora of different social networks right on one device. In the shopping context, you can ask your friends for recommendations and advice on purchases as you shop. Shopping on the mobile is an engaging experience that cannot be replicated on the web.

What should you look for in a m-store platform? 

So at this point, you see the need to start selling on mobile. Assuming you are not amazon.com, you probably don’t have the resources or time to devote to building your very own m-commerce app. Instead, you want a turnkey solution that will allow you to get started instantly. In order to leverage the mobile shopping experience to grow sales, here are some things you should look for in an m-store platform.

  • It’s a native app – Native apps use phone hardware like the camera, location services, and integration with other apps in ways that a “responsive website” doesn’t.
  • The app looks good and is easy/stupid to use – UI/UX is very important when your screen is only 4-5 inches long. If the app is not dead simple to use, say hello to the uninstall button.
  • The platform is social – By this, I do not mean that it has a share to Facebook button. Share button does not social make. When I say social, I mean that a community can be formed within the app because the app has “public spaces” for users to engage in. Often, this means an activity feed, comments, likes/shares, and follows. Think Twitter or Instagram.
  • It has a built-in chat platform – Nothing is more powerful than mobile chat, it is a medium of communication that has taken the world by storm. Don’t take my word for it, just think Whatsapp at $19B.

Download the Melltoo app and checkout how we have integrated all of these things to make m-commerce easier than ever in the UAE!

Go forth and sell on mobile. Welcome to web 3.0.

Create your Melltoo M-boutique in 5 Simple Steps

Are you an Instagram seller who needs a real m-store? Or are you a brick & motar retailer who wants to sell your products on mobile? Here’s your chance. Set-up a Melltoo  m-boutique today in 5 easy steps. mStore_StepbyStep

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