Ramadan 2017: Melltoo No-Meetup Classifieds Supports HH Sheikh Ben Zayed’s Year of Giving

“The UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 as the Year of Giving.

‘Giving’ is a value we cherish and saw personified in the UAE’s Founding Father Sheikh Zayed. We continue to see this philanthropic legacy embodied by his sons and ingrained in the DNA of our society. Through my humble experience, I believe giving is not limited to monetary donations. Rather, “giving” is defined by the differences we make: the differences in someone’s life, in a society, or in a nation. Sheikh Zayed’s legacy is not measured in the generous donations he made to the less fortunate only, but in the impact he has had on our lives and our country forever. This is our goal for the Year of Giving – to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, and in ourselves.”  –Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Melltoo Marketplace embraces the vision of our national leaders and looks forward to Ramadan 2017 as an opportunity to start making an impact on society.

We invite you to join us in giving back and helping those those among us in need.

Here is how YOU can help:

  • List your pre-owned items to sell. Make the world a more sustainable place by re-selling your stuff.
  • We will sell your stuff for you. We will promote your items to buyers, pick up and deliver your items as well as transfer your money to you.
  • Make a difference in someone’s life. Melltoo will donate 1% of all sales proceeds during Ramadan 2017 to provide food for the needy with the help of Emirates Red Crescent.

Remember, every action, no matter how small, counts. Start selling now.

Download our app and list your items immediately via melltoo.me/downloadapp (this link will take to your phone’s app store).

As with every year, we will glad to have our buyers continuously shop on our app to save money while reducing the need to produce more and increase waste. During the entire month of Ramadan, earn free credit daily (up to AED 500) with us and buy preloved electronics, fashion, and more for you and your family.

How it works:

  • Answer our daily trivia questions in-app. Learn more about Ramadan, charity, and culture in the UAE
  • Earn credit for correct answers. The answer to each trivia question is a promocode that earns you credit to spend.
  • Spend your credit when you want. Accumulate credit and spend it when you want to purchase pre owned electronics, fashion, and home items (Terms and Conditions apply).

You can only play this guessing game and use the promo codes on the mobile applications.

Start earning credit now: melltoo.me/downloadapp (download the app and create an account)

Remember, every time you buy something, 1% of the sales proceeds will be donated to Emirates Red Crescent.

Help us give back to society. Join us and together we will make a difference.

If you want to read about Melltoo’s vision and plan to contribute to the UAE’s sustainability efforts and goal to reduce waste, read our latest blog post: Melltoo Manifesto, Vision and Values.


The Dos and Don’ts of Selling on Melltoo

Are you posting on the app for the first time? Here are some tips for what (or more importantly) what not to do when you’re selling on Melltoo. Once you’re finished posting your item for sale, we will handle the headache of promoting, payment and delivery on your behalf. Selling secondhand in the UAE has never been easier!

 When “framing” the picture of an item you want to sell…

Make sure to:

  1. Take pictures using natural light
  2. Wear an item or use a model to showcase an item when possible
  3. Arrange the photo and item(s) so they are attractive


  1. Taking pictures at night
  2. Taking a picture with flash
  3. Taking pictures of multiple items at the same time





When choosing the background for the picture of an item you want to sell…

Make sure to:

  1. Use a table or a wall with a solid color as a background
  2. Use a hook to hang bags or clothes on a wall
  3. Clean the surface before displaying your items


  1. Taking pictures of your items on the ground or on a floral background
  2. Using a white background or a screenshot to advertise your item
  3. Using a dirty or reflective surface as a background




 When buying an item…ios-chat-to-buy-classifieds-dubai-app

Make sure to:

  1. Ask detailed questions about the item you’re buying
  2. Do research on the item and know it’s original price
  3. Negotiate a fair price with the seller


  1. Giving out financial information to sellers
  2. Asking for an unreasonable price on an item
  3. Don’t chat with a seller about an item unless you’re really interested in buying it




When selling your item…2

Make sure to:  

  1. Write a good description with lots of details
  2. Use relevant hashtags
  3. Set a reasonable price for your item


  1. Spelling mistakes and incomplete descriptions
  2. Asking for an unreasonable price for your item
  3. Selling counterfeit items