Turkish home decor marketplace Dekopasaj.com has launched the UAE’s first second-hand furniture vertical, Decosouq.
The website aims to disrupt big players such as eBay and Dubizzle by offering users the chance to buy and sell on a site dedicated exclusively to the furniture category.
Although listings on the site are free, Decosouq charges a 25% commission on all items sold. In return, the site curates the quality of the items offered and takes care of the sales process, storage, delivery, packing and assembly.
Launched in 2016 in Turkey by former Bain & Co consultant Emir Tumen, Decosouq says it is focused on expanding rapidly in the GCC, catering to the large expat population in the region.
The site currently operates in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman but hopes to expand across all seven emirates in the UAE over the coming months.
“Having launched our services only a few months back, we have approved thousands of listings, welcoming first key accounts and growing 40-50% in GMV sales month over month,” said founder Emir Tumen in a press release.
“We at Decosouq are using technology and third-party services to introduce new and smart ways of selling & buying pre-loved furniture. Our aim is to change the circular economy landscape with one piece of furniture at a time. We also want to help all our sellers and buyers build 100% trust by having a hassle-free experience with Decosouq.”