Prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET, has announced that product sales in the UAE grew by 23% in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first, contributing to the company's 12% increase in global sales from 2012.The first quarter of 2013 also showed QNET product sales transactions averaging approximately 10,000 per month in the Middle East and North Africa as a whole, while the monthly average increased to 11,200 per month during the second quarter.
"The region currently contributes to approximately 48% of our global sales," said Khaled Diab, Regional General Manager of QNET. "We offer a myriad of products that aim to enhance and enrich the lives of our customers, and these vary from physical products like wellness supplements to virtual services such as vacation packages and e-learning courses."
Other markets in the region showed significant quarter-on-quarter increases in product sales with Oman ranking first with 42%, followed by Qatar at 30%, then theUAE and finally Saudi at 15%. Outside of the GCC, product sales in Syria, Morocco and Algeria rose 78%, 35% and 14%, respectively.
The top selling products shipped from the logistics hub from Mussafah in Abu Dhabi,UAE, include QNET's Swiss watch brand Bernhard H Mayer and the HomePure water filtration system.
Diab explained that QNET's HomePure addresses a real need for clean water in the region.
"In many Arab countries, there are instances of drinking water scarcity, especially in the summer. Many health problems such as vomiting, diarrhoea and kidney failure are caused by polluted drinking water. Contamination of waterways by industrial and agricultural pollutants is also a serious concern," he said. "That's why we believe HomePure has been doing remarkably well not just in UAE but in the MENA region as a whole."
"Watches on the other hand are a symbol of an aspirational lifestyle," he continued. QNET's range of Bernhard H Mayer watches are handcrafted in Switzerland at Cimier, a Swiss watch company with a 90 year history in the watch making business. "The Bernhard H Mayer watch collection stands for a certain class and elegance associated with success and the direct selling industry is ultimately about people wanting to succeed as an entrepreneur," Diab added.
QNET's product team is regularly developing and testing new products and services with the aim of enhancing the lives of its customers. "Rapid urbanisation coupled with the development of new technology has led to the promotion of sedentary lifestyles. The World Health Organisation reports that 2.3 billion people will be overweight by the year 2015 of which at least 700 million will be obese. In line with our commitment to provide products that help our customers live healthy lives, QNET will be soon be launching the InShape weight management program in the UAE to help our customers safely fight their weight issues, ultimately living a healthier and happier lifestyle," said Diab.
For more than a decade and with a solid reputation amongst the world's leading direct selling companies, QNET has been offering unique network marketing business opportunities from the UAE, to approximately two million entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
QNET is one of Asia’s leading Direct Selling companies with a dynamic online shopping and business community comprising around seven million customers and independent distributors around the world. The company offers an entrepreneurial network marketing business opportunity and a portfolio of lifestyle products that have been developed to enhance the lives of its customers through innovation, wellness and luxury.
Established in Asia in 1998, QNET utilises the direct sales business model on a proprietary eCommerce platform to market and distribute its exclusive products. The company specialises in everyday, consumer brands as well as high-end luxury goods.
QNET is a member of the Direct selling Association in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.