Welcome to your very own online market Haabta! Marhaba!
As an online marketplace founded in Oman, our online platform is inspired by an Omani tradition that is a much-loved part of the cultural fabric of the country. A Haabta is traditionally an open-air market organised in communities across the country during the three days before Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha.
Mobile phones, cars, laptops, home appliances…whatever you’re looking for, Haabta is your home for all things you want to buy or sell.
Whether you’ve got a nephew who loves taking videos and has been eyeing that amazing camera for some time now, or a daughter to whom you’ve wanted to gift that brand new mobile phone on her birthday, or indeed a new set of wheels for you, Haabta is the place to be.
Designed to be a one-stop shop for customers and vendors to connect, Haabta encourages buyers to directly contact buyers, should they wish to find out further about the products they’re interested in, and organise payment, either through cash or credit card, ensuring fair transactions for all parties involved. We take no commission from sellers!
That’s right: we receive the payment on behalf of the seller, if they want to use Haabta gateway as a payment option and transfer the exact amount to them! To ensure quick and smooth transactions, sellers can also send to buyers a WhatsApp link we provide to them to access our online payment gateway.
When you use Haabta, you’re getting great sales packages for users on Haabta, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba online platforms with customised marketing deals.
Our Times of Oman and Al Shabiba pages get about 16 million visitors a month…potential traffic for your products on our platform. You’re also provided the option of either cash on delivery or online payments, the latter being made very secure to ensure your safety as a buyer.
You can find your audience on Haabta with no shop rental, digital marketing or other requirements of a physical shop or business, and this supports your entrepreneurship and reach to your audience at no cost.
What’s on Haabta?
There are a wide range of products you can find on the platform, available for you to buy through three means: auctions, classifieds.
Auctions help you sell products you feel you need to move on, to the highest bidder. If there is a service you are looking for, or one you are keen to offer, then check out the classifieds.
We’ve got user friendly content for you to shop for, find what you need, and help you get it in the shortest and easiest way.
We’ve got for you monthly promotions and discounts only on Haabta, as well as unique sellers you find only here.
Videos and photos: how Haabta helps you find customers
Video is now the fastest-growing medium of reaching out to customers. Having been a mainstay of advertising and promotions for well over 70 years now, the advancement of technology has made it easy for us to not just access video content from nearly anywhere, but easily make our own as well.
To ensure your video receives maximum exposure on Haabta, we’ve got some tips for you: always plan the running script of your video in advance and rehearse it before you start recording, and focus on the product in its environment
It would help to make a 360 video of your product, and good light is always advisable. Use descriptive content in your over voice to explain the features of your product in your video, and always make sure your (voice over) is clear.
Do not make videos longer than 40 seconds so that you retain the interest of your buyer, and make sure the text description of your video matches with your verbal description.