People ask me all the time - from an Expat's perspective - what a good business idea would be for Kuwait; something different. I have to really focus on that question sometimes because the market is almost saturated with just about every type of business.
Sidenote: 15 years ago a Kuwaiti entrepreneur friend asked me this question and I said, 'Open a business that is pet-related. Big profits.' He laughed at me and told me that Kuwaitis don't like pets. Who is laughing now - all the way to the bank? Way to go, PetZone (pioneers), Royal Pet, Pet Planet... etc etc etc.
So now, for something new.... Along come these guys.
Masbagti is a mobile phone app that lets you alert them to pick up and delivery of your laundry. I know from friends with laundry services in Kuwait that the industry is suffering. Prices are low - especially if you have a laundry in an out-of the way area. Customers don't have the time (or patience) to drive to a laundry. This new concept would allow laundry services throughout Kuwait to partner with Masbagti and have them do all their marketing and orders. Awesome. It is like a Talabat type of concept.
I haven't tried them yet and I am hoping that nothing gets lost in translation when trying to place an order. Also hoping that their prices are good. However, in theory, I think it is fabulous. For them as business owners, it is low/no overhead and they will make a good profit taking a margin on their partners' work. For the laundries, it is a win/win as they have the additional revenue from the work that is being promoted by someone else.
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