Abnormal Demand For Gym Equipment Purchasing and Rental in Kuwait

There is a sudden demand for gym equipments in Kuwait. People in Kuwait are buying and renting gym equipments for home use since they can’t go to gyms. According to a friend of mine prices went up 50-100% for gym equipment and I called a family member who sells gym equipment and asked him about the trend. He told me we sold our entire stock including the showroom samples. Gyms in Kuwait started renting their equipment, and this is how they are making money right now.

TONS | Online Grocery is The Hottest App in Kuwait Right Now

With the Corona Virus issue spreading all over the world. Most businesses are losing big time. On the other hand, some businesses are thriving and becoming very attractive for investors. In the past there wasn’t a business as attractive as Talabat and Carriage for investors. I don’t think this is the case anymore. The beauty about online groceries is that it works during good times and bad times. During the good times, it provides convenience for the customers. During the bad times, it provides the essentials and it cater for the needs of the customers. For all investors, keep an eye on Tons Online Grocery.

Website: www.tons.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tons_app/

iOS App: TONS

Android App : TONS

Sad News The Kind Ones Closed Their Store in Los Angeles, CA

Few days ago I heard very sad news that the Kuwaiti concept The Kind Ones closed their Los Angeles branch. The founders are very brave to open in California in the first place, and I respect them for that. The Kind Ones is successful in Kuwait, so I hope the founders the best of luck.

PS4 Dreams is The Most Creative Game Ever

I have always wanted to create my own video game, but the way to develop is extremely complex. Playstation created a very simple engine called Playstation Dreams to develop video games. I was impressed to see creations like Sonic, Mario, and Metal Gear. All games at the early stages, but the concepts are impressive. Since kids are completely out of school, it is a good time to utilize their talent and create wonderful Playstation games.

Phones Resale Value in Kuwait

Few months ago, I decided to sell my Google Pixel 3 XL. I went to phone shops in Sharq Kuwait City, and I was really surprised that I got a low selling price from all the shops. All of the shops told me that they are only interested in buying Apple iPhones or Samsung phones. They are also interested in buying phones that has a warranty in Kuwait. Since I bought my phone from the US, it made it even less attractive. The problem is that I keep changing smartphone brands, and now I am using a OnePlus from the US. I loved OnePlus so much, but again I am worried about the resale value.

If you want a smartphone that holds value, then stick to Apple and Samsung.

A New Makeup Brand That is Trending in The Market – Ayn Noon

If you’re looking for quality products for your eyes, then we got your answer here. Ayn Noon is a newly founded cosmetic company based in Kuwait and it’s the perfect eye makeup for all sensitive eyes and busy women.

 

Its makeup is easy to use and perfect for everyone. They are currently selling four main products for the eyes that are all organic, gluten-free and cruelty-free. The main collection is the following: Ayara Mascara the perfect mascara for your everyday look; two main eyeliners Kajoola (demure) and Jareea’a (Bold) eyeliner. While Kajoola eyeliner is thin tipped, Jareaa’a eyeliner is thick tipped. And lastly, they have Gazel pencil eyeliner as the best pencil eyeliner for sensitive eyes. All products are made in the EU and are all intensive black.

The main purpose of creating Ayn Noon is to provide quality makeup for everyone at an affordable price. And most importantly, creating Ayn Noon was to create a beauty line with an Arabic touch that feels unique.

You can buy Ayn Noon Products from their website and also follow them on instagram

Retail Recession in Kuwait

Things haven’t been that good when it comes to retail in Kuwait. From stores in the avenues to the stores in Hawalli, the retail industry is changing big time. Last week, we had some goods at Kuwait customs and when we went there it wasn’t as busy as it used to be in the past. We asked around and the labor there were complaining that imports have decreased so much and it keeps decreasing. The trucks that transports goods were charging 25 KD per trip and now they are charging 10 KD only. I have discussed this issue with multiple business owners and they mostly blame the changes in the industry.

Al-Rehab Complex: Multiple business owners that I know very well complained how their customers changed the way they purchase video games. When it comes to software, they purchase online from Playstation Network, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Games Store. Even if someone wants the collector’s edition, they buy it from Amazon. The problem even the most loyal customers to Al-Rehab Complex stopped going there and they started to buy online. Buying directly from Amazon for collector’s edition games is cheaper than buying from Al-Rehab Complex.

The Avenues: The Avenues has the highest foot traffic in Kuwait, but for the past 2.5 years. You see constant sales going on. I am surprised to see Sales going on for that long, but it isn’t stopping at all and I don’t think it will stop anytime soon. Business owners are blaming the leave of expats families, reduction in purchase power, and purchasing online from stores overseas.

Ibn Khaldoun St: Even the silicon valley of Kuwait have been hit big time. I talked to multiple business owners and their main problem is that people are buying from Amazon. Of course people will buy from Amazon, they offer lower prices and very fast deliveries. I am getting my stuff within 3-4 days, which is extremely fast for a shipment coming from the US. The stores in Kuwait can’t compete with Amazon since Amazon have a very large economy of scale.
The trend will continue where retail will suffer and online purchases will increase. Retail recession has started few years ago, but lets see how 2020 goes.

Top 3 Anime For 2019

I have been watching anime since I was a kid, and I personally think 2019 is an amazing year. I don’t want to mention the story of each anime, because it will ruin it for you.

Top 3 Anime:-

1- The Promised Neverland

2- Kimetsu No Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

3- Dr. Stone

 

Each one of them is worth watching, so give it a shot and let me know what you think.

 

Muharraq Skewers | The Best Mix Grill Restaurant in Kuwait

I have been going to Muharraq Skewers for the past few months. Honestly, it is the best mix grill restaurant in Kuwait. The food is always fresh and the meat is always juicy and tender. The restaurant is located in Salmiya and it is a very small restaurant and always full. The only time I go and find a table instantly is when they first open but from 7:30 or 8:00 PM, it takes around 1 hour to get a table. I use an app called Requeue to be in line so I don’t have to wait outside the store. Let me share what I usually order from Muharraq Skewers

1- Bahrini Tikka (Marinated with Loomi)

2- Hearts

3- Arayes

4- Kebab

5- Hummus

Just order the mentioned items and for sure you will be more than happy.

Why Do We Still Order From Carriage Over Deliveroo

The battle between Carriage and Deliveroo has been going on for sometime. I personally use Talabat, Carriage, and Deliveroo. My favorite one is Deliveroo because of the superior customer service. Even though Deliveroo is my favorite app, I can’t use it that much. The main reason of why I use Carriage more than Deliveroo is the option to write notes for each item I order. At the Duwaneyah, I usually order food for 10+ people, and each person customize his order differently. For example we order from Fat Burger, I will get a request saying I don’t want onions in my burger. The other want extra mayo and so on. The problem is that I can’t add any notes to the items I order on Deliveroo. When I use Carriage I have the luxury to write down a note for each item, and that’s why I still use Carriage more than Deliveroo. This case applies to all my friends at the Duwaneyah and all of us are forced to use Carriage instead.

I hope Deliveroo update their app to include such feature. If they do, they will be much more competitive.