Nilaam.pk is an upcoming auctioning platform (like Lootmaar.com and b4bid.com and others) that is in a very heavy promotion and hype phase right now. Here’s a comment they left here that I found hilarious:
Nilaam.pkâ€™s vision is to create the Pakistanâ€™s first global economic democracy. We see a “people’s market” in which anyone in Pakistan, UAE, and Bangladesh could sell or buy just about anything for a fair price. And today on the Nilaam.pk marketplace, trust, honesty and efficiency are rewarded more than size or status.
Despite differences in language, culture and economic status, people around Pakistan are united in their fundamental need to connect, discover and interact.
People seek fulfillment of these fundamental needs in their day-to-day activities. As we explore, learn, shop, share and talk with each other, we are also aspiring toward a more emotionally satisfying experience as human beings.
But over the past 8 years, Pakistanâ€™s Internet has expanded, and so has humankind’s relationship with it. More and more of our day-to-day activities are conducted online. The Internet continually enhances our ability to connect with the world around us.
And Nilaam.pk. now plays an even larger role in our lives, as well. It’s no longer just about fairness. It’s about fostering that human connection through “Social Commerce,” which we define as “a powerful combination of commerce, communication and community that enhances traditional buying and selling.”
Nilaam.pk. will make Social Commerce Pakistanâ€™s global reality. We will continue to expand economic opportunity by fostering an emotionally satisfying experience for people around Pakistan to explore, learn, shop, share and talk with each other. We will do this by managing and growing some of the strongest brands in the world.
We will continue to innovate and integrate the technologies and policies that make these day-to-day activities even more trusted, fair and efficient than they are today.
Thousands of people who will be using Nilaam.pk will experience this new way to connect. Nilaam.pk will make it so easy and rewarding to engage in Social Commerce that we believe millions of more will participate. And this next generation will bring with them new products, ideas and opportunities for everyone.
Ultimately, Nilaam.pk will raise the expectationsâ€”and aspirationsâ€”of people around the world as they seek to connect, discover and interact with each
Hmm… why not also solve the burma crisis, global warming and our rising oil prices too?! Hey align the planets while we’re at it.
Ok kidding – Look Nilaam, here is the thing: while all this hyperbole and grand world-changing vision of
changing the world is great, your website currently doesnt reflect your commitment to that vision.
When lootmaar.com was building their platform, they had a simple splash screen on their page. Lootmaar never contacted me, didnt try elaborate press distribution schemes, and infact this was the first direct communication I had with Adnan, but I remember that when they had this splash screen I would visit their website atleast once a week to check whether theres any updates.
With Nilaam? Not so inclined.
I know you have got some decent coverage on news papers, have some pretty nice ideas of how to get the platform going, and also have US based investors backing you, but you really need to focus on your product right now.
So stop worrying about hype and focus on the product. If the product is good, the hype will be formed automatically.