The Trading Post (TradingPost.com.au), formerly an Australian classifieds powerhouse, is looking to make a comeback after raising up to $15 million AUD ($11.5 million U.S.) through stockbroker Bell Potter, to resume the marketshare battle with industry giants Gumtree, EBay, Carsales and Realestate.com.au.
Naspers created a new cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) system with analytical tools for a wide range of managers and specialists, using data from all Naspers’ classified sites in Poland.
KKTown, a leading mobile-only, stuff marketplace in Taiwan, introduced a new section dedicated to goods which have only been used a few times and are still basically new. In the first two weeks after the section's introduction last month, it added on average 600 new items a day, according to the site.
IVW, Germany's respected traffic measurer, won EBay Kleinanzeigen as a client for the first time in January, which made the organisation's monthly announcements even more riveting reading. The January numbers confirmed yet again: the dominant e-commerce/classifieds player in Germany is EBay Inc., with the visits of its three sites EBay.de, Mobile.de and EBay Kleinanzeigen taken together.
LeBonCoin, France’s dominant classified site, launched a new site for comparing prices of new products this week. The new site is called LeDenicheur.
In Poland, OLX.pl, the stuff site of Naspers, added value for its premium clients, by giving them the choice to have jobs listed on OLX.pl duplicated at no extra cost on OLX.ua.
Caxton, one of South Africa’s biggest media companies on market capitalization, is entering the local online classifieds market in a big way.
Modacruz, the popular site focused on preloved, branded clothes in Turkey, recently began to sell products outside its narrow fashion focus for the first time.
The Amazon site won't arrive down under before September, but already more than half the local market has geared up to spend money on the site when it does, according to Nielsen Omnibus.
Trade Me (NSX: TME), a marketplace and auction site in New Zealand, unveiled a new buyer-protection service for consumers trading new and used goods across its general marketplace.