Schibsted must be one of the best - if not the best - ambassadors of the global classifieds industry, thanks to the excellent way it explains how the world benefits from buying and selling used goods. In 2016, the traders on eight of Schibsted's classifieds sites saved 16.3 million tons of greenhouse gas emission, the company said in a news release.
Classified ad spending increased eight percent in the U.K. in 2016 to £1.5 billion (about $1.9 billion U.S.), according to a new analysis done by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC. The researchers concluded that classified ad spend, including spending on jobs, real estate and automotive listings, represented 14 percent of total digital advertising spend in the U.K. in 2016.
In Finland, Sanoma decided to renew its video and display advertising systems, including on its classified sites.
Allegro Group, operator of Poland’s largest marketplace Allegro.pl, launched Android Pay as a new payment gateway in the latest version of its Android app.
In March, Gumtree South Africa launched a revamped, modern-looking site and today it dumped its well-established, but old-fashioned, logo for a cool, modern logo. Do you think it was a successful redesign?
Kinnevik-backed Quikr.com, a leading general classifieds site in India, integrated Truecaller, an app which identifies callers (per telephone) and senders of SMSs, to give Quikr users full control over incoming calls and callers. And, so build user trust in trading on the platform.
The 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition is currently underway. At the event, China’s leading classifieds conglomerate, 58.com, has been talking up the cross-sector potential of its used auto platform 58che.com and real estate subsidiary Anjuke.com.
Mercari, a flea market app in Japan, launched a convenient, home-delivery service for large items nationwide on April 17.
Three classified sites operate in Ukraine, which we haven't reported on until now. One is a few years old, the others are relatively young start-ups.
Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth and operator of classifieds/stuff platforms Taobao and Xianyu, announced it will launch an e-commerce and logistics hub in Thailand by 2019.