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.
Sendevarmi.com, a second-hand clothes site, launched into Turkey's already well-contested vertical for used clothes, with a kink in the standard business model, which may just bear fruit: It donates a hefty part of its turnover to charity.
AgriAffaires.ma, a site for new and used agricultural machines and tools, was launched in Morocco by AgriMaroc, a local media outlet for agricultural information. It is the first and only such site in the country to date.
After formally launching its c-to-c classifieds platform in Bangalore, India earlier this year (our report here), Amazon, the world’s biggest e-tailer, now launched a structured, online training course for new sellers.
Allegro Group, operator of Poland’s largest marketplace Allegro.pl, plans to replace Naspers’ PayU payment system with its own system, developed in cooperation with an external financial partner.
Trovit, a leading aggregator which successfully generates traffic and click-outs for its classified partners in 51 countries, is eyeing new markets.