In Finland, Sanoma’s auto site Autotie.fi launched a Facebook Messenger chatbot that serves as a personal assistant to people searching for cars on the site.
MercadoLibre, a Latin American e-commerce and classifieds player operating in 19 countries, added Nicolas Aguzin as a company board member.
Facebook Messenger is adding chatbot ads. Facebook Marketplace relies on Messenger for communication between buyer and seller. Will Marketplace users soon be inundated with spam? Perhaps, but not immediately.
In Poland, Allegro launched a new bonus system for buyers, and announced changes to the rules for rating sellers and transactions in favor of the buyer.
In Denmark, the global leasing company ALD Automotive is poised to start selling used autos from its own fleet to consumers on the site Qigo.dk. ALD offers leasing in 53 countries. Is this the first step of a future, global, b-to-c, used-auto brand?
Motomi.pl, an auto site that was launched in Poland last year, introduced a new administration section for auto dealers and added new filters to its search engine for users.
In Poland, Agora’s real estate site Domiporta.pl entered into an exclusive partnership with ING Bank Slaski's app Navidom.
Recently, we reported the MagicBricks.com tie-up with SBI, the country’s largest bank for soft loans for home buyers, and now Droom.com, a leading new- and used-auto site in India, has partnered with Axis Bank to offer easy credit for both new and used autos.
Late last year, real estate site YzerProperty, owned by Dubai-based YzerGroup, launched a bold promotion, which quickly produced spectacular results.
IProperty Group pulled extra experience into the top management of its businesses in Malaysia and Singapore. Haresh Khoobchandani (photo) started working as general manager of IProperty Group for Malaysia and Singapore earlier this month. He has more than 20 years experience of sales and marketing.