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OLX Strengthens Pre-owned Cars Category, Doubles Its Business Seller Base in 2017

● 40,000 registered business sellers’ in automobile category boost revenue by three times

● Transactions increased by 25 percent in 2017

● 77 percent of pre-owned cars sales in India happen on OLX

Pune: OLX, India’s largest online classifieds marketplace for Auto, Real Estate and Goods and Services with 40 million monthly active users, has extended its leadership position in the pre-owned cars category with growth coming from all areas of business, which includes listings, business sellers and revenue streams. As pioneers in the classifieds space, OLX created a simple to use online medium for buying and selling of pre-owned cars, which was once dominated by offline unorganized dealers.

The automobile category that includes cars and bikes is the largest section on the platform, with 45 percent of the total user visits. 15,000 cars are listed for sale, every day on OLX. Each car listing on an average gets more than 1000 views, and almost 65 percent of cars are sold within the first week. In 2017, transactions on the platform increased by 25 percent, from 2.4 million units sold in 2016 to 3 million units in 2017 (Jan- Dec).

As per industry estimates, market size for pre-owned cars is valued at 3.8 million units, that places OLX as the leader with 77 percent market share of the industry. On the business side, revenues from pre-owned cars category increased by three times for FY17 -18, supported by an active base of business sellers, launch of customized solutions and local sales support team of 200, operating across 50 cities.

In 2017, new dealer sign ups in automobile category doubled on the platform. To foster the community, OLX invested in dealer connect program- Driveathon, an initiative to assist dealers to come online. In 2017, OLX ran the program across 20 cities touching over 3,000 dealers. Under this initiative, OLX educates car dealers about the emerging trends in the pre-owned automobile market, hosts workshop with experts from the industry and promotes knowledge sharing on regulatory developments in the automobile sector. OLX aims to expand the reach of this property to 40 cities in 2018.

Commenting on the business performance, Mr. Sunny Kataria, Director, Auto Category, OLX India said, "We are focused on transforming the way consumers buy and sell pre-owned cars, using online. 2017 was a rewarding year for OLX in which we evolved our cars category by building robust revenue streams and demonstrating a sustainable business model. Our deep-rooted understanding of the online classifieds places us in a solid position to take the market to greater heights.”

OLX registered a growth of 50 percent in the number of buyers, while the seller base grew by 100 percent in the pre- owned cars category, in 2017. A regional break-up of the car listings shows 55 percent of them coming from tier one markets of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. The remaining 45 percent of the listings come from tier two cities. OLX’s wide reach touches over 4,000 cities in India.

About OLX Group

The OLX Group operates a network of online trading platforms in over 40 countries. It builds market leading classifieds marketplaces that empower millions of people to buy and sell goods and services, promoting prosperity in local communities. With over 330 million monthly users worldwide, OLX Group makes it fast and easy to buy and sell almost anything online, such as household goods, phones, cars and houses. The OLX Group is powered by a team of 4,000 people, operating from 25+ offices across five continents.

OLX is India's number one consumer-to-consumer marketplace for pre-owned cars and motorbikes, mobile phones, household items jobs and real estate. In India, it already has 85% market share of the consumer – to- consumer online trade. OLX is the number #1 buying + selling mobile App in India according to Google Play store, and is currently trending at 6 billion page-views a month. OLX India has won prestigious industry awards and accolades and was recently recognized by the prestigious ‘Superbrands’ in 2016.   

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