Following its recent success in Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, where unique listings have just passed the 43,000 mark, leading car classifieds platform Carmudi is set to launch in Congo and Tanzania. This takes the number of countries in which the business operates to 18, of which 7 are in Africa, where Carmudi is backed by Africa Internet Holding.
According to the African 2013 Wealth Book report, East Africa’s newest millionaires are now likely to come from Tanzania. The country’s middle class is growing at a rapid rate, and these are the people looking to purchase and sell cars; Carmudi offers an easy, efficient and reliable solution to help them do so. Carmudi Tanzania will be the first Carmudi station in East Africa, opening the door to further expansion in the region.
William Day, Managing Director for Carmudi East Africa, commented, ”With the economy and demographics expanding at world-leading rates, Tanzania is an exciting new frontier for Carmudi to continue its rapid rise in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring our premium quality user experience and customer service to millions of people”.
Meanwhile, in Congo an increasing proportion of the public, particularly the younger generation, are now online, meaning that the internet will play an ever-greater role in business and the provision of services.Alex Arsene, Country Manager for Carmudi Cameroon and Congo, stated, “We hope that local people will embrace the products and services that Carmudi is bringing to the Congo. As we reach more and more people, we will continue to focus on quality and aim to bring the best possible online customer service to all our users.”
Carmudi is a vehicle marketplace which connects vehicle buyers, sellers and dealers across an easy-to-use and intuitive website. With over 200,000 listings worldwide, the business platform operates under a high level of transparency through professional photos, updated listings, detailed descriptions, reports and rankings for 100% of its vehicles in each market. At the same time, vehicle sellers get a trusted online presence through a personalised webpage and can manage their inventory in a fast, easy and stress-free way.
Carmudi was founded in 2013 and is currently available in Bangladesh, Cameroon,Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The vehicle marketplace offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online.
Carmudi is part of Africa Internet Holding (AIH), a joint venture between Rocket Internet, MTN and Millicom. AIH is accelerating the online shift in Africa – for its people and its culture. AIH operates multiple online companies including:JUMIA, Zando, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Jovago, Lendico and Easy Taxi.