Carmudi Nigeria, an online car retailer has said that its target is to attract at least ten million users to its website, www.carmudi.com.ng even as the site recorded about 40,000 listings including over 800, 000 Facebook fans.
According to the car dealer, the milestone comes on the heels of a well-attended dealer’s forum held by Carmudi in Ibadan which hosted members of the automobile dealers association.
In a statement, Carmudi said, “The online marketplace has successfully driven its way into seven cities in Nigeria and is estimated to reach over 10 million users in the country.”
Speaking on the achievement, Carmudi’s Head of Business Development for Africa, Karl-Johann Sturesson said: “The trust we have gained from buyers and sellers across the country is amazing. We are thrilled that Carmudi is getting such wide reception from the majority of professional car dealers, and individual sellers who are now listing on our site – with this, we are now in a better position to give people the convenience they deserve to find their dream car.”
He added that the increase in listings comes with a 60 percent increase in the number of site visitors over the last four months.
On his part, Managing Director of Carmudi Nigeria, Christian Keller, said: “We have had a busy summer at Carmudi. We needed to ensure we can manage the growth without compromising our quality promise. It is great to see that both sellers and buyers are honouring our passion buying and selling cars more conveniently.
“Carmudi is on its way to becoming a one-stop shop for any car related topic in Nigeria. We are catering to all kinds of users. Be it someone looking for cars, dreaming of cars or in future even seeking advice, tips, or reviews on cars.”
“The online platform is clearly extending itself beyond the transactional relationship and engaging with users on a more personal level. With 25 percent of Nigeria’s online consumers planning to buy a new or used car in the next two years, it is very likely that Carmudi will turn into the ideal “one-stop shop solution” for every Nigerian household,” he added. Source: Vanguard.