Olx, yesterday estimated that the value of unused quality items in Nigerian homes was worth over N512b. The online platform encouraged Nigerians to put them up for sale instead of allowing them to waste.
Olx is an online market place, present in 45 countries. The platform is designed to connect people to buy, sell or exchange fairly used goods by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phones or on the web. Popular products available on the platform include: smartphones, computers, furniture, beauty products, sporting goods, cars, real estate and many more.
The online stores stressed that many Nigerians are not aware of how to sell their used products and some simply want to preserve them for future purpose. The online company said:
“The situation is as a result of people not realizing the value of the unused items in the homes and also not knowing how to sell them online. Some people also have the tendency to hoard items with the hope of using them in the future.”
Following these findings, the platform has recently launched a premium service- “Do-It-For-Me”. This service is designed to help busy consumers of the OLX platform sell their items with the help of the sales experts in OLX.
This way, there’s a win-win exchange without much hassle between consumers.
If you watch the TV often, you must have seen the busy mother of three and Chief Executive Officer of Nuts about cakes who spearheaded the OLX TV commercial. Mrs. Majekodunmi heard of the OLX “Do-It-Yourself” service and decided to give it a try when she needed a bigger oven for her bakery. She said:
“Due to my extremely busy schedule, I knew I needed help selling off my old oven very quickly as I had to buy a new one. This prompted me to visit the OLX site to book a Champ. The thoughts of receiving calls from strangers was not appealing to me. I especially loved that the process was seamless and the Champ did all the negotiating on my behalf”
The CEO, Nuts about Cakes, commended OLX for the awesome experience and revealed that her company experienced a bang in sales which in fact, contributed to the launch of a fourth store.
If you are so busy and you have got old items in your house, it’s time to let them go and make extra cash using the OLX Champs.