L-R: Country Manager, OLX; Lola Masha; Bolanle Austeen-Peters; Founder and Managing Director at Terra Kulture and Marketing Manager, OLX; FIfemayo Aiyesimoju during the OLX 5th Anniversary Event at Terra Kulture.
FROM BAYO AZEEZ, LAGOS –As the leading online classifieds site OLX.com.ng clocked five years in Nigeria, it has revealed secrets of its success with the period in the country.
The milestone was celebrated with an intimate gathering of different stakeholders including loyal OLX users and media partners at an exclusive event held in Lagos during the week where the management of the OLX appreciate its users and partners.
Speaking at the gathering, Lola Masha, Country Manager, OLX, explained that the success of business within the period was anchored on cvertain secrets which she highlighted as building of trust among customers from both selleing and buying ends; users’ identity verification and assurance of security on transactions that occur on the website.
According to her, the issue of identity, security and trust always stand as obstacles when it comes to transactions made online, especially in the Nigerian setting.
Masha also noted that many classified sites found it difficult to thrive in Nigeria because of their inability to solve the three aforementioned challenges among other things.
She said that since Dealfish became OLX in 2012, it has been a win-win game for the company, its user in Nigeria, as well as the community at large.
Expressing appreciation to all OLX stakeholders, Masha excited remarked: “This would not have been possible without the support and trust of all our users, Government agencies, media and corporate partners.
“A key part of our growth won’t have been possible without the commitment and passion of every single OLX team member.”
She further stated that despite the achievements of the company during the period of five years under review, OLX has had to manage to cope with the economic challenges propping up in the country which, instead of overpowering its operations only made the manage team to strategise better and achieve
“As with every business, even though we have had our own fair share of challenges, we keep going strong and remain committed to helping Nigerians make win win exchanges. We work hard every day to consistently deliver our brand essence – ‘Everybody Wins’”.
The Marketing Manager, Fifemayo Aiyesimoju, OLX, added that “in commemoration of our 5th Anniversary, OLX is giving away a quarter of a million naira throughout the month of October to reward our loyal users and fans.Users are implored to follow all our social media handles on www.facebook.com/OLXNigeria/, Twitter @OLX_Nigeria and Instagram @olxnigeria to stand a chance of winning”.
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, sell and create prosperity in local communities.
With over 300 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.