Online car classifieds site Carmudi is now live in Tanzania in a move that aims to make it the top classifids site for cars in emerging markets.
Carmudi is available in English and Swahili and has a 100’s of cars already and someone with close information tells TechMoran the site has a local team which has been wrking day and night to get the cars online. The site is expected to go live anytime soon in Kenya, a hugely agricultural economy and with a growing internet penetration.
Targeting people who want to sell or buy their car’s online, Carmudi takes on One Africa Media’s Cheki which launched in the country July last year and will also be competition to Cheki Kenya and Cheki Uganda.
Carmudi like its competitors will connect buyers to local Tanzanian car certified dealers, allow them to meet offline and negotiate a low price and then buy cars of whatever type. .Carmudi says it has sports cars, motorcycles, or commercial vehicles and provides detailed information about the vehicle so as buyers buy the right vehicle they are looking for.
Though Carmudi only has a few cars listed, it’s promising to offer not only a huge selection of new used cars for sale but also additional service for customers and sellers such as color, milage or condition one can navigate by city, brand or price. TechMoran will be following up on the official launch of the site.
Update: Wiliam Day MD Carmudi East Africa told us: We have about 1500 vehicles of which c.1200 are listed in the website currently. Ou main competitor is of course Cheki although we have not encountered them in Dar es Salaam. We have a team of 5 in Dar at the moment and plan to recruit further in the not distant future. We are still finalising plans for our next steps in expansion through East Africa.