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Rocket Internet’s Car Marketplace Carmudi Goes Live in Congo

by Sam Wakoba
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carmudiblackJust a week after we noticed Carmudi had gone live in Tanzania, today the firm has announced its launch in Congo the seventh country in Africa where Carmudi aims to make car buying and selling simple. It’s major competitor One Africa Media’s Cheki, has not launched in Congo yet.

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 Tanzania.is both in English and Swahili to allow Tanzanians choose whichever language they are confortable with. The Congo and Tanzania launch follows Carmudi’s launch 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 inhis takes the number of countries in which the business operates to 18, of which 7 are in Africa.

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.

The vehicle marketplace connects vehicle buyers, sellers and dealers across the globe and now has over 200,000 listings worldwide. Founded in 2013, Carmudi is currently available in Bangladesh, CameroonCongoGhana, IndonesiaIvory Coast, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri LankaUnited Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

 

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