OLX, a classified ads platform, is launching a new overhauled app that will replace its website and mobile site .
The web app was part of a global move to solidify the OLX’s number one position , a statement by the company said on Monday.
According to the company , the new platform will provide new and existing users an easier , faster , safer and more local way of buying and selling used goods .
It added that the new features would create a safer platform for Nigerians to buy and sell , saying that the additional security would give users the most secure experience when trading through the OLX .
“Both buyers and sellers will need to register / login on the platform with verification happening either via mobile phone or through Facebook . Users will now have a profile , be able to see who they are talking to ; and through Facebook verification , will be able to see if they have any mutual friends in common . This new layer of security will help to further prevent potential scammers and fraud ,” the company added .
“This is our biggest upgrade to date to the platform ”, the OLX’ s Chief Executive Officer , Asia, Middle East and Africa , Sjoerd Nikkelen , said , adding , “The new version not only includes significant improvements to the current OLX systems, but new features as well. We have improved every aspect of the OLX user experience , reaching a level of innovation that we are incredibly proud of .”