OLX celebrates a decade of success in online classifieds

Abdallah Touqan, Director of PR and Communication at OLX MEA

World’s leading online classifieds platform attracts 1.7B visits and 54M listings per month across 40 countries

Abdallah Touqan, Director of PR and Communication at OLX MEA
Abdallah Touqan, Director of PR and Communication at OLX MEA

Beirut, Lebanon: OLX, the world’s leading online classifieds platform operating in high-growth markets across the world, is celebrating 10 years of connecting millions of buyers and sellers of second-hand goods. With more than 1.7 billion monthly visits to its sites and apps globally, OLX is among the top online global consumer brands by audience. Since its initial launch in Argentina in 2006, OLX has grown globally to become the #1 online classifieds platform in high-growth markets across Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe including leading positions in markets such as India, Poland, Ukraine, Colombia, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and more.

With OLX, everybody wins:

Buyers win with access to great deals on a huge selection of items

Sellers win by being able to turn items that no longer fit their lives into cash (everything sells)

Local Communities win with local trade and economic value staying within the local community

The Environment wins, as second-hand items receive new life reducing waste, disposal and saving the energy required for producing new goods

OLX is an exciting and diverse marketplace that is home to a global community of buyers and sellers:

  • There are 54 million new listings per month across OLX sites and mobile apps globally
  • OLX is the #1 app[1] in more than 20 countries. [1] Google Play Store #1 shopping/lifestyle categories app in more than 20 countries (2016)
  • Every single second on average, three houses and two cars are listed for sale on OLX globally
  • Number of listings across all categories tripled on OLX Lebanon platforms, and Lebanese listed second hand items in the first half of the current year 8 times higher than the last half of 2015.
  • OLX Lebanon has now over 642K monthly active users on its platforms. On average, a visitor to the platform is estimated to spend 12 minutes on it. Each listing receives an average of 26 inquiries per listing across all categories.

Abdallah Touqan, Director of PR and Communications at OLX MENA says: “While OLX has only been around in Lebanon since August 2015, the year 2016 marks a special milestone for us as a global brand. For 10 years, OLX has empowered millions of people across the world by helping them to connect to buy and sell goods and services. OLX has grown from an idea in Argentina in 2006 to a global online community of local people coming together to trade.”

Over the past decade dubizzle has built a popular online brand in the Middle East. In August 2015, dubizzle became part of the Global OLX group, and the name was rebranded. This step is a testament to the amazing decade dubizzle had in this region, a success that has reached new levels, being globally recognized as part of the OLX family. The objective of becoming an OLX company is to stay connected with and become part of the world’s leading network of online classifieds platforms. Already millions of people around the world have used OLX to sell their things within local communities in places like India, Brazil, Portugal and now the Middle East.

From selling an old mobile phone to pay for a newer model, to getting a great deal on a baby stroller. OLX helps you find the item of your dreams, or sell something that someone else needs to achieve theirs. OLX sites also play host to amazing opportunities – people have secured jobs, friends and new lifestyles by joining the OLX community.

About the OLX Group:

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 40 markets, including the brands OLX, Avito, letgo and dubizzle.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.7 billion page visits and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group’s online marketplaces. People find and sell a wide range of products, including mobile phones, furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, kids & baby items, motorcycles, cameras, property and much more.