Mobile app for classifieds, Sparklist, launched yesterday (January 13, 2016) in the Philippines to improve peer-to-peer buy and sell process.
According to Nalla Karunanithy, founder of Sparklist: "Filipinos are connected and social, the country is known to many as the 'social media capital of the world'. For 2016, the number of smartphone users in the Philippines is estimated to reach 29.9 million, almost a quarter of the whole country's population. At the same time, internet penetration is increasing fast, with the majority of new users coming online via mobile."
Sparklist connects buyers and sellers located in the same area; and at the same time, allow them to chat within the app. Sellers can list their products by simply snapping a photo of it, and then uploading it with the price and description. Meanwhile, buyers can browse the app through different product categories.
"With a mobile approach and the exclusive in-app chat feature, they can negotiate prices without the need of making their contact details public, as it normally happens in Social Media groups or normal classifieds. We provide the users with the ability to bargain and build trust while making the purchase decision," said Karunanithy.
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