Photo - Omar Giri, General Manager, Mudah
According to Google Trends, Malaysia's online classified website Mudah has been listed as the top website searched via mobile in 2013.
Mudah general manager Omar Giri said this marks a new milestone for the online market place. "The rise of Mudah to No.1 reflects the growing confidence of users in utilising technology and gadgets as a tool to achieve their goals."
"As of today, MudahdotMy receives close to 11 million unique visitors monthly, from both desktop and mobile users, with more than 900,000 items being traded daily," said Giri.
"Mudah currently holds 19.8 percent Internet share, testament of consumers' growing comfort with online transactions," he said. "We see potential of growth for Mudah as we see similar trends between shoppers online vis-à-vis offline."
"In the advent of mobile accessibility, consumers look for user-friendly, quick and trust worthy access to information, products and services," said Giri. "Mudah offers that accessibility in a safe and conducive platform, connecting consumers to an online marketplace. Since its launch, the site has met the needs of its consumers, offering transactions in areas such as vehicles, jobs, travel packages, properties and home and personal items."
"We have seen how the Internet has changed business landscapes, and mobile accessibility welcomes more change," he said. "As an online service, we must look out for trends and future changes. It is interesting to note that the top five searches for vehicles on Mudah match that of cars with the most resale value. This shows that what happens in the automobile market is also reflected online."
"Staying relevant and having consumers trust is what drives the mobile industry - and this is evident in the banking, news and services industries. Once you have that trust, it doesn't mean you can stop - you need to continuously build upon it," he said.
Founded in 2007, Mudah offers an online marketplace for users to buy and sell almost anything. Every month, there are close to 4.2 million unique desktop visitors and another 6.9 million unique mobile visitors to the site, added Giri.
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