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Julian Artope, left Ringier Africa after five years at the helm (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Julian Artopé swops Ringier Africa for IPrice Group

Julian Artopé, managing director of Ringier Africa for four years, started in a new position at the IPrice Group as senior vice-president for business development in August. Ringier Africa is a subsidiary of Swiss media group Ringier. 

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Used goods take off on Amazon in India

Used goods take off on Amazon in India

Just a month ahead of the Indian festive season, Amazon.in rolled out its c-to-c service Local Finds for used goods in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. It debuted in Bangalore in January this year with 600 sellers.


AutosPlus2017: Meet Lukas Draginas of Otomoto

AutosPlus2017: Meet Lukas Draginas of Otomoto

When Lukas Draginas, general manager of Otomoto.pl, raised prices on the Polish automotive classified platform, the site’s customers were livid. “We had trailers blocking the roads around our office, dealers were burning our flags and massively leaving the platform,” Draginas said. But Otomoto held firm, and the result is a classifieds success story in Poland. Draginas will be telling that story, and others, during his talk at AutosPlus2017, the AIM Group’s classifieds conference scheduled for October 9 and 10 in London.


Amazon.in rebrands used-goods site, enters 3 new cities

Amazon.in rebrands used-goods site, enters 3 new cities

After quietly rolling out its ‘Sell as individual’ program in Bengaluru in January this year (reported by us first, we are proud to say), Amazon Inc. now took the next, purposeful step towards offering a Craigslist-like classified platform nationwide for used goods (with on-site payment): The Sell as individual program was rebranded as Local Finds and rolled out in three new cities.


OLX to test a payments service in four countries

OLX to test a payments service in four countries

OLX Group is testing a payments service for buyers and sellers on its classifieds platforms in four countries (UAE, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Brazil). If the “experiments” in these countries show promise, “third-party payments functionality will be introduced elsewhere”, said Martin Scheepbouwer, CEO of OLX Group, in response to a question of an analyst during the Naspers results webcast earlier this week.

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OLX to launch global brand for online services

OLX to launch global brand for online services

We’ve seen OLX Group, the classifieds subsidiary of Naspers, grow its portfolio from the horizontal platform OLX in about 40 countries to an auto vertical (Stradia), a real estate vertical (Storia), and a heavy-machines vertical (Tradus). Now, another brand is on its way: OLX Group will launch a global brand for online services - probably still this year.

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