OLX

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OLX, Inc.
Private
Industry Classifieds
Founded March 2006
Founder A. Oxenford, Fabrice Grinda
Number of employees
approx. 1000[citation needed]
Parent Naspers

OLX (OnLine eXchange) operates as a national online classifieds marketplace for used goods such as furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, kids and baby items, motorcycles, cameras, mobile phones, property and much more. It is accessible through the internet and through native apps on smartphones. OLX has a presence in over 106 countries with offices and local operations in Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Poland, Peru, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Panama, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, Ghana and others.[1]

Originally founded in March 2006 by Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and A.C.F. Oxenford. OLX is now owned by global media and digital company Naspers.[2]

Milestones[edit]

  • In September 2012, Portuguese Internet Company FixeAds started local management of OLX.pt.
  • In December 2013, Switzerland online classified service ricardolino.ch was rebranded as OLX.ch.
  • In March 2014, Philippine online classified service Sulit.com.ph was rebranded as Olx.ph.
  • In March 2014, Thailand online classified service dealfish.co.th was rebranded as OLX.co.th. Later 2015, OLX.co.th rebranded as Khaidee.com.
  • In April 2014, Poland online classified service tablica.pl was rebranded as OLX.pl.
  • In April 2014, Hungary online classified service aprod.hu was rebranded as OLX.hu.
  • In April 2014, Bulgaria online classified service prodavalnik.com was rebranded as OLX.bg.
  • In April 2014, Romania online classified service mercador.ro was rebranded as OLX.ro.
  • In 20 May 2014, Indonesian online classified service Tokobagus.com was rebranded as OLX.co.id.
  • In 2014, OLX started its service in Bangladesh as OLX.com.bd.
  • In January 2015, Philippine online classified service AyosDito.ph merged with Olx.ph.
  • In January 2015, Others Indonesian online classified service Berniaga.com merged with OLX.co.id.
  • In January 2015, the leading Bosnian online classified service pik.ba migrated to olx.ba

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OLX Announces Expansion in Eleven International Markets". Businesswire.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ecommerce". naspers.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014.