Online Classifieds Company Quikr on 7 January 2015 launched instant messenger Quikr Nxt to enable seamless transactions between its users. The product was launched by Quikr CEO and founder Pranay Chulet.
The messenger will allow users to chat using the website or mobile app. The messenger has been integrated into Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and website.
The company claimed the new product is the world’s first instant messenger by a classifieds company.
With the Quikr Nxt, buyers/sellers do not need to share their contact number or e-mail address and the only point of reference is the Quikr ID. This prevents bombarding by multiple e-mails and phone calls and safeguards the user’s privacy.
Quikr was launched in July 2008. Quikr has more than 30 million active users. Quikr operates in over 13 categories and 170 sub-categories including mobile phones, household goods, cars, real estate, jobs, services and education.
Quikr raised over 900 crore rupees in 2014 from investors, including Tiger Global Management, Kinnevik, Matrix Partners, eBay Inc, Warburg Pincus among others.
When: 7 January 2015