Mumbai, India, January 08, 2015: Quikr, India’s classifieds company, has announced the launch of a new product – Quikr Nxt, the world’s first instant messenger by a classifieds major to enable seamless transactions between its users. With Quikr Nxt, buyers and sellers can immediately connect with each other through chat across Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and even its desktop site. This feature will transform India’s online classifieds market as it enables users to communicate with each other at their convenience and request more details about the product or service, without requiring a single phone call. Starting today, the messenger is integrated into Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and website. Quikr brings a highly enhanced user experience to buyers and sellers who wish to avoid getting bombarded with multiple emails and phone calls. With Quikr Nxt users can also safeguard their privacy by opting to not share their mobile numbers but can still simply and conveniently connect with prospective buyers or sellers.
Some of the salient features of Quikr Nxt include:
- Works across Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and website, benefitting consumers across the board
- Users can choose to make their listing ‘private’ making Quikr Nxt, the only way that other users can connect with them
- Parallel chat sessions can take place with multiple users
- Offline consumers get a notification so that they can chat once they are back online
- Chat histories get saved for future reference, users can restart the conversation from where they left off
- Users can share additional images and details through the chat window
Commenting on the Quikr Nxt launch, Pranay Chulet, CEO & Founder of Quikr.com said, “As an Indian company with our fingers on the pulse of Indian consumer, we realized that the major barriers to entry for potential online classifieds users are convenience and privacy concerns. As the world is increasingly moving towards instant, multimedia communication, we believe that Quikr Nxt is a game changer in the digital classifieds industry. By providing users with privacy, real time replies, access to chat history and the ability to control how they are contacted, Quikr Nxt will drive user engagement and make the process easier and quikr!”
Currently live on Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and website, Quikr Nxt will change the way that today’s internet and smartphone savvy users transact with each other online. This disruptive feature is based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted amongst regular internet users with varied involvement in the online space. Quikr Nxt is the latest in a line of product innovations by Quikr which includes Maximum Selling Price (MSP), the Missed Call service, local language support on the website etc.