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AfricaCar Group Launches First Car Classifieds Network on the Continent
July 25, 2016
AfriCar group (at www.africargroup.com) recently launched operations as the first car classifieds network on the continent.
AfricaCar's new website is targeting more than 250 million users,and plans to become the first cars classifieds network on the continent by opening 20 new countries per year in the next 2.5 years.
AfriCar Group soft-launched its operations in 12 different African countries earlier this month (Burkina Faso, Benin, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Swaziland, Chad, Uganda, Zambia). Since its launch, the site is seeing a strong draw both on the websites as well as with its social media counterparts, with more than 40,000 visits on the site itself within just the first few days, 45,000 facebook likes and estimated facebook views in the millions.
All websites are based on the same framework and will evolve simultaneously, taking into account the local needs and issues. With a responsive website design, users can access AfriCar Group’s websites easily from any smartphone, which is the most common way to access internet services on the continent.
AfriCar Group's overall vision is to connect local sellers with local buyers, either individuals and businesses, and increase the volume and sales as well as decreasing commissions and selling times. AfriCar Group plans to release in the next 6 months mobile applications for both Android and iOS phones, as well as new features for the daily visitors.
AfricaCar's full launch includes the individual country websites of:
- Burkina Faso > www.carsugu.com
- Benin > www.carisowo.com
- Chad > www.carsuq.com
- Ethiopia > www.cargebeya.com
- Malawi > www.caryanga.com
- Mali > www.mobili.ml
- Namibia > www.caryange.com
- Rwanda > www.carisoko.com
- Somalia > www.gaadhi.com
- Swaziland > www.cartsenga.com
- Uganda > www.carkibanda.com
- Zambia > www.caryandi.com.
AfriCar Group has already secured an undisclosed seed round with Australian and European business angels, in order to build teams and start showing the traction around car classifieds in Africa. The company's worldwide team of 70 people includes operational teams in each country, as well as regional managers and a technical team localised in Sydney, Australia and a management team in Paris, France.
AfriCar Group wants to profit from the huge growth of smartphone and internet users on the continent, with tens of millions of new users yearly.
Within 2 years, AfriCar Group plans to become the first car classifieds network on the continent, allowing users to trade their cars, motorbikes or trucks with users from neighbouring countries as well.