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STClassifieds collaborates with Carousell to strengthen foothold with the Gen Y users

Look out for STClassifieds Mobile App Campaign this month!
ST701 Editorial Team - January 16, 2013
By: Sharmiela Shahalam
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STClassifieds  collaborates with Carousell to strengthen foothold with the Gen Y users

Officially inaugurated on 30 October 2012, Singapore Press Holdings' STClassifieds aims to provide a best-in-class platform for users to buy and sell items that are either brand new or still of use to others.

STClassifieds will be collaborating with Carousell (an NUS Enterprise incubated company) to enhance user mobile experience. This collaboration highlights the growing significance of tech-savvy users particularly the youths who use their smart phones to the best of their convenience. With the evolution of mobile technology, the combined efforts of STClassifieds and Carousell on the mobile front will facilitate and effectively cater to consumer’s current lifestyle habits.

Items listed for sale using the Carousell app will be listed on both the Carousell and STClassifieds marketplace, bringing sellers a larger pool of prospective buyers.

STClassifieds and mobile-savvy users can take advantage of Carousell’s built-in photo filters for sellers to seamlessly beautify the cover photo of their item. The perk of this feature is its string of photo filters to choose from as well as the ability to see how your photos look like before upload. This attractive feature will thus enhance your images to optimally feature your items for sale.

Mr Quek Siu Rui, co-founder of Carousell, said :"To be in partnership with Singapore's leading classifieds site is huge validation for the simplicity Carousell brings to sellers and for the direction we are headed towards. We are also excited at the potential of extending this convenience to a lot more people with the reach STClassifieds brings to this partnership."

Vinnie Lauria, Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, and advisor to Carousell echoes the importance of mobile-first, but not mobile-only. “Despite the importance of mobile in this region, the web still plays an important role, from Google searches to email retention campaigns. Carousell’s partnership with STClassifieds is clear evidence of the team's ability to drive strategic direction from user data and feedback.”

Mr Steven Wong, Director of Marketing & Business Development of SPH Online Classifieds (ST701), said: “Understanding the need to cater to tech-savvy users, STClassifieds aims to engage users with convenient features that optimize users’ buying and selling. This joint partnership with Carousell allows us to reach out beyond our users and strengthen our foothold with the mobile-savvy, young generation.”

Look out for our mobile app contest, Posted on the Go! With STClassifieds that will run from 14 January to 8 February to win exciting prizes worth over $1,200.

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