OLX has been recognized as the best online classifieds platform in Kenya in the just concluded Digital Inclusion Awards that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel this week. The company was feted for using its site to quickly enable virtual selling of used items through its platform.
Being a first of its kind, the awards sought to recognize and celebrate key players in various sectors that have adopted digital solutions in their daily businesses to offer their products and services in a more convenient way while changing lives of their customers.
(TOP: Sandra Buyole, OLX’s PR specialist receiving the award from Wilson Wahome, CEO, Digital Inclusion Awards).
“We are honored to have been recognized as the best online classifieds in the country. This recognition is a sure sign that our platform has indeed made selling of second hand items that would have otherwise not been sold, possible. Five years of being in the market has allowed us to optimize the platform and make it even better for consumers looking to sell faster,” Peter Ndiang’ui, OLX country manager said.
The organizers of the event mentioned the increase in the use of digital solutions by Kenyan companies, saw it fit for them to recognize companies using these solutions best.
“We have noticed an uptake of companies and organizations offering service delivery through digital solutions. This has in turn enhanced the quality of services offered by various companies. Our aim is to encourage more organizations to make use of endless digital solutions for better customer experience and service delivery,” said Wilson Wahome, awards CEO.
The Digital Inclusion Awards also recognized players in various sectors such as agriculture, health, travel, hospitality, tourism manufacturing as well as utility services. This was the first gala award event that is set to take place annually.
The OLX Group operates a network of online trading platforms in over 40 countries that empower millions of people to buy and sell. In Africa, OLX is present in 7 African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt, Tanzania and Uganda. With over 300 million monthly users worldwide, OLX has enhanced selling of things such such as household goods, phones, cars, property and houses. More than 10 million things are listed on its market-leading apps and platforms every single month.