Quikr has launched Quikr Doorstep to bring the convenience of e-commerce to pre-owned goods by facilitating price negotiations, payment, pickup and delivery.
Quikr Doorstep has been launched across mobile phones, electronics & appliances, household furniture and other such products and the company plans to aggressively scale this business over the coming year.
Pranay Chulet, Founder & CEO, Quikr said, “We have always been good at bringing out real innovations that are needed in the classifieds business in India, and Quikr Doorstep is another great example of that. It addresses genuine consumer issues of trust, payment and logistics in C2C transactions in the country. It also directly puts us in the middle of the transaction loop, making us the only player in India that is monetizing this category in a meaningful way. In a nutshell, Quikr Doorstep further strengthens our leadership in terms of size as well as monetization in C2C categories which have been core to our business since the very beginning.”
Quikr has rolled out Doorstep on its app, mobile site, desktop site as well as Quikr NXT, its pioneering messaging service that allows consumers to make negotiations and payments real time. In addition to the convenience Doorstep offers to consumers, the escrow account provided by Quikr as a part of this service also ensures that transactions
Anurag Saran, CPO, Quikr said, “We always make it a point to change with and for our consumers. Close to six months ago, we began testing some of the Quikr Doorstep features on our platform and from that early stage to now, we’ve already rolled this service across all our product categories. With various innovations such as real-time negotiation and payments on our chat platform and the introduction of partial payment as an option for buyers, we have witnessed 10x growth in the number of transactions going through our platform vs last quarter.”
Quikr Doorstep has been consistently seeing over 100% month-on-month growth in volume and the average transaction value on the service has also doubled since launch, said the company.