OLX Partners With G4S To Provide Convenient and Secure Services to Customers

OLX has become a household name here in Kenya thanks to their numerous adverts on TV. We love their adverts, don’t we? They make the process of buying and selling on the platform look so flawless and the notion that you can sell absolutely everything in the house that you ain’t using.

However,the platform came under scrutiny when many buyers in the past complained about having been conned on the platform .  At that time, OLX had just started out and hadn’t put in place measures to tame fraudsters. But we have seen the platform improve since then as more users came on board.

Well, current users and aspiring ones don’t have to worry anymore. OLX is the leading online classifieds company and today 12 January 2016, it partnered with G4S, a security logistics company to ease the delivery of goods from sellers to buyers in a move aimed at providing convenient and secure services to their customers.

According to the OLX Country Manager Peter Ndiang’ui, there are over five million users using the platform on a daily basis.

OLX has seen more users come on board in the recent past including traders, micro-businesses and consumers selling both new and unused items. Approximately 40-45% of the daily sellers and buyers deal in electronic products and we know when it comes to matters electronic, quality is of essence.

With this partnership, sellers will be able to verify if the buyer is legit by setting a set of security questions that have to be answered by the buyer upon collection of the package with the necessary identification documents, and the buyer can also cross check by confirming with the G4S office.

The delivery service will see sellers on the OLX platform deliver shipment to the nearest G4S collection center for dispatch to the buyer within the Nairobi region.

This will then later on be rolled out in other counties. Currently there are 141 G4S offices countrywide hence this will make it easier for G4S to handle the traffic from OLX anywhere in the country.

“This partnership will see users do delivery at subsidized rates and also bring goods closer to their doorstep for convenience”, said Peter Ndiang’ui the OLX Country Manager.

Happy selling and buying!





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