AllGoods marketplace reaches 1 million listings
AllGoods, a free marketplace for Kiwi buyers and sellers, has announced it has reached its one millionth listing, 12 months after launching.
The TradeMe competitor said it has maintained steady growth over the past few months. Its app has also become the top New Zealand shopping app since it was released late last year, it said.
“We’ve worked extremely hard over the past year to get where we are today,” said Levi Fawcett, AllGoods CEO. “We’ve talked with thousands of our users to make sure the platform provides a truly amazing buying and selling experience. Plus, it’s free.”
The Christchurch-based startup said it already supports over 700 New Zealand businesses who sell through the online website and app. The company said it is their vision to use e-commerce as a sustainable means to support local businesses and give back to the community.
“We’re offering a fresh spin on the classic online marketplace and while we have only just begun this journey, we look forward to the years to come,” Fawcett said.
With Trade Me’s recent sale to British equity firm Apax Partners, AllGoods is now considered the largest Kiwi-owned marketplace in New Zealand.
In October last year, AllGoods launched a new app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
Features of the new app include easy listings and browsing, allowing users to post items in less than 30 seconds, and a built-in chat tab to get faster answers to questions on the site.
“The team has tried to keep the platform as easy to use as possible, for both the everyday Kiwi and the average New Zealand business,” Fawcett said. “I think this has been fundamental to our success.”