There’s always that moment when we’re in desperate need to get rid of that old piece of furniture but have no idea how to. OLX makes things easier by connecting you with a prospective buyer who might find that old table you’re trying to get rid of useful. OLX isn’t your average online shopping and selling experience; it’s a place where people can communicate and meet in real life to sell their belongings. OLX operates in a huge number of countries and has its found its stronghold in the subcontinent as of late. The app is available for both iOS and Android users.
The OLX marketplace caters just about everything you can imagine. Sure, all items on the listings are second-hand and have been used before but that explains the drastically reduced prices from the original. The categories of items you can buy are limitless; OLX sells just about everything from smartphones to pet cats.
How the OLX app operates is simple. It connects with your location GPS to produce the best results for you nearby. The app recommends sellers that are at a close distance to you and have something you might want to buy. All items are priced economically on the app; you can also judge the quality of the item by making a rough judgment from the price tag.
Speaking of quality, OLX doesn’t guarantee any standard of quality individual buyers put out. The only way to confirm whether the item you want to buy is in good and working condition is to meet with your buyer at the designated point of meeting and check the quality yourself. Sellers on the site do get ratings from their authentic buyers which also gives new buyers a perspective on how the item the seller is putting out might be.
OLX operates by a meet and buy process. There’s no online shipping involved and buyers have to directly receive their order unless the seller is willing to make a delivery. This does raise certain privacy concerns with the app as you don’t really have any idea who you’re meeting with in person. It’s wise to select a public area to meet with more people around if possible. Bigger items like furniture and appliances might have to be dealt with at the homes of the sellers but it’s a good strategy to not go alone. The app developers confirm that OLX supports verified and secured sellers and buyers only. Registered users can make purchases or browse in the app and no anonymous seller or buyer is allowed to use the app. To make things more homely and secure, you can always chat and communicate with your potential seller or buyer via the built-in chat feature to get to know them before meeting them in person.
OLX lets sellers post comprehensive details about the product they wish to sell. The smart image recognition technology of the app quickly identifies the product image you upload, detects the product type and possible details, comes up with a catch ad title and helps you post it. This advanced technology system makes posting products you want to sell easy and quick with no technical hassle.
OLX is an overall wonderful app to sell second-hand items and things you don’t want to own anymore. Of course you should be maintaining a certain standard and understandable prices for the items you’re selling and you absolutely must observe caution before meeting up with your potential seller or buyer in person!
OLX: Buy & Sell near you is one of the top apps in the Shopping app category, which belongs to OLX Global B.V.. It's last update was on November 22, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 50,000,000 - 100,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 1,162,667 reviews. After you get to OLX: Buy & Sell near you page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.