We Indians are no stranger to this word, are we? We’ve seen the television ads and we’ve noted the online ads. But what is it, really?
|The 12 categories|
Widely regarded as India’s most popular online classifieds site, Quikr started up over 7 years ago in 2008. Since then, it has gone on to cover over 900 cities across the country, making it easier for both buyers and sellers to deal from the comfort of their homes.
All that sounds fine and good but how does that translate in real life? We have a gazillion online stores offering products like mobiles, electronics, clothing et al, right?
So I decided to put it to the test. With Rs 5000/- in my pocket, I decided to see what Quikr could get me that others couldn’t. I chose to scrutinize Coimbatore for this venture because that in addition to the love and serenity, Coimbatore has a lot to offer that remains unseen.
Logging onto Quikr was an easy-peasy affair and I found Coimbatore sitting right there among the list of most Popular cities. Choosing it logged me onto the general page which featured 12 main categories to choose from. This was an amalgamation of all online stores, bringing in categories like mobiles and electronics alongside services offered and needed including film crew, educational courses, land for sale and yes, even matrimonials.
Clicking on any of the 12 buttons then opens up a whole new world of sub categories. From there on, it’s like being a kid at a candy store!