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The first online marketplace for cars in Afghanistan

Afghanistan News
14 Mar 2019, 10 GMT+10

AsiaCarGroup, part of Emerging Classifieds Ventures, an Australian startup leader in operating online marketplaces for cars and real estate in early stage emerging markets around the world, managing more than 110 websites in 90 different countries, has launched the first online marketplace for cars in Afghanistan, called Cars.com.af (https://www.cars.com.af/).

The online website allows local individual sellers as well as car dealers to easily, quickly and securely sell their vehicles (cars, motorbikes and trucks) using the platform, and finding buyers more quickly than before.

With an experience gained through other frontier markets around the world, AsiaCarGroup is allow offering local car dealers a SaaS CRM platform for local car dealers to better manage their inventory as well as their leads, and become more efficient in the way they manage their sales, prospects and customers.

With at least about 1.5 million cars on the roads of Afghanistan currently, second hand cars is a booming business in the country, as anyone can see in the streets of Kabul nowadays. Those cars being a mix of local second hand cars and imported ones coming from various parts of the world. Cars.com.af allows individual local sellers as well as professionals to find their buyer in a more efficient way, using the efficiency of the online platform and its ecosystem, including its social network presence.

Sellers can use the website's different advertising options to promote their listings and sell their goods faster, with a mix of online advertising and social media distribution. Cars.com.af is available for desktop users as well as mobile phone users, as more than 90% of the Afghan internet users use it with their smartphones.

With now about 9.7 million internet users in Afghanistan, including more than 10% of the country population on social medias (about 3.8 million users), Afghans are more and more using online services to buy and sell goods. Internet users in Afghanistan grew at a rate of more than 140% since January 2018, making it one of the fastest growing countries in the world for internet adoption.

Online platforms like Cars.com.af allows local users to get more efficient in buying and selling goods locally, as well as bringing them more transparency in prices, more options and better prices, as well as bringing more trust in the transaction.

Emerging Classifieds Ventures and AsiaCarGroup are operating similar platforms for cars and real estate in other emerging markets around the world, and see the use of these platforms as a global trend.

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