Carousell sees Taiwan as major mobile commerce marketplace

Carousell, a mobile classified ad app provider, said in a press conference Thursday that its Taiwan operation has become the second-largest after Singapore, thanks to over 10 million product listings put up by its active members.

Singapore-based Carousell is an online marketplace has expanded to other major locations, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia.

Celebrating its second year in Taiwan, Carousell co-founder and CEO Marcus Tan (陳翊偉) said during the press conference that consumer electronics and lifestyle goods are the most frequently traded items on the platform, noting that its community users in Taiwan alone have sold over 10,000 used iPhones this year.

“Taiwan is one of the hottest mobile commerce markets in Asia, due to a digitally tech-savvy population,” Tan said, adding that Taiwan is one of Carousell’s major marketplaces.

“Getting your product for sale on the Internet takes time and a lot of hassle. But with the prevalence of mobile usage, you can easily snap a picture on your phone and have the product ready for trade in just 30 seconds,” he said, explaining that Carousell started as a solution to address the frustration he faced when trying to sell his items on forums and desktop sites.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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