Remember the old days when if you wanted to get rid of something, you’d either have to throw it, or give it away? And how they improved to the days when making money out of unwanted items became a thing, and you could take out an ad on the local newspaper classifieds?
Well, buying and selling has come a long, long way from those days. Now we have websites that reach a much wider audience, where you can post an ad at the click of a button. We’d be hard pressed to come up with an even better alternative to this, right? Well, Quikr, the online classifieds website, has done exactly that with Quikr NXT.
My parents have always been faithful users of Quikr and can testify to the effectiveness and usefulness of the website. But there’s always another side to the coin, isn’t there?
Just the other day, my mum was asking me, “Since I’m going out of town and will be taking my phone with me, what are we going to do if interested buyers call for the ads that I’ve posted?”. And I can’t count the number of times she’s lamented about the number of calls that she gets at inconvenient times, or how she can’t remember the price that she quoted in a particular ad, or how it feels like the entire world has her number.
When my Mum asked me that that day, all I just shrug and say I couldn’t help her. But now, it looks like Quikr has come up with a solution. With Quikr NXT, they are taking things to a whole new level.
Quikr NXT is a new feature on the Quikr website – an instant messenger that allows real time, hassle free communication between buyers and sellers. Sounds too simple? Well, hold on, that’s not all it is.
- Quikr NXT can be used across all platforms
This brand new feature can be used on the desktop website, mobile website or the mobile app. We’ve all come across websites where some particular feature is available only on the complete website and not the mobile app, or vice versa. I don’t have to tell what a freaking pain in the neck that can be Well, that’s not going to be the case with the Quikr NXT, and I honestly think that’s one big bonus point, because, that way, no matter where you are, or what you’re doing, you will always have access to it.
- You can chat with prospective buyers or sellers
You know what this means, right? You dont have to actually talk to the person at all! Okay, if you’re the social type, then you won’t get this, but for us antisocial creatures, this is heaven. Really. Also, now that you can simply chat, you won’t have to deal with calling at the wrong time, or missing calls from potential buyers/sellers or anything like that.
Remember how my mum was complaining about the lack of privacy? Well, problem solved now! With the Quikr NXT, you have the option of hiding your email address and phone number, so that it’s not open to the public. And you can chat with fellow users using the Quikr NXT messenger. This way, your privacy remains protected and everybody is happy.
With Quikr NXT, it really looks like Quikr is revolutionizing classifieds, and I can’t wait to see how well it works!
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