Quikr is a very well known service in India for selling and buying things online, be it mobile phone or other items. Quikr is a really famous service in India and it has now come up with the Quickr Nxt App for phones as well as from the Quikr website. Quikr NXT was launched in the first week of January, 2015.
Now the new Quikr service has some great benefits.
Quikr NXT Benefits due to which I would prefer the chat feature rather than the phone calls:
1. The user information is private: As mentioned and advertised the user information can be kept private i.e. the sellers need not provide their phone number or Email ID for the buyers to contact them. All they need to do is to use the Quikr NXT feature on the browser or use the Quikr App on mobile to talk and negotiate with the buyers. So their private information such as the phone number will not go to anybody else, specially good for girls considering that girls are uncomfortable while putting their number online. So this service will bring in lots of new female users to the site who are willing to use the service.
2. Avoid calls at unwanted times: Sometimes the seller can get calls at the wrong times from the buyers. Such as shown in one of the advertisements, suppose the person has gone on a date with someone and he/she constantly gets calls from buyers then his/her date is totally ruined due to the calls at unwanted times. Thus using the Quikr NXT app or the Quikr website for chat allows the users to attend to the buyers only when he/she feels like. The seller need not worry about calls at unwanted times. If the seller receives messages then he/she can respond to the messages as and when it feels like.
3. Talking to multiple buyers at the same time: This is a really good point keeping in mind that the seller can talk and negotiate with more than one person at a time using the chat feature and thus can sell his item to the one which offers him the best deal. Thus the seller can get better deals and will not miss good deals. While on phone call I as a seller can deal with only one buyer and what if I finalize deal with the first buyer and the second buyer could have offered me a much better deal, this can be avoided by using the chat since I can simultaneously talk to more than one buyer.
4. No disturbance to surrounding people: Sometimes calls from buyers in public places can tend to disturbance to the people around the seller. Thus using the new chat feature while in public places will not disturb surrounding people.
5. Female customers will feel more confident: Female customers are always worried about their private information such as phone number and Email ID being accessed by other people. So this new chat feature allows them to not to display their phone number and Email ID while conversing with the buyer or the seller. Thus Quikr will see an increase in the number of female customers. And I were a female then I would have been concerned about my phone number going to random people. But with the chat feature I need not worry about that.
Quikr has 30 Million user as of now and looking at all the points above, the Quikr NXT app seems quite effective in addressing many problems and also addressing the concerns of female customers. And thus will help Quikr in gaining more customers and attract more customers from other such sites such as OLX and thus increase the 30 million number to much more greater number.
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