Online classifieds site OLX announced Wednesday the opening of new kiosks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where buyers and sellers can meet to publicly exchange goods.
OLX allows users to buy and sell used goods and services such as electronics, furniture, household items, cars and bikes through its localized, consumer-to-consumer online marketplace.
The new kiosks, situated around the city in locations like the bustling Carioca subway station, are part of OLX’s efforts to help users in Brazil transfer goods between one another.
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“As the online classifieds marketplace continues to grow, we want to make sure our users realize that there are multiple simple, secure ways to complete their transactions,” said Alec Oxenford, co-founder and CEO of OLX.
“These kiosks serve as a great place to bring together our vast network of buyers and sellers in Brazil, and educate the public about the benefits of the used goods economy.”
The OLX kiosks will serve as public venues for consumers to exchange items in Brazil, where the concept of buying and selling used goods is unfamiliar to many, says the company.
Rather than arranging to meet at an arbitrary location, users have the option to gather and conduct their transactions at the designated kiosks, which are located in popular, high-traffic areas.
In addition to providing a central meeting place, the kiosks also offer tips for users buying and selling used goods on OLX.