Everything that you want to know about OLX / Quikr App Development

The secret of any business’s success is their in-depth understanding of the market and the best way to gain that is by analyzing your competitors.

To come up with a viral online marketplace service like OLX, you need to understand how and why OLX and other such products surviving and thriving.

iTechNotion can build such products while maintaining the perfection, quality, features and user-friendliness in the product.


What is OLX and how did the business grow so huge?

OLX Group is a popular online marketplace that operates on a global level. Based in Amsterdam, it is owned and run by Naspers- a famous media and technology group of South Africa. Set up in 2005, OLX has grown significantly over the years and it now operates in 150 countries including India. It can be used through its website, Android app or iOS app. The site has a user-friendly UI and that has led to its massive popularity as well.

OLX has evolved into a much-used online marketplace known for amazing simplicity and versatility. It can be described as a web-based platform where the users can buy and sell myriads of products, easily and at their convenience. These include cars, gadgets, Properties, furniture, household goods, and more. You can also sell your pets, and search for various kinds of jobs using the portal.

Market Research

OLX is a classified online marketplace that has garnered a huge user base in a little more than a ecade.

However, it does not hurt to know about a few alternatives as well. After all, a careful competitor analysis may help you come up with a better product.

Listed below are few such alternative online classified marketplaces like OLX:

So before you get into the development of your online sell and buy marketplace, it is advised to take acknowledge of these products and study how and why could they thrived well in the market.

Best Alternatives to OLX

  • Craigslist
  • Cashify
  • Quickr
  • Coutloot
  • Zamroo
  • eBay
  • Gumtree

Overall Project Summary

Your product is going to be a free online classified service using which people can buy and sell a lot of things in a smooth manner. It should be made available as a website and there should be dedicated mobile apps too. A lot can be done using this versatile classified service like:

  • Put up ads for selling your belongings like gadgets, apparel, property, cars and bikes, and even pets.
  • As a buyer, you can look for stuff within the price range or available in your preferred ocations.
  • As a seller, put in the details of the stuff you want to sell in your ads. As a buyer, you can look for stuff within the price range or available in your preferred locations. Add images of the stuff you want to sell through the app.
  • You can choose to be contacted by others by email, phone number and both.

List of Features

  • Log in options multiple : You can log into to the app either for selling or buying anything using 4 options. You can use Google or Facebook id. You may also use a phone number or email id for logging in.
  • Profile customization : Once you are logged in and registered with the app, profile customization can be done. You can choose a phone number to be displayed in the ads. You may also add a profile picture.
  • Notifications : You may choose to be notified on promotional offers and activity-based recommendations.
  • Real estate : Apart from used stuff, you can use the marketplace app to look for real estate deals. You may search for rented properties using its service. Using filters like the type of property and
  • Job search : Using the app, you may search for myriads of jobs and most of these are IT- related. However, openings for cooks and teachers are also listed.

A lot more can be done in the buy-sell marketplace, like :

  • Editing profile or deactivating it any time
  • Creating a network of users and following them.
  • Chat with sellers who have posted ads in the app
  • Post your ads and modify and delete them later.

How iTechNotion can help?

iTechNotion is a company that is committed to offering all types of guidance and assistance to its clients – no matter what their niche is. We are absolutely professional in approach and possess immense skill and experience in creating the feature-rich, functional app and stunning websites. We handle back and front end programming needs. We also carry out the required maintenance. Our clients get comprehensive support and assistance, at all times.

For the people, thinking to launch a full-featured marketplace for buying and selling things, our team can serve as a perfect consulting and development aid. To know more and discuss your requirements, you can reach out to us.


You can see if people have viewed your Ads, when you open your ad, please see an eye image with a number next to it. That is your number of Ad views.

You can let people know what you have to sell in a few easy to steps.

On the App

  1. Choose a category and subcategory.
  2. Write a catchy title for your ad and proper description.
  3. Tap on the camera icon in the left side of the app
  4. Set the price for the product.
  5. Set your price
  6. Use your current location or set the location you prefer.
  7. Tap on Post now.
  8. Provide information in the mandatory fields (You can hide the phone number while posting the ad)
  9. Simply take or upload up to 12* photos of what you’d like to sell.

It’s that easy!

(Pro-tip: Share your ad with your friends to sell even faster by scrolling down to the bottom of the ad and tap on one of the social media buttons.)

On the Web

  1. Click on the camera icon says “Sell” in the top right corner on the site.
  2. Choose category and subcategory.
  3. Write a catchy title for your ad and proper description.
  4. Set your price
  5. Upload up to 12 photos. (Pro-tip: the more photos you upload the faster you’ll sell.)
  6. Enter your location through Current Location or Manual selection
  7. Check your user details to ensure you are posting from your desired account.
  8. Preview your Ad, or add number and description before clicking Post Now.

It’s that easy!

1. What payment methods are available on OLX?

Online you can pay with all major credit, debit cards, and Net-banking.

2. Which cards are supported by “Pay with card”?

All credit and debit cards.

3. Can I also pay with a debit card if I select “Pay with card”?

Yes, if your debit card supports online purchases.

4. Verified by VISA and Mastercard SecureCode (collectively known as 3D Secure)

These are schemes that have been introduced by card issuers to help in the fight against online fraud and OLX is now participating in these schemes along with a growing number of merchants. To verify your transaction you will be asked to enter your 3D Secure password. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to register for ‘Verified by Visa‘ and ‘Mastercard SecureCode‘ with your debit/credit card issuer.

You can register either by visiting the card issuer’s website directly or simply by placing an order online. You will automatically be referred to your card issuer’s website to register during the checkout process. If you encounter problems with registration, please contact your card issuing bank directly.

Once you have registered, whenever you shop online with any retailer that shows the ‘Verified by Visa‘ and ‘Mastercard SecureCode‘ logos, you will have one more step in the shopping process. You will be taken to their debit/credit card issuers’ website to enter your password before you are returned to the checkout to complete the purchase. This ensures that only the person who enters the correct password should be able to shop online using your card.

1. How can I cancel the payment?

If you have started the payment flow, but would like to abort it, you can go back to the feature selection page of OLX / to OLX via the “back arrows” in the browser / the application.

You can restart a new payment flow by clicking “Pay” on the feature selection page on OLX.

2. Why does OLX only refund to the same payment card or bank?

It is a condition of the card schemes (VISA, Mastercard) or banks that all refunds must be processed onto the same card or bank (if done via net-banking) as the original payment was made in order to help reduce fraudulent activity on cards. OLX must comply fully with all these schemes (s)/rules in order to be able to accept these card types.