Carousell Holds First Ever “Car-O-Sale” in the Philippines

Philippines, 30 July 2020 –   Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing online classifieds, launches its first-ever used car sale in the Philippines titled “Car-o-Sale”. Through this campaign, it aims to help jumpstart businesses of its automotive merchants, many of which are long time listers since its early days as OLX. In addition, it is set to provide potential car buyers with a wide selection of quality used vehicles from its list of trusted sellers, paired with great deals.

Public transportation has been limited due to tight restrictions in place and there has been a surge in online searches and inquiries due to a need to find alternative ways of commuting. Carousell helps address this demand by hosting an online car event that makes transactions convenient, ensures trustworthiness in dealings, and helps potential buyers connect to reliable auto dealers in the country.

Running from August 3-30, 2020, Car-o-Sale offers a wide variety of models with more than 1,000 vehicle listings to choose from for hopeful Filipinos looking to purchase a car for their personal mobility. Carousell’s biggest and trusted sellers, such as ALL CARS, Car Empire, and Batman Motors will be participating, offering discounts as high as Php 150,000. Extensive listings include models such as the Ford Ranger, Toyota Fortuner, Honda City, Toyota Hiace Grandia, Honda CR-V, and Toyota Alphard.

Now more than ever, used cars can be of huge benefit for Filipinos as the need for a safe, convenient and affordable way to commute has been highlighted by the difficult mobility situation brought about by the Covid pandemic. In addition, many entrepreneurs who are in the used car business need the support to restart their operations after the ECQ. Through our online classifieds platform, we hope to be able to provide them with an effective and cost-efficient way to reach out to the car-buying market and promote their respective offerings.” shared Karl Magsuci, Head of Autos, Carousell Philippines. 

“Carousell has seen a 64% increase in demand in the automotive category, as many people are looking for affordable means of transportation for their personal mobility, especially during these difficult times. Thus, it is a great deal to us to be able to give the Filipino people the platform that allows easier access to a wide selection of vehicles  and even better deals to choose from.” added Magsuci.

To find the widest used car selection and the best deals, visit Car-O-Sale at www.carousell.ph from August 3-30, 2020. For sellers who are interested to be part of the ongoing sale, please contact ph.autos@thecarousell.com.

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About Carousell

Carousell is a classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and now has a presence in eight markets across Asia. With over 250 million listings, we are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and is backed by Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Naspers, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, DBS and EDBI. In the Philippines, OLX joins Carousell to bring consumers a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories. Download the app for iOS or Android, and visit www.carousell.com for more information.