CarouPay and discussion board to go live on listings app
The renowned Singapore-based listings app Carousell will launch its own payment platform this month to expedite the checkout process and provide better sales security for both vendors and shoppers. Announced during the annual Tech in Asia Singapore conference, the move is the next step in Carousell’s “Classifieds 4.0” plan, which is intended to push the listings platform toward a “smart, convenient, community”-focused model.
“We’re very happy to announce the launch of CarouPay,” co-founding CEO Siu Rui Quek told the Tech in Asia audience. “It’s going to be integrating one-tap payments. You can pay with credit cards, you can pay with our wallet partners.”
Siu Rui said the new feature will make faceto-face meetups a secondary option. In the same move, the app is also launching Groups 2.0, a discussion feature that allows users with shared interests to connect and interact within the app, Siu Rui announced. Launched in 2012 before quickly rising to become one of the largest classifieds platforms globally, Carousell is live in 19 cities worldwide and is host to roughly 144 million listings.
CEO of Carousell, Siu Rui Quek (L) and co-founders