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More Romanians are looking online for commercial vehicles: Nearly twice as many users for the Tradus platform

Tradus.com, a global online platform for used commercial vehicles, benefits from the strong growing trend of the online environment and reports nearly a doubling in terms of users from Romania, compared to the same period last year.

Approximately 720,000 unique visitors from Romania caused 12.8 million pageviews on tradus.com between January and August of this year. The growth was also strong internationally: almost two and a half times more users visited the platform, compared to last year.

Romania, an important buyer market for used haul trucks and heavy machinery listed on Tradus, had one of the most spectacular increases. “With 2.7 million website visits during the last 12 months Romania is the number one in Europe in terms of visits to our marketplace. This strong interest in trucks, construction machines or tractors shows that the Romanian farming, construction and transport industries are robust. It also shows that the crisis has not only accelerated the digitization process in those industries, but helped people find safer and more efficient alternatives to offline activities. We are happy to be available to those who have needed such services during this unusual period”, says Nadja Sörgel, General Manager at Tradus.

Romanian buyers come from the transport sector

Generally, visitors from Romania are most interested in purchasing commercial vehicles. Most of the Romanian website users browse for machines in the transport industry (55% of demand), while construction equipment is the second most demanded type of equipment in Romania (31% of demand) and agriculture is in 3rd place (13% demand). Although the agricultural sector is currently a small portion of demand, it has experienced strong growth this year and Nadja Sörgel considers it a sector with high potential for Tradus in Romania.

The construction and agriculture sectors, popular among sellers in Romania

Although transport leads in the top of those interested in purchasing, among the sellers registered in Romania, 36% come from the construction sector, while 34% come from the agricultural sector. In the field of transport, 24% of local sellers are registered.

With 5.4 million users worldwide, Tradus is currently one of the largest online commercial vehicle platforms.

About Tradus

Tradus is a global online marketplace for used commercial vehicles and heavy machinery. The classifieds platform, based in Amsterdam (Netherlands), specializes in the transport, logistics, construction and agriculture sectors. Launched in 2017, the B2B platform connects buyers and sellers from over 50 countries with the aim to make trading in used commercial vehicles easier and more transparent by using intelligent data and technologies.

With its disruptive, data-driven approach, Tradus is fundamentally changing the trade in used capital goods. The marketplace was the first trading platform to introduce 100 percent price transparency in the previously confusing commercial vehicle market. For this purpose, the marketplace’s data experts developed the Tradus Market Value (TMV). A complex calculation method based on intelligent algorithms and millions of data to determine market prices for specific machines. The comparison of offer prices with the calculated usual market prices shows whether a price is reasonable. This facilitates purchase decisions and pricing. In addition to numerous other services, Tradus offers access to an international market and supply.

Tradus is part of the company portfolio of the OLX Group, the leading provider of online marketplaces in emerging markets. The group unites 20+ marketplaces with monthly over 300 million users under its roof and is active in more than 30 markets on five continents. It is the number one in some of the world’s most important emerging markets such as Russia, India and Brazil.

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