Ikman.lk launches website for classified advertising
"We launched the first free classified website, enabling Sri Lankans
to access their daily needs online. The website offers a comprehensive
list of products ranging from mobile phones and cars to land in all
major cities across Sri Lanka," Ikman.lk CEO, Nils Hammar said. "This
simple, easy and cost-effective classified service is set to
revolutionise the classifieds industry", he said.
"We provide a platform for trade to take place and do not get
involved in the transaction. Our revenue model for the future will be
premium advertising space and it is available free at present," he said.
"There will be a tri-lingual site to encourage more users. We are
focusing on mobile browsing. This is to take advantage of the shifting
trend from desk top to mobile which has become a primary method of
accessing data.The company is supported by a team in Sweden and Dubai is
the central hub for marketing," he said.
The company operates in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It has
identified Sri Lanka as one of its main sites. Efforts have been made to
make the service suit the country", he said.
"We are confident that this service will be popular as internet
penetration and the economy is growing. This trend will continue and
will increase business for web products. The online classifieds drives
internet adaptation and Ikman.lk will be a part of the shift to online
use in Sri Lanka," Hammar said.
'Ikman.lk classifieds is the company's first product to be launched
in Sri Lanka. With over 2.5 million internet users in the country,
Ikman.lk aims to provide a credible website for buyers and sellers to
"Owing to the growing use of mobile internet in Sri Lanka, the
Ikman.lk team have also launched a mobile site. The mobile site is
available in two versions for both new and older mobile phone models,
ensuring that more consumers benefit from the site's services, which are
available in all three languages", a spokesman for the company said.
Hammar said, "The Sri Lankan market is developing at a phenomenal
With the increase in internet use in the country, we have plenty of
opportunity. As the country continues to grow and develop, Ikman.lk will
grow parallel to it.
The internet is introduced at school level is widely used in most
homes and by mobile phone users."
"We saw an opportunity to introduce something different, interesting
and beyond traditional classified advertising, to the local market. The
Ikman.lk interface is easy-to-use and convenient for both sellers and
buyers. We are optimistic about the Sri Lankan market and we want to be
a part of the growth that the country is experiencing."