ikman.lk, Sri Lanka’s largest online marketplace recognised as the preferred website for buyers and sellers to transact almost anything, celebrated six remarkable years of successful business operations recently, unveiling an exciting future roadmap for its growing customer base.
Achieving continuous explosive growth since it was established, ikman.lk now seeks to create the ultimate example of an online marketplace which guarantees customers an exceptional user experience.
Unveiling a series of exciting forthcoming plans, ikman.lk aims to focus on developing its main categories including vehicles, property, jobs and marketplace in a specialised manner improving its service offering further.
ikman Compare which sources and processes motor insurance and leasing providers in a fast and convenient manner will soon offer another innovative approach for customers seeking personal and mortgage loans. Helping customers make an informed choice, ikman.lk will also shortly help customers obtain the best possible personal and mortgage loans through comparison. Top leading banks and financial institutions are partnering the company helping customers make an informed choice.
ikman.lk’s recent new classification, ‘New Developments’ under its main category ‘Property’ will be enhanced further with an interesting brokerage option. ikman.lk will assist apartments buyers in seeking suitable units, locate sellers, help with necessary negotiations and secure a satisfactory deal.
ikman.lk’s intervention is also extremely beneficial to apartment sellers who no longer need to source new customers by screening the quality of the leads received. Instead, apartment sellers save both their time and effort and no longer require engaging in multiple sales calls and follow ups.
ikman.lk has also showcased a series of noteworthy developments on its online Job category. Assisting corporates and job seekers, the online Jobs platform has features such as ‘talent search’ and ‘dashboard’ creating a richer experience within the recruitment process.
Employers using the talent search option, have access to over 125,000 resumes uploaded via ikman.lk. They can filter with ease suitable candidates depending on the roles required and select a prospective candidate list. Similarly through the new dashboard feature shortlisting prospective candidates who have applied for specific jobs are also easily attainable and no longer require tedious manual work.
These new features are extremely useful for corporates in sourcing their new human resource requirements. Interestingly, ikman.lk is also looking at beginning its own headhunting service as a future venture.
Reasserting its value proposition as a premier ecommerce site, ikman.lk has also revamped its ikman Deals offering. Exhibiting the best deals and unique products in one location, [.1] ikman.lk promotes members who have their own categories including leading retailers.
An additional boon is that customers in any part of the country can order items listed on the ikman Deals page with the option of paying cash on delivery.
ikman.lk will ensure goods are delivered even to the country’s Northern areas, where interestingly the company has a separate team of riders located in Jaffna to dispatch orders.While 60-70% ikman Deals buyers are from the country’s outstation areas, sellers are mainly Colombo based.
Adding to its growing portfolio, ikman.lk also plans on launching a new ‘Travel and Holidays’ category shortly enabling customers have easy access to complete all their holiday bookings through the site.
While showcasing successive years of strong robust growth and hitting new highs in the total number of unique visitors and total new ads posted, ikman.lk has also made great strides in improving the quality of advertisements listed.
Through ikman.lk’s own analysis and intervention, fake and fraud advertisements have greatly reduced. This provides buyers access to genuine advertisements and also benefits the sellers who receive a better response for their online placements. Additionally, ikman.lk continues to help buyers stay safe and secure when purchasing online by continuously updating and communicating general online safety tips.
With ikman.lk’s growth over the past years, its staff strength has multiplied. Today, the company employees over 300 Sri Lankan personnel, generating innovative job opportunities whilst offering extremely attractive remuneration packages.
The ikman.lk open culture provides a vibrant and colourful environment for all staff resulting in an engaged workforce.
Comprehensive product training and personal development is also provided to all staff enabling them to succeed in any future endeavours. The company also sources local talent and knowledge to grow its in-house ERP team and develop its own unique internal systems.
Throughout the years ikman.lk has ensured a strong and people-orientated organisational culture as an essential component for its operations. As a result, today the business continues to succeed and flourish as an influential online marketplace.