Press Release

Date: 7 May 2015


Preloved Releases Free Marketplace App for iOS is the UK's leading online marketplace for members to buy and sell second hand belongings in their local area. With detailed ad creation and member messaging, no hidden listing fees, growing social communities and 2 million active users using the site every day, Preloved strives to continue to be the most trusted online UK marketplace.

Preloved has been busy behind the scenes taking the next crucial step in being the UK's leading online marketplace. With over 60% of people now accessing Preloved through a handheld device, the classified ad site is proud to announce the release of their new iOS app, designed by a talented in-house team. The app is available to download for free now via the App store.

The app has been carefully designed and developed to improve the shopping experience for both Preloved sellers and buyers. Sellers will be able to upload photos instantly using their smartphone camera, speeding up the ad creation process, with potential buyers able to view their adverts even quicker. With access to Preloved's easy-to-use member messaging service, sellers will be able to find the right buyer for their item on the go, making for improved, speedier sales.

Easy access to member messaging will also enhance the buyer's user experience by enabling them to be first in line for any must-have item they find, without the need to be logged into their account via the main site. With an accurate in-app locator, buyers will be able to find interesting adverts on their doorstep, as well as have easy access to Preloved's Featured and Freeloved adverts. Users will also be able to personalise their Preloved shopping experience by bookmarking select adverts using the Favourite feature within the app.

Preloved has been eagerly anticipating the release of the iOS app. This release signifies the start of a move into a new and exciting era of development for the large and established site, set to drastically improve the online experience for all users. The app is only available to iOS users at the moment, however the classified ad site is already busy planning the creation of an Android version of the app which they hope to release soon.


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Notes to Editors

Preloved is the UK's most passionate buying and selling site. Started in 1998, Preloved has grown to become the UK's leading second hand website with hundreds of thousands of adverts in over 500 categories. Each month the site attracts over 5.5 million unique visitors. As a community-based advertising site it has over 2 million active members. Preloved is ranked amongst the top 250 most visited sites in the UK. 

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