Sulit founder and Managing Director RJ David announced the other day the merger of Sulit.com.ph and OLX Philippines. Both sites are among the top 3 classified ads sites in the Philippines.
The development was announced by RJ David in the Sulit forums. Here’s a copy of the said announcement:
Hello everyone. This is RJ and Arianne – founders of Sulit.com.ph.
We are excited to announce that Sulit and OLX are combining forces in the Philippines and strengthening our #1 position as the fastest and easiest way for Filipinos to buy and sell stuff. Effective immediately, OLX.com.ph is being redirected to Sulit.com.ph, bringing together the #1 and #3 buy and sell sites in the Philippines.
OLX, an affiliate of Sulit in the same multinational group of companies, has fast become a world leader in online classifieds sites elsewhere in the globe, including leading sites in India, Latin America, Africa and beyond. In merging the existing OLX.com.ph site into Sulit.com.ph, Sulit also joins the OLX Network.
By now it makes sense to combine our forces for the benefit of our users. This makes things simpler, faster and easier for all Filipinos to sell their second-hand and used items – all they have to do is come to Sulit. You can list your item in minutes, and start hearing from buyers near you on the same day.
With more than a hundred thousand Filipinos already selling their stuff on Sulit every month, and millions of buyers finding great deals on things to buy, we continue to improve every day to make Sulit the fastest and easiest way to sell your stuff.
And, if you have any questions about how to use Sulit to sell used items, please contact our Customer Support (576-9591) who are on call to help you with live help available from 9:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays, or you can also send an email to email@example.com any time with our customer support team ready to reply within 24 hours.
Since both OLX and Sulit belong to the same parent company, it does make sense for both sites to just operate in one domain in the Philippines. While Sulit is the most popular classified ads sites in the country, OLX also maintains the same position in many other countries around the globe.