Ekhanei.com teams up with Opera Mini to give users a better experience

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To give its users a better experience, leading Bangladeshi online classified Ekhanei.com has revamped its website and extended its partnership with Opera’s mobile browser – Opera Mini.

The new Ekhanei.com mobile website, which lets users register and post ads more conveniently, is significantly faster and more user-friendly. The major upgrades include chatting option with buyers & sellers, verified accounts and easy to search option.

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The interface enables users to open accounts following a few simple steps allowing them to post ads with minimum effort. The search option on the website has also been updated to let users search products using keywords. The on-site search engine will keep enriching itself as users search for their desired products using keywords.

Screenshot of Ekhanei.com being browsed in Opera Mini

Screenshot of Ekhanei.com being browsed in Opera Mini

“As the country’s leading online classified platform, Ekhanei.com strives to set new trends in giving its users a better experience. Our revamped mobile website, which accommodates new features and significant upgrades of existing features, aim to provide users with the best possible experiences. Our continuing partnership with Opera is aimed at doing that as well,” said Shylendra Nathan, CEO of Ekhanei.com.

To make any website more accessible, Opera has introduced ‘Add to home screen’ feature in the Opera Mini browser. This enables users to bookmark any page from ekhanei.com directly to the home screen of their smartphone. Users can now open a particular page of the site without opening Opera app first and typing the page URL. Ekhanei.com users can now add any account or message page to their mobile desktop and access it anytime from the Opera Mini browser.

“Internet penetration in Bangladesh is consistently increasing, and users coming online via mobile devices are driving this growth. These users are doing a lot more with their smartphones. Indulging in e-commerce is a natural progression from browsing and social networking,” says Sunil Kamath, Vice President, South Asia & Southeast Asia at Opera.

“We are happy to support Ekhanei.com and its community of buyers and sellers across Bangladesh. I am confident that users will make the most out of this easy access to Ekhanei.com from Opera Mini.”

The new mobile website lets Ekhanei.com users exchange messages via chatting. A prospective buyer and seller will be able to exchange messages before trading an item. The buyer will be able to ask questions, which the seller will be able to answer when they log in to their Ekhanei.com account. The feature removes the need for exchanging personal contact details during initial communication.

The new verification feature ensures that all Ekhanei.com accounts are owned by real people with verified identity, which contributes to building trust among buyers and sellers. Before being posted on the Ekhanei.com site, all ads are reviewed by an expert team of moderators, which ensures high quality of ads available on the website.

Opera Mini is the fastest browser for mobile phones. Its unique compression technology shrinks webpages to 10% of their original size, leading to faster loading of websites, as well as up to 90% savings in mobile data usage. Opera Mini is an easy-to-use web browser that is available in over 90 languages, including Bengali.

Opera Mini is popular amongst Bangladeshis because it provides a smooth browsing experience even when mobile network speeds fluctuate. Opera Mini works on all kinds of smartphones and is available as a free download from m.opera.com and app stores such as Google Play.

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