VarageSale, an app designed to buy and sell items locally, has named Kijiji founder Janet Bannister to its board of directors as the company reports record-breaking growth.
As the demand for buy and sell marketplaces keeps growing among Canadians, the Toronto-based VarageSale is touting its increased user base, which the company says has doubled since its launch in 2012. Bannister said the company is helping to meet a big demand for consumers.
“VarageSale is a truly compelling business, serving the very core of what today’s consumers are looking for when it comes to online shopping,” Bannister said in a company announcement. “Trends show us that more and more Canadians are going second-hand every day, with most gravitating towards marketplaces based on safety and a sense of community. These are the foundations VarageSale is built on.”
VarageSale CEO Andrew Sider said the company is the leading app in Canada among women with user frequency up to six times a day.
“VarageSale is now the leading buy/sell app in Canada for women,” Sider said. “Ninety per cent of VarageSale users are mobile-first and 45 per cent of app users come back five to six times a day, many for multiple years.”
VarageSale, designed by Tami Zuckerman while on maternity leave, is used to buy and sell items locally and has millions of users in communities across Canada and the United States.