Building an excellent mobile app is never an easy task, but Xpaging International has managed to find the right balance in its newly launched lifestyle offering, which is now available on both Android and iOS platforms.
The homegrown eponymous app incorporates instant messaging, marketplace and social media for the convenience of today’s consumers, catering to digital nomad lifestyles.
Anyone can now sell and buy online, leading Xpaging International to consider some major aspects mainly chat, voice note, newsfeed and moments and distills it into a single, easy-to-use platform for business and leisure.
Xpaging International is founded in 2016 and fully funded by ORB Corporate in Southeast Asia. It has the unique capability to connect millions of people of all ages in the world. This can be credited to the programming language used, which will shape the future with its potential to support up to 500 million users and the ability to cater to 500,000 users posts in one second.
During the app’s recent soft launch, Datuk Ivan Lim, the founder of ORB Corporate and Xpaging International said, “We are focusing towards the new programming language that not many developers currently apply because we want to blur the boundaries between messaging, social media and e-commerce, tracing the lifestyle of today’s consumers.”
On the app, users are able to register for free as normal members or commercial users, depending on their needs.
Normal members can use the app to purchase products, while commercial users can go one step further to either build product awareness and do online marketing, or share product recommendations in the form of in-app social media posts and receive instant cashback when friends purchase the products through the links in your posts.
For buyers, safety and security is often top of mind, something that Xpaging International addresses by ensuring that it only releases payment to the sellers once the product is released and sent off to you. Moreover, the app also has an internal rating system to rate feedback for sellers.
“We came up with the idea from all the apps we reviewed, after we noticed that the majority of marketplaces are focused on corporate needs and not catered to help the community or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) post products on their platforms.
“Companies hire people to upload products in big marketplaces, but a lot of people do not have this capability. We hope that this global brand can bring more convenience to the public, creating new entrepreneurs and help SMEs skyrocket their businesses,” he said.
Xpaging International is not resting on its laurels. Even after successfully creating an all-in-one app with a wide-reaching global network of more than 100 partners across 40 countries and millions of stock-keeping units, it is targeting 300,000 downloads within three months and hopes to achieve one million within a year.
The interesting part about the app is that Xpaging International will be rapidly increasing its functionality in the next three months. It is currently working together with an international banking system to integrate a multi-currency e-wallet into the app, meaning that its users will soon be able to use the cashback rewards to make payments overseas or receive payments in different currencies.
Apart from that, Xpaging International will also enable more features such as secret chats with data backup options, prepaid top-ups, e-hailing, movie ticket and flight ticket booking in the near future, tying it seamlessly into your daily life with comprehensive services.
This shows that Xpaging International is not just an app for buying and selling, but aims to build a community for life throughout the consumers’ lifecycle. Lim added that the intention is to create an emotional connection and build loyalty with a network of global consumers.
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