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Carousell: Snap-Sell, Chat-Buy for Android

By Carousell Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 21, 2014

Carousell Snap-Sell Chat-Buy for Android lets you buy and sell things from your smartphone. For sellers, a storefront with basic listings and image hosting is free; Carousell pays for it all by charging a small fee on each completed transaction. Sound familiar? That's how eBay works; in fact, Carousell's documentation calls it "eBay for smartphones."

Pros

Sell easy: Listing items to sell on Carousell is easy and starts with your camera or gallery when you tap Sell on Carousell's toolbar.

Attractive layout: The Carousell listings we browsed and searched for were attractively presented and feature useful extras such as customer comments and social media links.

Buy local: Carousell is based in Singapore and caters to users worldwide, but it also helps you find local sellers. Buying from neighbors saves shipping fees, too.

Cons

Caveat emptor: As always, let the buyer beware: Carousell is a venue, not a retailer, and reputation is critical. Sellers should take the time to read all of Carousell's Terms and Conditions.

Not eBay: Despite its description, Carousell is not eBay for smartphones. eBay has its own Android app, and its listings dwarf Carousell's many times over.

Bottom Line

Carousell Snap-Sell Chat-Buy may be a clunky name, but the app is nice. It seems like a promising eCommerce site, comparisons to eBay notwithstanding.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.1

General

Release May 15, 2014
Date Added May 15, 2014
Version 1.6.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements Requires Android 2.3.3 and up

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,402
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

"eBay for Smartphones"
FEATURES
  • Free listings with up to 4 photos to sell your new & pre-loves
  • Share listings to a wider audience on Facebook Timeline & Page, Twitter, STClassifieds
  • Beautify photos with Photo Filters & powerful Photo Editing Tools
  • Beautiful catalog-like browsing
  • Browse Items within Neighbourhood (0.5km radius) or Countrywide
  • Discover MORE items by Nearest, Recent & Popular
  • Private Chat with Sellers to Buy an Item
  • Personalize your marketplace by Following your favourite sellers