Shpock celebrates 30 million downloads on its 4th birthday

2016: new app design, greater office space and international advances

Four years down the road after having launched the boot sale app Shpock, the startup has conquered new milestones and paved the path for the upcoming years, successes include:

  • More than 30 million app downloads
  • 2 billion screen views per month
  • Traded goods worth £5 billion
  • #1 place in the app rankings in numerous markets
  • ​A brand new office for almost 100 team members

Tripled its user base

The startup Shpock is releasing new figures for the first time since last year. Shpock (www.shpock.co.uk) originally initiated in September 2012 was able to triple its user base from 10 to 30 million in the past 12 months. Whilst the Shpock community has been trading goods worth £5 billion.

“We look back on a very successful and exciting year: not only have we managed to position ourselves amongst the most popular online markets in the UK, Germany and Austria but have also successfully spread our wings in three new countries”, Co-founder Armin Strbac explains, referring to Italy, Sweden and Norway where the app remains in the top 5 shopping app ranking.

Secondhand-lovers spend 10 million hours per month scrolling through the app

The average Shpock user doesn’t just stop by, but ends up spending a subsequent amount of time in the app - which have been at 2 billion screen views per month in total and rising! This also results in the Shpock community spending an overall of 10 million hours (or 1140 years!) scrolling around the app looking to discover beautiful things.

New office for a team double the size

Behind the success of the app stands a quickly expanding team. So quickly that the team had to relocate to a 1750m2 premises at the beginning of June this year.

“The old office got too crowded, now we’ve got enough space for even more talented and success driven team members”, Co-founder Katharina Klausberger explains.

In actual fact, the amount of crew members rose from 45 to 94 - from 26 different nations - within the past year as recruiting continues. At the moment there is a total of 24 positions advertised on the jobs page of the startup. Those that want to join the team should strive to make an impact and embrace the team spirit, according to the two Co-founders.

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About Shpock - the local way to sell and buy

Shpock is a mobile marketplace that brings millions of private buyers and sellers and local businesses together. The categories range from electronics, fashion and furniture to specialised interests such as cars and property.

Shpock has more than 10 million active users and over 2 billion page impressions. These numbers and regular #1 rankings in the App & Google Play Store in three core markets (UK, Germany, Austria) make Shpock one of Europe’s most dominant shopping apps. 

Facts and numbers

- Among the leading online marketplaces in three countries (UK, Germany, Austria)
- Over 10 Million active users monthly 
- Over 2 billion page impressions per month
- Products worth more than 1 billion pounds are being traded per year (2018)
- A multi-national team of 100+ people responsible for the success of the digital marketplace

Recent prizes
- Apple awarded ‘Best of 2017 App’ in the category ‘Sustainability’
- Google awarded Shpock the “Android App Excellence 2018“