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

Shpock is a mobile-first marketplace encouraging people to find joy from selling. The declutterers. The wallet boosters. The eco-conscious. Launched in 2012, Shpock has been downloaded more than 50 million times across Europe making it easy and safe to turn electronics, fashion and (almost) anything else into cash in your pocket. With Shpock’s Secure Delivery feature millions of sellers nationwide can receive payments for items and organise shipping easily, all for free. Zero fees. Zero hassle. Zero reason not to.

  • Shpock is owned by Adevinta, a global family of leading marketplace sites, including France’s Leboncoin and Italy’s Subito. 
  • Winner of Apple’s 'Best of App' award in the category 'Sustainability'
  • Part of Google’s 'Android Excellence Apps'