Shpock celebrates 50 million downloads and other milestones

Awards, car vertical and growing team - successful first half of 2018 for marketplace app

  • Shpock reaches mark of 50 million app downloads
  • Awards and international top rankings
  • Growing team: Already 150 team members and in search of further colleagues
  • New office and advertising hub in London 

One milestone follows another: Following the successful launch of PayPal as an in-app payment method and recent Apple & Google awards, Shpock is now celebrating reaching another magical mark: 50 million app downloads. The international success of the startup is driven above all by its rapid growth in the UK.

Making its mark in the UK

The marketplace app is investing heavily in the UK as it continues to strengthen in that market. This has resulted in Shpock being well on the way to the top of mobile marketplace solutions in the UK. In 2018, Shpock is already the most downloaded marketplace app in the UK app stores, with 1.8 million downloads this year to date.[1] 

One driver of this has been the focus on verticals, particularly the motors vertical. "A huge proportion of our users are unique to our motors section, so we have worked hard creating a high class experience for car buyers and sellers alike,” says Steve Grice, Shpock’s UK Head of Sales. To improve this experience further, Shpock launched a professional seller platform, establishing itself as the largest private seller motors marketplace in the UK as well as the fastest growing in terms of new listings.

Larger office and more than 200 team members

To continue this growth on the user side, the Shpock team wants to grow further as well. By the end of the year, the number of team members is expected to increase from around 150 to 200+. A large part of this team will be based in the new London office which offers space for a team of tech monetisation architects and client sales who can put in place ad products, cross-screen partnership models, intent-based audience solutions, according to specific client needs.

[1] App downloads for iOS and Android as of 25th Jun 2018 measured on https://www.appannie.com/en/

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Conor Gannon PR Manager UK
Conor Gannon PR Manager UK
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 6 countries (UK, Germany Italy, Austria, Sweden and Norway) make Shpock one of Europe’s most dominant shopping apps. 

Facts and numbers

- Top Shopping App in 6 Countries (UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Norway)
- Over 10 Million active Users monthly in the app
- Over 2 billion page impressions per month
- Products worth more than 6 billion pounds are being traded
- A team of 180+ people from over 35 different nations responsible for the success of the app

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