OSLO, NORWAY – January 24, 2017 – FINN.no, Norway’s largest online marketplace, made 2016 a record year for growth in both overall traffic and number of listings. Much of the traffic growth came from FINN.no’s mobile app. The generalist section of FINN.no, FINN Torget, experienced the strongest growth in terms of listings and traffic.
“I’m impressed with the great results the FINN.no team has delivered this year,” said Didrik Munch, EVP, Schibsted Norge. “Management and employees have exceeded expectations in a very competitive environment.”
During the third quarter of 2016, FINN.no had a traffic increase of 16 percent over the previous year. Mobile app use accounted for 85% of that growth. FINN Torget, which has approximately 2.2 million unique weekly users, had the highest overall growth with an 18 percent increase from 2015. Jobs, Real Estate and Cars also saw robust growth at 17, 15, and 13 percent, respectively, over 2015. On average FINN.no receives 6.3 million unique visitors per week.
Listings at FINN.no grew 25 percent in 2016 over the previous year, with most of FINN.no’s marketplaces showing positive growth. FINN Torget led all of FINN.no’s marketplaces with a 29 percent increase in listing revenues from 2015.
FINN continues to innovate and grow its product offering. In the fourth quarter of 2016, FINN launched Shopping, a new marketplace with products from select partners. These products can be bought immediately and delivered direct to your door.
“It’s exciting to see so many people use our service, whether they are buyers, sellers or dreamers,” said Anders Skoe, CEO, FINN.no. “We’re committed to making FINN the best online marketplace experience, and are excited to carry our great momentum from 2016 forward into the new year.”
For more information:
Kristine Eia Kirkholm
Head of PR and Information
Phone: +47 93 24 78 75
Head of PR
Schibsted Media Group
Phone: +47 902 38 811
About Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6,900 employees in 30 countries. From Norway to Malaysia, from Brazil to Sweden – millions of people around the world interact with Schibsted’s popular digital services every day. In Scandinavia, our media houses such as VG, Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet keep people informed and updated on important issues in society. Our digital marketplaces such as Finn.no, Blocket.se and Leboncoin.fr help people buy and sell new and old things. In addition, our growth companies such as Shpock, Let’s Deal and Compricer provide our users with popular, digital consumer services that make their everyday life a bit easier. Together, this fulfills Schibsted Media Group’s mission of ‘Empowering people in their daily life’. Learn more at www.schibsted.com.