Zoopla.co.uk adds further major distribution partnerships
4th June 2010
Leading property website Zoopla.co.uk today announced that it has partnered with two of the UK's largest websites, eBay and Gumtree, to provide even wider distribution of its agent members' listings.
Zoopla.co.uk will now exclusively power brand new 'agent listing' channels on both the eBay and Gumtree websites. These unique partnerships will give agents who are members of Zoopla.co.uk even greater exposure for their listings and brands on two of the most-visited and best-known websites in the UK.
Both partnerships involve dedicated new categories on the partner websites, in the case of eBay for all the latest agent listings (sales and lettings) and in the case of Gumtree for the latest sales listings only. There will be no additional charge to agents for the added exposure under these new partnerships and these partners join a list of other leading UK websites that currently partner with Zoopla.co.uk, including MSN, Yahoo, TalkTalk, Sky, Virgin Media, UpMyStreet and Guardian.
The partnerships will operate in the same way as other existing Zoopla.co.uk partnerships whereby users will be able to search for and view property listings on the eBay and Gumtree websites and then contact the respective agents either by email or telephone. Between the Zoopla.co.uk website and its various partnerships, agents now have the opportunity of being seen by over 73% of all UK website users monthly, a far higher figure than any other portal.
Both new partnerships are in the process of being launched currently with listings being added to the partner sites progressively over the next few weeks.
Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO of Zoopla.co.uk said, "We are delighted to announce these partnerships which will provide our agent members with an even greater web presence and exposure for their brands and listings to two of the largest online audiences in the UK. Our goal continues to be to maximise the online exposure and enquiries we can deliver to our members and to provide an even greater advantage to those agents who list with us."
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Notes to editors
Zoopla.co.uk is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help our users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools.
Zoopla.co.uk was founded on the principles of transparency and efficiency and everything we do aims to make the market more effective for both property consumers and professionals alike. By combining free, instant value estimates for every UK home with sold prices, local market information and hundreds of thousands of properties available for sale and to rent, Zoopla.co.uk has rapidly become the ultimate destination for property consumers to search for property and do their market research. Our unique features allow users to gain an insight into the market and discover information they won't find anywhere else. And, as a result, we have become one of the most valued sources of both applicant and vendor leads for UK estate agents.
Launched in 2008, we are the fastest growing property website in the UK, now attracting over 12 million visits per month and are proud to have been awarded numerous accolades including being listed in the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta 100) as well as being voted the UK's Best Property Portal (Web User, Daily Mail Awards, Website of the Year).
Zoopla Limited is a privately held company with a highly experienced and proven management team, led by Founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman, and backed by well-respected angel investors and leading venture capital firms Atlas Venture (atlasventure.com) and Octopus Ventures (octopusventures.com).
Founded in 1999, eBay.co.uk is the UK's number 1 e-commerce site, providing a platform for over 18million unique visitors per month (Nielsen / Netratings, March 2010) to buy and sell new, unique and used items in a fun and easy way.
Far from an online auction house, eBay currently has 17 million live listings on the UK site, with fixed price goods accounting for the majority (56%) of items sold globally.
Sellers of all sizes, including 120,000 registered businesses and 20 high-street retailers use eBay.co.uk to reach the UK's largest online shopping audience
Gumtree.com is the UK's no.1 classifieds website. With a presence in 48 cities across the UK and eight times more visits than its closest competitor, Gumtree.com is the leading website for jobs and flat shares and number 2 for cars.
Gumtree.com is like a local noticeboard, helping to connect 13.7 million people across the UK to buy, sell, find or swap anything from cars, jobs, property to day-to-day stuff and services in their neighbourhoods.