Difference and Similarities between D2 and OLX

by Faran Samuel on October 12, 2022



The e-commerce industry is growing rapidly as more people prefer buying products and services online. Although some companies adopt both brick-and-mortar physical stores and online stores, some others operate online stores only.   

Marketplaces that operate through an online presence alone include platforms such as D2 and OLX. Both have become notable players in the e-commerce industry. In this post, we will be looking into their similarities and differences. First, we will discuss each of them individually.  


D2 Marketplace  

D2 is one of a kind. It is Pakistan’s first video-based online marketplace where creators can sell their services. It is a platform for discovering and buying from skilled talents easily. Skilled creators can improve their online visibility, reach millions of buyers, and monetize their skills.  

If you are a skilled content creator looking for visibility, you will love D2 as it gives you access to millions of customers who buy from the platform regularly.  

As a buyer, you have a seamless experience buying products or services. D2 offers payment on delivery in which buyers only pay for their products only when it has been delivered to them. By so doing, the buyer is protected from not getting their products after purchase. D2 platform also offers one of the fastest delivery amongst all other platforms in a similar sector.  



OLX is the world’s leading classifieds platform which provides local communities in high-growth markets with vibrant online marketplaces: OLX connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Every month, millions of people in local markets around the world are already using OLX’s online marketplace to find and sell a wide range of products, including computers, cell phones, furniture, sporting goods, services, cars, real estate, and many more.  


Similarities Between D2 Marketplace and OLX  

As you know, D2 and OLX are both marketplace giants utilizing the power of the internet to facilitate commerce. There are likely to be similarities between them. Here are some of the similarities.  


Third Parties can earn on both platforms  

Both D2 and OLX offer opportunities for sellers to upload their products/services ads and earn. On D2 you have the chance to offer your services and   

OLX, on the other hand, allows local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web.   

Other apps that offer this kind of opportunity include Quikr in India. Of course, you can also earn by signing up as a seller on OLX. Sign up, capture a high-quality image of your products, and upload them. Since the online platform is home to millions of customers, you can be sure of enjoying an inflow of customers to your business.  

Seamless user experience  

D2 online shopping experience is a seamless one, and so also OLX, they are both easy to navigate, load extremely fast, and are mobile friendly. The websites have an appealing look and are attractive to any online shopper.   

They both have mobile apps  

The D2 mobile app allows you to save while shopping and chat with a seller. OLX also offers the same benefits. Whether you are a seller or a buyer, the apps are built to suit every user. Some benefits that are available to mobile app users may not be available to web users. This was done on purpose – to facilitate the usage of their mobile apps.   



Despite the similarities between both platforms, they are different in a couple of ways. Here are a few differences between both platforms.   


D2 & OLX- Videos Vs Images  

OLX focuses on selling physical products with images used by sellers who list on the platform, sellers upload pictures of their products on the platform, OLX markets the products and when a sale is made, the seller earns.   

D2 is strictly video-based and highlights videos from local content creators. A glance at the D2 website and app shows several videos you can watch. D2 has enrolled service sellers on the platform along with selling new products while OLX allows anyone to sell on the platform even used products.  

D2 marketplace has registered sellers known as Skilled creators who sell their products or services to customers on the platform, however, OLX is a marketplace that allows ordinary people to buy and sell either used or new products amongst themselves without much interference by the platform.   


Based on the differences discussed above it is easy to say that D2 provides better customer engagement, better ROI, and overall, a better experience with its video-based platform. The user can come on D2 and have a feeling of getting a solution to their requirements with its innovative idea and innovative technology.