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OLX: the 100% digital business model to compete in the region

Present in Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Argentina which was the country that had the most growth in 2020, after the conversion to a 100% online model that was developed in the country and is replicated in others. Convergencialatina spoke with Ernesto Mendizabal, CEO of Olx Autos Argentina, who explained that the company aims to be able to buy cars anywhere in Argentina and test alliance models with auto dealerships installed in the provinces.

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