Marking a key milestone in its pioneering journey, patpat.lk, Sri Lanka’s Biggest Online Search Platform, celebrated 5 years of empowering local businesses and customers on March 31st. Adding trailblazing excellence to business operations within an evolving industry, patpat.lk revolutionised online shopping by being the first to introduce free advertising together with financial assistance onsite. The platform is known to be a trailblazer, promoting anything and everything within an expansive range of products and services in multiple industries across the board.
Paying tribute to its customers, employees, stakeholders and valued business partners in paving the pathway to the end goal of serving the Sri Lankan citizen, patpat.lk recalls its beginnings in March 2017, connecting buyers and sellers in the vehicle marketplace. The easy to use design and dynamic eye catching advertisements led the way to patpat.lk expanding into the property, education and leisure sectors by 2019. Encouraging customers to join in the celebrations of its fifth anniversary, those who visited and registered on www.patpat.lk during the promotion period stood a chance to win a Smart TV and Smart Phones.
It was the launch of the ‘Marketplace’ category in 2020 that heralded its transformation into a hybrid classified – ecommerce platform in the lifestyle service space. Armed with comprehensive analytics of the buyer/seller sentiments, it was during the pandemic that patpat.lk etched its presence as a reliable online platform, ensuring convenience in sourcing products and services from a variety of suppliers from the safety of homes. SMEs and entrepreneurs optimized their accessibility at this time given that patpat.lk not just opened up doors to customers, but also gave these entrepreneurs and SMEs a platform to do so, free of charge.
In 2021, patpat.lk cemented its position as the biggest online platform in Sri Lanka, celebrating this status with a brand new look.
With 5 search categories – Vehicles, Property, Marketplace, Education, and Leisure – patpat.lk also holds a large ad stock to serve customer requirements and offers the advantage of unmatched unique financial assistance via personal loans, leasing options and credit card offers.
The patpat.lk brand of excellence and leadership in this innovative space has been recognised nationally. Accolades include Online Brand of the Year (Bronze) at the SLIM Brand Excellence 2021 plus a nomination for Innovative Product of the Year, Gold for Best Creative Campaign in the Finance category at the 2019 Effie Awards, Best Digital-Enabled Product/Service at the 2018/2019 SLT Zero One Awards and Best Advertising and Marketing Website at BestWeb.lk Awards with Bronze, Silver and Gold in 2019, 2020 and 2021. In its very first year, patpat.lk was named the Most Popular Website in the e-Commerce & e-Banking category at the 2018 BestWeb.lk Awards.
patpat.lk is a fully Sri Lankan made and driven lifestyle platform with an ecosystem encompassing mobility, e-commerce, classifieds and FinTech, designed to provide solutions every problem and requirement. The platform allows buyers to purchase products which may be financially above their budget through special financing options. It also enables sellers the opportunity to sell any product free of charge. patpat.lk also hopes to launch new features, offering customers a more holistic solution for daily requirements in mobility and FinTech.