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For many years, Craigslist has been one of the very favorites for local buyers and sellers all over when it comes to online marketing. Obviously, there is not much explanation needed when it comes to Craigslist and what it offers. Still for those few who might be new to the online selling and buying business, lets just get a quick review. In simple terms Craigslist is basically an online platform or marketplace where you can buy and sell products which may be brand new or may be used. It gives local business and sellers to sell their products and services easily without having to send any extra bucks for placing ads and so on. As for the buyer’s end, purchasing a product is also simple. Since, it is an online platform so automatically your transactions are recorded and maintained if any day required in the future.
Thus, making all transactions pretty safe and simple. However, in the recent years there has been a lot of development in the Online Buying and Selling marketplace and Craigslist is not the only one doing the middle man business. Like Craigslist, there has been a number of Online sites created in order to meet the needs of such local buyers and sellers who may not have the capital needed for running a successful ad campaign. Hence, today I am going to list out some of the best Craigslist alternatives where you can really get a boost while trying to sell your products and get in touch whit customers firsthand as well as purchase products very easily.
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The 5 best Craigslist Alternatives
On the very first spot of our list we have Oodle. Founded in the year 2004 by Scott Kister and Faith Sedline, this website is one of my personal favorites as it not only list out ads posted by Oodle users themselves but also aggregates and posts ads listed out in other sites like eBay, ForRent and so on. Hence, making it one of the largest aggregator sites out there. The website provides a very friendly local market place for users to do business and sell, buy and trade products with each other with ease. Currently there are more than 15 million monthly unique users who use their services for carrying out transactions and business. Thus, making this site a pretty trusty and authentic website to do business online.
- Real Estate
If you know about craigslist than there is a very minimal possibility that you don’t know what eBay has on the table for you. Founded in the year 1995 by Pierre Omidyar, this website may be the oldest in our list today. eBay is one of the oldest and most popular consumer to consumer as well as business to consumer market place. Coming with a very huge listed category section comprising of Antiques, Art, Books Collectibles, Electronics and so on, there is possibly very less things that you will not find here.
- Clothing and Fashion
- Home & Garden
This may come as a surprise to many of you but Facebook is not just a place where you connect to people but it is also a place where you can easily and freely buy and sell things. Facebook can be very handy when it comes to making your presence in the online world. Also, due to its huge user database all over the world, it automatically give you a pretty hefty outreach to your desired customers and buyers. You can use facebook as a local online marketplace by simply searching for local buying and selling groups and posting your product ad on it. It is that simple and you need not pay a single penny in order to do so.
Founded by Nich Huzar and Arean Van Veelan in the year 2011, this company has come a long way since then. With a pretty sleek and attractive interface the website lets you connect to local sellers and buyers without much of an effort. It has got a number of products listed in its category list, ranging from Antiques to Furniture to Cars and so on. Moreover, it has also got its very own cute and eye catching mobile app which will let you carry on your buying and selling with ease whenever and wherever you want. Also, last but not the least as the name suggest Offerup lets you offer your part of the price too while buying a product. Thus, allowing you to make a good bargain for your products too.
- Arts & Crafts
- Audio Equipment
- Auto parts
- Baby & Kids
- Beauty & Health
- Books & magazines
- Business equipment
- Campers & RVs
- Cars & Trucks
- CDs & DVDs
- Cell Phones
- Clothing & shoes
- Computer equipment
- Games & toys
- Home & garden
- Jewelry & accessories
- Musical instruments
- Pet supplies
- Sports & outdoors
- Tools & machinery
- Video equipments
- Video games
The Letgo website is still a pretty new player in the world of online marketplace but has made a really good impact due to the potential it holds. Founded in the year 2015 by Enrique Linaries, this website lets you buy and sell products locally without much of a fuss. The interface is pretty pink and eye soothing all at once and you can easily go about exploring the website with utmost joy, due to its pretty pink interface. You can buy and sell products ranging from furnitures to cars to electronics and appliances and so on.
Thus with this we have come to the end of our top 5 Craigslist alternatives. All these websites provide you with almost the same service and without charging any money for it. Also, if you are looking for selling or buying a product. Then my recommendation is not just stick to one site but give a try at all the sites mentioned above. This not only boosts up your outreach, but also will give you a lot of options to opt out from while figuring out what to buy and at what price to buy.