A classified ad site is a website where anyone can post their products for sale and make it available to the public without spending a dime. This is a free advertising medium that you should not ignore if you are serious about marketing your business. This article is an updated list of the classified ad sites in Nigeria. When I wrote the first one, a lot of people commented and asked me to include more sites and I promised an update. You can read the previous list here.
Classified ad sites are not just for product sales, a lot can be done with them too. You can also use them to get subscribers for your newsletter. But it usually works best with selling physical goods. If you have goods you sell, whether new or old, you can list them on these sites for sale. But these sites are not just for physical goods, you can sell your services as a tutor, carpenter, you name it. You can also find jobs in classified ad sites.
Using Classified ad sites
To have success using these sites, it is good to have a good description of what you are selling. Start with a catchy headline. Then, put a good description of the product, how it works, any fault, etc. Now, put a picture as ads with pictures sell more. Then put down your contacts details and wait for your phone to ring. You should also be checking your email to respond to email queries.
You can also buy from classified ad sites. You can see various items for sale from household goods to appliances, electronics, phones, cars, office furniture and much more. However, as with everything online, apply caution. Make you sure you meet the seller face to face and inspect what you want to buy before parting with your money. Do your due diligence and always meet in public places for any transaction.
I have made use of some of these sites below but I have had more success with olx :). Some of the sites are what I call general classified sites catering to all areas of life, while others are what I call specialised classifieds, based on a single category like real estate, cars, or jobs alone. So, whatever your field of endeavour, you’ll find a site where you can buy and sell.
Here is the list of the classified sites in Nigeria in no particular order. All of them are free to use but there are some sites where you need to pay some amount to get featured or premium listing.
- Olx.com.ng: This is the king of them all, currently in Nigeria. This is where you can and buy and sell almost anything. Go to the site and browse their different categories and see what you can list or buy. To place your products for sale on this website is easy, just register, confirm your phone number and list your product. The have a sales champ to help you list your product if you need professional. It is free to list here but they have paid options for greater publicity.
- Nigerianpropertycenter.com: This is a classified site for real estate just as the name suggest. It is for buying and selling of properties -lands and houses. So, if you are a real estate agent, a landlord or have a property for sale, check this site.
- Jiji.ng: It’s another general classified ad site where you list so many items in many categories for sale. If you want to buy stuff, you should check it out too.
- Cheki.com: This is a specialised classified ad site because it caters only for cars. If you have a car to sell, new or fairly used, you can advertise it here. If you want to buy a car you can also check the site. You can check by brand or price.
- Efritin.com: This is one of the new classified websites in Nigeria. It is making waves through their adverts spread across all online platforms and even Tv. They are gaining popularity by the day.
- Jobzilla.ng: This is a classified ad site catering only to the job market. You can list any job you have to offer here and people will apply. If you are looking for a job, you should also look at this site.
- Adbushi.com: This is another new classified ad site in the country that is growing every day. Though they do not yet have listings for every state, you can find a lot of things to buy and you can list yours too.
- Zokija.com: This is one of the new classified ad sites where you can buy and sell many items in many different categories.
- Mobofree.com: This is another good classified website where you can register for free and list or buy different items for sale. They have a forum too where members can discuss issues and also swap items.
- 1stnaira.com: This website has a clean interface with the items displayed in different categories. It also has a blog.
- Zazebra.com: This is a new classified ad site where you can go for buying and selling of goods.
- Ojait.com: This is another new one but it is gradually getting in the minds of people. It has a simple interface so you can clearly see the items for sale.
- Freeads9ja.com: This is another new site that caters to anyone who wants to advertise their goods and services free.
- Nairaoutlet.com: Another online classified site in this country where you can buy and sell goods and services in different categories.
- Africavenue.com/nigeria: Africavenue.com is a classified ad site for the African continent. But it has a Nigerian version where you can list your products for sale.
- Locanto.com.ng: This website is the Nigeria version of the worldwide locanto.com classified adverting website.
- Adverture.net: This is another classified site with a difference. Here you can order for food, order a taxi as well as list other products and services like in the other classified ad sites.
- Nigeriads.com: Another new classified ad in Nigeria that is making waves on the internet.
- Bnshub.com: A clean website with great interface listing many items for sell. Here you can buy and sell anything totally free.
- Ahmsta.com: This is a specialised classified ad site because it caters to only one area – fashion. So for the fashionista out there, this is where you should search.
- Whitedrum.com: This is another general classified site where you can buy and sell anything from real estate to vehicles and others.
Here are others for your consideration
Have you any of these sites, what was your experience? Is there another classified ad site you feel should be on the list, let me know in the comments below.
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