The South African Classifieds landscape has changed over the last few years. Online is conditioning South Africa to become a player on a global scale. The growth is phenomenal and with consumer culture more inclined to online, it’s no wonder that there is an astounding growth in Classifieds. Classifieds are now the trade portal of consumers all over the world. The continent of Africa alone has shown growth rates that surpass expectations.
This post features the 4 key players in South African Classifieds: Junk Mail, Gumtree, Kalahari Ads (previously Dealfish and Netads) and OLX.
Junk Mail Classifieds: Junk Mail was founded in 1992 in Pretoria. Junk Mail started out as a print publication, but has evolved into a major online classifieds competitior in recent years. Users can advertise privately for free. You can visit the Junk Mail website @ http://www.junkmail.co.za
Kalahari Ads: The Kalahari Ads website was launched in late 2010.Kalahari Ads is free online classifieds service for South Africa. Kalahari Ads offer a platform to buy / sell items for free. You can visit the Kalahari Ads website @ http://www.kalahariads.net
Gumtree: Gumtree was started in March 2000 as a local London in the UK as classified ads and community site. Today Gumtree offers services in 76 cities across 11 countries. Gumtree was launched in South Africa in 2006. You can visit the Gumtree website @ http://www.gumtree.co.za
OLX: OLX is a free online classifieds service. OLX was launched in 2006 and is currently operating in 96 countries in 40 languages. OLX has been operating in South Africa for more than a year. You can visit the OLX website @ http://www.olx.co.za
The Online Classifieds space is a highly competitive area of the Internet in South Africa. Feel free to comment on this post and provide us with your thoughts about the industry.
Also feel free to check out the classifieds ads at Junk Mail. We receive more than 50,000 adverts a week. If you are looking to sell an item, feel free to place a free advert today on Junk Mail for immediate online exposure.