Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay. There are so many classifieds sites out there, and startups come and go in the blink of an eye. Enter newcomer Daype, a new kind of classifieds service. The brainchild of IT exec and CEO Andris Stinka, DAYPE, Inc. is a private company with six private investors (including former UCI men’s basketball star Raimonds Miglinieks).
Why start another classifieds service that would have to compete with bigwigs Craigslist and eBay? Because user needs are not being met. In the words of CEO Andris,”Daype believes that the online classifieds industry holds huge potential and that there are many opportunities for innovation and new business models in this field.” And it’s clear that Daype is out to explore that potential. Taking all the good points of the major players, Daype seamlessly integrates these features into a simple, user friendly interface. So just what is it that makes the Daype UI so special? It’s deliberately designed to make classifieds searching intuitive, meaning that anyone with a computer can learn to use the service in just a few minutes…[more]
Yes, you read that right. Twitter is now being used as a way to buy, sell, and job hunt online. To get my head around this new, 140 character way of posting classifieds, I spoke to people at Tweba, iList Micro, and the smaller startup Twitmart…[more]Read More
I know, it’s hard to believe, but some people just don’t use Craigslist. “Really?” I hear you ask. “Never?” Never. In some places – such as the US, and Manila – classifieds posters flock to Craigslist. But in some countries, such as Australia, Craigslist categories are nearly empty. Why…[more]Read More
Welcome to the fourth and final part of my Craigslist 101 series. Last time, we covered flagging posts on Craigslist, and target audience and category listings. So, now that we’ve covered the the important parts of Craigslist, we’re going to look at four easy-to-use online tools to make your Craigslisting experience a little easier…[more]
Welcome to the third part of my Craigslist 101 series. Last time, we covered how to reply an ad on Craigslist, and how to use the Craigslist RSS feed. Now that we’ve covered the basics, we’re going to delve a little deeper into Craigslist, and talk about flagging, target audience, and category listings…[more]