It is becoming more popular to sell things on the internet, things that we do not need at our homes. An alternative to all online shops is a website called Gumtree. This is free of charge platform, where we can only pay when you want your ad be highlighted. The advantage which is given by the website is the opportunity to sell things locally. Thanks to a special browser you can find offers from certain cities including our own. With the current cost of shipping and courier mail, it is a very cost-effective, on the other hand, you can just make an appointment with selling person and you will pay nothing for the delivery. The transactions are finalised by private messages, SMS or phone.
‘Put it on Gumtree,’ has become a favourite saying in South Africa since 2005 where the platform was presented on the national market. Since it was launched in 2005, the platform helped millions of people buy and sell millions of different things. The website presents a familiar space that’s easy to navigate and a classified search bar which you can use via your mobile phone or desktop.
Since the open, the platform is growing considerably thanks to the information about it passing from mouth to mouth. Today we can proudly say that this site is loved by a growing number of its members all around South Africa. The company operates in many cities located in many countries, for example in the UK, Ireland, Poland, Australia and USA, and even in Singapore! In the UK the portal is the largest small ads website for local communities on rental housing or work.
The goal is to promote Gumtree as a simple and easy-to-use tool that allows you to quickly find what you are looking for. With the help of the local community on Gumtree you can find almost everything, what you want; work, apartment, nanny to the children, learn a new language and or find a tennis partner.
On Gumtree you will find categories such as:
- Automotive Vehicles
- Home and Garden
- Baby and Kids
- Boats and Watercraft
- Job seekers
- Business to business
- Sports and Leisure
- Charity Donations
- Swap/ Trade
On the Picodi website, you will find all the newest promotions from the website. All the links listed on the website will take you directly to Gumtree. There you will be introduced with the most interesting deals from your neighbourhood. Among the promotions, you will find a discount on commercials which you can buy for your advertisements. It is also good to idea to follow this online platform on social media including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Follow the channels on social media and be always up to date.
Here is some information about Gumtree that you didn’t know:
- Gumtree is now a well-established international brand and since some time it forms a part of the eBay group. Although the ads are completely local, backed by the international experience.
- Gumtree is by far South Africa’s favourite classified site – it makes the 6 place among other services and reaches 18% of the South African population every single month.
- Over 600 000 live ads and 30 000 new ads are posted on the website every single day.
- Gumtree is the most popular site in South Africa for cars, property, jobs and buying and selling goods.
Gumtree is made by the Internet users. The company attaches particular importance to the signals they receive from the users. The new platform was also created based on their suggestions. The customer service can hope that the service will appeal to all users, both placing ads and shopping, so it will be even easier.