Review: Top 3 Classified Sites in Nigeria

On a global outlook, several classifieds have set the trend for several others. Classifieds like Craigslist, Gumtree, Quikr, Gumtree have garnered great stakes in countries where they hold sway by activating millions of transactions and exchange of over a billion ton of goods.  Commercially, the importance and the advantages of classifieds are less reported and attributed, many who engage in the traditional way of commerce have gradually turned to classified sites for their trade or to make purchases. 

In Nigeria, the lack of any form of reliable data or trade analysis makes it almost impossible to have a proper understanding of how this burgeoning ecommerce platform is changing the way people buy and sell in Africa’s most populous nation. However, classified sites have come to stay in Nigeria and amongst her peculiar populace, they have continuously shown by their affinity for online buying and selling that online is no more a trend but the actual but virtual marketplace.

In no particular order Jiji, OLX and Postwanga are at the epicenter of the classified site marketplace revolution in Nigeria. The first entrant into the Nigerian marketplace being OLX have over years have ostensibly garnered a strong reputation as the platform to beat. The two other top players; Postwanga and Jiji have also in a short period established themselves as top-notch players in a domain that is relatively emerging.
The OLX marketplace facilitates buying and selling services and goods such as electronics, furniture, household goods, cars and bikes. OLX, which launched in Nigeria in 2012, said it had more than three million sellers and buyers in the country in 2015. Seller can post free ads, sellers also have the option of selling their goods themselves or allowing an OLX champ to help do the selling. Sellers are allowed to post their price and phone number from which the buyer could review and place a call. is a fast-growing Nigerian free online classified site with advanced security system. They claim to provide a simple hassle-free solution to sell and buy almost anything. As a Seller, you can: Post free Ads with images; Update, move your ad to Top position to get maximum efficiency from selling, get calls and messages only from real people, because they require every user to register. as a buyer, you can: Buy anything, simply call or send message to the Seller and agree purchase with Sellers directly.
Postwanga is a Nigerian classified website that operates in different international countries. On Postwanga you can easily post free Ads with images, create and manage your account and upgrade to a full online store. Users of Postwanga also enjoy the possibility of choosing what category they want to place their goods and buyers could also search the site by category or location. The platform claims to be a family-friendly marketplace to sell all your used and new items, they also claim to go extra length to advertise your item.


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