Craigslist is jacking up prices --- adding fees where job listings have been free, throughout the U.S. and in some Canadian markets. The fees, ranging from $7 to $10 in mostly small markets but a few large cities as well, take effect Tuesday. In Toronto, Montreal and Victoria, Craigslist will be adding fees for the first time.
EBay-owned Gumtree introduced a pay button on its classifieds site at Gumtree.co.za, thereby effectively turning the classifieds site into an online shopping site.
Amazon rolled out a Polish version of its Amazon.de site, to take the online retailer a step closer to launching a dedicated platform for the Polish market.
An attorney for Backpage.com have filed a motion for dismissal of all of the sex charges filed against CEO Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, saying they were flatly illegal. In a letter to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, the attorney pointed out that she specifically stated in 2013 that Backpage could not be charged under the law.
Nick Huzar of OfferUp and Alec Oxenford of LetGo respond to Facebook Marketplace in an AIM Group exclusive.
Competition in the Turkish market for second-hand, branded clothes for women is heating up. The latest entrant is mobile app-based Dolap.com, which got seed money from Germany's Earlybird Digital East Fund.
Ikman.ik, Sri Lanka’s online marketplace owned by Saltside Technologies AB, said its mobile apps achieved one of the highest download numbers of all apps in the country.
Divar.ir, Iran’s leading marketplace, launched a clone in the neighboring Afghanistan "to get to know the market", according to Hessam Armandehi, co-founder and chief executive officer of Divar.
Kleiderkreisel.de, one of Germany’s most popular peer-to-peer platforms for selling used, women's clothes, has made another strategic decision that raises more questions than answers.
Although Facebook hasn't launched its Marketplace in India yet, hyper-local, community-driven classified platforms (apps and desktop versions) are far from new in India.