Tag: Craigslist


Craig Newmark’s three lessons

Craig Newmark’s three lessons

A blog item by Craig Newmark on Huffington Post provides just a little more light about why Craigslist is nothing like an average capitalistic classified company.


Craigslist revenue soars again

Craigslist revenue soars again

Craigslist is "the most profitable classified site in the world," with estimated revenue of almost $700 million in 2016 at a margin close to 80 percent, according to research by the AIM Group.


Japan’s Mercari pushes revenue over $127 million

Japan’s Mercari pushes revenue over $127 million

Mercari, Japan's most popular mobile-only flea market, is generating handsome amounts of revenue in Japan, and this might have given it the confidence to aggressively challenge Craigslist, LetGo and OfferUp in the U.S..


LetGo comes to Canada

LetGo comes to Canada

Popular classified advertising app LetGo has come to Canada, where a "massive" 70 percent of Canadians have bought or sold secondhand goods, according to LetGo's CEO.


Facebook unveils Marketplace to challenge Craigslist, apps

Facebook unveils Marketplace to challenge Craigslist, apps

This article was first published in CIR17.19 on October 10, 2016, a client-only report. To receive the bi-weekly Classified Intelligence Report (CIR), go here. Social media giant Facebook finally rolled out its classifieds offering. The announcement last week that it was launching a local marketplaces app in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand (IPhone and Android for now, desktop to come), did not come...

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Should EBay buy OfferUp?

Should EBay buy OfferUp?

A stock analyst suggested today that EBay should buy marketplace app OfferUp as a way of dislodging Craigslist as the dominant U.S. classified player. Do you agree?


Jeff Herr

Jeff Herr moves to Bay Area News Group

Jeff Herr has been appointed to the new position of strategic project lead for the Bay Area News Group. Herr is a long time online media exec, working with newspapers and media groups over a two decade career.



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