Here is Free Online Marketing Platform To Sell Anything in Kenya
Thinking of how to increase your sales? You should first start thinking of how to acquire new customers. In the world of advanced internet connectivity every business has no option but to adapt online marketing as the best way to increase sales in Kenya. The best and easiest way to market, advertise or sell anything is though classified listing websites such us SokoPlus, Jiji and PigiaMe.
Currently most people scout online before they make a decision to buy anything. It is therefore the best place to get ready customers. However, getting the space for your product to be seen online is the most taunting task that most people find hard to scale. In Kenya alone Google receives millions of visitors alone and research shows that people are spending most of their active time online.
Get Thousands of Online Customers For Free
To get thousands of customers from online, you need to identify the best places to post adverts or photos of items you are selling. Whether it is a product or a service, you can actually find many clients online without breaking the bank.The best option to gain the much needed online presence is to advertise on classified ads websites.
Luckily, in Kenya, there are several classified ads website that allows you to post your advertisement and reach thousands of customers. Most of these classified ads websites are free to create an account on and post an ad. They also allow you to get your advert appear on their front pages or top among the listings if you pay for your ad promotion.
Among the best free classified ad websites you can go for to sell anything anywhere include, Jiji, SokoPlus, PigiaMe,Buy Rent Kenya just to name but a few. Star classified is also another great platform you can post your ad of anything you are selling.
Which One is the best?
Having reviewed both online marketplaces mentioned above, I found SokoPlus as the best marketplace you can go for. However it also had some drawbacks.
Below is a comprehensive review on each.
SokoPlus is an easy to use online marketplace that is easy to signup and use. This marketplace is free to create an account and post ad. SokoPlus allows you to post as many ads as you wish on your account and you have the freedom to make changes as you wish. The marketplace is fully optimized with search Google search engines to ensure that your advert appears in Google search results.
This platform is Ideal for both business people and individuals who are looking for online customers. What makes the platform to standout is the low fee they charge on promoting adverts. While it is free to access ready market on the platform, you can promote your ad further to get the front and top listing by paying a small fee. Their charges is the lowest yet you get the audience you would have gotten from other top platforms such us Jiji or PigiaMe.
The SokoPlus platform also has tons of locations compared to Jiji, The Star Classified and PigiaMe. This makes that you can choose your exact location where customers can find you. SokoPlus is a online marketplace platform that offers you a ready market for your service or product. One draw back on SokoPlus is luck of Social media direct login option. However, this is a small issue that we hope the developers of the platform will consider.
Formally known as OLX, Jiji is another great platform you can advertise anything. The platform connects sellers to thousand of potential customers. Jiji marketplace has been around and build great reputation and therefore has gained a great following. To advertise on Jiji you simply need to create a free account. However, you will need to pay for your item or advert for it to sell on this marketplace.
With thousands of ads posted on this platform, you will have to fight for the front seat by digging much dipper into your pocket. Jiji allows account owners to follow up with the performance of their ads and has great in-build communication tools such as charts and WhatsApp option. Client can also contact sellers directly through the contacts on a seller’s account.
The Star Classified
The star classified is another great online platform with options to sell and by anything under various categories. The platform is easy to use with its simple interface. You can easily filter ads according to category or places. By paying a listing fee you can list your ads on the platform and sell.
The Star classified also receives a good number of daily visitors making it one of the most active platform to list your products. Among categories on the platform include; Jobs, property, car and vehicles. On draw back on The star classified is that most ads on the platform are third party ads. This means the Star Classified ad platform displays ads majorly from other platforms.
The Star Classified classified website is pretty simple with simple landing pages taking the form of traditional classified ads listings websites like Craigslist.
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PigiaMe is another great Kenyan online classified ads website that allows anyone to create a free account and post their listings. On PigiaMe, you have the option of posting a free ad or pay for it. With the paid option you will stand a chance to be more visible from the crowd. Charges for promoting your ads are considerably high just like Jiji and The Star Classified. The platform has a modern interface with a number of functionalities to help you navigate easily. You will be able to find any category on PigiaMe and this is helps clients to easily find your ad.