Top 3 Cheapest And Effective Classifieds Websites To Advertise Your Business In South Africa. The best way to put your business out there is through advertising. Online advertising is a key component to advertising your business anywhere.
Here in South Africa classifieds website are still some of the to go to places for anyone looking to getting their products or services noticed. The country has 3 largest classifieds websites which are OLX, Gumtree and Junkmail. After running campaigns on all 3 sites for 2 months, here are the cheapest and most effective sites to use .
OLX is by far the cheapest and most effective classifieds website in South Africa. At just R200 per month you can boost your ad and get great exposure and leads. We got most of our leads from OLX yet they were the cheapest by far. The only constraints is the mobile number login which can be problematic if you work in a team. OLX is present in 94 countries, 42 languages and has more than 100 million unique visitors every month, and OLX South Africa is spread across all the major cities in South Africa.
Gumtree is the second cheapest and most effective site based on costings and leads. The site charge R899 excluding VAT. Their pricing is 5 times more including VAT. Launched in South Africa in 2005, Gumtree is one of South Africa’s Top 10 favourite sites (Alexa, Google Adplanner) .
Junkmail is probably South Africa’s oldest classifieds website which is also available in print. The platform is probably the most stubborn as they have yet to develop mobile apps. It is also the most pricey classifieds platform to advertise on. Their pricing ranges from R2 800. This price however comes with a Top Advert, Homepage Advert & 4 Newsletter Adverts. Whilst these options might excite many people the platform did not yield leads for us running free ads.