Whenever we talk about online service providing or finding platforms, Craigslist tops the list every single time.
But, even after having such an amazing and helpful platform like Craigslist most of the people are facing issues or using bad user experience providing platforms.
Do you know what’s the major reason behind people not using Craigslist?
The answer is people are not aware of Craigslist and how to use or set up Craigslist account online.
In case you are someone like them, then this post is for you. Here we are going to discuss everything about setting up Craigslist account online and how to use it for selling/purchasing processes.
What is Craigslist?
Before heading forward to more technical aspects let us have a look at what actually is Craigslist.
Well, Craigslist is a marketplace where you would be able to notice sellers from all over the world selling a number of products from various categories. At Craigslist you would be able to deal with the sellers as per your location, so whenever you are visiting this marketplace you need to fill your location details along with the product categories you are looking for.
Once done, you would be able to know about all the products that you can buy easily.
There are two major benefits of using Craigslist, which are as follows:
- The first benefit is that you would be able to choose sellers as per your location. So if you are from Canada, then you just need to set up Craigslist for Canada location, hence it will help you get all the products at one place.
- The next important benefit of using Craigslist is that you would be able to get both products and services on this marketplace.
This was all about Craigslist and the benefits of using this platform. In the coming section we are going to have a look at the steps to set up Craigslist account for yourself.
How to set up a Craigslist account for yourself?
Craigslist is a free classified service platform where you would be able to find all the products and services you might be looking for. Let us have a look at the step you need to follow to set up Craigslist account for yourself:
- In the first step you need to visit the accounts page of Craigslist. You can directly search for a Craigslist account on Google and you would be able to visit their website.
- Once you have reached the accounts section you need to fill your email address and all the required details such as your location and more.
- After filling all the details you just need to click on the “Create Account” button. Right after doing that you would be able to get an email confirmation.
- Visit your email service provider and click on the link provided. You would have to sign in through that link so make sure that you are aware of the credentials.
In this way you would be able to create an account on Craigslist, and can start looking from products and services easily.
How to use Craigslist?
Initially Craigslist was started as an electronic newsletter and with the change in time it introduced the features linked with local classifieds for more than 450 cities globally. From that time its major function became hosting classified ads that used to cover categories such as job posting, housing, items for sale, services and more.
Here are the steps with the help of which you can use Craigslist up to full extent:
- Firstly you would have to create an account over the platform.
- Once you have created the account you would be able to notice a number of categories and location details on the homepage of Craigslist.
- From the location list you need to select your location or the place name from where you are looking for the products and services. Let’s assume you are looking for writing services from Canada. For that you need to set the location as Canada.
- From the products and services categories you need to select the services you are looking for. In this case you need to select Writing services.
- Right after clicking on the writing services you would be able to get all the leads from the selected area.
Now, you can directly click on the leads you want to reach out. You would be able to notice the email id and contact details along with the attached link, so that you can reach out to them.
This was all about how to get started and setting up Craigslist account.