(PRWEB) December 7, 2010
UsedEverywhere.com, the effective, free, Canadian online marketplace for the sale of used goods, is expanding its Ottawa presence by opening up an office in the Nation’s Capital and continuing to build its grass roots community approach to Online Classifieds.
UsedOttawa.com (http://www.usedottawa.com) is completely Canadian owned and operated. With over 1.1 million visits per month, UsedOttawa.com has become a leader in a space originally dominated by foreign owned mega sites Craigslist and Kijiji.
“In order to continue building a connection between local residents and UsedOttawa.com, we believe it’s critically important to be a local company. That means being on the ground and in the community in the cities we serve,” said Luticia (Tish) Hill, General Manager of UsedEverywhere.com. “Our competitors are based in the U.S. and have little or no community involvement. We are establishing fundraising campaigns for local sports teams and other grass roots initiatives so that UsedOttawa.com is part of the community.”
UsedOttawa.com (http://www.usedottawa.com) has become the most efficient platform for Ottawa residents to connect with private sellers to buy and sell used goods. 90% of UsedOttawa.com’s inventory is privately listed, meaning for sale by a resident, not a corporation. The bigger U.S. sites like Craigslist and Kijiji are selling a high percentage of commercial listings which means many searches end up on a company website rather than a local resident’s listing.
Staff members in Ottawa, and at UsedEverywhere.com’s (http://www.usedeverywhere.com) other offices across Canada, moderate the ads to ensure that scams are identified and eliminated, SPAM is minimized, duplicates are removed and only family-friendly content is available.
“We want our users to feel safe and confident when using our site,” said Hill. “We have a 1-800 customer service number so if any problems or questions arise users can talk to a real live person – a feature none of our competitors offer.”
The new Ottawa office is staffed by three employees, who will work on community outreach and marketing initiatives. They will build relationships with local schools, sports teams, small business owners and charities to help with fundraising campaigns.
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