Are you selling a car or real estate? Looking for someone to fill a job? Selling concert or sports tickets or miscellaneous items?
If so, take advantage of Wal-Mart’s new free classified ads which the giant retailer started offering about three weeks ago in partnership with Oodle.com, which aggregates listings from more than 80,000 local and national sites. Wal-Mart’s new site allows visitors to search for items by city. Listings are free to buyers and sellers.
Walmart.com classifieds says it reaches more than 5 million consumers each month through a network of sites including newspapers, portals such as Lycos, and online communities such as Military.com.
Clearly, this site is a major competitor for Craigslist, a powerful publicity tool, and eBay’s Kijiji. It also means more bad news for newspapers, which have seen thousands of dollars in classified ad revenue lost to Craigslist.