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Gumtree SA activity surges: 'People realise they have more stuff than they need'

21 May 2020 2:12 PM
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Online classified advertising
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Claire Cobbledick

You can now deliver the stuff you advertised on Gumtree, says its General Manger Claire Cobbledick.

Millions of people in South Africa have been unable to earn an income since the country went into lockdown on 27 March.

There has been a surge in activity on Gumtree South Africa as people sell stuff to bring in some desperately needed cash.

Many people are also using the online classified advertising platform to promote their side hustles.


Read: How to start a side hustle in South Africa


Refilwe Moloto interviewed Claire Cobbledick, General Manager at Gumtree SA.

Moloto asked what can be advertised right now and under which conditions transactions may be fulfilled.

We’ve seen an increase of between 20% to 40% in listings and a significant rise in business volumes… Automotive has picked up… a huge volume of listings… At-home categories are doing well… electronics, home office items… exercise bikes…

Claire Cobbledick, General Manager - Gumtree SA

People realise they have more stuff than they need…

Claire Cobbledick, General Manager - Gumtree SA

Delivery is complicated… what’s allowed in retail is accessible for collection… You’ll need proof of what you’re delivering… you don’t need a license.

Claire Cobbledick, General Manager - Gumtree SA

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


21 May 2020 2:12 PM
Tags:
Gumtree
Online classified advertising
Ecommerce
Refilwe Moloto
Coronavirus
Lockdown
COVID-19
coronavirus in South Africa
covid-19 in south africa
side hustle
gumtree south africa
Claire Cobbledick

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