August 14th, 2007

YourList takes on Craigslist


Beaverton-based YourList recently announced it was open for business and ready to take your classified ad.

Classifieds can be a challenging space, primarily because most folks tend to think online classifieds are synonymous with a guy named Craig. Still, YourList boasts several features which way help it gain traction:

Users are able to search by city or choose a mileage distance from their zip code. They can set up alerts to notify them when a particular item or job posts in their vicinity, thus saving them valuable time searching listings. Users can also sign up for a free account to manage their posts in one interface without having to confirm their classified ads through numerous emails.

The classified listing service is free. Job postings will run $15.

Next, YourList has to see if they can overcome the traffic conundrum. Given that they just launched as a tabula rasa, postings are slim, at best. Classic chicken or the egg. You need traffic to get listings, and you need listings to drive traffic.

In attempt to short-circuit this problem, YourList is giving away iPhones. One a month, for a year.

For more information, visit YourList.

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