CNS launches free Classifieds

| 20/05/2009

(CNS): Today Cayman News Service is launching the next stage in the development of the CNS website to further service the online community of the Cayman Islands. The CNS free Classifieds section is designed to be user friendly, offering the quickest and easiest method to buy, sell, rent and give away unwanted stuff on all three islands. CNS now also provides an online location to advertise jobs, look for employment and place resumes, as well as announce births and birthdays, marriages, engagements, graduations, and remember loved ones with obituaries.

With a number of local scholarships left unused each year, CNS has also added a category for public and private entities to post scholarships available for tertiary education. CNS Sales Manager Doreen Trickett said, “These days Caymanians must obtain academic qualifications to compete in the workplace and we want to do everything we can to ensure that they are aware of all possible tools to help them achieve this. So we hope that all local entities that offer college grants will use this space to make sure that young people know about the opportunities available. This, coupled with the job search and resume categories, will hopefully assist graduates to find either employment or college funding.”

With each personal ad or announcement there is space for up to six pictures that automatically format to the right size. Place the curser over a picture and it pops up to a larger size, so users can share the landmarks in their lives with friends and family, however far away.

The “Classifieds” section on the main menu bar on the news pages now links to the Classifieds pages, while navigating back to the news pages is through a “Back to news” link on the Classifieds menu bar. All the Classifieds house ads also have quick links directly to the new section.

Placing a free Classified ad is fast and easy. Just click on the “Place an ad” box, no sign-up, log in or registration is required, and you will be emailed a link to alter your own ad at any time. The ad will remain on the site for two weeks, but if the item has still not been sold, rented or found, the ad can be resubmitted. Finding what you want is easy too. Categories are listed alphabetically in the drop-down menu on the menu bar when you use the search function,while the list on the left hand side has the most popular categories (those that get the most clicks) at the top.

“Categories and sub-categories will be added to as we find out what users want. We will be continually adapting the site to suit our readers and users,” Trickett said. “The Classifieds section also provides businesses with the right medium to reach their target market. Right now we are accepting ads for each individual category in the Classifieds, but as interest builds advertisers can buy target ads in each sub-category, which start as low as $25 per month.”

She added, “People from all walks of life and all age-groups in the Cayman Islands are now computer literate, and the internet, here as elsewhere, has become a place to read the news, do business, chat, exchange ideas and, especially for the young people, to play. With the up-to-date news and comments from the people, CNS has become part of the Cayman community. The new Classifieds section will add a new dimension to our site that we hope people will find useful and informative.”

CNS welcomes feedback on the Classifieds, either as a comment here or you can email classifieds@caymannewsservice.com. For sales enquiries, email doreen.trickett@caymannewsservice.com or call 916-5579.

To go to the CNS Classifieds, click here.

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  1. whodatis says:

    CNS is taking over…

    Yep – that’s the power of the internet..even Rupert Murdoch is feeling the pinch!

    Keep it up CNS.

  2. Twyla M Vargas says:

    Congratulations on that move CNS

    That is a good move CNS. keep up the good works.

  3. Anonymous says:

     Well done…would you consider having a category for "events"?

    CNS: Yes – the events category has now been added. I’ve added a few sub-categories but can add more.
     

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very Good CNS. I wish you all the best of luck in this new community service.

  5. Anonymous says:

    AWESOME ! keep up the good work !