When Backpage was taken down by US federal agencies, the company left behind a huge, gaping hole in the classified advertising industry. It was inevitable that replacement websites would spring up in its stead.
This article reveals why Bedpage could just be the classified ad service to closest to the impact and influence that Backpage had.
First, we reckon you have had to advertise something you wanted to sell. And if that’s true, then must have used classified ad services to scour the market for a product or service you needed.
Well, if both of these assumptions apply to you, you definitely understand the significance of classified ad websites in the process of peer-to-peer buying or selling.
You will also enjoy using Bedpage.com, one of the most effective classified advertising websites in the post-Backpage world.
Here are reasons why we believe Bedpage is among the best emerging providers of classified advertising services.
Bedpage.com heads the queue of wannabe replacements of Backpage. The difference from other replacements, however, is that the business model brings classified services as close to the user as possible.
As of 2021, this classified ad services are available across the world. The company has a presence in 46 out of the 50 US states as well as the District of Columbia (D.C.).
This services are also available in Canada, Panama, Mexico among other North American countries.
Around the world, services are accessible in 39 European countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands among others.
In Oceania, Bedpage classifieds can be accessed in Australia, New Zealand, and Guam, while South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, and three other countries represent its presence on the African continent.
Across Latin America and the Caribbeans, natives can use Bedpage classifieds in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, as well as 18 other jurisdictions.
Similarly, a select number of countries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East have access to Bedpage classified ad services, including China, India, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and 20 other countries.
Together, This platform provides advertisers and customers access to information necessary to facilitate trade. This alone makes Bedpage.com one of the most valuable classified ad services around.
Because of such a wide coverage, Bedpage is one of the best classified ad websites available today. Your ad post is viewed by more potential buyers, increasing the likelihood to make a sale.
Besides the many geographical locations, Bedpage also enables users to place or browse classified ads in several categories.
At present, Bedpage accepts classified ads in such major categories as adult services, automotive, buy-sell trades, jobs and services, and real estate among others.
The Bedpage classified ad system uses uniform categories across all available locations. These include adult, automotive, Buy/ Sell/ Trade, Community, Dating, and Jobs. Others are local places, musician, real estate, rentals, and services.
These major categories are then sub-classified into more specific groups which, together with geographical locations, help organize any ads submitted to the website.
In all, the Bedpage website facilitates peer-to-peer trade in virtually anything that is tradeable under the current laws of each jurisdiction.
Such sub-categories include dating, adult jobs, escorts, strip clubs, and body rubs in the adult category as well as auto parts, services, and auto trucks in the automotive category.
Similarly, the buy-sell-trade category is sub-divided into antique collectibles, appliances, boats & motorcycles, business, furniture, farm/ garden, clothing/jewelry, and computers/electronics among others.
All the other categories also follow a similar pattern of category subdivision. In effect, advertisers can list their classifieds in relevant categories, while would-be clients enjoy an easier experience searching for their items of interest.
Multiple payment options
For Bedpage users, there are numerous payment methods to choose from. Classified ad posters have the choice to buy account credits using any one of the popular digital payment processing services allowed.
Bedpage.com accepts payments made using PayPal, Bitcoin, as well as gift cards from the likes of Home Depot among others.
Indeed, Bedpage advertisers without a PayPal account can make payments by checking out as a guest without creating account by entering correct card details.
However, the main currency of doing business on Bedpage.com is Bitcoin. This is good news for all parties.
While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fast and reliable, the secure nature of payments ensures anonymity for sellers and their buyers.
Now, with the upcoming launch of the Bedpage Token, ad posters will have even more payment options to choose from.
Once launched, the token will guarantee Bedpage user anonymity while enabling easy, secure, and instant payment for ad posts.
Varied Pricing Model
One of the most prominent features of the website is its flexible ad-posting pricing policy. Bedpage allows its users to list classified ads for a fixed starting of $2 per post.
However, a user may also choose to boost their listing using any of the premium upgrade option provided.
These premium plans use a flexible pricing model that makes Bedpage suitable for a varied user groups across all demographic and economic classes.
For instance, you can move your ad post to the top of Bedpage any category listings for just $1 per hour.
However, Bedpage limits this plan to only one hour per day, ensuring that different people and listings can access the associated visibility.
More significantly, however, this ensures that low volume, low-income sellers are not crowded out or buried into inner-page obscurity as do Google search results pages or other classified websites.
Similarly, an advertiser can buy the premium ads plan allowing then to rank atop their respective category listings for an extended duration. This service costs $15 for one city, with multi-city premium ads charged at a discounted $7.50.
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Other available premium ad plans include listing in the sponsored ad section with bold font and a thumbnail. Users can also use the ad re-posting feature to renew their listing for enhanced visibility.