You will have to now pay a fee on Dubizzle to post an ad for selling vehicles. Yes, the popular portal has finally started charging its users. The website has been allowing to free ads since it was founded in 2005.
From December 3rd onward users must pay Dh 199 for each vehicle advert.
“This change is part of our efforts to maintain and grow the UAE’s biggest open marketplace in the Middle East,” said Osman Bhurgri, Dubizzle product marketing manager of motors. “Our goal is to have every car listed on Dubizzle sold as soon as possible, with as little hassle as possible.
The website has also come out with 2 packages.
The Hot Rod Package - you can have 5 live listings at a discounted rate for 1 month. This package is ideal for freelancers or sellers with a limited inventory. The daily credit can be used for:
- Place a new listing on the site.
- Refresh one of your existing ads back to the top of the list.
If you have more than 5 cars to sell or would like to have a branded package to advertise your company please get in touch with the sales team.
With the new charges, the company is also trying to follow a business model that will push an advert to the top of the search listings to give it more exposure.
This news was first reported in The National