Google has announced the launch of Google Trader ,as part of its efforts to drive the web forward in Nigeria, and highlight the entrepreneurial opportunities presented by the Internet. Trader is a free online classifieds service that helps Nigerians buy and sell products and services, as well as search for jobs, housing, second-hand items, or just about anything else.
Are you looking for a job as an electrical engineer in Lagos? Perhaps you’re searching for an affordable office space? Would you like to source for a reliable housekeeper or plumber, or perhaps find an organizer for your traditional wedding?
Do you need to sell a truckload of agricultural produce, or the sofa that you nolonger need? Regardless of what product or service you are looking to buy or sell,Google Trader has thousands of products and services available in your area. Trader can be used by anyone in Nigeria, but is expected to have the biggest uptake in major towns and cities across the country. Individuals can post short ads to buy and sell items and services, whilst businesses of any size can also use the site to reach more customers and increase their sales.
Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria Country Manager said, “The launch of Google Trader inNigeria will help buyers and sellers find what they are looking for, quickly and easily, whether from their PC or their mobile phone. Trader is a free service will encourage the creation of locally relevant information online, as well as offer new economic opportunities for thousands of enterprising Nigerians.”
Google’s mission in Africa is to make the Internet accessible and relevant to
Nigerians in their everyday lives, and to help build a vibrant and sustainable
Internet ecosystem. Elsewhere in Africa, Google Trader has been launched in Ghana,Kenya and Uganda.