launched in SVG
February 11, 2014 launched in SVG

Vincentians now have a new business avenue – Vincy Trade – a website where buyers and sellers can freely trade a wide range of items, including vehicles, electronics, service, and real estate.{{more}}

Buying and selling items can be a hassle, the creator of the website Tolga Gunn Akcayli explained.

“So, we created a website where you can shop online,” Akcayli said.

“ allows you to sell items easily,” he continued.

The process is simple, he said.

Each standard advertisement is free; the seller first creates an account, which includes name, address and contact information.

The seller clicks on the appropriate category for the item they wish to post and have the option of including up to four photographs, under five Mb, of the item which they would like to sell.

The ad will remain online for three months.

However, as new items are uploaded every day, sellers risk having their item pushed down on the main homepage.

The item will still be visible, but potential buyers will need to search the specific category to view the item on sale.

To keep the item featured, Akcayli explained, sellers have the option of paying $25 and their item will remain on the featured list for up to three months.

Featured items will be kept on the head banner of every page, which ensures that the item is featured at the top of the category that it is listed under.

Sellers may post up to 10 items completely free, but when this limit is reached, for a $10 fee they will then be allowed to post 10 more items, or for $50 will be allowed to post 100 items.

Business people ought not to feel left out, as the new site features a store listing option.

Included in this package are unlimited uploads and discounts of $15 for single listings and $10 for more than 10 featured items.

The store will be listed under the ‘Stores’ menu and connects the ad directly to the business place.

According to Akcayli, the site has been operating just over two weeks and there have already been over 11,000 ‘likes’ on the social network Facebook, and, there have been an average of 10 ad listings per day.

According to Akcayli, doing business on the website is completely safe, as all registered sellers will have registered IP addresses.

This, according to the site’s director, makes it easy to track down the perpetrators of any illegal act during a buying/selling transaction.

Looking to the future, the director of said that he has already created, and by April this year expects to launch, similar sites in neighbouring Grenada, St Lucia and Dominica – a project entitled ‘Cair barter’, he said. (DD)