Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tips & Tricks

With thousands of new ads posted daily on NL Classifieds, you want to make sure your ad gets noticed. So we thought we would highlight a few tips and tricks on how to make your ad stand out!
1. Category

The first step in creating a listing is selecting a category. NL Classifieds has over 39 categories and hundreds of sub-categories to select from. Often times users shop by selecting a category and scrolling through the listings! When you are deciding on the category, remember you can only place your item under one category, so make sure you pick the right one!

2. Title

The second step in creating your ad is the title. The title of your ad is the first thing users read when searching our site. Keywords are also drawn from the title when users select 'full search'. When you are filling out the title of your ad, you want to make it simple yet specific! For example, if you are selling a car, the title should include the year, make and model. If you’re offering the car at a good deal, you may also want to include something like “reduced to sell,” or “great deal!”

3. Description

The two main things that entice a user to click an ad are the photos and the title. Once the user has selected the ad they then move on to the description. The description may be the deciding factor on whether the person is going to contact you regarding your ad. 

When writing the description you want to provide accurate, clear and informative information. You want to give the user a better idea of the product or service. Let’s use the car example again. When you’re writing a description for a car you want to restate the title information, along with information about the usage, condition, special features, color, price, and how you would prefer to be contacted.

4. The Forgotten Photo

The most common mistake users often make when uploading an ad is forgetting to upload a photo. When users are scrolling through our site they often pay more attention to the ads with photos than those without. When creating an ad you should always try and include a photo of the item. You can even use an image or video you found online, just make sure you indicate in the description the photo is from online, not an image of the actual item. When adding a photo, you also want to make sure the best photo is the first one uploaded and selected. This will be the main photo used on your ad! 

5. The Price is Right

When you are creating your listing, there is a ‘price’ tab where you enter the price of your item. In this tab, your are given the option to select the price type. For example, if you are negotiable on the price, you select ‘neg’. If you are not interested in changing the price, you can select ‘firm’. While listing the price may help sell the item, users sometimes do not include the price. If you do not want to list the price, we recommend leaving the price box empty with
"contact for a price" in the description. 

Friday, 2 December 2016

NL Classifieds Advent Calendar Winners!

The 3rd Annual NL Classifieds Christmas Advent Calendar Contest! 

Welcome back to the 3rd Annual NL Classifieds Advent Calendar for Christmas 2015!

Back by popular demand, this contest is a fun way for you to countdown to Christmas Day and ring in the Holiday Season. This years Prizes include St. John's IceCaps tickets, a Christmas Turkey, swag, Christmas wreaths, gift cards, Wine, and much more! You don't want to miss this one!

Each day we will randomly select a winner from one of our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The winner will be announced on the evening of each day. This page is where you will come find out your prize! We will continue to update the page as more prizes are drawn, so make sure you come back and check it out! 

For more information on the contest, click here.

December 1 : Ashley Barnes - Ice Caps Tickets (December 3rd game), Auk Island Wine, Lindor Chocolates, and NL Classifieds Swag (Winter toque, baseball cap, two mugs, pens, magnets) !

December 2: Sabrina Neil 
Ice Caps Tickets (December 4th game), NL Classifieds swag (Mugs, Hat, Pens, and Magnets) and a Christmas wreath! 

December 3: Melissa Skinner - Auk Island Wine
NL Classifieds Swag (mug, magnets, pens, baseball hat) and a  Sweet Revelations Gift Basket !

December 4: Kevin Pike - IceCaps Tickets (December 9), Godiva Chocolate Gift Basket, NL Classifieds Swag (winter toque, drawstring bag, pens, magnets)

December 5: Jill Hawkins 
Christmas poinsettia, Auk
Island Wine, and NL Swag (NL Classifieds mug, hat, draw string bag, and magnets)

December 6: Jason Nash - NL Classifieds
Swag (Draw string bag,
Magnets, Pens,), Penny Kia
winter toque, Penny Kia
Scrapper, Lindor Chocolates, Mug and
a $50 Grocery 
Gift Card!
December 7: Katie Greene- Ice Caps Ticket (December 10), Desobry Belgian Biscuitier, NL Classifieds Winter toques, magnets, and pens. 

December 8 : Laura Crawley
Real Christmas Wreath, Auk Island Wine, Penny Kia Hat, Penny Kia Car Scrapper, NL Swag (mug,magnet, drawstring bag & pens)  

December 9:  Anthony Hanlon - NL Classifieds Swag (winter toque, drawstring bag, pens, magnets), Lindor Chocolate filled mug and $100 Gift Card for Toyota!  

December 10: Sarah Russell 

NL Classifieds swag (drawstring bag, pens, magnets and mug), Penny Kia Travel Mug, Penny Kia Hat & Godiva Gift Basket!  

December 11: Katie Elizabeth Gosse -NL Classifieds Swag (Winter toque, baseball hat, mug, magnets & pens) and a Purity Gift Box! 


December 12: Steven Matterface 
Bobcat Jacket, Auk Island Wine, NL Classifieds swag (Baseball hat, winter toque, mug) and Lindor Chocolates! 

December 13:  Jessica Pelley - Cineplex Movie Pass for Two, Auk Island Wine, Desobry Belgian Biscuits and NL Swag (Winter toque, baseball hat and magnets) 

December 14: Elaine Clarke - Large Christmas Wreath, Auk Island Wine, NL Classifieds swag (winter toque, mug, magnets, pens), and Lindor chocolates!

December 15: Alicia Hopkins - Purity Factories Gift Box, NL Classifieds swag (mug, winter toque, drawstring bag, Dodge HEMI hat, and Auk Island Wine! 

December 16: Nicole Hiscock Ice Caps Tickets (January 13), Auk Island Wine, Butter Biscuits Gift Box, and NL Classifieds Swag (Winter toque, mug, and drawstring bag)

December 17 : Michelle Engram - NL Classifieds swag (Winter toque, mug, and drawstring bag), Auk Island Wine, and a Godiva Christmas Gift Basket!

December 18: Victoria Marie Woolridge - Christmas Turkey (actual Turkey, not just a picture!), Auk Island Wine, Christmas Biscuits, and NL Classifieds Swag (Winter toque, mug, magnets)

December 19: Corey Durdle -Grand Toyota Winter Jacket, Winter gloves, Godiva Chocolate Gift Basket, NL Classifieds swag (Winter toque & baseball hat).

December 20:  Kyra Simms - Ice Caps Tickets, two bottles of Auk Island Wine, Belgian Biscuits, and NL Classifieds swag (Winter toques, mugs, and drawstring bag)

December 21: Laura Catherine - Sweet Revelations Gift Basket, SPCA Calendar, Hellcat Super Charger Hat from Lakeview Crysler, two bottles of Auk Island Wine, and NL Classifieds swag (Winter toque, mugs & pens).

December 22: Stacey Nicole - Ice Caps Tickets, SPCA Calendar, Auk Island wine, Penny Kia hat, Christmas Biscuits, Penny Kia Hockey Canada cooler bag & Classifieds Swag (Winter toque, mugs, and magets).

December 23 : Joseph Dawe - Ice Cap Tickets, Auk Island Wine, mini bluetooth & radio Penny Kia speaker, Steak Knife set from Keith Tibbs, Sweet Revelations Gift Basket and NL Classifieds swag (Winter toque, baseball hat, pens & magnets).

Christmas Day Winner!
Kimberley Youden 
Purity Factories gift box, Christmas Biscuits, SPCA Calendar, Godiva gift basket, RAM hat from Lakeview Chrysler, two bottles of Auk Island Wine, Ice Caps Tickets and NL Classifieds swag (Winter toques, mugs, drawstring bag). 

Winners are required to message NL Classifieds through one of the three social media channels to claim their prize and arrange collection of the prize. Prizes are not required to be collected on the same day. However, Prizes must be collected within 30 days of winning. 

Goodluck and most importantly, have fun! We hope you enjoy the 3rd Annual Christmas Advent Calendar !

Friday, 25 November 2016

NL Classifieds 3rd Annual Christmas Advent Calendar - Rules & Details

What better way to countdown to Christmas than an Advent Calendar Contest!

To help ring in the Holiday Season, NL Classifieds is having its 3rd Annual Christmas Advent Calendar! Just like your traditional advent calendar, from December 1st to December 25th, a prize will be given away each day until Christmas Day! Prizes include St. John’s IceCaps Tickets, a Christmas Turkey, NL Classifieds swag, goodie baskets, gift cards, and much more! 

Contest Details

Every day we will be posting a special NL Classifieds Present on our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can enter every single day and are eligible to win on each day. Some days might even include a hint at what the prize could be! Make sure you follow us on all our social media channels to increase your chances of winning and to ensure you don’t miss any days on the calendar! 

As previously mentioned, the contest is going to be held on three different social sites, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. You can enter on all three channels each day to increase your chances of winning!

On the NL Classifieds Facebook page, the Present image, as seen below, must be LIKED & SHARED for an eligible entry for that day!

*Remember when sharing the post to set privacy to public for that particular post or we will not be able to confirm you have entered correctly if chosen as the random winner!*

On our Twitter page, @NLclassifieds, you must FOLLOW our account and RETWEET the Present post for an eligible entry for that day!

On Instagram, @NLclassifieds, the Present post must be LIKED and you must FOLLOW our page for eligible entry for that day! 

The contest will begin in the morning when the Present is posted. The winners will be randomly drawn and selected during the evening of the same day. If you are a winner, you must message NL Classifieds through one of the three social media channels to claim your prize. Prizes are not required to be collected the same day.

The contest will begin in the morning when the Present is posted. The winners will be randomly drawn and selected during the evening of the same day. If you are a winner, you must message NL Classifieds through one of the three social media channels to claim your prize. Prizes are not required to be collected the same day.

Prizes this year include but are not limited to:

Ice Caps Tickets
Turkey Dinner
NL Classifieds Swag
Toyota Plaza Gifts Card
Auk Island Wine
Hats from Lakeview Crystal
Winter Jacket from Grand Toyota
Bobcat Jacket from Atlantic Trailer & Equipment
Christmas Turkey
Godiva Chocolate Gift Baskets
Sweet Revelation Gift Baskets
Winter Gloves
Biscuit Gift Boxes
Purity Factories Gift Boxes
Christmas Cookie Boxes

SPCA Calendars
SPCA T-Shirts
Movie Night for Two
Steak Knives
Sobeys Gift Card
Christmas Wreaths
Large Poinsettia
Purity Factory Gift Boxes!

and more to come!

If you are interested in being part of our 3rd Annual Christmas Advent Calendar,
you can contact our Marketing Coordinator, Alicia at alicia@nlclassifieds.com or 709 237 7300.
 Good luck and we hope you enjoy our NL Classifieds Advent Calendar! 

Monday, 25 July 2016

NL Classifieds Social Media Marketing Coordinator - Job Posting

Are you a social media guru? Marketing wiz and customer service expert? If you are, we want to hear from you! 

NL Classifieds is looking for a Full-Time Social Media Marketing Coordinator/Customer Service Representative to take the reins and achieve the company's marketing goals.

Click the jump to learn more and learn how to join the NL Classifieds team.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Official Sing to Win $1,000 Contest Rules

Do you like to sing? Enter our Sing to Win Contest this Summer for a chance to win $1,000 cash!! 

One lucky winner will sing their way to $1,000 from NL Classifieds and we can't wait to see what you'll come up with! 

Hit record and get those entries in before it's too late!

For full Contest details click here.