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Top 5 Free Classified Ads Websites in Singapore

  • Top 5 Free Classified Ads Websites in Singapore Image: Gumtree Singapore

Want to buy some pre-owned goods to save money? Need to put on the market some stuff that is no longer used? Free classified ads website, a powerful channel connecting seller and buyer in the fastest and most convenient way, may help you best.

If you haven’t had a favorite marketplace haunt for your needs yet, why don’t you visit the free classified ads websites recommended below to find a good companion.

1. Gumtree Singapore

  • Gumtree Singapore Image: Gumtree Singapore

Gumtree Singapore is the largest and most popular classified ads website in Singapore. It has won the title of “Singapore’ Number One free classified site” for providing excellent online classified ads services, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers every month.

Besides Singapore, Gumtree’s group of classified websites are widely used in many other countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

Quick facts

  • Users can view sellers’ phone number, or email sellers via Gumtree contact form, without having an account
  • Users can post Ads without having an account
  • Free posting classified Ads
  • Free uploading up to 10 images
  • Friendly user-interface website, posting Ads and searching Ads functions are easy to be used
  • Gumtree Singapore’s mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, is very useful and convenient for mobile users

RATES FOR PROMOTING ADS

  • Highlight Ad: Your Ad will be highlighted to stand out from Ad listing pages. Rate is S$1.99 for 7 days.
  • Top Ad: Your Ad will be displayed on rotation at the top of category pages. Rate is S$12.50 for 7 days, S$35 for 31 days.
  • Urgent Ad: Your Ad will be marked with an eye-catching “urgent” icon to attract more buyers. The Ad will also be displayed in a special “Urgent Ads only” filter. Rate is S$5.99 for 7 days. If your Ad belongs to categories “Cars & Vehicles” or “Electronics”, rate is S$9.99 for 7 days.
  • Homepage Gallery: Your Ad will be featured as “Hot Items” on the Gumtree homepage and be seen by thousands of people every day. Rate is S$20.00 for 7 days.

2. Facebook Marketplace

  • Facebook Marketplace Image: Techcrunch

As its name states, Facebook Marketplace is the buy-and-sell platform on the widely popular social media site, Facebook.

Facebook Marketplace was initially rolled out in 2016 in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It is now available in 50 countries and can be accessed by Facebook subscribers who are 18 years old and above.

Currently, Facebook has 2.6 billion monthly active users, which also translates as potential buyers on Facebook Marketplace. More users also means more sellers to choose from and more categories for shopping.

Available categories on Facebook Marketplace include vehicles, property rentals, apparel, classifieds, electronics, entertainment, family, free stuff, garden & outdoor, hobbies, home goods, home improvement supplies, home sales, musical instruments, office supplies, pet supplies, sporting goods, and toys & games.

Posting on Facebook Marketplace is as easy as posting on Facebook itself. You simply take a photo of your item, add the description, confirm your location, and post. Adding your location allows Facebook to filter search results within close proximity of the buyer and seller. You can also search by category or price.

Just like on Facebook, buyers can follow their favorite sellers and receive notifications if the seller creates a new listing. Buyers can also rate sellers after completing a transaction or after chatting with the seller.

Quick facts

  • Registration is free
  • Click, describe, and post to sell
  • Up to 10 photos per listing
  • Buyers can check sellers’ Facebook profiles for contact details
  • Buyers can contact sellers through Messenger chat
  • Available on iOS, Android, and desktop

RATES FOR PROMOTING ADS

  • Boost: Turns your listing to a Facebook Ad. You can set your preferred budget and duration. Minimum rate is S$2 per day.

3. Carousell

  • Carousell Image: Carousell

Carousell is a free mobile application that allows anyone to buy and sell online. It was founded in 2012 by three friends, Siu Rui Quek, Marcus Tan, and Lucas Ngoo, after an internship at Silicon Valley. In just seven years, the three founders grew their start-up into a US$500-Million company and the company is well on its way to becoming one of the US$1-Billion start-ups in Southeast Asia.

Carousell is known for its simple and easy listing process. It is similar to posting on social media. Just snap a photo of your item, describe, and post! Buyers can even follow their favorite sellers. You can buy or sell in various categories such as clothing, accessories, beauty products, electronic gadgets,  furniture, books, luxury goods, cars, bikes, services, real estate, and even jobs. Aside from the mobile app, users can also access the platform through a web browser.

At present, Carousell operates in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. It has been downloaded more than 10 million times on Google Play Store.

Quick facts

  • Registration is free
  • Users can register with an email address, Facebook, Google, or Apple ID
  • Posting listings can be done as fast as 30 seconds
  • Free listings with up to 10 photos
  • Listings can be shared through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram & Whatsapp
  • Users using a web browser can contact sellers via chat without having an account

RATES FOR PROMOTING ADS

  • Rates are paid in Carousell Coins. S$1 = 100 coins.
  • Bump: Puts your listing on top of the category to improve visibility of your product. Instant Bump (1x/day for 1 day) – 178 coins; 3-days (1x /day for 3 days) – 298 coins; Urgent Bump (2x/day for 3 days) – 538 coins
  • Spotlight: Pins your listing across categories in search results. You pay only for the clicks you get for your item. Rates start at 100 coins.
  • Profile promotion: Advertises your entire profile along with the items you are selling. Rates start at 261 coins.

4. Locanto Singapore

  • Locanto Singapore Image: Locanto Singapore

Locanto is a worldwide classified ads network, founded in 2006. The company has local classifieds sites in over 50 countries, offering services in approximately 1600 cities. Since its establishment in Singapore in 2007, Locanto has always been improving its technology and services to provide solutions for all user’s buying and selling needs.

Quick facts

  • Users can view sellers’ phone number, or email sellers via contact form, without having an account
  • Users need to have an account to post Ads. Account registration is free
  • Free posting classified Ads. Free uploading up to 10 images
  • Similar to Craigslist, Locanto also offers category “Personals”, which allows users to find or place dating related classified ads
  • Providing a very useful location-based search function, allowing users to find nearby services/products
  • Locanto Singapore’s mobile app is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store

RATES FOR PROMOTING ADS

  • Top Ad: Your Ad will be marked with “Top” icon and listed at top positions of the Ad’s category page. Rate is S$7.95 for 1 week, or S$15.90 for 2 weeks.
  • Gallery Ad: Your Ad will be highlighted with gallery images and prominently displayed on the right side of the Ad’s category page. Rate is S$9.95 for 1 week, or S$19.90 for 2 weeks.
  • Premium Ad: Your Ad will be displayed with an attractive yellow background. And all distracting advertising banners and links will not be shown on your Ad page. Rate is S$3.95 for 1 week, or S$7.90 for 2 weeks.

5. Singapore Expats Classifieds

  • Singapore Expats Classifieds Image: Singapore Expats Classifieds

SingaporeExpats.com is one of the leading web portals in Singapore, drawing a lot of users daily, especially people from Singapore expat community. Website services include forum discussing, property listing, online dating, and classified advertising. Although the classified ads service is free, you need to register a free account in order to place Ads and contact Seller.

Quick facts

  • Users need to register a free account in order to place Ads and contact seller
  • Posting classified Ads is free for all categories except category “Share Flat, Room For Rent”, which cost S$8.00 per Ad
  • Free uploading up to 5 images

RATES FOR PROMOTING ADS

  • Highlight Ad: Your Ad will be highlighted to stand out from Ad listing pages. Rate is S$5.00, only one time charge.
  • Sticky Ad: Your Ad will be displayed at the top of Ad listing pages. Rate is S$150.00 per month.
  • Feature Ad: Your Ad will be featured as “Featured Ads” on its Classifieds homepage and all category pages. Rate is S$200.00 per month.

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