Marketplace

Housekeeping service raises $800k

Aliada is not a classifieds platform as we usually define it. But it promises to change the housemaid, cleaning services market in Mexico. A housekeeping booking service based in Mexico City, Aliada has raised a $800,000 seed financing from Capital Invent, Variv Capital, and Dila Capital, as the company looks to increase its presence in Mexican capital and expand to other cities across the...

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WSJ: Amazon gets ready to launch Etsy rival

The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is poised to launch a marketplace to rival Etsy for buyers and sellers of handmade goods. Etsy sellers were invited to a preview of Amazon’s new service, called simply Handmade, the WSJ said. Rumors circulated in late April that Amazon was readying a site for handmade crafts. It will be interesting how Amazon will position the service, or...

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New York Times profiles Canada’s Kijiji

The New York Times last week ran an article about Canadian general classified leader Kijiji. The piece doesn’t reveal any new directions for the company, but it provides a good summary for newcomers to the Canadian classified scene. Among the data points: 12 million people visit Kijij’s website in Canada every month, which is triple Craigslist’s traffic there. There are 6.7 million...

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Realtor.com to tackle StreetEasy market

As part of its largest-ever national advertising campaign, Move’s Realtor.com just announced its New York City-focused “real estate in real time” theme to promote both rental and real estate services. In the metro area dominated by Zillow Group’s StreetEasy – partner for 3-D property displays with Floored.com – Realtor.com plans multimedia advertising. In...

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Auction.com, Juwai bring U.S. real estate auctions to Chinese buyers

 A rash of recent Auction.com innovations – Nowcast predictor, CRE finance tools, and this latest collaboration with Juwai –  as well as several new leader hires and promotions, indicate that the residential and commercial real estate bid marketplace clearly has its competitive guns blazing. Here’s the latest announcement: Auction.com Partners with...

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Hire, pay for home repairs via Porch app

Home-improvement marketplace Porch has been wisely spending its $65 million investor funds, recently introducing an IOS and Android mobile app feature that e-commerce enables the hiring of service providers. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click here. ...

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