If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll know how challenging it is to get out there and get noticed. You’ve got the perfect product or service but with the exception to family and friends who will purchase your product who shows their support (sometimes out of pity), it really can be a struggle to get it sold much less get noticed by the masses. Your actual target market.
What about once off items you want to sell? Or previously loved items? There are many platforms you can use to sell your product like Gumtree or OLX to name a few. While my experience with both of the aforementioned websites has been pleasant, I don’t often post services or items I want to sell on there. The simple reason being that I don’t get the responses I want. What’s more, not all sites cater to a specific audiences. Sure it’s great to have everything under one umbrella but if you’re looking for a kiddies item it can be a bit frustrating to find car parts that was incorrectly placed under a specific filter. Or what about babysitting service and you end up with computer training in your search results.
Before you get lost and think this is a rant, let me assure you it’s not. Anything but. So what exactly am I on about? The virtual social marketplace for moms Moms List Marketplace that was launched in December 2014. The place you can find at the palm of your hand by accessing the mobi site or downloading the iPhone app. Yes they’ve got an app too.
Whatever avenue you use (albeit mobile/app/desktop) to access Moms List, you’ll see it is very user friendly. There are so many aspects I like about the site and the biggest one to me is FAQ’s and Terms & Conditions . I love reading but when it’s important information in fine print, and in many cases an information overload, I lose interest. You’ll find that on this page they’ve managed to get all the nitty gritty down in bite size chunks. Another aspect I love about Moms List is the “Less static, fewer scams” section in the FAQ’ and T&C’s where you’ll note that in order to buy or sell on Moms List, you have to be a member and messages are sent via the site/app and not via email. Why do I love this? If you’re a member you’re part of the group thus there is already a sort of relationship of trust. Many times emails end up in my junkmail folder and if I don’t check that folder regularly it means business lost.
I’m mostly a mobile interwebs user and registered my account via my phone easy peasy. Below is my user screen.
A few items on the “Buy” list.
Once you’re ready to sell your product or service you can proceed to the “Sell” option and place your ad by completing the information that is required.
But wait, there’s more! The sellers page also give you the option to share your ad on your social media platforms. So instead of placing a different ad for every platform, you can choose to share it on your own social feeds. Saves you a whole deal of hassle don’t you think?
There you have it mommies (and daddies) if you’re looking for a place to buy or sell go check out Moms List and get started. I’m quite looking forward to building a relationship with some other moms as well as try my hand at selling my services as well as some of my handmade products.
Let me know your views on Moms List…