MONTREAL, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Free classifieds ads websites
affiliated with the UsedCanada.com network served over one million pages on
Monday marking a milestone in the company's growth across Canada.
The traffic as measured by Google tipped the scales at 1,015,933 pages
"This time last year we were serving about a quarter of a million pages
per day so I'm very pleased with the 400% growth over the past year", says Don
Barthel, president of UsedCanada.com.
"The big news is how the whole business of providing services online has
Offering searchable classified ads all over Canada, including photos of
the items for sale at no cost to the user, UsedCanada.com can make these
services available for free because unlike traditional media, distribution
costs are almost non-existent.
The way the Internet is designed means that printing, transcription
(typing) and distribution costs are virtually wiped out (no pun intended). The
fact that most Canadians have a personal computer at home or at work and have
access to the Internet, means that most of these costs are in essence, already
On-line buying and selling on UsedCanada.com also offers users a host of
accessible advantages. For example, users are able to see their ads on the
site within minutes of posting. And just as quickly, they can be removed once
the item is sold- that's something that traditional media cannot accomplish
with the lead times they require.
The searchability function of the Internet is also key in allowing
prospective buyers to find what they're looking for quickly and easily,
without ever having to turn on their cars or leave home.
Apart from these advantages, one of the biggest is the green appeal of
Internet business use. Unlike traditional print media for example, trees
aren't required as in making paper pulp, therefore still leaving forests
intact. Chlorine isn't needed to bleach any paper thereby leaving our water
dioxin-free. And fossil fuels aren't used in the distribution as is the case
with a paper publication, which helps with Canada's Kyoto greenhouse gas
Another upside to this kind of business model is that a host of
businesses and individuals or families can enlist the free services of
UsedCanada.com and assemble their own online store or garage sale in minutes.
While saving the planet from more land-fill fodder, users also get to connect
with their neighbours, clean up their surroundings and even make a loony or
two - and that's good business for everyone!
For further information:
For further information: Don Barthel, President, (778) 882-4269,