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7 Inexpensive Ways to Promote Your Business Online

26/10/2016 Tips
Over the last few years, the internet has benefited businesses in Africa in unimaginable ways. A growing number of businesses are promoting their products and services online. A report from McKinsey & Company predicts that by 2025, 10% of all retail sales will be conducted over the...

The 8 Best Apps for Enhancing Your Photos

01/09/2016 Tips
Every online advertisement requires captivating pictures to stand out. You may receive ten times as many replies if you add high-quality pictures of the product you’re selling.   Why are high-quality images so crucial for advertising? Industrial Marketer has listed the following...

How to Get Your Business Started Selling Through the Classifieds

23/08/2016 Tips
Ecommerce is a rapidly growing business platform in Tanzania. Many experts predict online sales will rise by 400 million USD within the next four years. While large organizations account for most of the country’s online sales, many smaller businesses and individuals are also selling products...

10 Tips for Taking Great Ad Photos with Your Phone

18/08/2016 Tips
Most online ads are nondescript and fail to stand out from the competition. Failing to use compelling images is often the culprit. Meanwhile, advertisers who take good pictures can significantly increase the number of leads they generate.   But you don’t need sophisticated equipment to...

The 8 Most Reliable Appliance Brands

05/08/2016 Tips
A growing number of foreign appliance manufacturers are selling products in Tanzania. Part of the reason demand for appliances is growing is that more Tanzanians have access to electricity. USAID recently unveiled a new program that is expected to provide electricity for one million...

10 Unique Classes You Can Find Online

26/07/2016 Tips
Online education is rapidly becoming a popular way for Tanzanians to develop new skills.    The African Centre for Education Excellence and a number of other institutions have introduced online education programs over the last couple of years. Some educational institutions are also...

How to Advertise Your Used Clothing Online

09/07/2016 Tips
Last year, the Tanzanian government passed a law banning used clothing imports (known as “Mitumba”) from other countries. This law also limits the amount of used clothing available in many retail outlets.    The new law was enacted to strengthen the local textile industry....

10 Advertising Categories You Didn’t Know Existed on Kupatana

22/06/2016 Tips
According to the McKinsey Global Institute, Ecommerce sales in Tanzania will exceed $400 million a year by 2020. Doing business online continues to impact consumers across the country, and we’re proud to be one of the companies leading the Ecommerce revolution in Tanzania.   Over the...

8 Tips for Finding a Job Through the Classifieds

03/06/2016 Tips
The economy is improving, but many Tanzanians are still having trouble finding work. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate is currently 10.3%. While this is the lowest unemployment rate on record, it still shows there is a serious shortage of jobs in the...

How to Protect Yourself When Buying or Selling Online

28/05/2016 Tips
Sites like Kupatana have made it much easier for people to buy from and sell to other people in their area. Unfortunately, there are always a few bad apples that take advantage of others.   Many Tanzanians are worried about increasing crime rates. While 84% of people are worried about being...

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy Online

21/05/2016 Tips
The internet is drastically changing the way Tanzanians shop. The  Africa B2C Ecommerce Report 2013 found that the African Ecommerce industry is growing at a pace of 40% a year.    Ecommerce is growing particularly fast in Tanzania, because more citizens are gaining access to the...

10 Tips for Furnishing Your Office Online

09/05/2016 Tips
The World Bank reports that Tanzania has the 11th fastest-growing economy in the world. Since many businesses are rapidly expanding, a growing number of offices are being furnished daily.    Unfortunately, some of these businesses don’t accurately forecast their future...

10 Tips for Selling Your Fine Jewelry Online

20/04/2016 Tips
Tanzanians have developed luxurious tastes in recent years. Many women (and men) have started purchasing fine jewelry, which they often sell later for various reasons.    If you have old jewelry that you no longer want, you can list it on Kupatana and earn a profit. You can also sell it...

Getting Your Smartphone Ready to Sell in 7 Steps

07/04/2016 Tips
The number of smartphone owners in Tanzania has surged in recent years. According to Pew Research Center, 73% of Tanzanians owned a cellphone or smartphone in 2014.    Many Tanzanians purchase their phones secondhand through sites like Kupatana. We have witnessed a rapid increase in...

10 Tips for Maximizing the Final Price of Your Product

19/02/2016 Tips
When trying to sell products online, your primary focus is earning as much money as possible. In reality, this is easier said than done. You need to both set a fair price and convince customers that they want your product and see its value.   Many sellers underprice their listings because...

How Classified Ad Pictures Result in More Leads

11/02/2016 Tips
Some ads don't receive the exposure they deserve, because they lack eye-catching images. Visual elements play a crucial role in marketing, and should be used wisely to improve the effectiveness of your ads.   When used correctly, high-quality images communicate the benefits of your offer...

The 10 Tools Every Handyman Needs in His Tool Chest

20/01/2016 Tips
The demand for handyman services is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. The World Bank and other global organizations are pledging capital to help boost the supply of housing to Tanzanian citizens, which will result in more people becoming landlords and homeowners. Many of these...

10 Steps to Buying a Used Home Appliance

15/01/2016 Tips
Tanzanian households have become much more modernized since the beginning of the century, and a growing number of people are purchasing electrical appliances for their homes. The number is expected to rise even higher as companies such as Off-Grid Electric are bringing electricity to more...

Choosing the Right Used Computer for Your Needs

02/01/2016 Tips
Computers are starting to play a much more important role in Tanzania, which is why Tanzania Standard and other large organizations have recently made it a priority to donate computers to help provide better education to Tanzanians.    Computers are changing the lives of Tanzanian...

7 Tips for Buying a Motorcycle Through the Classified Ads

18/12/2015 Tips
Last month, AllAfrica reported that motorcycle ownership in Tanzania has been rising in recent years, especially among younger adults. As interest in motorcycles grows, many people are wondering what they should look for when making a purchase.   Please read the tips below so that you can...

Hack Your Kitchen: The Only 10 Items You Need

25/11/2015 Tips
Are you planning to set up a new kitchen? Before you go out and start buying new appliances and dishes, you should stop and figure out what you really need. Filling your kitchen with things you don’t need is expensive and will lead to a lot of unnecessary clutter.   When it comes down...

How to Furnish a Home on 315,000 TZS

23/11/2015 Tips
The IMF recently released data showing the Tanzanian economy is growing at a historic rate. As a result, the average citizen has more money to spend and is thinking about furnishing their homes with new carpets and furniture. However, furnishing a home can be expensive if you don’t think it...

7 Simple Photography Tricks to Get Better Pictures of Your Auto

23/11/2015 Tips
Are you trying to sell your car? You’re going to need a great classified ad to draw in potential buyers. But what distinguishes great ads from mediocre ones? There are a number of factors at work, but one of the most important is the image you present of your vehicle. A high quality ad with a...