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12 Great Gifts You Can Find on Kupatana

23/02/2017 Tips
Many people use the internet to search for and purchase gifts for their loved ones. Since many advertisers use our platform, you can find a number of great presents on Kupatana.   If you are looking for gift ideas for a friend or family member, here are some you should consider. 1. Love...

The 12 Strangest Classified Ads Ever Posted

09/02/2017 Tips
Classified ads have been around for a long time. They were one of the most popular ways to advertise things before the internet existed.    Over the years, some ads that have been posted have been fairly unusual; some have been downright bizarre. Most are probably joke or prank ads, but...

8 Tips for Identifying Good Opportunities in Classified Ads

27/01/2017 Tips
The internet has completely changed the state of advertising in Tanzania. Since nearly 8 million Tanzanians are online, many merchants promote their goods and services on classified ad sites like Kupatana.   This has created many new opportunities for online consumers, such...

The 8 Most Popular Cameras in Tanzania

09/11/2016 Tips
Tanzania is one of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Africa. We have some of the most majestic animals and landscapes within hundreds of miles of the African Great Lakes region. Most Tanzanians enjoy taking pictures of our beautiful country to share on social media and preserve their memories...

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 10 Scariest Movies Ever Made

14/10/2016 Tips
Watching scary movies can be a great way to entertain yourself. Do you want to buy some new scary movies for your home movie collection? You can probably find many of them here on Kupatana.   The film industry in Africa is growing. According to IMDB, there are 193 popular Tanzanian-made...

10 Top Video Games You Should Own Now

14/10/2016 Tips
The African video game industry has surged in recent years. New research from PwC shows that video game sales in South Africa rose to $181 million in 2013. Demand for video games is also rising rapidly in Tanzania, Nigeria, and Kenya.   Pippa Tshabalala, a professional video game developer,...

The 15 Best Books to Add to Your Home Library

14/09/2016 Tips
Reading is a relaxing way for a lot of people to spend their free time – and because of that, demand for books has grown in Tanzania in recent years. The literacy rate is currently nearly 70% and expected to rise in the future, which will further increase demand for books.    If...

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...

How to Advertise Your Handyman Services and Find New Clients

18/04/2016 Tips
There couldn't be a better time to be a handyman in Tanzania. The housing market is booming, and businesses are expanding. The Global Property Guide projects that the housing market will grow much more rapidly in the coming years in correlation with the GDP rising nearly 7% a...

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...

The 10 Most Popular Phones in Tanzania

15/03/2016 Tips
Have you ever stopped to think about how much phones have changed over the last 50 years? Do you think your grandparents ever imagined owning a phone that could snap a high-quality photo, capture a video, or access data from all over the world?   Most Tanzanians don’t know what they...

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...

How to Write the Perfect Classified Ad

26/01/2016 Tips
The Tanzanian Ecommerce industry is growing about 40% a year, which is driving interest in classified advertising. Classified ads are one of the most effective ways to connect buyers and sellers. However, the effectiveness of your classified ads is highly dependent on your ability to write...

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...

The 25 Best Movies to Add to Your Home Library

07/01/2016 Tips
Since the debut of Roundhay Garden Scene, watching movies has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world. A lot has changed over the past century – movies are now available in high definition and with surround sound. However, many of the classic movies are still very...

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...