While Craigslist’s revenue is growing, the site faces challenges outlined in the 36-page special edition of Classified Intelligence Report:
— Facebook has launched a “buy/sell” button for groups that could have a major impact on Craigslist, especially because of the safety issues posed by trading on Craigslist.
— At least 84 killings have been linked to Craigslist transactions, along with thousands of rapes, robberies and rip-offs, and many potential users have chosen to use other classified sites or avoid Craigslist entirely.
— Craigslist is still involved in a major court fight with EBay, its only outside shareholder. The case is expected to come to trial sometime this year.
Page 8: Facebook takes on Craigslist with a button that allows users to buy and sell through groups.
Page 11. Some 84 people who responded to Craigslist ads have been murdered.
Page 13. SafeTrade urges those answering online classified ads to complete deals at police stations.
Page 14. Auto dealers who stuck with Craigslist afterfees are enjoying better returns on their investment.
Page 16. Craigslist made small changes to the way it operates.
Page 18. Craigslist and EBay courtroom showdown nears in California.
Page 20. Craigslist struggles to expand in Latin America, Canada.
Page 22. Despite truce, Naspers and Schibsted still compete in several countries.
Page 24. W3, EBay respond to Vivanuncios breach.
Page 25. Schibsted’s SegundaMano merges with OLX, making things tougher for Vivanuncios. You’ll find a regular issue of the Classified Intelligence Report on page 24.
Page 27. Dubizzle restructures management.
Page 31. SE Asia market has three new contenders.
Page 34. More news, analysis.