It’s quite unlikely that you’ve not heard about Craigslist. What you might not have know is that the classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums was founded by Craig Newmark in 1995. Craigslist started as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996 and expanding into other classified categories. The site started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and currently covers 50 countries around the world.
Craigslist serves over 20 billion page views per month, putting it in 37th place overall among web sites worldwide and 10th place overall among web sites in the United States with over 49.4 million unique monthly visitors in the United States alone.
Not bad for site with humble beginnings.
If you’re like most people in Vancouver, your schedule is getting busier and even important dates get pushed out. One of our zipments.ca users, Lerato found herself in a bind when she purchased tickets to Nine Inch Nails for her husband’s 30th birthday, and found herself in a bind to pick up the tickets. To top it all off, it was already 2PM on concert day.
As Lerato recalls, “It was lunchtime already, and I just realized I didn’t have the tickets in hand. The rest of my day was booked with the office and simply put, I was freaking out – I just totally forgot” (and the concert started at 8pm.)
Lerato went to zipments.ca, reserved the courier, and tickets arrived at 230PM. Tickets in hand, plenty of time to spare, and surprise birthday accomplished!
Consider zipments.ca if you need any last minute saves.