Sometime in 2009, Google launched Google Trader in Uganda. Google trader is free classifieds service which allows users to sell products and services online. I have tested the system for the google.co.ug domain but I dont get to see much posts. There is atleast a single post a day which is unlike Google since thousands use Google in a day in UG. Nevertheless, Google has decided to launch a Ghanian version of Google Trader. The link went live a few weeks ago. Google says in a blog post “We learned a lot from that first launch and today we are happy to launch Google Trader in Ghana!”
From Google Africa Blog;
A few weeks ago we opened up Trader to merchants and individuals across the country. Since then we’ve seen thousands of posts across the different categories. Are you looking for a job in Accra as a driver, in a restaurant, or maybe as an engineer? Looking for an affordable house to rent or have an apartment for sale? Want to buy a second-hand pickup truck in Kumasi for your new business? Or perhaps you’re getting married and you’re on the lookout for a wedding dress or bridal decor? There are also household appliances, electronics, phones and many other products and services available in your local area.
You can access the web version of Google Trader from anywhere with internet access or you can use the free SMS option. Simply text ‘START’ to 6007 on Airtel and Tigo and start posting, selling and buying. Check out Trader today at www.google.com.gh/africa/trader