Craigslist is one of the largest Classifieds websites. It was founded in 1995 by Craig Newmark. The company is privately owned. Craigslist was originally intended to only showcase local events in the San Francisco Bay area. Today, the website currently has over 570 cities listed in over 70 countries. It is available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. The CEO of the company is Jim Buckmaster. The headquarters are located in San Francisco, California.
There are multiple sections listed on Craigslist. The Community Section includes activities, classes, events, groups, local news, lost and found, rideshare, volunteers, politics, rants and raves, and much more. The Services section includes the services that are offered to people, which is but not limited to computer services, household services, small business services, legal services, labor services, travel services, financial services, creative services, and many more. Craigslist also has a Housing section, which includes available housing in your area. This includes apartments, room-shares, office and commercial properties, and single-family housing. The For Sale category allows you to sell things online to local people. You can sell clothing, shoes, accessories, antiques, children items, furniture, appliances, electronics, heavy equipment, and cars. There are Discussion forums listed on the website too, which includes various topics that can be shared with other local members. These topics range from television and film, gaming, politics, science, religion, parenting, music, money, and relationships. The largest section on Craigslist is the Jobs section, which is where you will find available jobs in retail, office, labor, sales, security, admin, writing, teaching, and more. The Gig section is similar but only includes part-time and/or temporary positions. You can also post your resume on the Jobs section, attracting recruiters and human resource managers to browse your career experience.
Craigslist is free to search and respond to postings. You can create an account, but this is optional. It is also free to post on Craigslist, with the exception of posting job ads. Job ads incur a fee, with the fee varying between $7 and $75. The exact amount depends on the location and size of the city. The bigger the city, the higher the posting fee.
Follow the cancellation instructions below to cancel your Craigslist account.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Reason for Cancellation
- Head over to https://www.craigslist.org
- Login with your username and password
- Head over to https://www.craigslist.org/contact?step=form&reqType=suggestions
- Tell the representative that you’d like to cancel within the body of the email
- Put your info in the places provided
- It’s important to keep the info about your cancellation, just in case! when received back from Craigslist
- NOTE: This method has reportedly worked for some people, but others report no action taken by craigslist.