UsedHalifax and UsedPEI Connect with Viewers on the Swap Shop Show
UsedHalifax and UsedPEI Connect with Viewers on the Swap Shop Show, Helping
Maritimers Find Great Deals on Used Stuff in Their Own Neighbourhoods
Halifax, N.S. – Dec.6, 2011
Used.ca, the Canadian owned and operated leader in local online classifieds, is proud to
announce its title sponsorship of the Swap Shop television show. The show links the traditional person-to-person marketplace with online classifieds by connecting Maritimers over the phone and over the internet
to exchange items for sale.
Swap Shop is a weekly “garage sale” live on EastLink Television every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.
It gives viewers a chance to buy items live on the air and to offer items for sale. The show has recently
gone from phone-in only, to Swap Shop 2.0, by adding online segments that include featured items from
UsedHalifax.com and UsedPEI.com.
“Television is still a top medium for entertainment and information in most peoples’ lives,” says Tish Hill,
Used.ca General Manager. “We believe helping Maritimers make an initial connection
over the airwaves is a great way to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers on the internet.
For viewers to see items that are available on UsedHalifax and UsedPEI on TV introduces a whole new
audience to the opportunities online classifieds offer Maritimers.”
Used.ca is the largest Canadian-owned online classified network, with sites in 50 cities
across Canada. Each city site has its own community and online brand. UsedPEI.com is one of
UsedEverywhere’s flagship sites with over 11,000 ads posted at any given time. Its popularity has also fed the growth of nearby sites such as UsedHalifax.com – an up and coming site in the UsedEverywhere network.
“We expect more and more Haligonians to continue embracing UsedHalifax because it’s local, it’s community based,
and it’s 100 percent Canadian,” says Hill.
Used.ca is a social commerce platform. Our focus is to facilitate conversations between
buyers and sellers, online and offline. Our easy-use free marketplace combines traditional permissive
communication, such as telephone numbers & addresses, with new social media conduits like Facebook
& Twitter. Used.ca is the largest Canadian owned online classified network with sites in 50
cities across Canada, along with 13 cities in the United Kingdom. Each city site has its own community
and online brand.
250.381.3633 ext. 352, Media@Used.ca