Craigslist is a privately owned Classifieds website. The website was founded in 1995 and incorporated in 1999. The founder of the company is Craig Newmark. The service was started to showcase local events in the San Francisco Bay area. The website currently serves over 570 cities in over 70 countries. Craigslist is available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. The current CEO of the company is Jim Buckmaster. The headquarters are located in San Francisco, California.
Craigslist has multiple sections listed on the website. In the Community section, you can find activities, classes, events, groups, local news, lost and found, rideshare, volunteers, politics, rants and raves, and more. In the Services section, you will find people who offer services in different categories, such as but not limited to: computer, household, small businesses, legal, labor, travel, financial, creative, and more. In the Housing section, you will be able to find housing available in your area, including apartments, room-shares, office and commercial, and single family dwellings. There is also a For Sale category, allowing people to sell various items, like antiques, baby items, clothing & shoes, cars, furniture, appliances, electronics, heavy equipment, jewelry & accessories, and more. The Discussion Forums includes various topics of discussion that is shared by members in your area. Topics may range from television & film, gaming, politics, science, religion, parenting, music, money, relationships, and more. For people searching for jobs, you may find one on Craigslist because there is a huge job section, full of companies looking to hire people. You can find jobs in retail, office, labor, creative, sales, security, admin, teaching, and more. There is also a Gigs section, for people looking for something more part-time and temporary. Additionally, you can post your resume on the website, allowing recruiters and human resource managers to browse your experience and background.
Craigslist is free to search and respond to ads/posts. Creating an account is optional. For people posting jobs and gigs, you may incur a posting fee. Posting fees vary by location, with the bigger cities costing more. Posting fees range from $7-75.
To cancel Craigslist, follow the cancellation instructions below. We have included a guide that is filled with information that you will need to contact Craigslist directly to discuss your paid account.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Reason for Cancellation
- Visit https://www.craigslist.org
- Login with the username and password
- Visit https://www.craigslist.org/contact?step=form&reqType=suggestions
- Request that the agent cancel your account within the body of the email
- Insert your information in the fields provided
- Retain any confirmation numbers or emails you receive for your records when received back from Craigslist