11th January 2016, Colombo : ikman.lk, Sri Lanka’s largest marketplace, today announced the launch of its latest value added service, ikman memberships, targeting business advertisers across all categories posting classified adds, in a bid to help them attract greater sales& convenience.
While ikman.lk remains a free site for all general advertisers, those who post above a predetermined limit of ads in each category per month will be prompted to go in for memberships, which will bring about a host of benefits. For instance, members will now have their own dedicated page on ikman.lk which will display all their recently posted classified ads, a company profile, branding, contact information, opening hours, postal and web addresses and more.
Memberships come in two packages; Business Plus and Business Unlimited and depending on the selected package the number of free ads that can be posted per month will be increased. In addition to this, a number of bonus Bump Up and Top Ad promotions are included at no extra cost every month while extra promotions can be purchased at discounted rates. Members can also avail themselves of a number of free deliveries via ikman delivers (depending on the category) while also taking advantage of ikman’s dedicated support team who are on call to assist them with any inquiries and help them post ads, take photographs and so on.
One of the first corporates to sign up for membership was the Prime Lands Group. The company’s Chairman Mr. Brahmanage Premalal had this to say about the new service. “Thanks to ikman memberships it is now easier for us to create awareness of all our real-estate properties on sale to our customers. Since we signed up for a membership we have noticed a rapid increase in sales and inquiries and this is no doubt due to us now having our own dedicated page on ikman.lk, making it easier for our customers to find our products.”
Commenting on the launch of this new offering, Mr. Stefan Beekmeyer, Director Marketing and Sales of ikman.lk said, “We introduced the membership scheme to allow businesses to have a greater and more prominent presence on ikman.lk, thereby reaching more potential customers. Our membership packages are specifically designed to provide businesses with the tools they need to expand their business and increase their sales through ikman.lk. We urge all businesses which regularly post their advertisements on our site to sign up for a membership and experience the difference.”
Memberships are the latest in a series of new initiatives introduced by ikman.lk to offer greater convenience to buyers and sellers, firmly cementing its position as Sri Lanka’s largest marketplace.