Singapore, 29 October 2012 – Officially inaugurated on 30 October, Singapore Press Holdings' STClassifieds aims to provide a best-in-class platform for users to find whatever they need online, or sell stuff they do not need.
To better reach out to people of different demographics and profiles, the all-new STClassifieds has four categories - namely For Him, For Her, For Kids and For Household - to allow specific, interest-based search. There will also be thematic clusters to be launched, according to festive seasons and special occasions, in addition to current popular categories such as Fashion, Computer & Electronic and Home & Appliances.
In conjunction with the launch, STClassifieds will be hosting a series of events and promotions. Users can look out for special Hourly Deals for coveted products at all-time-low prices offered by a variety of merchants and partners. Some items include the new iPad, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Kate Spade bags, which will be available at 30 per cent to 80 per cent of their retail prices, while stocks last. There will also be a special preview of the latest James Bond movie at Bugis+ on 31 October , a carnival-cum-flea event (STClassifieds Feste) to be held outside Cineleisure and at *Scape between 3 and 4 November, and a STClassifieds 1-Minute Sweep contest where participants can "grab whatever they want" within 60 seconds at selected merchants' shops from 5 November.
Mr Johnson Goh, Vice President and Head of SPH Online Classifieds (ST701), said: “With more people using the Internet to buy and sell things, we see the introduction of STClassifieds as timely and a service to them. Of course, as with all online transactions, I would like to take the opportunity to remind users to exercise due diligence when it comes to sealing their deals online.”
Mr Tan Yexiang, Product Manager of STClassifieds, said: "We are very proud of the fact that we have introduced stringent checks in our system to monitor potential fraud cases and minimise spam occurrences so as to provide a pleasant user experience for everyone."
The STClassifieds app is currently available on Android smart phones and will soon be available on iPhone and iPad.
For more information, please visit STClassifieds.sg.
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Making its appearance only in 2007, STClassifieds (previously known as ST701 Shops) has grown rapidly to become a leading classifieds portal trusted by many.
Starting out as one of four diverse verticals under the ST701 brand, STClassifieds is now a unique collaboration of General Classifieds, Directory and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) services.
Conceptualised as a consumer-to-consumer marketplace, STClassifieds is a comprehensive database of merchants and up-to-date business listings in Singapore. Helmed by a dedicated team, STClassifieds is constantly updated to reflect the ever-changing needs and wants of consumers.
Bringing online shopping to a new dimension, STClassifieds has seamlessly integrated PayPal and eNets into its portal to provide consumers with a more enhanced browsing experience, backed by our extensive range of offerings.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading mediaorganisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.