NEWS website Shetland News has launched it own Classifieds pages as part of an ongoing development programme.
The new service at http://classifieds.shetnews.co.uk has been designed as an easy-to-use platform most pople using the Internet should be familiar with.
Created by the company’s own webmaster Clement Duncan, the site is now fully operational but will run as a test site over the next few weeks to allow for fine-tuning its functionality.
Posting private classifieds adverts is free of charge but there is a small fee for premium listings and other features.
There is a search engine and a useful search filtering function to complement it and, additionally, a built-in messaging system for interested buyers to contact the seller directly.
There is also the opportunity to make a donation towards the cost of running the free-to-use Shetland News service.
A commercial section is under construction and will be launched in the new year.
Shetland News partner Hans J Marter said adding a Classifieds section to complement the news site had been a long held aspiration of the company.
“We were keen to get the new site published before Christmas,” he said. “There are still some sections that need tidying up but overall the site is working.
“We are looking forward to hear from our readers what they think of the new service. Please use the ‘Contact Us’ section to get in touch.”