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How do I create a good Ad?

A good Ad will attract customers to your business. It should be crisp and complete! Ads lacking details may lead to unwanted calls/chats or get no response at all. Place such an advertisement where users can easily find it and respond without emotional content and vulgarity. Useful Tips (on how to creat a good Ad) : i. Clear Title: Have a clear title describing the item or service offered in 70 characters or less. ii. Appropriate category: Choose a suitable and relevant category for the item or service you are offering. Our system will change it automatically if found not appropriate. iii. Correct Price: It is advisable that your item or service is fairly or reasonably priced. Research the price first! It should correspond with the market pricing and reflect the actual product's condition. You can also check Plannetads for similar items or services to give you an idea of how they are priced. But of course, whatever price you think your item or service is worth and want to charge for it, is ultimately yours to decide. iv. Detailed description: Give a detailed discription or explanation of your item or service. Provide all relevant details like, How long has it been used? What condition is it in? Are there any additional accessories included? What areas do you offer services in? The condition, make and design, quality, purchase date, missing pieces, color, ownership and similar details can be added here. Usually, about 2-3 sentences of quality information will be enough. v. Clear Photos: Ads with photos significantly attract users. Include up to 10 Pictures with clear images & not containing links to other websites. vi. Video: You can upload a short Video (maximum 2MB in size or approximately 30 Sec in length) describing or showcasing the item or service you're advertising. As the saying goes "If a Picture is worth a thousand words then a Video is worth a million".

Tips for buyers and sellers

Here are some good practices which will allow for your effective and safe use of Plannetads whether as a buyer or a seller: Add good quality photos and accurately describe the item you are selling. Price your item attractively. You are likely to get more people interested in your item and service with a fair price. Be polite in your dealings with interested buyers. Never ask for advance payments. Buyers like to see the actual item & then pay. Always meet in person - you earn the trust of buyers. Buyer Use proper search and filters to find exactly what you are looking for. Agree on exact details (price, location etc.) of the transaction with the seller, ask for additional photos if necessary. Respect each other's time, be polite in your dealings and transactions. Make transactions in person, please do not transfer money in advance. Be alert in recognizing spam and fraud ads. Do not entertain such parties for the sake your own safety.

Report an Ad

Reporting an erroneous Ad is very easy! Inside of each Ad, you will find the option to report that Ad below the seller's details. You can find this option at the end of each Ad. A pop pup will show, once you click on "Report", with the following options. To report the Ad, please select the reason of the report and send. Action will be taken against these Ads.

I cannot access "My Account" section

This could be because the account was either suspended or blocked due to a breach of rules and/or terms of use. In case, the above reason doesn’t hold true please follow the steps below to access your account: Go to the Plannetads Homepage - Click on Forgot Password in the login section - Type your user account email address in the popup box - Click on the ''Rest my Password'' button - Your password reset link will be sent to the user email address you provided - Click the link on the 'Change Password' email sent to your inbox, you should now be able to access your account where you can create a new password. In case you are still having problem accessing your account, please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you.

How to delete my Ad?

My Account option (Only Registered Users): Log in to "My Account" on Plannetads. Go to the "My Ads" under the user dashboard. Select the Ad, you want to delete and click "Deactivate Ad" below Ad title. such Ads will become 'Inactive'.

I forgot my account password

Forgot password required to log-in to Plannetads? Follow the instructions below to reset your password: - Step 1 - Fill Forgot password form. You can also reset your password while attempting to log-in by clicking on the 'Forgot Password?' link just below 'Log in' button. Step 2 - Receive an email with a 'Change Password' link. Step 3 - Click on the link, you will be automatically redirected to your account, user profile, settings page where you will be able to create a new password. 

How to edit my contact information?

Simple! Follow the steps given below: Login to My Account on Plannetads, Click the Settings tab, Click 'Change Contact Details' to change name or password Finally save it.

How do I find an Ad for a specific item or service on Plannetads?

1. Keyword Search To find an Ad for a specific item or service on Plannetads, you need to enter the relevant / exact keyword and the search feature on the site will display results matching your search terms. Users can enter keywords in the Keyword search text box as shown below. 2. Search by Category/Sub category Or city wise You can even search for items within a specific category or City. All you need to do is select the relevant category or City that matches your search term from the drop down option besides the search box. We have also introduced an autocomplete feature to facilitate easy search.

Safety Tips

Here are several safety guidelines to help make sure that your usage of Plannetads is safe. While community members who use Plannetads have success with buying, selling, renting or connecting with others. It is important we help keep our community members safe from people attempting to scam or defraud them. We have found that one of the best ways to address this problem is to ensure that all transactions take place locally and in-person. We request you to take the following precautions. - When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to see the product. Learn as much as you can about who you are meeting or trading with before you complete the transaction:- Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers. This includes never mailing a cheque or using wire payment services to pay for items found on Plannetads. - Be wary of Users with no reliable contact information, who respond slowly or not at all - Plannetads does not offer any sort of buyer protection. Any emails or websites that talk about such systems are scams, even if they have the Plannetads logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please forward the message to us. - Never provide your personal or banking information (e.g. credit card number) to others over the Internet. Never give out your Plannetads password, even if asked to do so in an email supposedly sent by Plannetads. - Protect personal information, e.g. do not share your home address unless you know the other person and want them to visit you. - Know the site Terms of Use and Prohibited Item Policy - Make yourself aware of common scams and fraud. - Do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your help in any task. - Inform Plannetads of any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, Ads, or other activity by community members. In case of fraud, report it to the local authorities and inform us. - Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is not.

Restriction for Adult and Casual Dating Ads

Adult Ads and Casual Dating Ads will only be displayed in their respective categories in order to comply with the safeguard we have put in place and our policy of preventing the exposure of adult contents to minors who may be using this website. Access to these categories will only be permitted once the Disclaimer message have been read and acknowledged by the user.
Featured Ads and Premium Ads upgrades are currently disable for these type of Ads to prevent them from being displayed on the home page of this website where all can see without acknowledging the Disclaimer message and confirming that they are of age. There are however other alternative Ads upgrade options available for Adult and Casual Dating Ads, these includes the following: Sponsored Ads, Bump Up Ads, and Highlighted Ads.

How do I make people aware that my item is no longer available for purchase or rent ?

As an advertiser on Plannetads.com, you can utilise our Watermark feature to indicate your Ad's status. By choosing any of the three Watermark options that is most relevant to your type of Ad, you can make everyone aware of your Ad's current status and avoid being contacted unnecessarily by people who just wants to enquire whether the advertised item is still available or not.