Launched on the 15th of December 2016, Kamposa is a classifieds site designed specifically to promote buying and selling among students in higher institutions in Nigeria.
Having seen a gap, based on claims that most classifieds website aren’t targeted to meet specific needs of tertiary institution students within and outside the same campus, Adavize Ozorku and Hassan Adeiza, both co-founders of Kamposa, saw the opportunity to create a platform to solve the problem.
How Kamposa works
Kamposa does not require users create an account to place an advert. Users are only required to fill a form stating their school, full name, item to be sold, price tag, category, description, photo of the item and their phone contact.
All advert listing are reviewed for genuineness before they are published on the site. Following a period of 21 days after publish, they will be removed so as to avoid unnecessary hoards of ads.
To encourage engagement, the platform utilises features like text messaging services to update students on campus-related adverts and a “Shout box” feature, which enables the student notify others if they need something to buy.
Kamposa boasts of ‘support’ from over 200 academic institutions including private, state and federal owned universities and polytechnics. It is not exactly clear if this ‘support’ relates to an agreement with the institutions or a business relationship with the students. But one thing is clear in this niche market, a solid grip on both parties, as well an excellent delivery of service would be imperative in getting Kamposa into its groove.
Visit the website to learn more about Kamposa.
Discover new startups every weekday by 9am (WAT) | Pitch your startup here.
Jan. 11: Bonus Built in Africa episode: Building global products with African design, a discussion
On March 25, 2021, Techpoint Africa will be hosting the brightest minds in decentralised finance/crypto at the Digital Currency Summit tagged “Building the money of the future” Click here for more details, registration and sponsorship. Location: Fourpoint by Sheraton, V.I. Lagos
Report: Millionaire West African startups” raised over $1.806 billion between 2010 and 2019, 97.9% of which went to Nigerian startups. Get a free overview and 50% purchase discount here.