Startup Profile: Kamposa — buy from, and sell to, students within any campus in Nigeria

by | Mar 15, 2017

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.

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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.

Impressions

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.

Photo Credit: Mait Jüriado via Compfight cc


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Ifeanyi Ndiomewese
Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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