Posts in Site Updates + Improvements

What’s With Mandatory Postal Codes?

At Kijiji, our ultimate goal is to facilitate successful neighborhood transactions. To help buyers and sellers connect, we have introduced mandatory postal codes in many of our categories. This will help you search within only the area that you are actually willing to travel for an item when buying, and help you connect more easily with those in your area when selling. Now, you will be able to restrict your search only to your immediate vicinity if you want to only go within walking distance, and the ads that show up as nearby will actually be ads from your neighborhood. It is easy to combine your transactions with your evening dog walk, or pick up an item on your way… read more

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New Categories in Pets (& Elsewhere)

As of this week, we have added 3 new categories in our pets section. No longer will ferrets, rabbits, and gerbils be intermingled with fish for sale and snakes; Fish, Reptiles & Amphibians, and Small Animals each have their own devoted categories. As with our other pet sections, you will have the ability to refine results to only show ads from shelters, breeders, or private individuals looking to rehome, depending on your preferences. When looking to bring a new pet into your family, most people have very specific requirements on what type of animal based on what type of pet would fit into their lives (as well they should). With these changes, it will be easier to connect with communities… read more

GPS systems will take the guesswork out of delivery!

Kijiji set to transform into a full service delivery system!

Here at Kijiji, we’ve been brainstorming the best way to make buying and selling within your community even easier than before, and we are excited to introduce our new innovation: a fleet of remote-controlled solar powered cars, devoted to delivering Kijiji items to buyers. With these brand new remote-controlled cars, no delivery is impossible. Their winter-ready tires and sturdy frames make them ideal for our rough Canadian terrain. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, nothing can stop our new remote-controlled cars! Each vehicle contains a chip that allows you to control them and track their progress through our GPS app (available soon in the app store). If you’re nervous about having to control the cars, don’t fret: we’re currently working… read more

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Introducing New Local Hero Videos

One of the most exciting new features of the new Local Heroes blog is that we will be placing an emphasis on showcasing your favorite Local Hero stories through video. We’ve always felt that video is an important element in storytelling, which is part of the reason we now allow you to upload YouTube videos as part of the Local Heroes submission process. To kick us off, we’re adding two exciting new videos, capturing a couple familiar faces you may recognize. Originally posted last year, “Kijiji Gave My Daughter Mobility” tells the story of how Amanda, from Gatineau, looked to Kijiji to find a wheelchair for her daughter Caitlynn who suffers from a rare disease known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta. We… read more

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Welcome to the new Kijiji Local Heroes

LOOKING BACK Last fall we introduced an exciting new concept and site called Kijiji Local Heroes. This site was created to inspire our Kijiji users and give everyone a common place to share everyday experiences using Kijiji – from buying and selling household items, to collecting treasures, to assisting members in the community, to even finding that special furry companion. Since our launch, we’ve received over 400 tremendous stories from across the country. Heart-warming tales of our Kijiji community assisting others with everything from finding places to live, to making donations to schools and charities, preserving the environment, and even using Kijiji as a personal store. Thank you! One of the features that you’ve embraced is the ability to ‘salute’… read more