Why does Kijiji continue to be Canada’s number one classifieds site?
Simply put: it’s because of you!
About 11 million people visit the site monthly looking for and offering great deals and bargains, contributing to 76 million monthly searches and 1.4 billion page views.
Another 300,000 people just like you connect with us through Facebook while nearly 18,000 engage us through Twitter.
Every minute, 139 ads are also being posted to our website and about 6 million ads are currently active on the site.
But what you might find more interesting is what you’re coming to Kijiji to find.
Our infograph examines the top ten searches, along with last year’s transactions on what Canadians bought, sold, and searched for on Kijiji across Canada.
The numbers speak for themselves with the top ten searches revealing Canadians are looking to buy BMWs, iPhones, Honda Civics, Mustangs, iPads, Jeeps, Toyotas, TVs, Harley Davidsons and antiques.
Not surprisingly, that reflects the kind of ads that were posted last year with 5.7 million furniture ads listed, followed by nearly 4.3 million cars and trucks ads, 3.4 million auto parts ads and 3.1 million phone ads.
Other popular items include sporting goods, video games, musical instruments and luxury items.
Going over the Kijiji data with a fine tooth comb revealed more than 31,000 Canada Goose jackets posts and just over 19,000 Louis Vuitton bags and wallets as well. Rolex watches, Porsches and Ferraris were also among the high-rolling items that Canadians were looking to purge themselves of last year on our website.
But Kijiji isn’t making headlines with these ordinary items.
Instead, we have been in the news for more of the unusual items that pop up on our site from time to time.
Near the end of 2013, Mayor Rob Ford bobbleheads were listed between $300 and $400, earning Kijiji a shout out from a number of media outlets reporting on the scandal-plagued Toronto mayor and the hot commodity that looked more like his brother Doug.
Other bizarre but interesting posts include a jacket made out of wigs that retails for $7,000, but was being sold for $1,500, a real wooden pirate ship powered by a 165hp inline 6 and a replica of the Flintstones’ car.
Kijiji simply wouldn’t be what it is without the contribution of people like you.
Thanks for putting us at the top!
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