In this article, we will talk about how to post your first ads with Kijiji. Kijiji is that easy to use; many people still don’t know how to post free ads on Kijiji effectively.
What is Kijiji?
Kijiji is a website that lets you post your ad for an item or service. Kijiji is excellent when you need to sell old stuff. To post an ad, Kijiji requires the user to create an account.
First, you need to create a Kijiji account to start posting free ads there. If you have a valid email address, you can sign up for a free Kijiji account in just a few minutes. After confirming your email, sign in to the Kijiji.ca website, check the top right corner of the website, and click on the Post ad button.
Use Title with Call for Action or Special Offer
It is the most important place to insert keywords in the ad. Ensure that all of your listings have at least one keyword that appears when you search. You will get much better results when your ad has the keywords that potential buyer is searching for.
We recommend a call to action or special offer to drive more interest with attention-grabbing title. Your ad will get more attention if you use one term like special offers, deal or sale in the title of your ad.
Before writing a title for your ad, we suggest you research similar ads on Kijiji. Go to the Kijiji home screen and type in the ad type that you offer. Once you get a few results, you can see what type of title you want to write for your listings.
Choose Ad Category
Kijiji will automatically suggest a suitable ad category once you enter the title. Please note that some of the classes only support paid advertising. However, you can generally post free ads in the following categories:
- Buy and Sell: This ad type is used to buy or sell products (only items).
- Services: This ad type can be used to find or advertise service providers.
- Real-Estate: This ad type is used to buy or sell real estate (also promote Real Estate Services)
- Jobs: This ad type is used to search and post job opportunities
You will get better results when you post an ad in a suiting category where more people can see it. The website will show your ad posting with other ads based on the category, location and keywords.
This is where you enter the location for a place from where you are selling items or where you want to render your service. Usually, you can enter the postal code into the address field, and the website will offer you options.
You can check the locations that Kijiji supports in Canada here. If you do not see your location in the list, you may find the closest municipality near you.
Add Ad Details
After selecting your preferred location, the next step is carefully selecting and adding comprehensive details about your ad.
Choose Ad Type
You can indicate in your ads if you are offering or looking for a product or service (buyer). For example, once you select you are looking for an item, Kijiji will post an ad as Wanted Ad automatically.
Specify For sale by
You need to specify in the ad post if you are advertising as a business or selling your particular item. Think about it this way, if you are not a business owner and do not have a stock of the item, select Owner.
Fulfillment Options (Optional)
Kijiji just introduced this feature, which is optional, but it helps inform potential buyers or sellers if you provide delivery or pick-up.
You can select one or all the options available. Just make sure that you can provide the fulfilment options that you selected.
Payment Options (Optional)
Next, you have to select a payment option. You can specify how you want buyers to pay for an item and whether buyers can pay you with credit cards, transfers or PayPal.
You provide cashless options to the buyers; please ensure that you are safe when handling money on Kijiji.
You can specify if your item is new or used. Since the buyers can sort ads by their condition, it is essential to ensure that you select the most reflective option for your item.
You need potential buyers to search your ad, and whether they find it depends on keywords and the description of your Kijiji ad. Suppose you want to learn how to write an effective ad, press here. We strongly recommend using bullet points, and it is always a good idea to avoid too much text in the ad.
When posting your ads, ensure that your ad has an honest description without additional stipulations. You don’t want people to show up and then realize they’ve been led on.
Add at Least One Photo
One picture can tell a thousand words, so use high-quality images to attract users to your ad on Kijiji. Unlike newspaper classifieds, you don’t have to worry about printing costs of any picture. So please take advantage of it and include as many as 10 photo on your ads to maximize search conversions.
You can add images to your post by selecting the camera icon located at the top of the screen. Choose up to 10 photos from your phone’s gallery. You can also change the order in which they’re displayed on the ad post. Please note that depending on your device, you may not see the camera icon located at the top of the screen on the page.
We have a great article on creating greater results using high-quality images. We suggest that you use the essential phone’s gallery processing application to at least adjust your image’s brightness and contrast. Also, it is excellent to take pictures of the same items from different angles.
Under location, you can specify the full address or choose location from suggestions on the page once you start to write your address. We strongly advise using a detailed location when posting your ad. The Kijiji search page shows local businesses first to buyers in the same area, so you will have a chance to be on the first page.
Research your price before posting it on the ad on Kijiji. People expect used items to be significantly lower in price than new items. Conducting a price comparison on Kijiji can help ensure your item is priced fairly.
You have a few more price options to post your ads as Free items or Items for Swapping. The things with Free in the price field usually appear automatically in the Free Item category. Some buyers will be looking for swapping opportunities, especially in the Electronics section.
The valid contact information is essential for selling your item on the Kijiji. We suggest adding a phone number in the description of the ad. We do not recommend listing your email address in the ad, spammers will collect it, and you won’t get any emails from real users.
We strongly advise adding a website or social media link when posting an ad. The links to the website will generate traffic for your website for free.
You can post an ad with a paid feature like Top ad or Highlight ad. Each paid feature can generate more significant exposure to the buyers. We advise experimenting with the Top Ad feature.
Preview and Post Ad
Before you post an ad, you may want to preview your ad by pressing the Preview button and see exactly how your ad will appear to others. Now ahead and press the Post Ad button.
You now know everything there is to know about posting ad ads on Kijiji. From researching your ads to entering ad content to the Kijiji website or mobile app. Ensure that your ad can be easily found on Kijiji after it has been posted. Sometimes your ads are getting delayed. Read more about delayed ads where.
We hope this article has been helpful and you posted and sold your item on Kijiji. If you are selling items or advertising businesses daily on Kijiji, we can help you with posting your ads on Kijiji, Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. Check out our services here.