Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I've Been Kijiji 'ed

So that's how they spell it!

I got my first email ad from eBay for their new US classified site Kijiji. It was well done, the site was nice and clean but I noticed some things.

The Kijiji TOS won't let you create a classified ad specifically to drive traffic to a website, even eBay. I thought this was quite odd since they are owned by eBay and traffic to eBay means buyers on eBay. I really don't have a problem with that, I would just suggest sellers profile one or two items in their ad and suggest the viewer visit their website/eBay store for more information.

One other thing I would like to see them do; accept HTML from Vflyer -- Maybe soon.

I wanted to post a Vacation Rental ad for a friends cabin but found out Kijiji only allows basic HTML. Here is what the ad looks like on Kijiji.

Here is what the ad looks like on Craig's List. Which one do you like better?

BTW, this one email ad from eBay is more advertising than Craig's list has ever done. I can't see eBay remaining quiet very long. Look out Craig!


evanp.on.ebay said...

I did the same thing you did.


oliver said...

we are working on it! Will keep you updated.

Randy Smythe said...

Thanks Oliver!

trevor ginn said...

What is the point of having a classified site where you can't link out and does not provide any kind of payment process? They obviously want business to go off line. In the UK we have where you can link out (or at least last time I looked)

Randy Smythe said...

I agree Trevor!

At least with Craig's List and Google base and others you can link out and add payment options. Although Evan was able to get his Skype button included on his Kijiji ad which I haven't figured out yet.