New online classifieds website ‘Kijiji’ launches in five Indian cities

New online classifieds website ‘Kijiji’ launches in five Indian cities

Author | exchange4media Mumbai Bureau | Wednesday, Nov 30,2005 7:54 AM

New online classifieds website ‘Kijiji’ launches in five Indian cities

Designed to connect people and build local communities, Kijiji is now available in India. Kijiji is a new online classifieds-style website that allows local communities to meet, help one another and interact in various areas, such as real estate, jobs, community, motors and many more. The site is free-of-charge and features a simple format that allows people in the same city to meet, share ideas, and trade various goods.

The site is currently available in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad and is in English. In addition to India, Kijiji can also be found in more than 19 countries and 185 cities across the world. It is a start-up business created by a small team of entrepreneurs inside eBay, who wanted to help communities connect around areas of local interest.

Unique categories like Free and Charity are being launched as an opportunity to enable local citizens to be socially responsible to their city and the needy. On can donate old toys, books, clothes, furniture, in fact anything useful, by logging on to the website

Jiby Thomas, Head, Kijiji India, said, “We see Kijiji as a great way to help Indians feel more connected to their local communities. They can login and discuss anything under the sun, whether it’s finding an apartment, or a job or selling furniture, the car or even discussing about the city’s best restaurants. Kijiji was created to be the online neighbourhood meeting place for Indians.”

The website is a simple, easy-to-use platform that meets the personal needs of the local community in a city.

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