Why Postal Codes Are Mandatory

Blue radius circle as seen on a map.

Would you agree that it’s all about location, location, location when buying or selling on Kijiji? As a local classifieds site, we would! Being able to find an item that’s in a specific area simplifies the buying process. That’s why we ask sellers to include their postal code when posting an ad on Kijiji. If you don’t want to include your full postal code, you can also just include the first three letters/number ex: M4W.


Here are the benefits:

  • You can search for items or services in a specific area rather than having to sort through ads in an entire city
  • The distance search is more accurate which is especially important if your nearest Kijiji city is too large or too far away from home
  • A map will appear on each and every ad, giving a visual idea of where the item is located
  • You’re not required to include your specific home address, but if you do, a red pin will drop on your specific address on the map instead of a blue circle

Please note:

  • Postal codes do not provide an exact address. If you choose to give us your address, we will represent it with a pin on our Map. If you choose to just share a postal code, we will show your location as a general area around the postal code.
  • Please do not post multiple ads using multiple postal codes so that your ad will be posted in more than one city.  We reserve the right to remove ads that hinder the user experience.
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