*Guest Blogger: Will Harris – Kijiji Autos Account Manager*
It’s a sight like none other; four fully grown men rolling out of a mid 80’s cube van donning Kijiji t-shirts set to take the world by storm. Well, at least on this given day, we were taking the home improvement world by storm.
It’s not often that the hard working folks at Kijiji get out of the office, but when they do, it’s for a great cause.
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July 2nd, 2014 was no exception, as a Kijiji staff crew took to the road to help one of Habitat for Humanity’s 87 ReStore locations at 155 Burmonsedy Drive in Toronto, Ontario.
Today’s mission? To help capture ReStore’s unique home improvement inventory and list it on Kijiji. Our fearless leader Chris Harris promised 200 pieces of great furniture, bathroom fixtures, washing machines, a Jason Priestly poster, and various packages of screws and other home improvement necessities would be listed to Kijiji by the end of day.
The Habitat volunteers were excited to see what the K-team would bring to their store, and the volunteers and managers were pumped to get extra exposure on Kijiji for their wide variety of donated items. Extra exposure can lead to more people in the store, which ultimately leads to more sales. More sales mean more money in the Habitat fund that allows the rest of the organization to run, helping to create “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
Also, everyone was excited about the free lunch courtesy of Kijiji.
The K-Team consisted of capture expert Lee Musser, the dynamic Lionel Romain, and Marc Hade the description guru. Savvy as they are, it was a challenge to be able to capture such unique inventory and provide captivating titles and descriptions for each individual piece. Fueled by sure will and determination, the day ended with 180 ads posted to Kijiji.
Kijiji and Habitat for Humanity have been working closely over the past year. Habitat is Kijiji’s main charity with a plan to roll out training and resources to help Habitat’s 87 ReStore locations post their inventory to Kijiji. In conjunction with this, Kijiji actively participates in site builds and direct sponsorship with Habitat for Humanity.
Feel free to check out some of the great deals and listings at the 155 Burmonsedy Location here, and if you would like to become more involved with Habitat for Humanity, please click here for more information.