Meet-ups just got easier with PayPal
No cash on you? No problem. If you don’t have time to stop at the bank, or prefer not carrying large amounts of cash when buying big ticket items, you can now easily pay and get paid directly from your phone at in-person meet-ups. Link a PayPal account to your Kijiji account in the Kijiji app to discover our new mobile payment option. Though it’s a payment option, it’s not your only one. Choosing to buy and sell with PayPal is totally up to you.
With a new way to pay, there are even more opportunities to participate in the second-hand economy. So if you’re shopping for something special or looking to give a great item a second life, you can easily exchange items without exchanging cash. Whether you choose to use PayPal is your decision but either way buyers and sellers still need to meet face-to-face for buyers to inspect items before payment.
How to get this feature
To start, update your Kijiji app to the latest version as this feature is only available in the app. Then head to the My Kijiji screen and sign in. Once there, you’ll see the PayPal logo and instructions for linking a PayPal account.
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Once you’ve linked a PayPal account, just start looking for your next deal on your phone. You’ll be able to see who accepts PayPal payments on their profile or in the in-app messaging when setting up your meet-up.
Don’t have an ad on Kijiji? Well, what are you waiting for? There must be something you no longer need, sitting collecting dust, that you could make some money from. And then you can use this sweet new payment option at the same time.
What changes at the meet-up?
After you’ve met up, reviewed, and are set to exchange an item like you always have, the seller will be able to request payment during the meet-up by pressing the big orange button with “Request Payment” on it.
The buyer will receive a prompt in their messages, where they will then be able to make their payment. If no request is made, the buyer can nudge the seller to initiate the payment request. When the buyer makes the payment the seller will be notified in their messages and that’s all there is to it.
For buyers, paying with PayPal is always free. For sellers, if you receive money through PayPal, the fee for each transaction is 2.9% of the transaction amount, plus $0.30.
Payments must be between $2 and $9,999.
If you’d like any more information or details about how this feature works, visit the Kijiji Help Desk.