Top 10 alternatives to Jiji for online classifieds in Kenya

Online Classifieds is a form of advertisements placed on newspapers or online platforms or periodicals to sell products, services, or even job offers.

Classifieds in the past age were popular with newspapers. This is because of the nature of the text display as they would take a smaller space which means businesses can save on cost. With the advent of online platforms in the country and social media platforms, classifieds have taken a different course.

Across the globe, we have over 1000 online platforms that offer classifieds that are more sophisticated and cheaper than using traditional media. In Kenya, we have over 10 platforms that offer a wide array of services. For instance, if you want to buy a car you can now close a deal online with a trusted car dealer without necessarily visiting a car yard.

Jiji Kenya is one of the most popular online classified platforms in Kenya. Most people have used it to carry out their transactions for quite some time now. The platform started as OLX before it rebranded to Jiji. As of now, we have several alternative platforms to Jiji that offer the same services.
They include:

Cheki classifieds

Cheki is Kenya’s no one out website with a presence in Zambia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia. The platform majors in offering an advertising platform for car owners and buyers to buy and sell their cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles.

The platform offers a cost-friendly package for dealers, individual sellers, and importers by providing a wider reach of serious buyers on the large platform.
Besides this, Cheki offers a platform to support car lovers and forts time car buyers to make the best decisions when it comes to purchasing their rides backing on their vast Kenyan car market.

Jumia classifieds

Operating in Kenya for over five years now, the platform has become a household online shopping platform that offers almost everything including your lunch at work through its Jumia foods affiliate platform. All year-round, the Jumia brand strives to give you discounts on products including campaigns on products to just give you better deals.

Jumia works with top brands like Maybelline, L’Oréal, major smartphone brands including Samsung and Apple products where you can purchase and have them delivered at your doorstep.
As a seller, Jumia gives you a chance to list your products with a zero fee to let you grow your business and discover new opportunities while on the platform.


Pigiame is a Kenyan platform that works the same way as Jiji by connecting sellers and buyers across the country.

On the platform, you can sell anything including the old seats you don’t want, get your upgrade their or get someone to repair it on the same platform.

While trading on Pigiame, you are guaranteed safety as a user. The platform goes out of its way to ensure you have safe transactions through the combination of its robust technology and a dedicated team that gives you a secure selling and buying experience including workable FAQs that would help you maneuver around the platform with much ease.

Tuuze classifieds

Tuuze is an online selling platform that helps you discover new products and buy safely from individuals, shops, and retailers at the comfort of your home or office and have things delivered. Some of the products on the platform include furniture, pets, mobiles, bikes, electronics, and other appliances including buying property.

As a seller, the platform allows for you to get your sales money straight into your tuuze account once your goods are delivered and withdraw anytime you want without a hustle.

Additionally, Tuuze works in partnership with reliable delivery service providers that include: DHL, Sendy, G4S, Fargo Courier, FedEx, and other popular platforms so you don’t have to be worried about the safety of the products or the condition they are in.

Brighter Monday

This platform is Kenya’s top job seekers platform founded in Kenya in 2006 and now with operation across the whole of East Africa. Brighter Monday is committed to the goal of connecting job seekers and employers on their platform. The company partners with employers who then post jobs for job seekers on their behalf.

The company has further grown its wings to offer much more diverse services to its customers. Some of them include, professional CV writing and review services to make help job seekers increase their employability rate.

From time to time, the company also shares career guide tips to help job seekers make the best decisions on their future careers and how they can help themselves grow while at it.


Biasharanow is a subsidiary of Invest in Africa group a not-for-profit organization with the vision to create prospering African economies. The group works in partnerships with public and private companies. This works to identify and resolve some of the major challenges affecting doing business in Africa at large.

Biasharanow connects buyers and sellers and even companies to a broader community of networks to form joint ventures and partnerships that will benefit them. By using the platform, sellers reduce the efforts and cost of finding local suppliers or wholesalers to work with.

Star classifieds

Part of the Star online newspaper, star classifieds offer a wide array of opportunities to buyers and sellers online. They range from jobs, products cars, property, and many more. The platform quickly lets you find the best offers to advertise your business at a zero-fee cost.

Riding on the larger audience on the start online news platform. transacting on star classifieds as a buyer and seller,  guarantees of having your products get into the right hands. The larger audience on the platform also gives you a higher chance of selling your services or products faster than other platforms.

Star classifieds are also available offline on the daily star newspaper so you have the option to pick on both or what works for you.


Kilimall is one of Kenya’s largest e-commerce shopping platform with operations in Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria.

The platform serves as a retail customer base. It offers products from electronics, home appliances, fashion, baby products, makeup, and many more exciting products.

Kilimall also works with an excellent customer minded team. This means, they always ensure optimum levels of convenience and customer satisfaction. They also offer a simplified retail process that lets you track your orders until delivery.

Businesses on the platform have the opportunity to become an affiliate seller on the kilishop to offer them better cash rewards while striving to improve customer experience with optimum levels of convenience in service delivery.

Deal Kenya

Deal Kenya is a modern-day free online classifieds portal. The platform is tailored to deliver value for businesses and buyers. It gives them access to limitless and quality services and product offers.

Users can easily access great deals from individual sellers or businesses can also publish free ads about their products and services. From electronics, clothing, and even personals.

The platform also offers sponsored/premium ads on all items. Once you place the ad, your products are featured on the sidebars or top and bottom of each product category on the item page. Depending on your preference, you can opt for free or sponsored ads to sell your products.


Bidorbuy is one of Africa’s largest online marketplace and online shopping and auctions platform. The platform allows you to bid or buy over 1000 products from computers, cameras, phones new and used at your convenience.

To join the Bidorbuy platform, you need to create an account with them. All you need is your name, your phone number, and your email address and password to get started.

The platform also offers newsletter subscriptions for members. These include deals of the week, specials and promotions, and crazy Wednesday auctions. Additionally, they also have snap Fridays which also offers auctions on products.

With time, classifieds are becoming more modified. With access to technology, there are now more products and services online than you can imagine. Online shopping has become convenient with the delivery options that most classifieds offer.

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