OfferUp is a mobile driven application that competes with Craigslist, Ebay and others I will cover later.
As of 2019 OfferUp had 44 million users and has been downloaded more than 80 million times. The company offers free Android and IOS apps which make selling your items as easy as taking pictures and uploading them to the site.
What Can You Sell on OfferUp?
- Household items
- Musical instruments
- Tools and machinery
What Can’t You Sell on OfferUp
According to their prohibited list you cannot sell the following:( If you want to more details you can go to site.)
Alcohol, drugs & tobacco
Adult & mature content
Counterfeit and replica items
Illegal items or encouraging illegal activity
Medical & healthcare items
What Will People See on My Buying and Selling Profile?
To add to the safety of it’s users a profile on the site will have your:
- Profile and profile background pictures
- Ratings and Positive Reviews
- Items you are selling
- Approximate location
- Badges you have earned
- Month and year you joined
Additional safety features are:
Both OfferUp offers users the option to verify their identities. Once users are verified, their profiles will display verification badges. In order to become verified OfferUp users upload photos of their driver’s licenses/state-issued IDs in addition to linking their Facebook accounts.
OfferUp encourage users to meet at public, well-lit locations. OfferUp, sponsors official meet-up spots at police stations, libraries, and other public locations. The company also records these in-person transactions by video, just in case there’s a safety issue.
To help reduce scams,OfferUP encourages all communication between buyers and sellers to only take place within the app. You should never have to provide personal information (e.g., email addresses, usernames on other apps, phone numbers) to other buyers or sellers
Brand New Payment Feature
In July 2019 OfferUP released a “Hold Offers” feature which lets buyers reserve items and complete the transaction via QR code when the in-person exchange occurs.
When a buyer reserves an item via the Hold Offers button on the app it becomes marked as sold. At that point, OfferUp will authorize an associated credit card to make sure the money is there to pay for it.
When the meet up to exchange the item occurs, the buyer pulls up a QR code for the seller to scan. Users can tie their OfferUp accounts to credit cards or mobile services such as Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
The app is available to download and use free of charge. There is no fee for buying or selling goods. But sellers can enhance the visibility of their items and add special features to make their items more attractive if they wish for a small fee.
If you ship your item instead of meeting in person the shipping will be free for the products listed in the app, and once the item is sold, the sellers would receive payments. As a transaction charge, the sellers will have to pay 7.9% of the total profit to OfferUp.
Please Please share your experiences with OfferUp
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