OfferUp makes it easy to post, sell, and get paid for your items, whether you sell in person or with nationwide shipping.
Cash payments for selling locally
If you meet up with a buyer in person, we recommend that you only accept cash as it’s the safest payment option.
To protect yourself from fraud and theft, we don’t recommend accepting the following types of payment:
- Checks (personal, certified, or cashier’s)
- Gift cards
- Wire transfers
- App-based payments like Venmo or PayPal
- Any other forms of payment
In-app payments for nationwide shipping
If you ship your item to a buyer, you’ll be paid through the OfferUp app. Make sure to set up a deposit account within 90 days of the sale so you can receive your payment.
Once the item is delivered, the buyer has 2 days (48 hours) to inspect it before the sale is final. If there are no issues and the item is as expected, payment will be deposited into your account within 5 business days.
However, if the buyer requests a refund or files a purchase protection claim within the 2-day inspection window, the standard payment timeline no longer applies. If the buyer files a claim, payment will be held until the matter is resolved.
To check on the status of your in-app payment, open your messages with the buyer and tap Where’s my money? You’ll see updates and notifications, so you know when to expect your payment.