Use these selling tips to sell your items faster and build a great reputation.
Make a great post
The items that sell fastest on OfferUp have great photos, titles, descriptions, and fair prices. Learn how to post an item to sell.
If you’ve already posted your item, but it isn’t selling, try updating it.
Respond quickly to each buyer
Responding fast helps you keep a buyer interested, and also helps you in the future. Your average response time and rate appear on your profile.
Best offer = Best price + best buyer
Sometimes an offer really is too good to be true. If a buyer offers full price, but has a low rating, no profile picture, or other red flags, it might not be your best offer. Learn more: Check someone's reputation before doing business.
You may get offers for less money than you want. The buyer is trying to negotiate. Let the buyer know it's too low, or just politely decline.
Suggest a safe location
Usually the seller suggests where to meet. If it’s a small item, we recommend meeting at a Community MeetUp Spot or other well-lit, public location, like a grocery store or cafe.
Get a great rating
Plan to spend enough time to let the buyer examine the item and feel good about the exchange. Bring change with you or specify exact change. When the item sells, mark it Sold in the app, and rate the buyer. Then they can rate you, so buyers can see you’re good to do business with! Learn about ratings and reviews
Unfortunately, not every sale works out. Even when a sale falls through, being a considerate seller matters. There are always more buyers. If someone "flakes", or doesn't show up to a meet up, report them through the app.