With thousands of items getting posted on OfferUp daily, you’ll probably find an item that you just need to have. Currently, to express an interest on an item you’d like to purchase, you tap on the “Ask” or “Make Offer” options. From there, you schedule a meetup that works for everyone’s schedules, swap cash for the item in question, and then bring your new item home.
Let’s assume you and the seller both have super busy schedules, and the seller wants to sell the item on a first come first serve basis using OfferUp Shipping. If only there was a way to skip the back-and-forth and take that item off the seller’s hands with the push of a button. Introducing OfferUp Buy Now! Buy and sell what you want, right now — shipped right to your door and with less hassle.
As a seller, enabling the “Buy Now” option takes no time at all! When you’re ready to list your item, select that you’re firm on the price, and on the next screen, you’ll see the option to select the first full-price offer using Buy Now. Voila! Your most motivated buyers will be thrilled. Note - the item must be shipping enabled to use this feature.
When you enable the "Buy now" button on an item you're selling, you get two things done:
What do buyers see?
The only difference in your listing will be the brightly-colored "Buy now" button. When a buyer gets all the information they need from your listing and they're ready to commit to the purchase, they tap that button and the sale is ready to complete. You just have to drop the item off for shipping, and as soon as the USPS scans the package, your payment will process.
I personally LOVE this feature. I tried it out a couple of weeks ago, and WOW was it easy to use! I had actually completely forgotten that I had listed an item, enabled the “Buy now” feature, and suddenly I had a message saying “Full price offer accepted!” I was alerted that the item was fully paid for, and all I had to do was ship it out the next day. The buyer and I didn’t even have to chat, she knew exactly what she wanted and purchased it on the spot. It was one of the easiest, and most seamless selling experiences I’ve had up to this point! Within a couple days, the buyer had a beautiful new gemstone that I had no use for, and I was $20 richer. Cha-chiiiiing!
We’re super excited about this new feature! What are your thoughts on this? Comment below with any thoughts and opinions, and let me know what you think about Buy Now when you try it!
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