Hey everyone Meet RevivalGypsy! She is fairly new to the OfferUp community and has had a lot of success selling home decor pieces using OfferUp Shipping. You've most likely seen her posting in the forums and helping other members. Here is our latest Q&A, featuring @RevivalGypsy and her items!
How do you use OfferUp and how often?
Is 24 hours a day too much? If I am awake, I am browsing to buy, updating listings, or responding to messages.
What do you like most about using the app?
It is so easy to use and reaches so many people.
What was the first item you shipped?
I shipped a cute Pottery Barn clock, unfortunately, USPS decided to run over the package in transit, lol. The buyer was sweet and sent all photos for me to file a USPS claim.
If you could change one thing about the app, what would it be?
No-shows, no-shows, no-shows. I think we should be able to rate no shows publicly. The report and block feature does nothing, as accounts are still active and other sellers have no idea. I once spent 3 full days discussing details of 2 Restoration Hardware rugs with "an interior designer", his service was to pick up on two separate days, and no-shows each time, He then stopped responding. It was a waste of my entire week.
How has the shipping feature impacted you and your sales?
I sell mostly home decor items, along with some furniture, so local meetups are not really worth my time for a $10 basket or vase. I try to encourage shipping on EVERYTHING under 20 pounds. There is no haggling, I don't have to schedule, reschedule, or let people into my home. So easy! It also allows items to be visible nationwide, so bonus!
What is your favorite item you've purchased or sold on OfferUp?
Hmmm.... I sold a small farmhouse table and chairs, that I bought locally, within 12 hours for a $425 profit. One of my easiest sales to date. I haven't been selling here long, so I expect that answer could change....
If you could find anything on the app and have it shipped to you, what would that be?
Items over 20 pounds. Some lamps weigh more than 20lbs.
Is OfferUp your main selling app, or are you using any of the other selling apps as well?
I sold on eBay for years, about 500 items, but I stopped for a while. I now use the Mercari app and OfferUp as main selling apps, but also use Poshmark and LetGo sporadically.
What is the furthest location from you that you have shipped to or received an item from?
California from Florida, They buy a lot of home decor in California it seems, Possibly because shipping is only $7 for most items, no matter location. It makes sense, If I ship a 3-pound item at the post office on my own, Priority Mail, you betcha it won't be $7 to California.
Are you aiming to become a Super Shipper?
I recently earned my Super Shipper badge! Where is my cape, OfferUp Team? I will wait.
If you could add one feature to the Shipping feature, what would it be?
Maybe an option to revise for bundle purchases without having to change two listings into one. I would love to be able to accept multiple offers from one buyer and adjust to give them discounted shipping or simply add weight if needed.
Thank you so much for sharing with us @RevivalGypsy! We are so happy you have been so successful with OfferUp, especially with using Shipping to sell your gorgeous pieces to buyers outside of your local area!
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