Hi, I am new here, first of all I cannot get the bump it up option. Upon further review, bump it up is not like craigslist that you get to renew the item which bumps it up in searches. Here is paid for advertisement, since offerup does not have have my credit card / payment information, the bump it up feature is not offered on my items.
I find it very misleading to receive an email to bump it up and waste time searching for non-existent feature that is not free, but has to be paid for. No wonder this place is plagued with the same article for sale over and over again, making it difficult to really find anything to buy. Extensively Spammed.
So for all of you that are new like me and are looking for the bump it up option, it is not free, you have to pay and have your cc / payment info on file with the site.... :0(
While you may be able to unlist and make a new post, this isn't the recommended way. If you choose to do it this way, it's best to at least change the picture. Duplicate posts aren't permitted on OfferUp, and there is some automation in place to detect them, so using the same photo over and over will set off these triggers. If you notice your items are getting removed often after relisting them, this is why.
We have some blogs that go over Bump and Promote and how they can be beneficial. Do you have any ideas on improving the Bump feature? Personally, I'm a fan of Bump packages (buy 8, get 2 free for example) but want to hear your ideas!
@csamom1 Hey Bump and Promote are completely optional and in no way shape or form do you have to use them to sell your items. There are SO many people who sell successfully - as long as they make sure to include high-res, multiple photos of their items, detailed descriptions as to what they are (this is your chance to really sell it!), and put their item in the correct category.
That's what Mj_206 meant with her post, she stated it was ill advised.
If anything she gave suggestions on how to avoid the bots.
Shhhh 🤫that was a secret!
Kidding, but yes - what I did was essentially give you a workaround. Just be sure to change up the picture