Selling safely – top tips for sellers
Firstly, how do I post an advert?
If you don’t have an account with us then you will need to register one first before you can post an ad. Don’t worry, it’s easy and free to do.
On the top right hand corner of the homepage, click register. Then just fill in your details and click confirm. And that’s all there is to it.
First steps when posting an ad…
You will need to select the category you would like your ad to be in, and also the location of the ad.
These crucial measures need to be input correctly as you will not be able to change them once the ad is live.
It is important to decide on the category well since you will receive more exposure.
Location is also very important. Since we are a local classifieds site, people look for local buys as a result.
Posting in your location, as a seller, means that people can come look at the item, and it usually sells quicker.
The technical side…
You can pick where you are both manually (using drop-down choices) and by using your postcode.
Using your postcode display a cool map in your advertisement to show folks where are located.
On the same page you will have the option to write a title and description of your advertisement.
You can even add a hyperlink to your YouTube video or your own site if you would like to.
The more visual you create it, the more interest you will receive as a result.
You could choose the featured ad option to give you more exposure.
This option will place your ad at the top of the page for 90 days and the cost is £9.99.
You will need to place the price on the ad as well. Be sure to give people the actual price.
It can be very annoying when you ask someone about the price, and they give you a different one.
What will my ad cost me?
Standard ads are free for 90 days. And featured ads cost £9.99 for 90 days.
Featured Ads remain at the top of your respective category and receive lots of exposure.
- Arrange a time and place you feel comfortable with.
- Meet in a well-lit, public place (covered by CCTV if you want to be extra cautious).
- Don’t meet the buyer alone if you are not meeting in a public place.
- Give somebody else the details of whom you’re meeting, plus where and when.
- Keep your mobile phone with you at all times in case of emergency.
- If you live alone, don’t let the buyer know- it is none of their business.
- if the buyer has to come into your house, keep valuable goods out of view.
- Remember that the buyer may have concerns about meeting a stranger alone.
- Do not hand over goods until you have received the full payment.
- Cash is the easiest payment method, but unsuitable for large amounts.
- Use a bank draft for large amounts. But always verify the bank draft first.
- Never accept foreign cheques or cash as a payment unless you’re certain.
- If receiving a large amount of cash, ask a professional to check the notes.