Online shopping has made the life of a true shopaholic exciting and much more convenient. But not all online shopping falls in the same category. Services like OfferUp turn things up a notch to make your shopping experience online more unique and a lot more affordable. This online marketplace comes shoulder to shoulder with the likes of OLX and Wish but unlike the other two, it’s one of the Editor’s Choice apps on Google Play Store. OfferUp is a service that operates in a limited list of countries but is a massive hit in locations where it is available letting you both buy and sell things. It is free to download Offerup app for both iOS and Android users.
OfferUp works in the familiar way as OLX does. It lets sellers and buyers communicate one on one in a secure way. It does this by letting sellers post the ads of the products they wish to sell. Potential buyers can then browse the products and if they like a certain item, they can send the seller a message and work out on a deal.
Instead of a third party getting involved in the trading process, OfferUp lets users contact through the in-app chat feature after which they can choose to get the item delivered or they can choose to meet the seller directly and buy the item physically. This is especially true with larger products like furniture and appliances.
The marketplace of OfferUp is huge to say the least. On this platform you can find and sell just about anything in your wildest imaginations. There’s no restriction to what you can sell as long as it’s not a scam. OfferUp keeps scamming at bay by making sure every seller and buyer on the app is authenticated and registered. It also supports a profile rating and review system where previous buyers can leave comments and feedback on the profiles of the seller that had dealt with. New buyers can then get an idea of how genuine the seller is by the rating and the reviews.
Trust building is an important part of buying in OfferUp. Since you’re dealing with actual individuals directly and not a verified product provider, there is a lot of chance of being scammed or falling into a fraud. It might not even be completely safe to meet with a random stranger when you’ve made a deal with them to purchase a product from them directly. For this, OfferUp encourages users to communicate thoroughly with their buyer or seller first before they decide on a meeting place or sign the deal. Privacy and security are always concerns with these kinds of apps and that’s why young children are strictly advised to not use the service without adult supervision.
Other great features of OfferUp include a huge list of products from electronics to baby items, an intelligent search system, GPS connector that finds the best products for your nearby and within your locality, hundreds of new postings daily, and of course seriously affordable prices!
OfferUp is a fun and addicting place to shop at with a ton of features and items to buy. You should be wary of the privacy concerns though before you make deals and shop from this marketplace.
OfferUp - Buy. Sell. Offer Up is one of the top apps in the Shopping app category, which belongs to OfferUp Inc.. It's last update was on November 3, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000 - 50,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 512,388 reviews. After you get to OfferUp - Buy. Sell. Offer Up page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.