There’s nothing new about online shopping; in fact it has become one of the fastest and more popular trends in shopping now. This charade of online shopping began with websites like Amazon and Ebay but quickly progressed to stand-alone apps on our smartphones. Now platforms like Wish, OLX and Wallapop are all competing towards the same goal: buying and selling online. Wallapop is a less heard name in the category but the items in its library are unique and at excellent prices. Buyers are able to find some of the most exotic (yet used) items here even if the actual variety and number of the items isn’t too vast. Wallapop is available in a generous list of cities in the United States and it’s all for free. There are some in-app purchases you can make to make your shopping experience more smooth though. Wallapop is available for both Android and iOS users.
At Wallapop, online shopping is done right. It combines all of the elements of what a comprehensive online shopping app must have. Buying and selling are the prime features of Wallapop as they are in every other online shopping app. The only difference is the variety and prices of the individual items that can vary considerably. Wallapop advertises itself as a flea market app so naturally you can expect low prices on this platform but, of course, used items as well.
How Wallapop operates is pretty simple. You open the app and create an account. You’ll also need to put in your location so the app can correctly curate all of the item listings according to your locality. This means that users can explore items that are selling in their neighborhood to make meeting up with the sellers and further transactions easier.
Wallapop is equally great for sellers. It lets you sell just about anything; there’s really no restriction on the type of item you want to sell. The app hosts a colorful variety of categories that you can choose from and explore and sellers can find their item fit in one category or another easily. Sellers should ideally be putting up products that are used but in a good quality. The prices that are charged for the items are not fixed and further negotiations can happen between the buyer and seller. Choosing the price for the item you’re selling is all up to your individual judgment. You’re also required to post a picture of the item you’re selling so the buyers can get a better idea of it.
In order to buy an item of your choice, you’ll have to meet up with the seller directly. Wallapop doesn’t offer direct shipping of items and transactions are handled pretty much in the same way as most other classified apps. Users can chat with potential sellers and buyers, decide a place to meet up, and then buy it after seeing it first-hand. This, of course, causes a security concern so we do advise meeting up at a public, busy place if possible.
The app design of Wallapop is fun and innovative. There’s nothing tacky about it and navigating around the application is simple and easy.
Currently Wallapop operates only in the United States in a select number of cities. We do hope the app expands this list so its service can be made available to other cities and countries as well.
Wallapop is one of the top apps in the shopping app category, which belongs to Wallapop. It's last update was on November 05, 2018 and it has been already downloaded 10.000.000+ times. On the app store it has now 655.406 reviews. After you get to Wallapop page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.