Whether it’s to get rid of a stroller, toys, sporting equipment, or clothing, sellers can use OfferUp’s “Snap and Tap” iPhone mobile app to snap a picture and post a gently-used item for sale in under one minute. Without ever needing to connect to a PC, the item immediately posts to OfferUp’s mobile marketplace and website. Sellers also have the option to easily share the listing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or send an email to individuals or groups. Using images to help potential buyers easily navigate the marketplace on-the-go, OfferUp’s photo-based shopping interface makes it easy for potential buyers to discover nearby deals that are relevant to their interests and lifestyle. In addition, to help weed the serious buyers from window shoppers, OfferUp informs people of how quickly a person responds – anywhere from within an hour to more than 48 hours.
Only the OfferUp TruYou member program lets both buyers and sellers provide information that validates their identities. OfferUp’s buyers and sellers can earn their TruYou member status by providing additional information including a simple scan of their driver’s license, enabling each person’s identity to be cross referenced with public records. OfferUp also offers in-app private messaging to keep identities completely anonymous until buyers and sellers decide to share private information. This allows people to respond to each other without ever disclosing their email address which could easily be used to find someone’s identity via a Google or Facebook search.
Krista Wood, a working mother of two small children, says, “I’ve always had an interest in selling my gently- used baby and toddler items online, but the idea of having a stranger come to my home made me feel a bit uncomfortable.”
Wood continued, “Not only does OfferUp make buying and selling simple, but the OfferUp TruYou member program and other safety features make me feel more at ease in handling the buying and selling process without hesitation.”
For more information, watch the video to see how it works or iPhone users can download the app today in the iTunes store.
OfferUp City-Wide Flash Mob Garage Sale in Greater Seattle and Bellevue Areas
On July 21, 2012, OfferUp is organizing a citywide Flash Mob garage sale in the Greater Seattle and Bellevue areas. People can list an unlimited number of items on OfferUp for free and have people pick up their merchandise at the garage sale. For more information, please visit: http://www.offerupnow.com/gsale.
OfferUp is changing the way busy families buy and sell gently-used items with their safe and hassle-free mobile marketplace. iPhone users can download the app today in the iTunes store.
Consignment shops interested in listing their products can get more information at http://www.offerupnow.com/shops. You can also find OfferUp on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/offerupnow or on Twitter at @offerupnow.
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