Since its nascence at the end of 2013, Wallapop, the Spanish web service for buying and selling used items, has expanded wildly, with more than five million downloads of its official app and current availability in countries like France, the UK, the USA, and Mexico. Taking into account that it’s completely free to use, its interface is extremely simple, and the number of potential buyers is enormous, it could be a good idea to learn to post products to sell on Wallapop, a process so quick and intuitive that it can be done in less than five minutes.
Wallapop for beginners
Unlike other services, Wallapop bets on local transactions and in-person handovers. In fact, when you do a search, the results are displayed in order of proximity, with all the savings entailed with having no shipping costs. If you’re interested in an item you just have to click the corresponding button on its page and you can open a chat with the seller in an integrated, fully anonymous chat system, meaning you won’t have to give either your phone number or any other personal data.
The only requirement to use Wallapop, besides having downloaded and installed the official app, is to first register with a social login using your Facebook or Google account or by manually entering an email address, name, and password. You can then use both the smartphone app and the web version.
How to create an ad in Wallapop
Selling is just as easy – or even easier – than buying in Wallapop. From the search window you’ll always have a floating button at the bottom of the screen and when you click, it will take you to a page with five blank fields to fill out: product photos, product name, a short description, a price, and (optional) a category from the list to improve your ad’s impact.
After filling in the data you can post the ad on your social networks and when you click the Post button it will automatically be listed in search results worldwide: no waiting and no costs. You just have to wait for interested people to contact you, whereupon you’ll get a notification on your smartphone. Also, from your user profile (accessible from the left tab) you can view how often the ad has been viewed and the number of users who have faved it.
As with other services like Wallapop, whether you’re a buyer or a seller you can rate your transaction out of five stars to give user accounts some credibility. Nevertheless, because it’s a direct service that requires you to hand over the item in person, it’s much less risky. You can check the condition of the product on handover. No more worries about hustlers when buying items online.