How to create an offerup account

Is selling on OfferUp free?

Posting and browsing items on OfferUp is free, and buying items with cash is free for both sellers and buyers. Certain transactions, like shipped items, may include service fees or shipping costs when the item is sold.

How do I sell on OfferUp?

Why can’t I get into my OfferUp account?

Log out of your account, then log back in and try your action again. Restart your device. Switch between your wireless internet and cellular data, in case the problem is related to your connection. Uninstall and reinstall the app to make sure you’re using the most recent version.

Can I have 2 OfferUp accounts?

Please: Use one account per user. Don’t use a throw-away email address.

Can you post on OfferUp without the app?

You can use OfferUp from your computer (just go to ) but it’s really designed to be used from your phone. You can either take a picture with your phone right then and use it, or select from pictures that are already on your phone. Write the title, like “full size mattress, great condition”

How much does OfferUp charge to sell?

Buyers will pay for shipping costs; sellers can list for free, but will pay OfferUp a 7.9 percent fee if the item is sold. OfferUp provides buyer and seller protections; you can read more details about the shipping rules here. The shipping feature does not affect local transactions, which do not include fees.

How do you get paid from OfferUp?

To get paid on OfferUp, sellers collect cash in person or get paid through the app for shipping transactions.
  1. Selling locally. Usually, a seller and buyer make a tentative agreement about the price before they meet.
  2. Selling shipped items. When shipping, sellers get paid through the OfferUp app.
  3. After you sell.

Is selling on OfferUp safe?

While OfferUp is certainly safe to use, our OfferUp review found that there are plenty of precautions that users must take to avoid OfferUp scams. This is true no matter what app you choose—even the best buy and sell apps leave users vulnerable to scam artists.

Who pays for shipping on OfferUp?

Shipping costs are typically paid by the buyer but can be paid by the seller. Shipping fees can vary, so the amounts are shown for each item. You’ll know how much you’ll pay before you buy. OfferUp will not reimburse postage if a package is held by USPS with the reason “postage due.”

Can I get scammed on OfferUp?

In 2006, it was reported that 44.9% or almost half of all consumer complaints were related to online fraud. OfferUp, a popular site for buying and selling items has made attempts to end the trend. OfferUp car scams abound. Scammers often pose as trustworthy buyers or sellers of big price items like cars.

How is OfferUp shipping so cheap?

OfferUp has clearly decided on a shipping formula that charges a flat $10 dollars across a wide weight range. It sounds to me like they make a little money on small shipments and lose a bit on heavier shipments and have decided to just charge a flat rate to simplify things for the buyers.

Can you get ripped off on offer up?

When purchasing an item from a Pro Seller, OfferUp customers have 30-day purchase protection, which means they have up to 30 days from the time the item arrives to request a refund. Using the app, buyers have the option to request a refund.

How do I not get scammed on OfferUp?

Use cash for in-person transactions and the OfferUp app for shipping transactions. Avoid people who request invoices, and offers that appear too good to be true.

Can I use PayPal on OfferUp?

By keeping your transaction inside OfferUp, and not using an external payment or shipping service, OfferUp can help protect you from fraud and theft. Avoid other app-based payments like Venmo and PayPal. These payment methods are usually sources of fraud.

What happens after you report someone on OfferUp?

When you report someone in the app, you‘re reporting them to OfferUp. We might follow up with you if additional information is needed. If someone is bothering you, you can block them. You won’t receive further messages from them and any current message threads you have with them will also disappear.

Can you see who reported you on OfferUp?

If you report someone, they will not know you reported them. When you report someone in the app, you‘re reporting them to OfferUp. We might follow up with you if additional information is needed.

Can police track offer up?

When registering, select OfferUp as the Referred By option to get access. Please note: Only Law Enforcement officials with a warrant or subpoena can request information from OfferUp. Buyers, sellers, or general public who have encountered suspicious activity should report it to the police and have them contact us.

Does OfferUp have customer service?


We are here to help solve problems and investigate issues when they arise. Please contact us for assistance.

How do I communicate on OfferUp?

Send a message
  1. Open an item in the OfferUp app.
  2. Tap the Ask button.
  3. Tap one of the suggested messages to immediately send a question, or write your own.

Should I give my phone number on OfferUp?

You should never have to give your phone number or email address to another OfferUp user. If a buyer or seller tries to move your communication to a different app or service, politely decline.

How do you know if someone is legit on OfferUp?

If you feel like you’re a victim of OfferUp scams, Social Catfish is here to figure out who they really are! You can use our reverse search bar to verify their identity with any name, email address, phone number, social media username, or image that you have of them.

How do I protect myself on OfferUp?

Safety tips
  1. Never share confidential information with another person (i.e. passwords, social security number, banking information).
  2. Don’t share your phone number. Chat through the OfferUp app! Follow our tips for messaging.
  3. Research the person, product, and place. Check out the other person’s profile.

How do you tell if someone is a pro seller on OfferUp?

A Pro Seller has the ability to sell a large quantity of products and fulfill more orders efficiently. When shopping in the OfferUp app, you’ll see that Pro Sellers have a Verified Pro Seller title under their business name.