How to sell on Gumtree

Guide for selling on Gumtree

Gumtree is one of the most popular advertising websites in the UK, where people are selling and buying all sorts of stuff, from cars, phones to flats and services. You can even find a job there. The number of users who are eager to use Gumtree is growing, mainly due to ease of use and quick access to a large database of offers. More than a million ads on the site and millions of visitors every day.

Are you not selling your goods on Gumtree? Check the following selling guides:

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When selling or buying stuff on Gumtree you will need a shipping service. Although the process of sending your items may seem complicated and time-consuming, it does not have to be that way. Eurosender comes to the rescue. Thanks to our shipping engine, you are able to quickly and easily order a courier service and be sure that the price we offer will be definitely attractive.

How to sell on Gumtree?

It is simple to place an ad on Gumtree platform as long as you follow the key steps.

  1. First, you will have to make a Gumtree account and register. You can sign up with a Google account or use an email address.
  2. Choose the correct category for the items you are selling. You won’t be able to make changes later.
  3. Choose a subcategory, which will help you reach more people.
  4. Choose the location by inserting a postcode or select the location manually. You won’t be able to change this later.
  5. Name your ad, add images (you can select up to 9 images), description of your item and set the price.
  6. Select the option for promotion. You can choose from Spotlight, which puts your ad on the homepage; Featured puts it at the top of the category, and Urgent puts an urgent sticker on it.
  7. Insert the contacts, phone or email or both.
  8. After inserting all data into the form, you will see the actual cost of your ad. Choose the payment method and that’s it.

Note that ads in categories Services, Jobs and Property will be live for 60 days. All the others are live for 30 days.

What are the costs of selling on Gumtree?

Most of the listings on Gumtree are free, but you may pay for the ads in categories like Jobs, Property, Motors or Services. This depends on location, choose features and if you are posting as an individual or business. For example, adding a link to a website will cost you £5.

Businesses are charged a small fee to post ads and use features. You will find how much by creating an ad.

More tips on how to sell on Gumtree

As you are going to be competing with thousands of similar ads on the platform, you would like your ad to pop-out and stand out. Here are some tips on how to sell on Gumtree:

  • Make great photos. The pictures have to represent your item as it actually is. Do not try to fool the buyer by posting inaccurate photos.
  • Be sincere and as descriptive as possible. Tell people everything they need to know about what you’re selling, good or bad. Add details to your description so that people will find your items easier.
  • Set a higher price since buyers usually negotiate for the lower price.
  • Offer different collection or delivery options. If you agree upon posting items, choose Eurosender to set you free of all worries regarding package shipping.

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You might also want to check Gumtree’s guides on how to sell on Gumtree.

What to do after successfully selling on Gumtree?

Congratulations! If you have arranged to ship the item to your buyer, make sure to receive the payment first. Sending from Gumtree does not have to be difficult at all, precisely because Eurosender approaches the matter as a whole. We offer not only an easy tool to order a shipping service but also many guides on how to pack items and access to our service department, which will help in any situation and support if you have any questions.

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Make sure to remove your ad from the Gumtree. Login into your Gumtree account, select Manage ads top right and click delete underneath the ad you want to delete.