Through a new “shipping” tab, buyers will be able to peruse items outside of their neighborhoods on the offer up app. To have their items listed on the tab, sellers can select the “sell & ship” setting. After enabling this feature, sellers can ship their items by USPS. Buyers are kept in the loop about the status of their items through the app, too.
Still, that fee is under eBay’s typical 10-percent fee, TechCrunch reported. For offer up, the fee is a new source of revenue. The app had made paid promotional tools available to sellers, but it had not charged a transaction fee to sellers.
Unlike its main competitor, Craigslist, OfferUp requires sellers to create user profiles so buyers can better sense from whom they’re potentially making a purchase. The site also allows users, in some markets, to make in-app payments and securely pay sellers with a debit or credit card, though offer up strongly recommends that users meet face-to-face to inspect all goods and services before rendering payments.