Gumtree is one of the largest classified site in South Africa and allows you to buy and sell almost anything. Selling on gumtree takes only a few seconds to set up and your ad will be displayed to thousands of customers throughout the country. Here’s how to sell on Gumtree in South Africa.
The Selling Process
Start by visiting the gumtree website online or via your mobile device. Click the orange button that says ‘Post FREE ad’ and choose your location.
Or choose the category of the product you would like to sell, and enter the information, such as the title, a description and the price. You can even upload a few photos so that people can see how the item looks. Finally, add your contact details, and click on ‘Post’. And you’re done!
It’s very easy to sell on gumtree, as the prose is only takes a few minutes and you have a wide variety of categories to choose from you can upload photos that will make your bed more appealing and allow people to see the condition of the item that you are selling. You can now sit back and wait for the enquiries to come in. Before you know it your item will be sold.
When you’re selling online, just like with any other transaction, always be vigilant and Voigt any potential scams where possible. Never pay in advance for something unless you have seen the item, and try to verify the user before you do business with them. And remember, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
If you have to meet someone face-to-face always do this in a public place and once someone has paid you for an item. Make sure that the money has been cleared in your bank account before you give them that item. Is always advisable to take someone with you for a transaction.