How to sell on Shpock

Selling your unwanted items is a great way to earn a little extra cash. Nowadays, it’s getting more popular by the day, resulting in many new platforms cropping up, giving sellers lots of choice. Here, we take a look at selling on Shpock – a new way to advertise and sell your items.

What is Shpock?

Shpock (shop in your pocket), is an online selling platform that prides itself on allowing users to find deals locally. It’s the local angle that sets it apart from other selling platforms, enabling you to quickly and easily buy and sell.

Shpock likes to be thought of as a local car boot sale, operated via an app, that lets you become part of an online community that’s not at all complicated to get involved in.

The benefits of selling on Shpock

Shpock uses your location to help you find and sell the items you need, however, it’s also possible to use it without handing this information over, if you’d prefer.

Unlike other online selling platforms, Shpock is free to use. They don’t take a cut of your sales, and only charge you if you opt for additional promotion of your listed items on the site.

How to sell on Shpock

Using Shpock is simple. The functionality is primarily app-based, although it is possible to use the service on your desktop too.

  • Firstly, you’ll need to create an account. You can choose to either log in through Facebook, Google, or your own email.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your account. You may also be prompted to add your phone number for extra security.
  • Once you’ve created your profile, you can update your information, add a profile photo and choose sellers to follow.
  • To create a sale post, select ‘Sell’ and use the various sections to add photos, a description and your sale and delivery preferences. Finally, select a category for your item, and you’re ready to sell!

Shpock allows you to enter into negotiations on price with potential buyers, so while you’ll need to list a sale price for your item, customers can bid or get in touch with you to discuss it.

It’s up to you and the seller to arrange payments and delivery – the free app service simply allows you to market your products and get in touch with a customer base.

The app’s layout is similar to apps such as Instagram, making it really simple for customers to browse and choose what they’re looking for. You can filter your search results by location, giving you the option to personally deliver an item should you prefer it, and you’ll also have the option to arrange a courier service.

Don’t forget to take a look at Shpock’s FAQs to make sure you’re up to date with their rules for selling.

Is Shpock safe?

When you set up your account, you’ll need to go through Shpock’s two-step verification. This is one of the processes Shpock has in place to stop you getting pestered by spam messages.

While the app does use your location, it is possible to use it by setting what’s referred to as a ‘manual location’ instead. You will however need to turn on your location when you get to the stage of interacting with a buyer or seller, but Shpock states that this is only your approximate location, and won’t be shared with a seller.

Is Shpock reliable?

Shpock is a great platform for connecting with local buyers, but there are a few steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the best out of it.

The review system Shpock has enables the Shpock community to make informed decisions about whether the person they’re interacting with is trustworthy. Make sure you check your own rating, as this will be used by your customers to determine whether you’re a reliable seller or not. The ratings you give to other people will also help a customer determine what you’re like to work with, so make sure you provide honest feedback.

Selling your unwanted items online is fast becoming a popular way to earn a little extra income. Here at CollectPlus, we’ve created a hub of advice for all kinds of handy tips when it comes to making the most of the online marketplace – for more information on other selling platforms such as eBay and Amazon, take a look at our Useful Guides Hub.