Happy Friday everyone. I hope that all is well with you. We are in week 5 of the 7 weeks of crossposting. I’ve covered several platforms including Facebook Marketplace and Poshmark. As I’ve been saying, eBay isn’t the only platform to make money on. Today, I’ll be telling you how to sell on Letgo.
Letgo is an app that was founded in 2015. It allows people to buy and sell items on there. It’s similar to Craigslist because once an item sells, the buyer and the seller have to meet up. There is no shipping involved. That right there can save you a decent amount of money depending on the item.
How does Letgo work?
As I stated earlier, Letgo is a buy and sell app. It’s super easy to get started on Letgo. All you have to do is download the app. It’s free and it shouldn’t take that much space up on your phone. Next, you need to create an account on Letgo. That should take about five minutes or less.
When setting up your account you can add a photo, your name, your email address your location and a brief bio. Each profile gets a verification score that allows you to get a badge on your profile picture. The badge allows you to look more legitimate to potential buyers. There are different ways to earn points. They can be earned the following ways.
- Verify your Facebook account
- Verify your Google account
- Verify your email address
- Add your phone number
- Add your Photo ID
- Add a profile picture
- Add a bio
- Sell some items and mark as sold
The feed is the homepage. It shows you listings in your area. You can also see the different categories that you can choose when you want to sell on Letgo. The categories that you can buy and sell in are cars, motorcycles & other vehicles, electronics, home & garden, fashion & accessories, sports, leisure & games, baby & child, real estate, jobs & services, movies, books & music, and other.
The next area shows you your notifications. It lets you know if someone favorited an item that you’re selling. It also shows you when your Facebook friends join or list an item. You can also choose to turn notifications off if you want to.
The chat area has messages from your potential buyers. Since there is no shipping, you and your buyer discuss the potential transaction via message. Sometimes people may ask you to email them or text them so that they can try to scam you. Don’t fall for it. It’s good to keep the convo in the chat until you verify a meet-up location. Once I know the buyer is legit, that’s when we exchange numbers sometimes. Other times we continue to communicate in the chat.
The last area is where you can see your listings. You can see items that you have marked as favorites, items that you are currently selling, expired items and items that you sold. Your listings are active for 30 days. If they don’t sell they expire. You can reactivate your listings and resell them when they expire.
How much does it cost to sell?
It doesn’t cost anything to sell on Letgo. It’s free 99. There isn’t any final value or listing fees. If you want your listings to be seen by more people, you can boost it. You can boost an individual item or you can sign up for the monthly boost plan of $9.99. In my opinion, it’s not worth doing that.
Next up, I’m going to show you how to list an item.
How to list an item
Open the app and click the red button that says “sell your stuff”.
Next, it’s going to ask you what you’re selling. Since the item that I’m selling is a video game controller stand, I’m going to list it in the “other” section.
Next, click on gallery and choose up to ten photos.
Next, add the listing details. Add the title, the price, the condition, and the description. You can also share it on Facebook if you want to. Then post.
Your item is now live for others to see it.
A box will pop up asking if you want to pay to have your listing shown to more people. I ignore that pop up.
You’re done. Do you see how quick that was? You can have several listings up in no time. Some of the things that I like to list on there are heavier items such as books, large board games, and mugs. I also have a lot of mugs and glasses listed on there. To be honest, I enjoy selling “lots” on sites like Letgo because it eliminates the shipping hassle. Anytime you can make money selling an item without having to ship it is a good day.
Letgo is a good platform to crosspost your items. I have about 40 items listed on Letgo. If you’re hesitant to go all in start out by listing just a few things. That way you can see if you like it or not. Once you get the hang of it and start making sales, you can list more things.
Do you sell on Letgo?
Week 1: Selling on Craigslist
Week 2: How to Sell on Mercari
Week 3: How to Sell on Poshmark