Place an advert
This one’s fairly easy, if you’re not a business and you’re just selling your own preloved items, then choose private. See our section on Selling on Preloved basics for more details about when to select a business advert.
Choose a category and type of advert
Choose a category most suited to the item you are selling, and following this, select a sub-category for your item.
You will also need to choose what kind of advert you are posting. In this case, ‘For Sale’ would be the most appropriate choice, but there are other options for posting different types of adverts such as ‘To Rent’ ‘Wanted’ ‘Swap’ and more.
Fill out the advert details
Preloved allows you to add up to three pictures with your advert, but make sure they’re good quality and show exactly what’s for sale.
For the title of your advert, try to be specific to ensure users can easily find it. The description should also be specific and include the type of information buyers might want to know such as the condition of the item, and things like the dimensions if applicable.
Choose an asking price and get it posted
You can choose to leave the asking price blank and ask buyers to make an offer, or you can enter a guide price and choose from options such as ‘Or near offer’ and ‘Or offers above’. Be specific and take the time to consider the accurate price of your item for sale.
Then post your ad and you’re ready to roll!
Free membership is ideal if you want to sell only a few items and have up to three pictures for each advert. There are no listings fees, no selling fees and you can also take part in the Preloved community forums.
The full membership is a good idea for people who want to buy items as well as sell on Preloved. So, if you do want to do some buying as well as selling, and want to get early access to the latest adverts on Preloved, £5 for a full year could get you some great bargains.
If you’re a business, you have to upgrade to the business membership. Preloved defines a business as anyone that provides a service or buys products specifically to sell online for a profit. For example, if you are buying items to then sell online, making items to sell at a profit or selling items for others on commission. Take a look at Preloved’s guidelines on "Am I a business?" to be sure.
If you’re planning on selling several items, the £20 +VAT per month and the ability to have up to 40 adverts live on the website at any one time is worth it. You’ll benefit from enhanced adverts with features including full page adverts, unlimited photos and video adverts.
They offer a one month free trial for business accounts so you can try it for yourself!
What can’t you sell, more like! There are 500 categories and sub-categories to choose from, so there’s sure to be a place for you to sell your second hand and unwanted items!
This includes Furniture and Fittings with sub-categories like Kitchen Furniture and Clocks; Health and Leisure with sub-categories including Home Entertainment and Books; and Computing with sub-categories such as Laptop Computers and Games and Consoles.