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Introduction
Welcome to Gumtree. By accessing and its related websites, services, applications or tools (Collectively referred to as “Gumtree”)
you are agreeing to the following terms, including those available by hyperlink, which are designed to make sure that Gumtree works for everyone.
Gumtree is provided to you by Limited, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA, registered in England and Wales with number 3934849.
These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Limited and are effective as of 25 June 2021 for current users,
and upon acceptance for new users. You accept these Terms of Use by clicking the “Create Account” button when registering a Gumtree account and by
otherwise accessing Gumtree, including posting an ad; or as otherwise indicated on Gumtree. You can find the old
Terms of Use here.
Using Gumtree
As a condition of your use of Gumtree you agree that you will not:
violate any laws;
violate the Policies;
post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material;
post or otherwise communicate any false or misleading material or message of any kind;
infringe any third-party right;
distribute spam, chain letters, or promote pyramid schemes;
distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Gumtree or the interests or property of Gumtree users;
impose or contribute to imposing an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of Gumtree;
copy, modify, or distribute any other person’s content without their consent;
use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access Gumtree and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
copy, modify or distribute rights or content from Gumtree or Gumtree’s copyrights and trademarks;
harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent;
bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to Gumtree;
use any tool that interferes with the normal functioning of Gumtree, including, without limitation, browser plug-ins (including, but not limited to, FreeTheTree), extensions, or other software which are designed to supplement, remove or otherwise change any of Gumtree’s functionalities; or
sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties.
You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to Gumtree and any consequences
that may result from your post. We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content
that we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We also reserve the right at our discretion
to restrict a user’s usage of Gumtree either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user’s registration.
If we believe that you are breaching these Terms of Use in any way and/or behaving suspiciously on Gumtree,
we may, at our discretion, inform other Gumtree users that have been in contact with you and recommend that they exercise caution.
Abusing Gumtree
Gumtree and the Gumtree community work together to keep Gumtree working properly and the community safe.
Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us using the reporting system.
Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted
content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Gumtree if we think that they are creating problems,
infringing the rights of third parties or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies
(including, without limitation, circumventing temporary or permanent suspensions or harassing the Gumtree employees or other users).
However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off Gumtree or not, we do not have any
obligation to monitor the information transmitted or stored on Gumtree and we do not accept any liability for unauthorised or unlawful
content on Gumtree or use of Gumtree by users.
Global Marketplace
Some of Gumtree’s features may display your ad on other sites, services, applications or tools (together a “Platform”)
that are part of the Gumtree community, or on third party Platforms,
including social media channels. By using Gumtree, you agree that your ads can be displayed on these other Platforms and media channels.
You may be subject to additional laws or other restrictions in the
countries where your ad is posted. When your ad is posted on another Platform, you may be responsible for ensuring that it does not violate
such other Platform’s policies. We may remove your ad if it is reported on Gumtree,, or any third party Platform, or if we
believe it causes problems or violates any law or policy.
Fees and Services
Using Gumtree is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. If the service you use incurs a fee,
you’ll be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Our fees are quoted in
Pounds Sterling, and we may change them from time to time. We’ll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on Gumtree.
We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service.
You are responsible for paying the Gumtree fees when they’re due. If you don’t, without prejudice to any other right or remedy we may
be entitled to under these Terms of Use or by law, we may limit your ability to use the services. If your payment method fails or your account
is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms.
You acknowledge that your ads may be deleted from Gumtree in case we believe these Terms of Use, including our Posting Rules, are breached,
either directly or indirectly. In case you would have paid a fee for the display of such ad, you may be entitled to a refund of such fee.
However, we reserve the right not to refund Gumtree users for any fees paid through use of Gumtree in the following cases:
If you breach, in our opinion, these Terms of Use, which include, without limitation, the Policies;
If your ads went live with exposure on the Gumtree sites, services, applications or tools, even for a
limited time, and that they benefited from the service associated with the paid fee;
If your ads are placed in the Pets or Massage categories of Gumtree;
If your ads are placed into “edit” mode and will go live to site once updated by you;
If you have removed your ads yourself;
If you post duplicate ads as defined in our rules regarding duplicate ads;
If we believe that your ads are in a significantly wrong category;
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive. See the Gumtree Refunds Help Page for more details
on the cases in which you may, or may not, be entitled to a refund of such fees.
In addition to the Gumtree services, ancillary goods or services such as insurance or car finance may be advertised on Gumtree. Although users may offer financial products on their ads, Gumtree is in no way
involved or liable for any loss related to such transactions.
Display and placement of user ads
We strive to create a community where users can find what they are looking for. Therefore, the appearance or placement of ads in search and browse results will depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to:
users’ location and search query / category selected;
adverts’ category, content, location and date published; and
if the ad has a paid-for promotion (see our Payment & Promotions Help page for more information)
Content
Gumtree contains content from us, you, and other users. Gumtree is protected by copyright laws and
international treaties. Content displayed on or via Gumtree is protected as a collective work and/or
compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws and international conventions. You agree not to copy, distribute or
modify content from Gumtree without our express written consent. You may not disassemble or decompile,
reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in Gumtree. Without limiting the
foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes any aspect of Gumtree
(other than your own content). When you give us content, you grant us and represent that you have the right
to grant us, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through
multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, design, database and
intellectual property rights to that content, in any media whether now known or to be discovered in the future including,
without limitation, on any third party Platforms and media channels. In particular, by giving us content, you grant us the right to display such content on Platforms
that are part of the Gumtree corporate group, and on other online marketplaces, social media channels,
blogs, in all types of marketing communications and on all other Platforms. In addition, you waive all moral rights
you have in the content to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Gumtree may at times use third party data suppliers to supplement the information you have provided in an ad.
This could include descriptions, product specifications and other content. You may use such information
solely in connection with your Gumtree ad while your ad is on Gumtree. The information
provided may be subject to copyright, trademark and/or other protections. You agree not to remove any such
protected information and/or create any derivative works based on the content (other than by including them
in your ads) permission is subject to modification or revocation at any time at Gumtree’s sole
discretion.
You may not have the opportunity to review all of the supplemental data before posting an ad.
Gumtree is not responsible for the accuracy of any third party supplied supplemental data.
You continue to be responsible for ensuring that your ads are accurate, do not include misleading
information and fully comply with these Terms of Use and all Gumtree policies. If you notice inaccuracies
in this data after your ad appears on the site please get in touch with us.
Infringement
Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties. This includes, but is not limited to,
content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright, design and trademark (e. g. offering counterfeit items for sale).
A large number of products of all sorts are offered on Gumtree by private individuals. Entitled parties, in particular owners of copyright,
trademark rights or other rights can report any advertisement which may infringe on their rights, and submit a request for such advertisement to be removed.
If a legal representative of the entitled party reports this to us in the correct manner, products infringing on the intellectual property rights will be
removed by Gumtree.
Reporting an infringement:
In order to participate in the Notice of Infringement Programme, you only need to complete a
Notice of Infringement Form
and email it to Gumtree at You can use
this form, complete with
your signature, to report advertisements which may infringe on your property rights. The information
requested in the Notice of Infringement Form is for the purpose of ensuring that the parties reporting
these objects are either the entitled party or their officially authorised representative. This information
must also enable Gumtree to identify the advertisement to be removed. Once we have received your correctly
completed Notice of Infringement Form, you can simply send later reports to Gumtree via the e-mail
address provided.
Note: This form can only be used by the lawful owners of the relevant intellectual property rights. The
“Notice of Infringement” is intended to enable rights owners to ensure that products offered by Gumtree
users do not infringe their copyright, trademark rights or other intellectual property rights. For all
other questions, visitors and advertisers can get help using
Gumtree Help.
Liability
Nothing in these terms shall limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury
resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees. You agree not to hold us responsible for
things other users post or do.
We do not review users’ postings and are not involved in the actual transactions between users. As most of the
content on Gumtree comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the
quality, safety, or legality of what’s offered.
In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive,
defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of
any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would
constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.
You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in
the service will be corrected. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot
guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the operation and
availability of our sites, services, applications or tools.
Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions,
express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a
particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit),
goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of, or inability
to use Gumtree, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and
exclusions may not apply to you. Despite the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you
or any third party (whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability in tort, by statute or otherwise) is
limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to
liability, and (b) 100 Pounds Sterling.
Release
If you have a dispute with one or more Gumtree users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents,
subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential)
of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Third party rights
A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to
enforce any Terms of Use but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified in
this Agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.
Data Protection and Privacy
By using Gumtree, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by
Gumtree on servers located in the Netherlands, United States and China as further described in our Privacy Notice.
You and Gumtree shall process personal data received under and/or in connection with these Terms of Use each as
a separate and independent controller. In no event will Gumtree and you process personal data under and/or in
connection with this User Agreement as joint controllers or in a controller-to-processor relationship.
As such separate and independent controllers, you shall be individually and separately responsible for complying
with the obligations that apply to you as a controller under applicable data protection law.
You shall comply with your obligations under applicable data protection law (including but not limited to the
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”)) and supplementing EU and local data protection law.
This includes, but is not limited to the obligation to provide appropriate safeguards for the transfer of personal data to
a third country or an international organisation. You shall process personal data received from Gumtree exclusively for the
purpose(s) you received the personal data under and/or in connection with these Terms of Use. You shall erase the personal
data received under these Terms of Use immediately after the respective purpose(s) has/have been fulfilled. Any further
processing of the personal data is not permitted except when legally required (e. g., if a retention obligation applies).
Failure to abide with the aforementioned obligations may result in disciplinary action up to and including account suspension.
As part of the services, Gumtree has access to various information about users, including personal data. This includes information
that users submit to Gumtree as part of the services (such as contact information or item descriptions) as well as information that
is generated by the provision and processing of the services (such as ratings, sales analysis or communication).
Via and its related websites, services, applications or tools, you receive information which is necessary for the processing
of transactions (in particular, the contact information of the other user involved in a transaction) as well as aggregated information on
the performance and analysis of your ads, which are partly related to the data of other users of the services (such as number of
impressions of an ad, conversion rate or return rate).
Gumtree only shares information about users with third parties if this is necessary for the provision of the services or if Gumtree is legally
or contractually entitled to do so.
Upon expiry of these Terms of Use, we will delete the information you provided, or which was generated through your use of the services from your
Gumtree account. Regardless, we maintain this information after the expiry of these Terms of Use if we are legally obliged or have a legitimate
interest to do so. We will generally maintain aggregated data generated using the services (e. statistics about ads in a category) upon expiry
of these Terms of Use.
For information regarding the processing of personal data by Gumtree, including sharing such data with third parties and your rights as a data subject,
please see our Privacy Notice.
Resolution of disputes
If a dispute arises between you and Gumtree, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a
resolution by going to the Gumtree Help page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through
alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
General
These terms and the other policies posted on Gumtree constitute the entire agreement between Gumtree and you,
superseding any prior agreements. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee
relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of England and Wales. You agree that any
claim or dispute you may have against Limited must be resolved by the courts of England and Wales. You
and Gumtree both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts; for claims falling within the
jurisdiction of a County Court, you and Gumtree both agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the County Court of
Wandsworth.
If we don’t enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down
any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole
discretion in accordance with the notice provision below.
Except for notices relating to illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by registered mail to
Limited, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA. We will send notices to you via the email
address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by registered mail will be deemed received five days
following the date of mailing.
We may update this agreement at any time, with updates taking effect when you next post or 30 days after we post the
updated policy on the Gumtree website, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective
unless made in writing, signed by users and by us.
For any help with using Gumtree please see the
Gumtree Help page.
Mobile Devices Terms
If you’re accessing Gumtree Services from a mobile device using a Gumtree Mobile Application (the “Application”),
the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to you in addition to the applicable Mobile Privacy and
Legal Notice or End User License Agreement, as the case may be. Your use of the Application confirms your agreement
to these Terms of Use.
Application Use.
Gumtree grants you the right to use the Application only for your personal use. You must comply with all applicable
laws and third party terms of agreement when using the Application (e. your wireless data service agreement).
The Application may not contain the same functionality available on the website. Your download and use
of the Application is at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damages to your hardware
device(s) or loss of data that results from the download or use of the Application.
Intellectual Property – Applications.
Gumtree owns, or is the licensee to, all right, title, and interest in and to
its Applications, including all rights under patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and any and all other proprietary
rights, including all applications, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof. You will not modify, adapt, translate,
prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any
Application and you will not remove, obscure, or alter Gumtree’s copyright notice, trademarks or other proprietary rights
notices affixed to, contained within, or accessed in conjunction with or by any Gumtree Application.
Prohibited Countries Policy and Foreign Trade Regulation – Applications.
Gumtree Applications or their underlying technology may not be downloaded to or exported or re-exported:
(a) into (or to a resident or national of) Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any other
country subject to United States embargo; (b) to anyone on the US Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals
or on the US Commerce Department’s Denied Party or Entity List; and (c) to any prohibited country, person, end-user, or entity
specified by US Export Laws. When using an Kijiji Application, you are responsible for complying with trade regulations and both
foreign and domestic laws (e. g., you are not located in a country that is subject to a US Government embargo, or that has been
designated by the US Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and you are not listed on any US Government list of prohibited
or restricted parties).
Additional Terms.
Additional terms and conditions that apply to you based on the mobile device the Application is installed on:
iOS – Apple
These Terms of Use are an agreement between you and Gumtree, and not with Apple.
Apple is not responsible for the Application and the content thereof.
Gumtree grants you the right to use the Application only on an iOS product that you own or control and
as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service.
Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application.
Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any third party intellectual property
infringement claim.
Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Application or your possession
and/or use of the Application, including but not limited to: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Application
fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar
legislation.
In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will
refund the purchase price, if applicable, for the Application to you; and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law,
Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Application.
Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use, and, upon your acceptance, Apple as a third
party beneficiary thereof will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Use against you.
Windows – Microsoft
These Terms of Use are an agreement between you and Gumtree, not Microsoft. The terms of use and privacy policies of Microsoft and,
where applicable, the network operators that provide billing services for the Windows Phone Marketplace do not apply to your use of the Application.
You may install and use one (1) copy of the Application on up to five (5) devices you personally own or control and which are affiliated with the
Windows Live ID associated with your Windows Marketplace account. You may not install or use a copy of the Application on a device you do not
own or control.
Microsoft, your device manufacturer, and (if applicable) your wireless carrier are not responsible for providing support services for the Application.
Microsoft, the wireless carriers over whose network the Application is distributed (if applicable), and each of their respective affiliates and suppliers
(collectively, “Disclaiming Distributors”) give no express warranty, guarantee, or conditions under or in relation to the Application. To the extent
permitted under your local laws, the Disclaiming Distributors exclude any implied warranties or conditions, including those of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
You, and not the Disclaiming Distributors, bear the risk of using the Application (even if the Disclaiming Distributors have been advised of the
possibility of damages to you). You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which these Terms of Use cannot change.
To the extent not prohibited by law, you will not seek to recover any consequential, lost profit, special, indirect, or incidental damages from
any Disclaiming Distributor.
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Gumtree is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell just about anything. Gumtree users can post classified ads across hundreds of product categories. The platform receives more than 7 million Australian visitors each you’re looking to earn some extra cash on the side or open up another online selling channel for your business, you’ll find all the info you need to start selling on Gumtree do I decide what to sell on Gumtree? You can sell items on Gumtree across a range of categories, including:Home & GardenBaby & ChildrenSport & FitnessClothing & JewelleryReal EstateCars & VehiclesHowever, there are also several products that are prohibited from sale on Gumtree, such as:AlcoholCounterfeit productsElectronic surveillance equipmentFireworksHazardous materialsIllegal drugsLottery ticketsPornographic materialTobacco productsUsed cosmeticsWeaponsHow to find products to sellIf your house is full of items you never use or simply no longer need, you can turn those items into cash by selling them on ever, Gumtree isn’t just for unwanted possessions; you can also use the platform to sell new items. When finding products to sell on Gumtree, check out Gumtree’s list of the top trending searches in each product category and research which items are the most popular sellers on the ’ll also need to decide whether you want to sell high-demand products – those items for which there is a large market but you’ll also face a lot of competition from other sellers – or target a niche buying much does it cost to sell on Gumtree? It’s free to post an ad on ever, you can also choose from three paid options to increase your ad’s exposure to potential buyers: Plus, Featured and Premium. The cost of these ad packages varies depending on the category you’re posting your ad in. The fees below are accurate as of 9 September example:If you’re listing a BBQ in the Garden category: Fees are $9 (Plus), $19 (Featured) or $37. 50 (Premium) you’re listing a laptop in the Computers & Software category: Fees are $9. 40 (Plus), $30 (Featured) or $50. 50 (Premium). Unfortunately, there’s no transparent pricing table that lists out the fees for different categories, so you’ll need to register for an account and start creating an ad to check the costs ads are usually optional, but not always. If you have multiple ads listed at the same time in the categories listed below, your first ad is free but subsequent ads may need a paid feature package. The categories are:Cars & Vehicles (not including Parts & Accessories categories)Boats & JetskisReal EstateJobsServices for HireThe promotional features offered as part of paid ad packages can also be purchased separately. For example, if you select a Free ad, you then have the option of adding the following features:Highlighted background: $3. 99 (7 days)Homepage Gallery: $19. 99 (7 days)Top Ad: $11. 99 (7 days)If you want to add an Urgent tag to your ad to show buyers you’re keen to make a quick sale, it’ll cost you $4. 99 for 7 you’re a car dealer wanting to list vehicles or a business wanting to post job ads on Gumtree, paid subscription packages are nally, if the buyer pays you via PayPal, you’ll also need to pay a fee of $0. 30 plus 2. 6% of the sale price. This fee is charged by PayPal, not Gumtree. Let’s crunch the numbersLet’s find out what your fees would look like with Gumtree if you sold a designer jacket for $200. While you could post your ad for free, let’s assume you paid for a Plus ad to increase the visibility of your ad package: $6. 30PayPal transaction fee: $5. 50 (2. 6% of $200 + $0. 30)Total fee: $11. 80The total fee of $11. 80 represents 5. 9% of the $200 sale selling on Gumtree worth it? Whether you’re getting rid of some unwanted possessions or looking to open up another online selling channel for your business, Gumtree is well worth considering as a sales option. However, just like any other money-making venture, there are risks associated with selling on Gumtree and there’s no guarantee that you’ll make a said, you can take a few simple steps to increase your chances of success:Take time creating your listing. Instead of just throwing together an ad in a couple of minutes, provide a detailed description and several high-quality pictures of the item you’re trying to the right price. Research the market to find out how much similar products are being advertised for. This should give you a good idea of what represents a fair price to spond to enquiries. Make sure you’re available to quickly respond to any enquiries on your ad. If you can’t be contacted promptly, buyers will look do I start selling on Gumtree? You can register for a Gumtree account and start selling by completing these simple steps.
How to price your itemsYou’ll need to consider a few factors when setting prices on Gumtree:Your costs. How much did it cost you to source the item you’re selling? How much profit do you want to make on each sale? The market. How much are other sellers asking for similar items on Gumtree? What represents a fair price for buyers? Negotiation. Are you willing to negotiate a fair price with the buyer, or is the price in your listing your final offer? By taking these issues into account, you should be able to decide on a price that suits both you and your potential types of payment does Gumtree accept? The payment methods you accept on Gumtree vary depending on whether you’ll be shipping items to customers or meeting buyers in person. Options include:PayPalCredit cardDebit cardBank transferWestern UnionMoneyGramCashChequeHow to sell to international buyersGumtree is for Australian users only and is not designed for selling ever, if you’d like to target international buyers, you may want to list your products on eBay. Gumtree is owned by eBay and offers the option in certain categories to share your ad on eBay after you’ve posted out our guide to selling on eBay for more informationHow to organise shippingMany items on Gumtree are listed for local pick-up only. However, if you want to target a larger number of buyers, you can also offer nationwide shipping on the products you ’ll need to research the shipping options available for the products you’re selling, including the cost involved and delivery time frames. It’s up to you whether you choose Australia Post or a dedicated courier service, just make sure that delivery times and shipping costs are clearly displayed on your do I market my Gumtree products? As we touched on in the fees section above, Gumtree offers a range of paid options to help you promote your ad to potential option is to choose a paid ad package:Plus ads. A Plus ad package allows you to add a website link to your ad and include a highlighted background to make your ad stand out. On average, it gives you twice as many page views as a Free ad. Featured ads. A Featured ad can include up to 20 photos (Free ads have 10), is listed at the top of search results and gets a larger image in search results. On average, it gives you seven times as many page views as a Free emium ads. The most expensive option, Premium ads offer all the features of the above packages plus ad placement in the Gumtree homepage gallery and three images in search results. On average, Premium ads get 12 times as many page views as Free features in these ad packages can also be purchased separately to run on your ad for a seven-day period. These include:Highlighted background. This colourful background is designed to make your ad stand out from other listings. Homepage Gallery. Purchasing this option will get your ad placed in the gallery on the Gumtree ad. This extra-cost option ensures that your ad is listed at the top of its nally, you also have the option to add an Urgent tag to your ad for an extra fee. This tag shows buyers that you want to sell quickly and you may be willing to negotiate a lower to watch out for with GumtreeWatch out for these potential problems when selling on Gumtree:Fees. Gumtree’s fee structure appears simple at first, but the different types of paid ads available and other optional add-ons can get quite confusing. Make sure you’re fully aware of how much your ad will cost before you From fake payments to theft of items, be wary of any potential scams on Gumtree. Check out Gumtree’s guide about scams to avoid for more information. Hagglers. Gumtree buyers have a reputation for haggling, so you’ll need to be prepared to negotiate on price. With this in mind, it might be worth listing items at a slightly higher price than what you plan to sell them international sales. Gumtree is for Australian users only. If you want to target a larger audience of international buyers, you’ll need to consider other online How to become a successful online sellerFrequently asked questions
how to sell on gumtree - My Parcel Delivery

how to sell on gumtree – My Parcel Delivery

Do take good quality and accurate photographsPhotos can make all the difference to your ad and because it’s free to post your selling ad on Gumtree, you could find your advert in competition with quite a few others. Good quality photos will make your item stand out from the crowd. Accuracy of your photos is also important, the last thing you want is a buyer turning up to collect the item and then changing their mind because it looks very different to the consider listing your item at a slightly higher priceGumtree buyers can have a tendency to haggle for a lower price, so if you start a little higher then it gives you a starting point to offer different options for collection or deliveryCan the buyer collect the item from your place of work for example, if you work somewhere that’s easier to get to than your home, or would you consider posting the item via a courier? Offer as many options as you can, and if you need an idea on prices for sending via courier, you can quickly and easily get a quote from My Parcel include the full product name, model number and specification in your item descriptionIt might seem like a quick and easy option to give a brief description of your item, but if you can be as descriptive as possible, then it can really help people find your product and make it easier for you to clinch the sale. For example, rather than listing your item as “Sony Record Player” a better description would be “Sony MP6776 Silver Record Player Turntable with Stylus” larger items like furniture, get the tape measure out and list the dimensions – it’ll save you time answering questions from potential buyers asking “how big is it? ” Have a good look through the ads before making an offerGumtree’s search box makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for – you just type in the item, location you want to find it in and the distance you’d be willing to search results are listed by the newest ads first, so we recommend having a good look through the ads and not just the ones at the top of the list. After all, it’s easy to spot what you’re looking for at the top of the list and hit “message” straight away, but then you could scroll down and see something similar for a tenner cheaper! Take your time eager ’t be afraid to haggleUnlike eBay where you have a choice to “buy it now” or bid on items in an auction, Gumtree is less formal and there’s nothing to stop you from having a go at haggling down the price. Quite often, Gumtree sellers are looking to sell their items quickly, because they’re moving house or having a general clearout; so they could be open to accepting a lower price if you can collect in a hurry! If you’re not happy, don’t be afraid to say soWhen it comes to collecting an item after you’ve agreed a sale, if unfortunately you aren’t happy with the item in person then don’t be afraid to say rhaps the item doesn’t match up to the photos or isn’t as described. Even if you’re getting a bargain price, if the item isn’t right, it’s better to say so rather than take it home anyway and feeling stupid say you didn’t notice the issue when you looked at the photos (maybe even blame yourself for not noticing), apologise for wasting their time and say that the defects could be highlighted a little better in their aware of the collection location and your safetyPerhaps you know the collection area well, but if it’s somewhere you’ve not been before or a road you’re unfamiliar with, then you can always take a look beforehand on Google you have concerns about the area, take someone with you to collect the item and don’t stay around chatting for too long with the seller. Alternatively, if it’s a small item and you’re not sure about collecting it yourself, you could always look into having the item picked up by a courier and delivered to you that way. You can book a collection service from just £3. 83 (£3. 19 ex VAT) for a 2KG parcel with Hermes, but be aware that your buyer will need to pack up the item ready for the courier to collect and may need access to a printer to print the postage label. It’s a bit of extra effort required, but good to know you have the option if you need to do this.

Frequently Asked Questions about is gumtree free

Is Gumtree no longer free?

How much does it cost to sell on Gumtree? It’s free to post an ad on Gumtree. However, you can also choose from three paid options to increase your ad’s exposure to potential buyers: Plus, Featured and Premium.Oct 14, 2021

How do I sell something on Gumtree for free?

It’s free for private sellers to post ads in the “for sale” section on Gumtree so there’s plenty of money to made for sellers and bargains to be found for buyers! Whether you’re looking to snap up a bargain, or to sell your unwanted items without having to pay listing fees, then Gumtree could be the place for you.

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