Hello and happy new year from the team at Paperclip HQ!
The festive season has been and gone in the blink of an eye. We're only into the second week of January and perhaps some of your Christmas gifts have already lost a bit of their sparkle. Though you're still grateful for your annual Lynx Africa gift set, and your fifty-third pair of novelty socks, let's be honest, you'd rather have the cash.
Few gifts come with the receipt attached. But here's a way you can find a loving home for your unwanted prezzies, saving them from the dusty shelf (or even worse, landfill) and earn some wonga in the process...
Waste not want not
Of all the purchases made for Christmas in the UK, only 1% will remain in use six months after the festivities have ended (businesswaste.co.uk). Okay, you might have a hard time finding a new home for a Christmas cracker moustache comb, but a duplicate kitchen gadget or a new pair of jeans can be snapped up by a wanting buyer in just a matter of hours.
So, as the festive season comes to an end, there's still time to embrace the spirit of giving - for the right price of course...
Where to start?
If you're looking for a quick, convenient and trusted means of selling your Christmas leftovers, then look no further.
Thousands of sellers across the UK use Paperclip find a new home for their pre-owned items, and even more log on to our award-winning marketplace in search of a second hand bargain. It's free to join Paperclip and there are no fees for listing items.
In short, it's never been easier to turn your unwanted items into cash!
The journey begins...
If you're new to Paperclip, you can create an account with us in just two minutes. Head to the GooglePlay Store or iOS App Store and download the Paperclip app for free. From there, you just need to complete these simple steps to start your selling journey:
1.) Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your user profile.
2.) Snap it! Find your unwanted item, click 'Post' and take a nice photo. Multiple, clear images will sky-rocket your chances of making a sale.
3.) Write a description. It doesn't have to be 'War and Peace' - just an accurate, detailed description of the item is what we’re looking for here.
4.) Set a (fair) price and add your postage
5.) Consider adding it to a Group. Our mini-marketplaces are based around interests, occupations and locality. Who knows, you might find a buyer down the road...
6.) Check the details and confirm
And you're done! Your listing is live. Just sit back and wait for the offers to come rolling in!
Remember, we never charge you for listing an item so feel free to ad as many as you like. If you want to turbo-charge your chances of making a sale, check out our Top Five Selling Tips.
Now, once you receive an offer, you'll get a push notification and you'll have the option to say accept, reject or connect with the buyer to negotiate.
If you choose to accept, follow the on screen prompts and dispatch your item. Once it's successfully received, the money will be available in your Paperclip wallet and you'll be able to transfer this securely to your bank account.
Any problems? In the very, very unlikely event of you running into an issue somewhere along the way, or if you just need a hand using our platform, you visit our Help Centre. Here you can learn more about the buying and selling process or speak to our specialist Customer Success Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Good luck, happy selling and all the best for 2023!
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Published by: Laurence in Perspective