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I cannot and will not guarantee you or anyone else any specific
amounts of money that will be made with this method, if any.
The method works for me but it does not mean it will work for
you or anyone else, especially if you are not willing to put in the
time and effort to make it work. With that being said, you can
make money with this method but it really all depends you and
the hours you are willing to put in.
With that being said……lets get started!
For This Method You Will Only Need 3 Things
– AliExpress.com Account OR Dhgate.com Account
(both are Chinese wholesale websites, Dhgate.com you will need a credit card as they
don’t accept Paypal as payment but they accept the PayPal card)
– Paypal Account
(to accept payments)
– Offerup.com Account
(which you will need to download from the App Store or GooglePlay)
You are going to find items on AliExpress or Dhgate and sell them
on Offerup.com! That’s it! It’s a pretty simple method that has yet to
be tapped into. Offerup.com is a perfect place to sell items!
No More Craigslist or Ebay!
Offerup.com is a place were you can sell your items locally in your area. This site has
not had that much exposure yet so it’s a perfect place to sell items. People are actively
looking for items to buy and they can browse by photos to find items they like.
The app also makes a cool “Cha Ching” sound when someone sends you a
message or an offer!
Kids & Baby Clothing
Kid & Baby Toys
Small Kitchen Appliances
WILL THIS METHOD WORK IF I’M
Yes! it will work because it’s not in the rules that
you have to be local. It is suggested that you don’t
ship any items, but I haven’t ran to any issues.
Some buyers will say no and that’s okay, that’s
why you post many items and make sure you
sound like a real person and not a spammy sales
robot when you talk to them, just tell them this is
your business and you are looking for new ways
to reach customers.
WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I SELL?
To the right are some popular categories that I
have seen that sells the best on Offerup.com I
would look into selling within these areas first,
then you can branch out and experiment with
HOW SHOULD I PRICE AN
ITEM I WANT TO SELL?
The pricing really is up to you, but I would
take in account that people are going to
bargain with you so price higher than you
want to sell it for.
I want to sell this clock
The seller is selling it for $10.87 each.
I would like to make at least a $7-$10 profit.
So I am going to sell the clock for $27.
Expecting to get bargain down to $20-$17.
Most people are going to bargain down
between $5-$10 for low cost items. So this
will give you a little wiggle room for those
who want to bargain.
HOW DO I FIND IMAGES AND WRITE MY LISTING?
When you found your product, look at the suppliers page for it. Find a picture that
has no watermarks and doesn’t have any writing on it and use that as your picture.
As far as the description goes, just pick out the main features of the product and use
that. You don’t have to list everything just the features a buyer would want to know.
I AM GOING TO COME UP WITH MY LISTING JUST USING THE TITLE
Title: Spider-Man LED Digital Clock
Price: Asking $27
Description: LED 7 Color Changing Digital Alarm Clock. Glows in the Dark! Does
not Include Batteries.
HOW AM I GOING TO USE MY PHONE
TO LIST ALL OF THIS?
Well it sucks that you can’t upload online yet, but I have found a way that works
for me. What I do is I write my listings out and I copy the link to the product and I
Since I get my emails on my phone I simply click the link and go to the page and I
find the image I want to use and I save the image to my photos.
I then upload my image to my offer and then I copy and paste my listing text into
the description box and add the asking price!
Once you have done this a few times it gets easier. Just email yourself all your
products in one email (in list form).
On the next page is an example of what I do….
SIMPLY EMAIL YOURSELF YOUR LISTINGS!
URL to listing to get image
My Product listing
Just Copy & Paste!
Suppose to be $27
WHAT SHOULD I SAY TO SOMEONE WHO IS
This is the script that I use.
“Hi There! unfortunately I just sold the last one I had on hand, but
I can still arrange to send you the [item name] if your interested.
How does [price they offered] plus free shipping sound?”
You are free to use mine but please tweak it or come up with
your own script. Test out different ones and see which gets
Remember it’s all about testing!
HOW DO I ACCEPT
The ONLY way to accept payments would
be using PayPal. I wouldn’t suggest using
anything else. Buyers know about PayPal
and they are trusted. Also you can always
tell the potential customer that PayPal has
a 60 day money back guarantee if they
don’t receive their item.
All you have to do is ask the customer for
their email so you can request the money
from them. After they send you the
money, you ask the buyer what address
and name you would like you to ship too.
After they give you their information you
go over to the website were your product
is (AliEpxress Or Dhgate) and buy the item.
enter email address
of the buyer
HOW DO I EXPLAIN THE SHIPPING TIME TO BUYERS?
When it comes to shipping times. I suggest looking for products that have a
delivery time of at least 7-12 days.(mostly on DHgate.com) This way your
product doesn’t take too long to get to your buyer.
Let your buyer know that your item ships from your warehouse or your
supplier and has a processing time of at least 2 days (to check and make sure the
product is working correctly) and then it ships out.
Let them know that if they don’t receive their product after 2 weeks to contact
you so you can contact your warehouse or supplier to get a status update.
Make sure to supply your buyer with a tracking number so they can track the
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP
Make sure to CONTACT the seller and tell them to not disclose any information about
their company and have NO trace of price on anything that is shipped. You can tell the
seller that this item is being dropped ship and you don’t want the buyer to know were
you got the product from.
THE FOLLOW UP
Once the seller sends you conformation that the item was shipped you can go back
and give the buyer the tracking number if your seller has provided you with one
(which they should).
Ask the buyer to let you know when they receive the package and ask them if they are
happy with the purchase.
The last step is optional, but it does make you seem more professional and makes the
buyer feel more at ease that you want them to follow up with you after they receive
HOW DO I POST IN OTHER STATES?
This is however is not as easy, this will require you do so some work. I haven’t
posted in random states under one account yet as I’m not trying to get my account
shut down or look scammy to potential buyers, you want to look as real as
So if you want to scale this to different cities I suggest you open a account for each
state you want to promote. Which means you will have to have a different email
for each state. I suggest gmail or yahoo for multiple accounts.
CHEAT SHEET AND EXTRAS
Look for products that have a delivery time of 7-12 days (Mostly on
Look for product images with no watermarks or text! Your not allowed to use
stock photos (no white backdrops) so look for an image that looks less staged.
Contact the Seller and tell them you want no traces of the company info or
pricing on the item and packaging.
Try to get your buyers to rate you after they received their package (only if they
are happy with it) – Good ratings will only make you look better!
Contact the Seller first with your questions BEFORE you list your items.
Common questions: Do you ship to PO BOXES? What is your return policy? Can
you ship with no pricing or company info in or on package?
CHEAT SHEET AND EXTRAS
Set up each account with at least 10-20 items you want to sell. More If you can.
Use an actual persons profile picture. You don’t have to but it will make you
look like an actual person.
Get rid of the products that haven’t sold and upload more products until you
find that all your products are selling.
Use the same products that are selling for all your accounts in different States. If
they don’t sell rinse and repeat until you find all products that are selling.
Set up a website with your products and direct buyers to your website. This will
give your more creditability and they just might bookmark it and come back!
Try to be accessible! When you have an offer jump right on it and message them
back don’t wait until the end of the day. Strike while the iron is HOT!
Sold 4 of
Cost: $4.04 each
x 4 = $16.16
Profit: $12.96 each
x4 = $51.84!
MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFITS LOCALLY
If you have money to spend this will be a good way to get money from everyone that
makes you an offer. However this is not going to work for everyone. You need to…
LIVE LOCALLY and HAVE SOME MONEY TO SPEND!
Instead of shipping the item you are going to buy the item(s) in bulk and then sell
So your going to post the products you plan on buying and see which ones get more
offers and buyers. Tell your buyers that you sold your last one, but you have a new
order coming in 2 weeks and if they would like to wait you will give them a discount
(a few bucks off works wonders!)
After your buyer agrees, you then can make a purchase in bulk. I would wait until
you at least have a few buyers before buying in bulk…unless your confident you can
sell them all.
Make sure to meet your buyer in a PUBLIC place and only accept CASH
Well that’s the end! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you found some value from this.
It can be hard to make money online especially when you don’t have any money. I just
gave you my way of making some quick cash in a short amount of time.
I found this method because I had no money in my PayPal account and I needed some
quick cash to fund my other project and to my surprise it worked and it worked well.
I actually like this method because it doesn’t require a lot of effort and you are being
contacted by actual buyers! These people want the the product your selling and if
their getting a good deal, they will wait.
Plus it doesn’t hurt that no one really knows about this method yet.
To Your Success!
Smartphone Arbitrage Bankroll