You must have heard about Vinted, this website that is all the rage in the market of selling second-hand objects and clothes. But how does Vinted work? That's what we will explain in this article.
What is Vinted?
Vinted is a website with a free application, which allows you to sell or buy second-hand items. Born from a small project in Lithuania by two founders, Vinted now gathers a community of over 45 million members in 12 different countries. Vinted is incredibly easy to use, which contributes greatly to its popularity.
Register on Vinted
To get started nothing could be easier, just sign up by downloading the app on your phone or tablet, or by logging on to the Vinted website.
To validate your registration, fill in the requested information. Please note that the name you choose for your Vinted account cannot be changed later, so please choose it carefully.
Once the registration is completed the next step is to create your Vinted profile.
In "Settings", then "Profile Data", fill in the elements concerning you to complete your profile. You can also add a photo.
Under the "Settings" menu you will also find the "Shipping" options to add your shipping address or to enable/disable certain shipping methods.
How does selling on Vinted work?
Now that your Vinted profile has been created, you can start selling items. Selling on Vinted is completely free, so you can add as many items to your dressing room as you want.
In the "Sell" tab, start adding items. Add quality photos of the product you want to sell and fill in as much information as possible (condition, brand, size...), then indicate the price. Be really honest in your description and on the conditions of the product.
All you have to do is wait for someone to buy one of your items!
You can offer a discount on lots in your profile, or also make personalized offers to people who have saved some of your items in favorites.
Once you have an order, you will have to proceed with the shipping according to Vinted's shipping conditions.
As soon as the buyer has confirmed that he has received his package, you will receive the money from the sale. There are no fees, you will receive the full price you set for your item.
Buy on Vinted
Browse through the items for sale on Vinted to find what you are looking for. You can bookmark the ones you like if you're not sure yet and want to find them later.
When you are sure, exchange with the seller by message. You can choose to buy the item right away, by clicking on the "Buy" button. You will then be able to select a carrier and a payment method.
You can also choose to make an offer to the seller, if the price of the item seems too high. The seller can choose to accept or reject the offer.
Some sellers sometimes offer lots. You will find the information on their profiles or by consulting their articles.
Buyers pay a protection fee on every transaction made on Vinted. This ensures that all your purchases are secure and that you are entitled to a refund in the event of a problem with the item. Its cost is 5% of the item price + 0,70 €.
Once you have made your purchase securely (with Paypal, credit card, Apple Pay or Vinted wallet), all you have to do is wait for the delivery of your package.
When you receive your item, Vinted will ask you to confirm it in the conversation with the seller.
We recommend that you leave a fair and honest evaluation with the seller after the sale.
Don't waste another minute and go discover the world of Vinted, which has already got more than one addict!