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How shipping works for buyers

When you buy from sellers who offer shipping, you can select items from all across the country. Make your offer and pay right in the app, and get the item mailed directly to you.

How to buy with shipping

  1. To see what’s available to be shipped to you, tap Shipping.
    Screenshot of the Pick up and Shipping tabs on the home screen.
  2. Tap any item to view its details. You’ll see where the item is and how much shipping will cost. Costs vary by item and are based on package weight. You'll also see if you have any available promotions.
    Screenshot of an item screen and a map of the item's location.
  3. If you’re interested in the item, tap the Ship to me button. If you want to ask the seller any questions about the item before you offer, tap Ask.
    Screenshot of the Ask and Ship to me buttons.
  4. Review your offer on the next screen. If the item has a negotiable price, you can edit your offer here if you want. Tap Ship to me again to continue.
    Screenshot of the Ask and Ship to me buttons.
  5. You’ll be asked for your physical address and payment info if you haven’t entered it already. More about paying for shipped items
  6. Review the details. Tap Confirm offer to send your offer to the seller. 
  7. If the seller accepts your offer, your payment method will be charged.
  8. We'll generate the shipping label for the seller, and they’ll package and mail the item to you. Packages are sent via USPS.
  9. When you receive the item, you have 3 days to evaluate it before the sale is final.

Note: We are constantly adding and testing new features, so some features may not be available to all users. If you have questions, ask us using the button at the end of this article.

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