As years pass by, the income of one employee is becoming insufficient especially when one has a family to feed, kids to send to school, parents to support etc. And because of the rising prices of all commodities and services that we consume and use on our day to day living, a lot of us now are looking for other ways to augment our incomes.
One of the most proven ways of earning additional income is by selling. Do you remember your teacher when you were in grade school selling tocino and longganisa? Do you know any office mates who are selling imported goods in your office? Yes, at one point in time, all of us have sold something to someone so we could earn. However, with the advent of technology, you can now increase your target market which will help you increase your earnings and help you save more money.
Here is our list of Top 7 Free Buy and See Online Websites in the Philippines:
Ebay has been around for ages and it’s still is one of the best websites to sell your stuff. It does not matter if you are selling brand new items or second hand items as long as you properly describe your items then you will definitely attract buyers.
Ebay has a feedback feature wherein buyers and sellers can leave each other positive and negative feedback. The more positive feedback you have in your Ebay account, the more trustworthy you are in the eyes of your buyers. Be sure to generate as may positive feedback as you can by:
- providing timely and polite interactions with your customers
- posting clear pictures of the products you are selling
- and by describing your products accurately
Ebay may or may not be completely free though depending on how you’d like to setup your post. If you utilise additional options that could help you sell better then there would be corresponding fees for those options. However, if you do not utilise those then you won’t have to pay a thing. I’m not sure if this is the same for Ebay in other countries but I’ve been using Ebay Philippines for a few years now and I was not being asked to pay a thing (unless of course if I utilise additional options on their website).
Shopee is one of the newest way to sell online. It’s very convenient for buyers to browse through your products and to buy from you as well. One of the reasons why buyers go to Shopee is because Shopee offers free shipping and COD payment option(see Shopee’s website for details).
Shopee has a 1 – 5 Star rating system wherein 5 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Just like Ebay, the higher your rating is, the more trustworthy you are in the eyes of your prospective buyers. So be sure to give your best in every transactions. Always bear in mind that every transaction is an opportunity to get a 5 Star rating.
Like Shoppee, Carousell is another convenient way to buy and sell products because it has a mobile app that anyone can download on their phones. You are limited though to only four pictures so be ready to send your customers additional pictures if needed. Payment transactions are arranged between buyers and sellers.
Carousell also has a feedback system which is summarize in three emoticons located beside the sellers’ name. A smiley face means a positive feedback, a neutral face (perhaps the buyer is just ok with the transaction – not necessarily negative) and a sad face for the negative feedback. Get as many smiley faces (or positive feedback) as you can and you will definitely attract more buyers.
Instagram started out as a photo-sharing app instead of a selling platform but it has evolved to be one of the most powerful internet selling and marketing tools that could help you sell your products online. Be sure to take a clear photo of the item that you are selling and be sure to use hashtags. If you do not know which hashtags to use then check out your competitors on Instagram.
Just like Instagram, Facebook is not an online selling platform, however, due to the huge number of users that it has, it became one of the best ways to reach your target market. A lot of people found success in selling in Facebook. You can also utilise both Facebook and Instagram to complement your other online stores.
There are also Buy and Sell Facebook groups that you can join in order to sell your items.
OLX and Other Similar Online Classified Ads
OLX is one of the most famous classified ads in the Philippines and I have tried buying and selling stuffs using OLX for countless of times.
You could also sign up for smaller online classified ads websites such as BuyandSellPH, AyosTo or MyBenta.
Niche-targeted Online Classified Ads
There are specific niche market classified ads that you can sign up for if you wish to sell your items. If you intend to sell your car, you can post it to Carmudi. If real estate is what you are selling then you can post it to Lamudi or Property24. If computer and other similar gadgets are what you are selling then you can check out TipidPC.
Do you know any additional free online classified ads website? Feel free to share it in the comment section below.