Red cedar glider offered by Alicia in Seattle, WA


Hi Everyone!
With spring finally here, now is the perfect time to clean out all of those unwanted items and sell them on OfferUp. Take this opportunity to clear out some space and make extra spending money for the summer. You may also notice more Spring related items on OfferUp like outdoor sporting equipment, clothes for the nice weather, and great furniture for your backyard. Find great deals in these categories and many more.

                Red cedar glider offered by Alicia in Seattle, WA

Hi Everyone!

With spring finally here, now is the perfect time to clean out all of those unwanted items and sell them on OfferUp. Take this opportunity to clear out some space and make extra spending money for the summer. You may also notice more Spring related items on OfferUp like outdoor sporting equipment, clothes for the nice weather, and great furniture for your backyard. Find great deals in these categories and many more.

OfferUp is listening!

Hi everyone! This week, we wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the feedback we’ve received from you through our Customer Support and Feedback forums. We are listening to what you have to say and are working on improving many of these things for future app updates, so please stay tuned!

Some of the more popular feature requests include:

  • Multiple photos

  • Favorites/Save/Watch list

  • Improved search filters (search radius, price range, date listed)

Some of the more common issues you reported to us:

  • Deleting sold items/old messages/unlisted items

  • Blocking users

  • Reporting flaky buyer/seller experiences

We have listed most of them in our forum: Feature Requests

Check it out and let us know what you think by adding more feature requests or voting for the ones already listed.

Help us make OfferUp even better!

Until next time,


 Sara

Getting ready for the holidays…

Hi everyone! The holidays are here, and families will be gathering, maybe even at your place. It’s time to make a little room by selling all of your extra stuff on OfferUp! Why scurry to find a corner to stick that random, not-quite-used-often-enough chair in, when you can sell it and not have to move it again?

OfferUp is also a great place to find fun holiday decor or beautiful furniture pieces to accent your home.

If you’ve got kids, another thing to think about is the inevitable influx of new toys that roll in about this time of year. Consider getting rid of the old to make room for the new; one rule I like to use is, if my kids haven’t played with a toy in the last 6 months, maybe it’s time for it to go. You can make a little bit of cash to use towards your holiday spending and declutter at the same time. 

Don’t forget to check out the selection of new and like new toys being posted by community members, it’s sure to help you save a few dollars over even the best post-Thanksgiving sales! You can browse toys near you here: Toys & Games

Happy shopping everyone!

Until next time,

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Hi Jason!
Photo: It's Friday Facebook fans! Time to meet another one of our new team members,  Jason Foote. Jason is our Lead Engineer and he will be focusing on building the team, as well as our cloud infrastructure, so we can keep everything running smoothly for our users!    Jason says he came on board at OfferUp because he sees it as great opportunity to join a young and exciting company-we agree! :)    Welcome Jason!

It’s time to meet another one of our new team members, Jason. Jason is our Lead Engineer and he will be focusing on building the team, as well as our cloud infrastructure, so we can keep everything running smoothly for our users!

Jason says he came on board at OfferUp because he sees it as great opportunity to join a young and exciting company-we agree! 

Welcome Jason!

Until next time,

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Getting to know us: Nick Huzar, OfferUp Co-Founder and CEO

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Nick and his daughter Ava on a recent outing to the pumpkin patch


Hi everyone! A little while back, you had the chance to learn a little more about our Chief Technology Officer, Arean van Veelen. This week, we chat with Co-Founder and CEO Nick Huzar.

What do you like best about OfferUp?

I find the ability to “snap and sell” something fascinating. I think being able to see something in front of you and take a picture of it and put it up for sale is exciting.

What is the coolest thing you’ve bought through OfferUp?

I like the artwork that we’ve purchased for the office. With the exception of our desks, pretty much everything in our office is being bought through OfferUp. I have the vision that one day our entire office will be furnished through OfferUp!

How much have you sold through OfferUp? 

Almost $7000, but we are clearing some space in our house for our second child (on the way), so I anticipate a lot more in the coming months.

If you had a super power, what would it be? 

Flying. I dream about flying a lot.

What is one tip you would like to share with our community? 

“Photos are everything.” Take a photo with proper staging and proper lighting, it will increase your odds of selling!

Thanks Nick!

Until next time,

 Sara

Meet Jaime!

This week, meet another member of our team, Jaime!

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Jaime is an iOS developer and will be working on maintaining existing features and adding new features to the OfferUp app for the iPhone and iPad.

When asked why he wanted to join the OfferUp team, Jaime said that he thought it would be a great opportunity to work with some cool people on something that will help make it easier for individuals to buy and sell their stuff.

Welcome Jaime, happy to have you as part of the team!

Until next time,

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Here we grow again!

Okay, so I went there with the cliché title, but it’s true! The OfferUp community is growing, and we’ve added some new faces to our staff to help us keep up with the changes. This week, we welcome a new VP of Marketing, Ian Fliflet, who brings us his expertise in business strategy and execution.


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We asked Ian to answer a couple of quick questions for us:

Why did you want to join the OfferUp team?

I joined OfferUp to be a part of a team making something that will be used by millions of people, making their lives better! I was really excited see the team’s passion for their users, which to me, is key to growing a great business.

What is your role here and what do you work on?

I work on growing the number of people who are enjoying OfferUp, as well as understanding how people are using the product today so we can make it even better.

We have also brought in some much needed help to our Technology and Development team, including Jason, Beau, and Jaime—you’ll get to meet them in the coming weeks.

You will soon be able to see the impact of our new team members as we add more features and enhance existing options to the OfferUp app and website. As always, we continue to welcome your suggestions and feedback on how we can improve OfferUp, so please feel free to contact us at feedback@offerupnow.com.

Until next time,

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OfferUp is on the move!

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This week, we are proud to announce that OfferUp has recently expanded to the Portland, Oregon area!

The initial response has been great and there have been some really cool items posted so far. If you have friends or relatives (or even better, relatives that are friends) :) that live in the greater Portland area, please tell them about OfferUp and let them know they can download our free app through the iTunes App store, or the Google Play store if they have an Android phone.

Also be sure to have them like our fan page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/offerupnow) to keep up with all of the latest announcements!

Welcome Portland, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got to OfferUp!

Until next time,


Sara

To Post or Not to Post…

Hi everyone! Many questions have come in about what types of items we allow on OfferUp, and which postings we discourage. To help you with posting, here is a brief rundown of the types of items we do not allow:

- Weapons and weapons related items, including firearms, knives, swords, bows, ammunition, and accessories

- Replica/knockoff/fake/inspired/not authentic designer items such as purses, scarves, watches, other clothing. Common brands with knock off items include: Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Michael Kors and Gucci. Please be aware that selling these items can have legal repercussions.

- Drug related items (incl. vaporizers, hookahs, bongs, pipes, and other paraphernalia)

- Garage/Yard sales

- Ads or Services

- Duplicate posts: cross-posting items to several categories is discouraged, as is reposting your item

If you see a post that you feel is inappropriate, please use the “Report Abuse” button on the item’s page on our website (located under the “Follow’ button at the bottom of the seller’s profile) to alert us.

If you have questions about whether or not an item is allowed, please feel free to send us an email at: support@offerupnow.com.

Until next time,

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OfferUp keeps on growing, thanks to you!
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Hi everyone! We’re sure you’ve noticed that OfferUp has grown quite a bit over the past few months—thanks to you, our wonderful community members!

As summer winds down, we thought you might be interested in seeing some of our latest stats:


  • The average person now spends over 45 minutes browsing OfferUp when they visit

  • Over 1,200 new items are now posted every single day around the Seattle area!

  • Five new OfferUp conversations happen every minute of the day in the Puget Sound region

  • In July, items were viewed on OfferUp 5,000,000 times

We are also continuing to receive helpful feedback from all of you, so keep those ideas coming!

Some of the most common suggestions include: a way to pay for items through the app, an Android version of OfferUp, and the ability to leave detailed feedback about a buyer or seller.

 
We are working hard to bring you new changes based on what we hear from you, so stay tuned for all of the latest updates!
 

 

Sara