@megan_nicolle OH yeah, I've sold a lot on here so I'll explain it to you lol
First off, it'll be less expensive to ship to me than to drive and meet. It's about $7 to pay for shipping (which the customer (me) pays for) but gas money to come meet each other would we about $50 each for both of us, plus time consuming. I'm pretty sure you have better things to do than to drive across two states lol ANYWAY, you list an item and choose the shipping cost. Whatever you sell the item for (not including shipping), you get 70%/80% of the profits. Vinted keeps the other 20%/30% because you're using their site. Then once a customer pays for shipping, you get sent a shipping label to your email! You print it out, put the item in the right shipping box, tape the label on and drop it at your USPS! There are three types of shipping (1. For under 0.5 lbs., 2. For under 2 lbs., for under 5 lbs.) the 0.5 one, you have to buy your own envelopes or wrap it yourself but the other two options, go to your usps.com and order free boxes to your house. HOWEVER THEY HAVE TO BE PRIORITY BOXES, NOT FLATE RATE. The shipping label only work with PRIORITY BOXES! I pay for everything with my credit/debit card. You get notified that I paid and then you ship the item to me but you don't get paid until I receive it. Once I check okay on your item OR three days pass after the USPS says I got it, the money is transferred to your vinted account. From there, you go to the online site (vinted.com; not the mobile app) and then you click on "wallet." You put in your bank info (name, bank type, routing number) and boom you get the money. If you don't have a bank account you can always ask a trusted friend or family member! Then you're happy and I'm happy!
I hope that helps! If you have any other questions, just ask!
I like to ship using polymailers! they're only 10 dollars for 100 of them off ebay! Super cheap and very convenient. Before I had them I used to use the bubble envelopes and the priority mail envelopes. The buyer will pay for shipping when they purchase your item. All you have to do is make sure you choose the right shipping cost print the shipping label once someone has purchased! You don't have to get involved with the shipping costs
You can get the boxes at the post office near you! I was also really confused when I first started on here. If you just go to the box office and ask for priority shipping boxes and NOT the flat rate ones they will give you some for free! and then you just put the tag Vinted emails you on there and it should be free as long as it is within the proper weight you said!
First, you pick one of the 3 options for your item: small (8 oz or under; $3.59), medium (2 lbs; $5.99), or large shipping (5 lbs; $10+). It's not required, but pro-sellers usually keep a small scale to weigh their items in order to pick the most correct postage. When a buyer purchases your item, they are automatically paying its listed price and its shipping; you, the seller, pay $0 out of pocket. Although Vinted does take 19% out of the listed price (ex: if you sell an item for $10.00, you only actually get $8.10 out of it).
When they buy your item, that money goes into your Vinted "Wallet", but you can't use it yet. After you ship the item, it'll take a few days to get to them, and if they are satisfied upon receiving it, they press the "Everything's OK" button (it'll take a day or two for that go through, as well). At the point when the money becomes "available" in your Wallet, you can choose to do a "Payout", which sends that money from your wallet directly to your bank account. It will take a few days to come through. (You must have a bank account to sell on Vinted.) So, although you do technically get the money up front, you can't actually USE it for at least a week after the moment you ship the item.
Personally, I mostly just sell 8 oz items, like blouses and light cotton dresses. For those, I use 11x10 inch bubble mailers (picture #1). I bought 100 of them for $25 on eBay, but you can get them cheaper other places like Amazon, and even in different colors (picture #2)! They're also available at Walmart. For medium items, like a standard pair of blue jeans (10-14 oz), I use the medium shipping. I ship those in small USPS priority boxes (picture #3), which you can get off of USPS.com totally free! I've never sold an item under large shipping, so unfortunately I can't help you there :/
Some people go to the post office to ship an item, but I myself just use my mailbox. If the item won't fit in the mailbox, I catch my mail-lady when she drives by and give it to her. I find when I go to the post office, they almost always charge me extra money. But my mail-lady is really nice, always takes my packages, and has let me get away with using incorrect postage in the past, so that's just what I personally do!
@megan_nicolle That's it for my detailed tutorial, hope it helps! ^.^
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Haha definitely not. I just sold my first items, shoes! Ugh. Hope I can get the box and everything in time! @trueknot and where'd you find the colored bags? Is there a certain name for them? Thanks again!
@megan_nicolle Well you won't have to time to order USPS boxes (they take a while to ship), but that's fine-- you can use any box you have around the house as long as it's not too large!
The colored ones from the picture are actually called poly mailers (different from bubble mailers, because there's no bubble wrap inside). Here's a link for some I'm about to get off of eBay for example-- 100 pink & blue ones for $12 (such a good deal).