OLX in Nigeria: How to Buy and Sell on OLX


Do you want to buy or sell any item online? Are you interested in used items or in brand new items? Maybe you have been using a particular item at home or at your office for some timers and you feel like disposing of those items for one reason or the other? Not to worry; you can easily sell off such items on OLX.


The process is very simple; it all begins with posting an ad about the particular item on OLX. OLX is a classified listing website and it permits its users to post any time for that matter free of charges. One of the beautiful things about OLX is that the prices are always fair. The steps to follow are discussed clearly in this write-up.

How to sell your products

First of all, visit OLX official website and this is located at www.olx.com.ng. This is the webpage for Nigeria. You can also visit their specific website for your country if you do not reside in Nigeria.  OLX is a global outlet and it has regional sites for different areas and countries. This means you need to first find out their website for your country before you start listing your items for sale or buying items from OLX.

When you are on the website, scroll down to the lowest part of the website. You will find options that you can use to select particular city or country of your choice there. You only have to click on the link that reads “OLX Close to you”

After selecting your country and city of choice, the next thing to do is to select the link that reads “Sell Your Item Now.” When this link opens, type in the name of the item you want to sell, choose the category to which the item belongs, provide your mobile number of easy contact,  and provide helpful description of the item you are putting up for sale.

When choosing the category, make sure you choose the one that is most fitting for the item you are selling. Make sure the subcategory too matches with the item.  This will make it easy for the item you want to sell to be easily located by potential buyers.

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You are also required to create a highly engaging a title as this will determine how much interest the potential buyers shows in the item you are putting up for sale.  The ad will do great if you give it a highly catchy title.  More customers will be inclined towards buying the item this way.

Make sure the description is good too.  While providing the description, make sure you also give details about the general condition of the item and its general features.  Do not write too many words anyway; make sure the few words you use are able to adequately describe the item you want to sell and provide all necessary information that can adequately enlighten the buyer on the item you have on sale.

Some of the very important points you should include while giving information about the products should include condition of the products, date you bought the product and the essential features of the products. Also, do not forget to indicate if the product has any fault.

Aside from including your mobile number, you will also be required to include your name. You can also add your email address, but this is not mandatory.  Make sure that all the information you provide in this part are correct and up-to-date. Do not forget that this is the route via which your potential customers can contact you. So, it is in your best interest to only provide correct information.

After providing written information about the product, make sure you add an image or images of the product. This will give potential buyers an idea of what the product looks like. With the image, the potential buyer can decipher the state of the product also. While adding

While adding image, make sure the image is of top quality and this will make your ad attractive and impactful.  The image should be very clear so that it can give the correct representation of the product you are putting up for sale on OLX.

After providing all the information provided above, take some moments to properly check the information you have provided. Make sure they are all correct and that there is no error in them. After ensuring this, you can now select the “Post” link. It is better to spend few minutes to recheck the things you have written than to make the wrong post.

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How to buy

Do you want to buy any particular used or brand new item and you are looking for where to buy at fair prices? OLX is among the best places to visit. First thing to do is to visit www.olx.com.ng.  When on the site, type the item you want to buy in the Search Box. While typing the search keywords, make them as exact as possible to make sure they adequately describe the item you want to buy.  Also, make sure you use as fewer words as possible in your search. This will help you get the best search result possible.

Next, you should select the location you prefer.  The correct state and city where you of the item you want to buy must be selected.  This will make it easier for you and the seller to meet at a convenient place for the transaction. It is always better to look for sellers close to your location as this will make the transaction a lot easier.

After selecting your desired location, peruse all the items that show up in that location.  View their details and their pictures very carefully and make sure the item is up to your requirements. Find out also if the price is reasonable enough.

You can make use of the filters located on the left side of the website. The conditions and filters can help quicken and ease your search.

After locating the particular item you want to buy, the next thing is to contact the seller using the mobile number or email provided.  The two of you can them arrange on a meeting place where you can exchange the item.

Make sure you check the particular item in person before you buy. Do not buy if it does not meet up to your expectations or requirements.



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