Gumtree buying & selling tips
  • Shipping Tips


What is a Gumtree delivery?

Gumtree has become one of the most popular ways of sending and receiving parcels all over the UK and Europe for local selling websites. Buyers can find more than 2 million ads for items, property, jobs, services and even pets. This makes the Gumtree community the best place to find what you're looking for.

The best thing is that private Gumtree sellers can post ads of items they are selling for free. So, sellers can make plenty of money, and buyers can find a lot of bargains through this service.

People looking for affordable goodies or getting rid of objects they aren't using without paying fees for advertising can benefit from Gumtree.

Take a look at our short guide to buying and selling on Gumtree. We talk about the top tips to help you make a successful transaction, whether you sell or buy.

Does Gumtree have a courier service?

Gumtree is a service that offers listings of items that people want to sell and buy. However, it does not provide shipping and delivery services. People arrange deliveries with sellers through the Gumtree platform without meeting them in person.

How do you pay someone on Gumtree?

The payment methods on Gumtree vary depending on the sellers and buyers. Usually, people use:

  • PayPal
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Bank transfer
  • Western Union
  • MoneyGram
  • Cash
  • Cheque

How do you organise with Gumtree sellers or buyers?

Once a buyer and a seller make an agreement and obtain a pickup address or a delivery destination, the seller informs the buyer how they are shipping the item. This way, the buyer can track their parcel and ensure that they get it on time.

Gumtree Buying and Selling Tips

Take good and accurate pictures

Photographs make all the difference when it comes to online selling. There is a lot of competition on the internet, and your ads need to be better than the rest to be ahead.

So, make good pictures to help your products stand out from the crowd; however, remember that accuracy is crucial. If your photos portray the products falsely, people will return them and ask for a refund, which is the last thing a business wants.

List the right price

Sometimes Gumtree buyers like to bargain for a lower price, so you may want to initially list a slightly higher price only to lower it after you get potential buyers.

Offer reliable parcel delivery services

By using Packlink's shipping services for Gumtree, you offer your customers a variety of transport services so that every person can find their preferred way of receiving their items. The parcel also can be tracked every step of the way, straight from the Packlink website.

List the products well

Include more information about the products when selling through Gumtree. Data like full product name, model number and specification in the item description will help you sell your product quicker. Be as descriptive as possible because all information regarding the product you are selling can genuinely help your potential buyers make the right decision and purchase from you.

If you have vague descriptions of your items, buyers will tend to look elsewhere where products look more reliable simply because there are better images or more information.

Look twice before buying

Before ordering anything, inform yourself well about the items you are looking to buy. Whatever you are buying, chances are there are multiple ads for the same product on the Gumtree website, so make use of the competition to get the best product.

There is a search box on the site that can help you find exactly the product you are looking for. You can filter products by category, location, keyword, condition and so on. The search results will help you get an idea of how much the product is sold for on average so you can get the best price possible.

Don't be afraid to bargain

Gumtree isn't as formal as Amazon, where you buy products for a fixed price or eBay, where you can bid or buy immediately for a set price. Gumtree allows for leeway on their website, and sellers are usually ok with it. You can message sellers and haggle for a lower price, and if you are lucky, you might just get a great deal on something you truly want.

How to return items on Gumtree

Gumtree is a platform where you find products you like to buy, and as a classified website, they advise that all returns should be arranged directly between the buyer and the seller. With Packlink, you can quickly ship or return a sold item without inconvenience.

Speaking of deliveries and returns, do not be afraid to say so if you are not satisfied with your products. Suppose an item doesn't match the images advertised on Gumtree, or it simply doesn't satisfy your expectations. In that case, you have the right to speak up and negotiate a return through Packlink with the seller, along with a full or partial refund.

This is why shipping and collection services like Packlink make it easy for sellers and buyers to complete sales and returns easily without inconvenience or costly fees.

Does Gumtree deliver all over the world?

If you want to sell or buy an item from Gumtree internationally, you can do so with Packlink easily. We ship worldwide regardless of the package dimensions or value, and we offer standard tracked shipment and insurance for your parcel delivery anywhere in the world.

Can you ship with Gumtree outside of the UK?

With Packlink, you can ship your Gumtree items outside the UK to any other country in Europe and broader. Keep in mind that all products from the UK after Brexit are considered an export and will go through customs. This means that you may have to pay an additional fee for receiving your package.

In Conclusion

Gumtree is a great place to find bargains or sell your unwanted items for extra cash. Ensuring you choose the right parcel delivery and collection service will guarantee that the item sent gets delivered to the recipient speedily and without any issues. Using Packlink for your Gumtree delivery will prove cost-effective and efficient.