One of The hottest app of the moment is Vinted, a service that allows individuals to sell and exchange new or used items online quickly and easily. Used mainly for clothing and accessories, Vinted has established itself in a few months as one of the most sought after and used platforms, allowing many users to monetize quickly getting rid of clothes and other unused items. But how does it work? And how much does it cost to ship the products on Vinted?
What is Vinted
Vinted is a site that allows individuals to sell, buy and trade new or second hand items. It is certainly not the first online service of this type, but it is currently one of the most used ever thanks to the ease of use of the platform and also to an intense marketing campaign being launched, which has enticed many people to download and try the app.
The possibility of earn by selling unused items, combined with the simplicity of the platform, has pushed Vinted to the top of the download charts in recent months, creating a large community interested in exchanges and sales. Once you’ve downloaded the app, uploading products to sell or searching for the ones you need is a lot simple and intuitive: in fact, just register and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the operations in a few minutes.
To propose something for sale, it is enough click on SELL and upload photos and description of the item, while for those who want to buy, once the product of their interest has been identified, it will be possible to send questions to the seller or buy and pay directly in a few taps.
However, one of the most frequent doubts from Vinted users concerns shipments: especially those who are beginners, in fact, do not always know how to move to send their packages, just as those who buy are afraid of having to incur excessive costs compared to the price of the item alone. So let’s see in more detail how this important part works.
How to ship on Vinted
Once the sale of the product is concluded, the user has 5 working days to ship the item, under penalty of cancellation of the order. It is therefore very important to take care of this aspect to avoid problems with both the platform and the buyer.
First of all it must be said that the choice of shipping method it is up to the buyer, but selecting from those made available by the seller. Therefore, when loading the product, the user can indicate which methods he intends to use to send the package, taking care to choose those that can actually be used according to his needs and the place where he lives.
However, when he completes the order, it is the buyer a choose how to receive the product, with which shipping company and if with home delivery or collection at an authorized point. This allows both parties to be protected because depending on the courier chosen, Vinted can track the package and check that all operations have been carried out correctly.
The delivery options to choose from are the following:
- collection at a collection point / post office / locker;
- prepaid shipping by courier (Poste Italiane, UPS, InPost, BRT) or personalized shipping;
- meeting and withdrawal by hand.
How much does it cost and who pays for shipping on Vinted?
The spedizione with Vinted it is always the buyer’s responsibility. It may happen, in some cases, that the seller is asked for an advance of the expenses, but these are in any case reimbursed later.
As for the coststhese are of course variable according to the shipping method (Poste Italiane or other couriers), the size of the package and the place of delivery, since a greater volume of the box and any remote areas can increase the price compared to standard shipments.
In general, however, for small and medium-sized packages starting from € 3.49 but to this it is important to add that of purchase protection fee, consisting of a fixed fee of € 0.70 and a variable of 5% on the price of the item. Purchase protection allows Vinted to guarantee its users a safe shopping experience at every stage for a small amount to be paid to the platform.
In any case, everyone costs are expressly reported when paying for the product, so that the user can evaluate the total expense and decide whether to complete the transaction or not.