OLX is one of the most popular classified websites where people can sell and buy goods such as furniture, cars, electronics, get jobs, property and much more. OLX Group has a strong presence in more than 106 countries including South Africa. These online marketplace sites have been translated into more many languages. OLX South Africa is one of the sites which is part of the OLX Group sites. In this article, South Africans will learn:
- How to create OLX South Africa account
- How can I sell on OLX for free?
- How can I buy from OLX?
- How does OLX South Africa work
- Buying and selling on OLX in South Africa
How to create OLX South Africa account
When you want to buy and sell stuff online, OLX is one of the most trusted global online marketplaces. You can access it from any part of the world. If you are based in South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban etc), visit the OLX South Africa homepage at olx.co.za. Below are the steps you need to follow to register an account.
How can I create an account on OLX?
How to register?
- STEP 1: Got to olx.co.za website and click on “Register” button
- STEP 2: Enter your email account and password (repeat the password)
- STEP 4: Go to your emails to check for a confirmation email from OLX South Africa and click the link inside it
- STEP 5: Congratulations! You are now a registered OLX user
Alternatively, you can also register an account on OLX by going to OLX website and click “SELL”. By placing a new ad, you can complete the registration process after you have posted your advert. You can sign up using Facebook, Gmail Account or Phone Number.
How can I sell on OLX for free?
Over the past few years, online marketing and shopping have become a big hit in South Africa especially in Gauteng province. This is because of the amazing deals and services they offer their customers. The below steps teach people how to sell good for free on OLX South Africa.
- STEP 1: Log in into your OLX account with your email address and password
- STEP 2: Click on “place an ad” FREE
- STEP 3: Select category
- STEP 4: Add title of your ad
- STEP 5: Insert or upload photos of your item
- STEP 6: Add description (describe what makes your advert unique)
- STEP 7: Provide seller information (I am or a professional/business, contact name, email, phone number, location etc)
- STEP 8: Click “Post” the ad
- STEP 9: Congratulations! Your FREE OLX ad has been successfully posted
How can I buy from OLX?
In order to buy from OLX, you must be a registered user. Follow the below steps:
- STEP 1: Click “My Account” or Sign in to your OLX account
- STEP 2: Enter the name of the city or region in field box
- STEP 3: Search for the product you want to buy in the search box
- STEP 4: Click “Search” button to search for the product you entered in the search box
- STEP 5: Browse through different categories and sub-categories
- STEP 6: Filter the search by “price range”
- STEP 7: Click on the product you wish to purchase
Alternatively, you can just visit OLX South Africa website and search for the product you are looking for. Adverts will appear on the screen. Click on the ad and chat to the seller. Then click on type your message and send. You and the seller will take it from there.
How does OLX South Africa work
As mentioned above, OLX is simple and easy to use. Simply register an account to become an OLX user. If you are buying, always make sure that you meet the seller in person in a public place, such a coffee shop or at mall. When you are happy with the product, you give the seller money.
Since people sell new and used products, it’s always recommended you don’t buy the item before you try. Always examine the product and then pay for it.
Buying and Selling on OLX South Africa
You can buy and sell almost anything on the OLX website South Africa, from clothes, cars, computers and electronics, shoes to jobs and property. As mentioned above, visit to www.olx.co.za and you will land on the OLX South Africa homepage. You will then see different categories and browse them. OLX categories include:
- Electronics & Computers
- Sports & Outdoors
- Hobbies & Interests
- Fashion & Beauty
- Office & Business
- Kids & Baby
There are many other categories. Just check for the category you think might have what you are looking for. There are more than 1000 ads posted on the OLX South Africa website daily. You can find almost anything you probably think is on the website.
Does OLX have an app?
With OLX being one of the most trusted and fastest ways to sell goods online, they made it convenient for their customers. OLX app is available for download on Apple App Store and Google Play. The OLX app is free and you can make transactions easily.
If you want to specify the location, you can also search OLX South Africa Johannesburg, OLX South Africa Pretoria or OLX South Africa cars if you are looking for cars on OLX.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.