How to Safely Earn Money Selling and Buying Products Online

Today, more and more people are looking for smarter ways to earn a living or gain some extra cash with a side hustle. Many are turning to selling apps, designed especially for everyday users to buy and sell their products in one convenient place. Selling and purchasing products online has become the norm. In the US alone, e-commerce sales are expected to hit a whopping $759 billion by 2021.

App stores are flooding with sites that can help you sell your stuff, but which is the best and most trusted? Whether you’re looking to declutter your home, make some extra cash, or purchase an item, HQ Demand is your one-stop-shop.



What is HQ Demand?

The selling app that makes uploading, browsing, buying, and selling all kinds of products a breeze in one convenient location. As of now, HQ Demand is only available on Android; however, iOS is not far behind.  Sellers place their products up for sale on the app, while buyers browse the selections. Sell or buy anything from smartphones to kid’s toys, to automobiles. HQ Demand connects buyers with sellers seeking particular products.



Verify the products you want to buy and sell online

Whether you’re a seller looking to make a buck, or a shopper seeking that one-of-a-kind finds, it’s crucial to be conscious of the authenticity of any product. Safety and trust are the top priorities at HQ Demand. Our built-in video chat feature allows buyers to directly see the item, while getting a live display by the seller, to reduce any risk of scams or dissatisfaction. Buyers are welcome and encouraged to video chat or message sellers about a product listed for sale by them. Understanding the product functionality and quality in real-time allows buyers to ask any questions or express concerns, while the sellers are on hand to answer. The best part? This built-in communication is all done from the comfort of your own home. There’s no need to head over to your local used car dealership, waste time and gas, only to realize there’s nothing on the lot you’re interested in.


Transaction code system keeps you safe

HQ Demand uses a revolutionary transaction code system to ensure the safety of users during cash or any in-person transaction. All agreements, cash or app payments requiring in-person transactions are accompanied with a unique pin code. The encrypted pin code system is programmed to either alert the authorities or complete a successful transaction. With safety being our primary concern, we’ve added a ‘red alert’ pin code (RAC) feature. If for whatever reason, our users feel unsafe, they can use the RAC code that will automatically alert the local authorities. This is especially useful during any in-person transactions. If everything goes as planned, and the transaction is finished, you will exchange your unique Successful Transaction Code (STC) with each party to close out that particular transaction within an hour of entering  the codes.


How will I transport my products after I make a sale?

Depending on the location and size of the item you sell, there are a few ways to go about shipping the product to your customer. If a smaller object is being sent in the mail, the buyer is responsible for the shipping fees. All shipping is done through FedEx, buyers and sellers will receive notifications throughout the process.


Earn extra cash being a verified transporter

Do you have a truck and some spare time? Many of our users sell more substantial items like beds, sofas, desks, and more. Use the HQ Demand app to find local sellers who need someone to transport items. If you’re interested in becoming one of our verified transporters, reach out to us on the app. Once you’re approved, you will be given a chance to negotiate your prices with buyers and sellers on the platform to help them transport the items purchased from point A to point B. Verified transporters can transport products from any other platform as well. You set your own prices per mile. We don’t mess with that for you.

Pro tips on becoming a top online seller

Now you have the platform; it’s time to learn about how you can become a best seller online. Below are some tricks and tips so when you begin selling on HQ Demand, you’re already going to be at the top of your game.

♦ The customer comes first. We all know the saying, “the customer is always right,” and there is some truth to that. Practicing excellent customer service will more likely convert a one-time buyer into a potential returning customer.

♦ Let your customers know they can trust you. Purchasing an item over the internet can be risky and uncomfortable for some. If you use the HQ Demand video chat feature to help give potential buyers a better peace of mind you will see more success and long term customers than you can find on other selling platforms. Once they know you’re an honest, reliable, and trustworthy seller, the more likely they are to press the ‘buy’ button; and then press it again and again.

♦ Sell high-quality products. With so many options to sell online today, buyers have a never-ending pool of shops, places, and people to purchase items from. Only sell good quality items to help build a trusted online brand. The key here is to try and find returning buyers who have already had a pleasant experience. Always be open and honest about the condition of your products and let your buyers know what to expect. If you are selling used items let your customers know what condition they are in.

♦ Use the chat features of our selling app to your advantage. The rise of online shopping has changed the way we shop. The days of going into a store, picking out an item, and heading to the cash register are no longer desirable for many. One advantage of traditional shopping was one-on-one communication with the sales associate. Our app brings back that personal touch missed in the world of e-commerce. Users can chat and video call with sellers to ask questions, take a closer look at the product and allow them to feel less robotic. If you are available and communicate with people looking at your products, you can be more successful in buying and selling products online.


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