How to Sell Something/ Stuff Online on Craigslist Website Using PayPal

PayPal is an account by which you can pay online by using Craigslist. It was made with Craigslist in 1999 to easy the procedure of payment. It is an online payment service as an alternative to checks, money orders and credit cards.

Steps to Sell Something on Craigslist Using PayPal:

  1. First, open craigslist site and click on "Post to classifieds" option in the upper-left corner of the page. The page will open with various options. Select “For Sale” category and “Sub Category” about what you are selling.
  2. After that, select location/ area nearby you. A page will open with new screen containing posting title, posting description and contact detail option. In posting title, add word PayPal to attract buyers who want use PayPal to pay.
  3. Insert reasonable rate in price box and your town or nearest city in “Location” box. In "Reply to:" box inserts email address, as given hide, anonymize or show. You can choose anonymous email address attached with Craigslist, by which buyers can contact you by email, but they cannot see your actual email address.
  4. Give brief information about item in the "posting description" box. Mention that you accept PayPal. If you want to add pic to ad, click on "Add/Edit Images" button and upload suitable photo. To add an image, click “Browse” and choose file from computer drive and “Continue”. You can upload up to four images.
  5. Open your email account, check a new mail received from Craigslist linked with post and “Publish”. After publishing, wait for reply from buyers. Say buyer to send his email address so that he can receive invoice and tell him to pay the invoice by PayPal when he receives it.
  6. Now open PayPal and login by clicking on “My Account” tab. Click on “Request Money” to get money. Write email address of buyer in "Recipient's email address" box. Select "goods" under "Request payment for" and Click the "Continue" button.
  7. You can review ad on next page and verify. Receive money by PayPal and deliver the item after receiving payment. 
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