On Reverb, you can list your music gear in a matter of minutes once you select the Sell Your Gear icon on the top of the Reverb web page, or the Sell button on the Reverb mobile app. Listing your gear will get it in front of an audience of millions of passionate, trustworthy music makers.
Before creating your first listing, add a billing card and determine what your return policy will be. With Reverb Payments, you get paid out directly to the bank account you enter within your Shop Policies.
Step by step guide
1. Start your listing
Select the Sell Your Gear button in the upper right-hand corner of the site. On the mobile app, the button will read Sell on the bottom.
If you add your item to the Brand and model name field, your item's product information will be autofilled on the following pages, along with tools to help price your gear and market your listing better.
If you'd rather fill out everything on your own, choose start your listing from scratch.
2. Select the product you're selling
If you added your item to the Brand and model name field on the previous page, you will be directed to a page that lists all the relevant brands/models. Select the correct one by choosing Sell One Like This, and this will help autofill your listing sections for the following pages.
3. Add product info
In this field, you'll fill out some basic information about your gear such as make, model, year, etc. If your item is handmade, select the I handmade this item checkbox on the bottom of the Product Info section. If you selected Sell One Like This in the previous step, you can select your item's model from the dropdown menu, where all the other fields will auto-populate. Otherwise, you can select Edit on the top right to input this information manually.
4. Photos & description
If you haven't done so already, snap some photos of your gear. Be sure to take detailed photos with good light in order to expose any blemishes or scratches that the gear may have so your buyer knows exactly what they'll be receiving.
Simply drag and drop those photos into this box to upload them. Each listing is allowed up to 25 photos. Make sure your photos are at least 620 by 620 pixels.
The first photo in your sequence is going to be your leading photo – the photo that is displayed in the search results. You can drag the uploaded photos around to change the order. You’ll see the word Primary above it when you’re creating/editing your listing. Be sure this is your strongest photo that displays the item you’re selling in its entirety.
Poor photo examples
This photo should not be the primary image on a listing because it doesn't show the entire item, displays some blurriness, and has odd reflections.
This photo is extremely blurry, which doesn't help users trying to see the item.
If your images aren't filling the entire image area on the listing page, the files are likely undersized and should be replaced with full size images.
This photo is poorly lit, blurry, and cuts off at the headstock.
After this, select the condition of your item and write a detailed description. The description should be as thorough as possible detailing the item’s specifications. Again, make sure you disclose any blemishes or quirks about your item that may affect the value or usability of the gear in order to avoid any complications after your buyer receives it. If your item has a distinct scent from being stored in a smoking and/or pet environment, be sure to also disclose this in your listing. Even if your photos show the condition of your item, be sure to describe it in more detail. We encourage being more objective than subjective, and you can always use specifications directly from the manufacturer’s website as long as they are still true to your item. Be funny, be original, be quirky, be you!
Good description example
This is a good item description because it contains ownership and modification history, blemishes, playability specifications, notes the cosmetic condition and everything that’s included with the purchase.
Poor description examples
This description doesn’t include any specifications or details about the item itself.
Most buyers are looking for objective specifications, details, and history on an item rather than a seller’s subjective opinion.
Only repeating the name and model of the item you’re selling does not qualify as a proper or helpful description.
Having a picture of your written description is not sufficient. This content should be written in the proper listing description section.
In this section, you also have the option to select This item is sold "As-Described". This means purchasers will not be able to return your item for any reason that's based on preference. However, returns will still need to be honored if the buyer reports your item is not as-described within 7 days of delivery, and provides documentation of the issues. Learn more about what qualifies for a return.
5. Shipping details
This is where you decide how much you'll charge for shipping for buyers in and outside your region. We have enhanced this form so you can use calculated USPS shipping costs, offer free shipping, or set a flat shipping rate for your region.
If you'd rather reserve the item for local pickup only, choose Local Pickup.
This is where you determine the cost of your item and if you want to accept offers. As you fill this out, our system will help estimate the amount of fees deducted from your earnings. This does not include shipping or bump fees.
7. Review your listing
Finally, at the end of this process you can review everything you have entered on one page. You can choose Edit for any of the sections if you need to make changes. Once you are done, select Publish.
- If you would like to have a single-page view of all the steps, go to the Guided view button on the bottom of the page, then select Advanced view (only available on the web and mobile web).
- Once your listing is live, keep an eye on your email inbox for updates on messages, offers, and purchases from other Reverb users.
I sold an item, what's next?
Learn about the entire selling process from start to finish.
How long does it take to get paid?
Learn about the timeline for receiving your earnings.
How to get paid with PayPal
Using PayPal for your earnings? Learn more about this process.
How do shipping labels on Reverb work?
Ready to ship your item? Read about how you can get a shipping label.
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