How to create great listings
Struggling to get a collector to claim your junk listing?
Read our top tips to ensure you pay the least but get the fastest response when posting on LoveJunk.
- Junk description & extra information
- Collection day & timeslot
- Access & location
- Help with loading
- Don't be afraid to try again
Take good photos. Collectors don't like surprises and they don't like to guess. So the better the snaps, the less they will worry that there are any hidden nasties.
Just like good photos, a clear description goes a long way to reassuring collectors about what they are collecting. So 'Pile of rubbish' is fine for your Junk summary, but unless it's all super obvious from the photos, always provide more detail in the section 'Describe your junk in detail'. It's there for a reason.
If possible, choose an 'anytime', 'am' or 'pm' timeslot (rather than 2 hour) and a weekday collection day. A flexible timeslot allows collectors wiggle room to fit in your job with their other work. Weekdays are when most collectors are on the road and most commercial disposal facilities are shut on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. This doesn't mean you cannot have a collection on a Sunday with a 2 hr timeslot... it just means you are likely to pay less for a collection on a Weekday with a PM timeslot.
Read our Price Guidance for detailed help on what price to offer when you create a listing.
If you are able to put the junk outside within easy reach of the road, the job will be more appealing for collectors. Time is money, and it takes less time to load junk from the kerbside than to bring it down from a top floor with a narrow staircase.
If you are willing and able to help load and the job requires 2 people to lift an item, then say so in the 'Describe your junk in detail'. This won't necessarily reduce the price but it is likely to increase the number of collectors that can do the job, because some only work as one man teams. By offering to help lift an awkward or heavier item, you make possible a job that one person team couldn't do alone.
Even if you follow all of our tips, sometimes it's just a bad day. So rather than overthink why your listing didn't get claimed - sometimes the simplest thing to do is just list your junk again and cross your fingers. Find the job in My Activities >History and click on Edit & Repost.
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