Before we proceed to the guide on how to sell stamps in StampWorld, please be informed that StampWorld DOES NOT buy or sell stamps. It is StampWorld members transacting (buy and/or sell stamps) with each other.
This means that whatever stamps you see for sale in the StampWorld catalogue, it is being put up by other StampWorld users.
In order for you to be able to successfully sell stamps in StampWorld, you need to:
1. First upgrade your account to "Seller". You can do this by clicking My Profile > Account Info > Change Account Level.
2. Get familiarized on how to search for stamps and the meaning of the symbols in the catalogue. Please watch first the videos named "Catalogue" and "Search Stamps" so that you will be able to know how to search for stamps as well as read and understand the symbols used in the StampWorld catalogue. Click here to watch StampWorld video tutorials.
3. Complete your StampWorld Profile account.
After that, set up your Sales Settings.
Go to "My Profile", click "Settings" and select "Sales Settings".
In the next screen, you must select which currency you would like to use when selling your stamps.
You can also select which currency you would like to receive your payment as well.
You can choose up to 3 different shipping prices -- one each for Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the World. Also, you can charge an extra price for each additional stamp which will be included in the same shipment.
You can receive payment in 3 methods: Paypal, Skrill, or Bank Wire Transfer (IBAN).
In the text field, you can write additional information you would like your buyers to know.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to sell stamps in StampWorld.com:
You will be brought to the Sell Stamps page, where you get to decide which category to sell: single stamps or sets, collections, or letters and FDCs.
You will be then taken to the online catalogue map.
For example, if you click Great Britain, you will be taken to the catalogue showing stamps of Great Britain.
A pop-up window will now open with more information about the stamp you are interested to sell.
Select the quality, your desired price, and which currency will be used on your desired price.
On the "Add Notes" box, you can write some notes that your buyer needs to know.
It is important to upload a picture of your stamp for sale. You can do so by clicking on the left area of the pop-up window.
In here, you can view the list of all your stamps for sale.
You can edit or delete them.
Just repeat the same steps when putting up more stamps you would like to sell.
When you are finished, you can log out and wait for an interested buyer to show their interest in buying your stamps.
When someone is interested in buying your stamp for sale, he/she will click Buy. You will be notified on your user account. Also, an email notification from StampWorld will automatically be sent to you, informing that someone is interested to buy stamps from you.
On the upper right hand corner, you will see an orange box. Click the blue button "Go to Sell Stamps".
Another way to go there is to click "My Profile", "My Stamps for Sale", and click the tab "Pending Sales".
You will then see some basic information about the buyer: the Flag shows where the buyer is located; you can click the username to view his/her full profile; and the Letter/Envelope icon allows you to send the buyer a direct message.
You will also see some basic information about the stamp you put up for sale. In the "Status" box, the stamp has been purchased. Next to it, you will see the price and below it you will see the price plus the shipping fees.
Lastly, you will see the Item ID. Click on this and a pop-up will appear. In here, you will see some basic information about the stamp and a timeline of transactions regarding the buying and selling of that stamp. Simply click on the Red X on the top right to close the pop-up window.
For every transaction, you can choose to Deny or Approve the sale.
For example, click "Approve Sale". The Sale will be approved. Click "Okay".
In the "Awaiting Payment" tab, click on the blue "Payment Received" button. Click "Okay".
Click "My Stamps for Sale", then on the blue tabs on top of the page, click the tab "Payment Received". In here, you should click the blue button "Item(s) Sent". Click "Okay".
The stamp you just sent to the buyer will then be moved to the "Sent Items" tab next.
Congratulations! You have made a sale. Wishing you more sales to come!
As of the moment, credit card payments are not accepted when paying for stamps.
In the sample image above, you will see that the total number of (Penny Black) stamps issued is 68,158,080 pieces. As for the rest of the symbols, the numbers below them represent how much the stamp is depending on their condition (and the seller's asking price). You will see that there is a "Used" stamp available for sale, which costs 150 Euro.