What is Whatnot.com and How Does It Work?

What is Whatnot.com and How Does It Work?

Sellers on Whatnot have the option of recommending other sellers they work with. Imagine that any seller who gets another seller to join the program gets $200 as a reward.

Once you are allowed to go live, you can sell whenever you want! On Whatnot, sellers who go live sell more than $6,000 each month on average. It's really not that complicated, as you can see. To make that much money, all you have to do is live, sell your stuff, talk to people, and hang out with them.

Are you curious about what Whatnot is? How exactly does it work, and how can you make money with it? So, if you stick around, we'll tell you everything you need to know about this enjoyable site. You'll soon see that visiting this site is both relaxing and fun.

This website is really cool because it sells items that people of all ages can use, from young children and teenagers to older people.

Whatnot is a store where people can buy and sell things. It sounds simple, doesn't it? The main thing that makes them different is that they only sell things through live video. People can talk to each other more easily while it's going on. If you've never been to a sale before, the host will get up to you and ask, "What's up? And you won't be comfortable together at all.

Live sales were already becoming popular on Instagram, but Whatnot gives you many more tools to help you run fun, smooth live sales.

Note: Most of the things for sale on this site are for collection. It includes miniatures, toys, trading cards, jewelry, computer games, arts and crafts, and more, as seen below.

  • Movies, Books, and Music 
  • Antiques, vintage items, and artifacts
  • Sneakers and Streetwear
  • Comics and Manga
  • Coins and Money
  • Food & Drink
  • Estate Sales and Self-Storage
  • Footwear and Street Clothes
  • And many more 

Getting Ready for Your Live Whatnot Sale

It is time to get ready for your first Whatnot live sale! Many resellers are surprised by how quickly Whatnot Sales sets up, hosts, and ships things. So, here are five easy steps to set up your Whatnot sale:

  1. Go to the app and click the + sign in your profile. Select “schedule a live show” from a little pop-up menu. Set a category, name your show, and post a promotional photo or video for your auction. 
  2. You will stock your shop next. While optional, each item should have a cover photo and a strong title. Measurements are voluntary, but a description is. The estimated weight of each item is needed to determine shipping charges. 
  3. You can add “buy it now” items to your store to sell without auctioning. 
  4. You can make listings for any things you want to give away during your show.
  5. Save and share your application as it finishes. Whatnot has a “stories” feature like Instagram for messaging followers. 

Note; You will be able to interact with and talk to your live audience, getting feedback, product ideas, and maybe even song requests in real time.

Like any platform, Whatnot has Pros and Cons. It is safe since Whatnot handles buyer-seller interactions. Since the software manages everything from buying to wrapping, fraud and scams are unlikely. Even though you have to watch to buy, many of us think live streams are too much. Whatnot doesn't allow you to choose not to chat or listen when buying.

Is It Possible to Earn Money on Whatnot?

The correct response is Yes!

The answer is that Whatnot works best for those who sell a lot. You can make a lot of money with Whatnot and the "fast flip" business plan if you have a lot of cheap things to sell. When you buy something cheaply and then sell it quickly, even if you don't get the best price, this is called a "fast flip."

Try Whatnot right now!

If you want to try Whatnot, all you have to do is create an account on their website, www.whatnot.com. The apps are also available for Android and iOS. Using all of the above details will help you build your account. And lastly, if you are interested and have some free time, you should go to Seller Universe, where you can read many interesting blog posts about online shopping. You could also subscribe to our newsletter to find out more.


How long does it take for my seller's application to be processed?

After you send in your application, you should get an email with the result within two weeks. If you haven't heard back about your application after two weeks, email applications@whatnot.com to find out what's going on.

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