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Posted by OLX Pakistan on Sunday, April 5, 2015
One Time Password (OTP)
To help our user’s we have started OTP (One time Password) for mobile verification. This makes you verified phone user and helps you getting more eyeballs and views to your ad.
What is OTP:-
A One-Time password (OTP) is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction, on a computer system or other digital device.
Time Frame for getting OTP:-
You will be getting the One-Time Password anywhere between 5 minutes to 3 hours of entering your mobile number in the posting field.
Important Update: If you do not receive the OTP within the stipulated time-frame, you will be notified about the status of your Ad accordingly.
Did not receive the OTP via SMS?
Please ensure that you have provided the correct mobile number.
Make sure that you enter only your 10 digit mobile number without any prefix i.e., +92 or 92 or + or 0.
Check that your mobile phone is in the network coverage area.
Poor network can result in delay of OTP getting delivered to your phone.
If you still don’t receive the OTP, please contact your service provider.
In-case, you have an alternate phone number, you can try posting with the same.
There can be intermittent delay, generally due to poor network issues, we request your patience and cooperation.
Please click here to see OTP verification page
Important note: Valid country specific mobile number is mandatory for posting ads.
OTP – Benefits
Good News! Now enjoy the benefits of using OLX along with more security and certainty.
You can now be assured that the Ads posted on OLX belong to legitimate users, verified using OTP. The OTP mechanism eliminates the doubt that contact details have been misused for posting Ads on OLX.
“Is the contact detail genuine?”, “Is the seller whom I’m contacting the rightful owner?”,
“How can I be sure that the user has actually posted the Ad.” Now, worry no more!
You greatly benefit from the trust factor. Buyers are not skeptical of contacting you. As a verified user, you will definitely get better responses from buyers/users.
Importantly, no one can misuse your contact details for posting Ads on OLX. Your contact information is now safe and secure from fraudsters and scammers. As long as your Ads and conduct sync with our terms, your reputation as a seller on OLX cannot be diluted, as users automatically know you’re a mobile verified seller.
That’s not just it! A new super cool advantage is that now you do not need an email address to post Ads on OLX. Just a phone number is all it takes and you are done!
Isn’t it great! A vastly improved and more secure OLX, what you always wanted.
So why not take advantage right now. Go to OLX.com.pk
Is it free to post an ad?
Using OLX (Eg: for adding ads, answering ads) is absolutely free.
We do not charge any commissions related to completed transaction, however please note that any business (entrepreneur), as well as a natural person has a duty to clear up with the Office of the Revenue Commissioners from all income, regardless of their source of origin.
This also applies to sales via OLX.com.pk Detailed advice on the content and explanation of the rules connected with it can be found in specialized services on the site.
How to Submit an ad?
Adding ads has never been so easy! Just click on the button Submit an Ad which is located on the main page.
You will be redirected to our posting form. Fill it.
Enter the title, so that based on the title, we can predict the appropriate category to which the ad would belong to.
Select main category and subcategory.
Enter the price, Make sure it reflects the condition of the issuing item.
Describe your ad, Remember! The more detailed the description will be, the greater the chance for a sale. Here are some of our suggestions.
Add images, Thanks to them, you can gain up to 3 times more responses by adding images! You can add a maximum of 8 images into one advertisement. More information about adding images can be found here
Give the contact details for the user. Provide all relevant information requested under contact details field.
Enter a postal code or area, Enter the postal code of the area from where you are offering the ad or service. Don’t forget to add city name. It will help you fetch more views.
If you are not a registered user, activate the ad by clicking the link that was sent to you by e-mail. Remember! Registered users can add classifieds without activation from email! Find out why you should set up an account.
Ad will be visible on the website immediately after quick verification by our system.
How do I add photos to my Ad?
Ads with photos are visited on average 3 to 5 times more, so try to add them! How to do it? It’s simple.
Option to add photos can be seen below the ad description field. Photos can be added in 2 ways:
Swap pictures easily and choose the one that has to be displayed as main in the list. Remember! The size of the added images should not exceed 5 MB.
This mechanism is based on Flash technology. If you see the “Download Flash” – it means that your browser does not have this plug-in. Click on the button to install flash-player and follow the instructions, or download the program from the manufacturer:http://get.adobe.com/pl/flashplayer/
If, despite the Flash installed and you can’t add photos then click on the link “If you’re having trouble with flash-player, use the simpler form” and start adding photos by selecting the button “Browse”.
Directly from your phone! Add photos through a simple click and save option from your smartphone.
Remember! The maximum number of pictures to be added is 8. The maximum size of images is 5 MB and 5000×5000 pixels. Accepted formats are: jpg, jpeg, png.
How do I add photos to an existing ad?
Do you have an account on OLX.com.pk?
Step 1 – Login to your account
Step 2 – Go to the tab: “Ads”
Step 3 – Go to “Active Ads”
Step 4 – Select the ad for which you want to add a picture and click the “edit” (located under the ad title).
Step 5 – You will be taken to Edit form of the ad – go to the section “Photos” and add the photos in a most convenient way.
Step 1 – Check the “Manage your ad” e-mail that was sent at the time of posting the ad.
Step 2 – In the message, find the link to edit ads.
Step 3 – Click on the link and follow all the steps described above.
How to write a good ad?
Do not make life difficult! Incomplete description receives phone calls and emails asking for more details. Describe the product/item you want to sell in more detail.
Place such advertisement where users would like to respond without emotional content and vulgarity. Check the spelling and do not write with CAPS LOCK.
Clear Title: This should explain the item or service you are selling in 15 characters or less.
Appropriate category: Choose the best suitable category for your item or service that you are offering.
Correct Price: We suggest you research the market value of your item by visiting the respective category on our site and price it accordingly. The price should reflect the proper value of your item. It should not be too low or too high.
Detailed description: This is the story of your item or service. How long has it been used? What condition is it in? Are there any additional accessories included? What areas do you offer services in? Help buyers choose you with a detailed description. Usually about 2-3 sentences of quality information will be enough. Minimum 20 characters are required and maximum of 5000.
Clear Photos: Make sure to include at least two pictures in your ad. They should be clear images that are of the actual product you are selling and should not contain links to other sites. You can have up to 8 pictures of max 5 MB each. Accepted formats are .jpg, .jpeg & .png, also ensure the item is properly visible from multiple angles.
How to write a good description?
How to write a good description:
It’s recommended to follow below suggestions & tips for an excellent ad title & description.
Catchy Title: This should explain the item or service you are selling in 30 characters or less.
Detailed Description: This is the story of your items or service. How long has it been used? What condition is it in? Are there any additional accessories included? What areas do you offer services in? Help buyers choose you with a detailed description. Usually about 2-3 sentences of quality information will be enough.
Please note, description of ads should not contain:
Vulgar, offensive and violating the rules of good manners.
Encouraging/ enraging violence or hatred, racism, xenophobia or conflicts between nations.
False or misleading information.
Prohibited items – Posting Rules
Advertising and links to sites competing for OLX.com.pk
It is also not allowed to harm the website users by posting viruses or other malicious software.
We hope that this information is useful to you.
Tips for buyers and sellers
Some good practices which allows for effective and safe use of OLX.com.pk
Add good quality photos and accurately describe the item you are selling.
Provide alternative ways of contacting you like chat, mobile number etc.
Price your item attractively, and you are likely to get more people interested in your item and service.
Be polite in your dealings with interested buyers.
Always meet in person – you earn the trust of buyers.
Use proper search and filters to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Agree on exact details of the transaction with the seller, ask for additional photos if necessary.
Respect each others time, be polite in your dealings and transactions.
Make transactions in person, please do not transfer money in advance.
The site OLX.com.pk has some principles/rules to be followed:
Post only one ad for an item. If you want to post an ad with the same details as last time, then do not add new advertisement – just activate the previously added advertisement.
Always make sure that your item or service is not subject to Prohibition.
Take care of the exact description. Particularly in the case of job announcements.
Do not post any Duplicate Ads! If you are offering a specific item to users across different regions, you need not post separately for each region.
If you see any violation of the rules – report them to us.
Types of goods and services allowed
Drugs, weapons, and items of obscene and erotic nature.
Cigarettes, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.
Ads for football matches.
Pharmaceutical products, drugs and human organs.
Theft goods, handling stolen goods, robbery or other crimes.
Dangerous goods for human health and life.
Goods that does not exist.
Paid sexual services.
Writing work or help in the writing of master’s theses, thesis, etc.
If your ad is deleted, you will receive an email informing you of this fact, together with an explanation of reason for removing the ad.
Common ad-posting mistakes to be avoided
Content of your ad decides count of buyers. Please ensure your ad is complete with:
Good and realistic price.
Catchy title of your item.
Proper description of the item you want to sell.
Proper location since user’s may not want to travel long.
Real images showing the real condition of the item. Please avoid stock images.
Proper contact number for buyers to reach out.
Doesn’t contain words which are used for profanity.
Ads tab is used to manage listings – both the active and inactive.
Generally, there are two tabs: Active (Advertisements that are visible on the website) andInactive (Ads that have been expired or made inactive and are not visible on the site).
Ads list in Active tab contains the following data:
Delete an Ad (post OTP verification):
Its easy! Choose one of three ways:
Once your ad is live, you will get a notification email stating that your ad is live on OLX.
In the case your ad is rejected, it may have violated our posting rules. You will also get an email giving a reason for the rejection with a link to edit your ad.
You can keep track of your ads by logging in to your OLX account and clicking on My ads. Here you will see the status of your ads i.e pending, approved or rejected, with options to edit and delete them.
There could be different reasons for your ad not being active on our site.
Please refer to the email sent by OLX on your ad posting.