A Guide to Shedd - A Shopping App For Dubai


Have you guys heard of Shedd? It's this really cool app that I've been spending way too much time on lately. The basic gist is that you can shop from other users; it's a little like a fashion flea market in an app, but much, much fancier. And selling on it is really easy as well, you just upload your items and people can contact you to buy your stuff.

I met the Shedd team a few weeks ago at their super cool office and had the opportunity to learn a little more about the app.
Seriously, look how cool this office is. I fell in love with the artwork, which happens to be done by super talented artist and all-round cool dude, Enforce One. Hey, Gary!

They recently got in touch and asked if I wanted to collaborate with them and write something for their newsletter. Since there are probably lots of people looking to sell their stuff on Shedd, I put together a 5 Step Guide To Selling On Shedd. There's an edited version that went out with their newsletter today, but here's the whole shebang.  

Step 1 – Download Shedd
Shedd is available for both Android and iOS users, and it’s totally free. Once you’ve downloaded it, create an account. I signed up with my Facebook account, which was super easy.

Step 1: Download Shedd

Step 2 - Clear Out Your Closet
Try to be ruthless and get rid of anything you haven’t worn in at least six months. Those stiletto heels you splurged on for your birthday, but
really hurt your feet? Put them in a pile. That bridesmaid dress that your friend promised you would wear again? Put that in the pile, too.

Think of it this way: the more items you put in that pile; the more room you’ll have for new stuff! And the more items you sell on Shedd, the more money you’ll have for new ones!

Step 2: Clear out your closet.

Step 3 – Take Pictures of the Items You Want to Sell
Use lots of natural light and try to keep the images as simple as possible. People will scroll through the feed pretty quickly, so you need to make sure your image grabs them.  I use a plain white background because I think it makes the item stand out more. You can also take photos in the app, although I personally prefer to take them on my phone first because it’s easier for me to brighten and crop the photo. Try not to use filters that will alter the color of the item, people want to see exactly what they will be buying.
Step 3: Take pictures.

Step 4 – Price and Describe Your Items
When choosing a price for your item, take into consideration how many times you’ve worn it, how old the item is, and its original price. I also try to mention the condition of the item in the description (Is it brand new? Does it have a small mark?)  

You can use up to five hashtags on the app, try to choose ones that are the most relevant to your item and will help people find it. Include things like the size, brand, use, and anything else that might make the item easier for people to find.  (Examples: #size39, #topshop, #clutch)

Step 4: Price your item.
Step 5 – Upload Your Item and Voila!
You may start getting inquiries almost immediately, so keep your phone nearby. Now’s a great time to start browsing Shedd for your next purchase!


Have you guys used Shedd? What did you think? Are there any shopping apps that you use?

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