Create a listing

How to create and list items on the Rheaply platform

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Written by Tobias
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Creating listings is essential to cultivating a healthy marketplace on the Rheaply Platform. By adding more items to the marketplace, more value can be recognized and reused by potential recipients.

This article is helpful if:

  • You are posting something on the platform

Where is it done?

  • Use the Create button at the top of the sidebar

Step-by-step

You can create a single listing or multiple listings at once. If you have an existing inventory spreadsheet, we recommend using our bulk import feature to speed up the upload process.

To create a single listing, begin by

  1. Add a descriptive title including the item type, color, and manufacturer.

  2. Try out the Suggestions feature to quickly generate a category, description, replacement cost per unit, and weight per unit for your item.

  3. Add a photo of the item that you or a teammate have taken. You can even copy and paste the photo URL to do this. Please refrain from using stock or manufacturer images to prevent copyright infringement.

  4. Select a Category using the dropdown menu, or click into the category box to search for relevant categories.

  5. Select the condition of the item.

  6. Optional: Add an additional Listing manager such as a colleague or assistant to share ownership of the post. The creator of the post is automatically added as the listing manager, however, you can change this if you are creating the post for someone else.

  7. Select a Logistics option and a Location to inform buyers how they can get the item(s) from you.

  8. Add Replacement cost per unit and Weight per unit in your listing. This is critical to help your organization measure the impact of your reuse. Your best estimate is all that is needed!

  9. Select an accurate Quantity, and use the advanced quantity settings if you are listing a product with multiple units per package.

  10. Select your sharing preference: "My organization only", "Connected organizations" or "Public Reuse Marketplace". Note: Your organization may only be sharing internally.

  11. Optional: Specify the model number, color, fabric, finishes, or materials to help buyers find your listings. The more detail you include in your post, the more likely it is to be purchased or exchanged.

  12. Select "Save draft" to save your Listing as a draft, or Done to publish your Listing.

Definitions:

Asset Tag: a barcode/serial number that an organization uses to track high valued equipment.

Expiration: Optional - a date that you would like the post to be hidden. The post will archive itself on the date and can be reposted again later.

Tags help members of your organization find your listing when they use filters or search using keywords, e.g. Johnson Lab Clearout or Spring Cleaning Event.

Replacement Cost Per Unit refers to the value of each unit if it were to be purchased new. This metric helps your organization to determine cost savings from reuse.

Price: If you want to sell your item(s), you may add a price using your best judgement, considering the age and condition of the item. Your organization might not have pricing enabled for all users, depending on whether they are focusing on external donation, internal reuse, or investment recovery. If this is the case, all items will default to "Free".

Weight Per Unit is the weight of each unit and helps your organization to track how much weight they have diverted from the landfill.

Single Count vs. Multiple Count: When selecting the Quantity of the item you are posting, you have the option to choose whether the item is Single Count (ex. chair, table, scale) or Multiple Count (ex. box of pipettes, box of gloves). For Multiple Count, enter Units and Count Per Unit.

Share with: Depending on your organization's settings, you may have the option to share your listing with a certain group. Click on the i icon to get more information about the groups that are available to you.

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