What is Retrophoria?
Retrophoria is an online marketplace for the buying and selling of retro and vintage items. Retrophoria connects sellers and buyers. Becoming a seller is easy and free.
Do I need to register for an account if I am only buying an item?
You are not required to create an account on Retrophoria to purchase and item, but we highly recommend it. Registering gives you the abilty to leave and receive feedback about your purchase. Registering also gives you the added benefit of storing a history of your past orders, tracking your orders, leaving comments, contacting sellers, etc.
Who can become a seller?
Anyone 18 years or older can become a seller. Those under 18 can open an account in a parents or guardians name.
What type of items can be sold on Retrophoria?
Any items that are at least 20 years old can be sold on Retrophoria. Reproduction items can be sold, but must be clearly stated as reproduction in the description.
What are the fees for selling an item?
It is free to join and list items on Retrophoria and you may list as many items as you like. Each item listing lasts 150 days at which time it can be renewed for free. When your items sells, a transaction fee of 3.5% of the item sale price will be charged. Charges will be added to your account and billed monthy via PayPal.
Do I need a credit card or merchant account to sell my items?
No. Retrophoria uses PayPal to bill you for selling transaction fees. Buyers have the option of using PayPal, check or money order to pay you and you decide which payment methods you will accept.
Is it possible to import my vintage items from my Etsy account?
Yes! You can import all of your Esty vintage items using a few simple steps. All that is needed is an export file that you can create in your Etsy account.
Can I also list my items on other websites?
Yes, Retrophoria does not restrict sellers from listing their items on other websites such as Ebay or Etsy. All we ask is that if your item sells elsewhere, you promptly remove the item from your store on Retrophoria. Also, you may not advertise on Retrophoria for your items listed on other websites.
Does Retrophoria advertise?
Yes, we do advertise on Google, in both search listings and product listings. We also encourage sellers to invest in advertising on their own. Retrophoria is free to join and list items. We do not think that users should pay for advertising as part of a monthly sellers fee. Instead, we provide the tools to advertise and sellers can advertise as their budget allows. We auto generate the export file required by Google to list your items in their product search engine. Sellers only need to submit the file and we will keep it up-to-date as new items are added to your store. We also provide one click submit buttons for social media websites Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr & Twitter.
Contact us if you have more questions about Retrophoria.
Registering for an account only takes a minute and is completely free.