Frequently Asked Questions

Wecinity is a platform which allows its registered users to buy, sell, and swap books, services, and everything else in their neighborhood. The name is derived by joining “We” and VI-“CINITY".
The idea of building a platform was born keeping students in mind who spend a lot of money in buying academic books.  Wecintiy allows the registered students to search used books which the senior students may want to sell. The idea was then extended to cover wider range of audience and goods. The current version of Wecinity can be used by almost anyone who loves to explore and buy beautiful things around them.
With a valid email address, where you will receive an activation link once you register. After you activate your account, you will be able to transact on the app. You can also register via your Facebook, Twitter, and Google accounts.
Using Wecinity is absolutely free for everyone, we don't charge any fee for posting as many ads as you want.
Not required if you only want to see what offers are available around you however you need to login/register to perform any transaction such as buy, sell, donate or swap.
There are three categories we have in App a. Books   b. Services  c. Market Within Books section users can transact academic or non academic books. the main categories have been further sub categorized In Services section users can offer or avail the services related to Household, Technology, Knowledge sharing, Freelancing, Fashion & Beauty and Administrative services etc. In Market section users can transact anything including but not limited to electronic gadgets, clothing, automobile, accessories, or almost anything which falls under terms of use of the app.
Yes, Wecinity provides many filter options. Users can search by keywords, distance, prices, and type of offering (e.g. free, swap).
For books wecinity allows users to tag their university to the ad they publish. This tags the book with that university. When a buyer clicks on filer icon and gives a university name in search keyword, wecinity searches if the user has tagged the book with university. For all other categories, user can write the locality name anywhere in the Title or description of item. Wecinity does perform smart search in almost all the fields of the listing, this includes the seller name also.
Absolutely, you can launch your product and promote it via social media.
Wecinity allows user to scan their books barcodes to fetch most of the details of the books.  At present this feature is limited to books , soon we’ll be launching it for the products which can be scanned to gather details from internet.
Wecinity has an inbuilt chat feature which buyer can use to talk to the seller. All the chat conversations are public except the offer made by buyer which is only visible to seller. Once the deal is agreed from both sides, user may see the email address of each other from profile pages. the contact details are not visible until a deal has been bilaterally agreed.
Yes, you can tap the heart on the product page and the item will be saved to your My Favourites list.
The map view allows you to see the available products on map. a blue pin suggests that the listing is available for some price, Amber pin tagged to the items which are also available for swap, and lastly green pin is attached to all free listings.
There is flag icon below every product in the product page. If you find something inappropriate on the app touch the flag and item will be flagged. Wecinity team gets is notified upon every flag. The team takes appropriate action on the item and the seller who published it.
Yes, users can rate the seller they completed the transactions with. Rating can be provided after successful completion of every trade that’s done. A seller can be rated by same buyer multiple times if they trade multiple things. the average rating is a simple arithmetic mean of all the ratings user get.
In My Wecinity screens user can see what they have bought, sold, and are currently selling.
Currency Wecinity supports USD, GBP, EUR, and INR.
We strongly recommend to meet and pay cash. Always be extra cautious when buying or selling expensive items. Make sure when you meet the counterparty in public place. Never do the wired transfer before you have received the item.
Yes, you can edit your profile at any times. Click on your name or photo in the side bar which takes you to your edit profile page.
Of course yes, you can follow sellers. When they add a new product, Wecinity will notify you with the link of the product they have added. You can unfollow anytime if you don’t want to receive anymore notifications from them.
You can either keep the notifications on or off. If you keep them on you get an alert when some activity happens on the product you are dealing with or when someone you follow add a product. Of course you can switch off the notifications from a particular seller by unfollowing them.
There are icons to edit or delete a product you posted by mistake. You may not be able to edit every detail of the product once you have an offer on them already.
Wecinity is a self funded product by its founders. We want to provide a platform for users which adds value to them. We would be grateful if you can share your positive experience with your family and friends. Also like or follow our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts.