Guidelines for D.I.Y. Sellers2021-02-03T22:37:18+11:00

Our D.I.Y. Listing Option

Scroll down for ‘What you need to know’ and see our tips for ‘Taking great photos’

Submit your listing below using our secure online form

Time poor or not sure if your item is right for us? We’re here to help, contact us

What you need to know

  • It’s free to list.
  • We check your submission, format photos and get back to you if we need more information. We’ll let you know when the listing is online.
  • You hold onto your item during the listing. 
  • We’ll contact you with buyer inquiries and sales.
  • We list brand name contemporary designer furniture, vintage, Mid Century Modern, antique, Asian, Hamptons and eclectic pieces.
  • We don’t list any item that is created and/or marketed as a replica of a design classic.
  • At all times we shall use our discretion to determine what is appropriate for our site.
  • We don’t list items from IKEA .
  • We can assist with market research and suggested selling price. 
  • Buyers may wish to negotiate.
  • Our commission is calculated on the final selling price.
  • We assist buyers with delivery logistics. 
  • Delivery costs are paid by the buyer or the buyer will collect in person.
  • You will need to make the item available for pick up.
  • A buyer will have 24 hours after receiving a delivered item to notify an undisclosed defect or misrepresentation.
  • Our commission is 25% calculated on the final selling price
  • You only pay our commission when your item sells
  • Within 14 days of a completed sale we deposit your sale proceeds to your nominated account.
  • Sellers are responsible to bring attention to defects in photos and to describe those defects.
  • A buyer may have a right of return at the seller’s expense if a defect is not documented in the listing.
  • Honesty is the best policy!
  • “A wonderfully easy way to find a new home for pre loved quality furniture. The whole process has been stress free with minimal fuss, would have no hesitation in using this site again.” GC

See more 5 star reviews on Google and our website!

Submit your lisitng

  • About you

  • Item Location

  • Details

  • Select from our list.
  • eg B&B Italia Charles Grey Sofa
  • eg ‘Vitra’ or ‘Picasso
  • Select from our list. More than one selection is possible
  • Entire set or individual item price
  • Condition

  • Select from our list
  • Give a detailed description of defects, eg 10cm shallow scratch on top left surface; metal on lower left back leg tarnished etc
  • Remember, we need a 'hero' shot of your item with nothing else on it/in it etc, plus up to 7 additional images. Please see our Photography tips below.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, zip.
  • If your images are more than 25MB total
  • Submit

  • We’ll confirm back to you before your listing goes live. We first need to review your item details and crop photos, which usually take a few days.

Taking great photos

We prefer minimum 5 photos

Various angles, the branding, materials, special design details and most importantly any defects should be photographed.

Angle view

Front view

Side view

Back view

Design details

Brand labels

Materials

Defects

Avoid confusion as to what is for sale!

  • Separate the item to be sold from nearby objects and accessories.
  • Don’t group items unless they are being sold as a group. 

For best results:

  • Photograph in natural daylight.
  • Support your camera to avoid blurry shots.
  • For the ‘hero’ shot, keep your item wholly within the frame.
  • Clean your camera lens.

Ready to send us your photos?

We need the high resolution version from your phone or camera. Photos are uploaded via the listing form above.

Submit great photos that will give buyers the confidence to make an online purchase.

Please aim to submit minimum 5 photos per item

We’ll work our magic to present at least one photo against a white background.

Help us present your item in the best light – take bright, in-focus images.

Need help?
Get in touch and we’ll be glad to assist.

Did you know we have a concierge service where we can come to your house and take care of the photos and listing details?
Contact us to find out more.

FAQs for Sellers

What is a Professional Seller?2018-12-06T02:37:07+11:00

If you have a registered business with an ABN and are retailing, wholesaling or producing items of home decor or art that you would like to offer on Two Design Lovers, you may wish to join our Professional Seller Programme. To discover the benefits of this programme please send an enquiry to info@twodesignlovers.com quoting your ABN, business name or artist name.

How do I decide my Selling Price?2018-12-06T02:37:07+11:00

If you are unsure how to value your item, we are happy to assist.
Get in touch via our contact page and select ‘I’d like to sell something’ in the ‘My enquiry is about…’ field.

How do you calculate commission?2021-01-29T15:04:03+11:00

We calculate commission on the selling price. Our commission is 25%

Can I list my item simultaneously on another website?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

We’d like to think that Two Design Lovers is the best place to sell your pre-loved items as we are catering to a design loving community. It is a condition of listing with us that if you do offer your item for sale elsewhere you may not do so at a lower price (ex-delivery).

Can I list an item for less than $100?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

Two Design Lovers is not the right place to sell your pre-loved IKEA or low quality furniture. If you believe you have a unique and quality item that you are prepared to list for less than $100 please send an email with a photo of the item to info@twodesignlovers.com for our consideration.

Do you accept lighting or electrical items?2019-03-01T05:40:13+11:00

Please send us an enquiry via our contact form if you have second hand lighting to sell.

Do I need a special camera to take photos of my item to list?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

No. You may take photos on a phone or camera. We do our magic to make your photo look good. Bear in mind that we can only work with what you give us. A photo taken in poor quality light that affects how the colour looks may mislead a buyer and cost you money for a valid Return. Have you read our Important Tips? They include our photography guidelines.

Do I get special rates if I have more than one item to sell?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

Find out if you qualify for our Professional Seller Programme here. Otherwise, our rates are fixed for all sellers.

When do I get paid?2019-03-01T05:42:09+11:00
  • As soon as your item sells, we begin the process of coordinating pick up and delivery. That can take up to 21 days depending on the availability and location of the buyer and seller, and the logistics schedule of the delivery provider.
  • Following delivery, we allow buyers 24 hours to notify us of any defect in the item.
  • If there is no issue, we process payments to sellers within 7 days following the expiry of that 24 hour period.
  • Sellers should note that, sometimes it might not be practical to deliver to the buyer on the same day the item is collected from the seller in which case the item will be safely stored by our professional delivery partner during the interim.
  • The time for payment will only start following the completed delivery to the buyer.
  • Typically payment will be received within 14 days of the item being picked up.
Why is the price of my item online different from the price I suggested for listing?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

All items are offered on the website inclusive of a standard delivery charge.

What should I do if my listed item is no longer available to sell?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

It’s a condition of listing an item for sale with Two Design Lovers that you notify us immediately if your item ceases to be available. You can send us an email at info@twodesignlovers.com or contact us here. You can check our Terms and Conditions for further details.

What is Concierge Service?2018-12-06T02:37:27+11:00

If you are short on time, we can schedule an appointment where we come to your home to photograph and detail the item for your listing. We charge a $75 fee for this visit within the Sydney metropolitan area.

Please contact us to enquire about fees for other locations. The Concierge Service fee is payable up front via PayPal. Follow the link to Sell With Us and click on ‘Yes I want Concierge Service’.

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