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What is Allegro? Allegro is a Polish marketplace platform that sells products of countless categories from electronics to groceries and art. Most of Allegro users are Poles, but the website isn’t restricted to this country. It’s available to all users, although the deliveries only cover some European countries.
It’s a good place to shop while in Poland or to shop for Poland-specific goods. Like on Amazon or AliExpress, users can purchase and sell. Buying requires a simple account, but a vendor account demands additional KYC procedures. In either case, you can’t register without a phone number.
Allegro Features and Benefits
What is Allegro like feature-wise? The app is valued for low prices and unique selection, specific to Poland. The deliveries are technically possible for a wide range of countries in Europe, but the availability and method vary from listing to listing.
It is, however, an excellent choice for e-shopping while in Poland for several reasons:
- User-friendly layout
- Quality customer support
- Numerous categories
- Low prices
- Poland-unique goods
- Quick delivery time
80% of Allegro purchases are delivered within 1-2 days, although shipping beyond Poland takes longer. The delivery methods include DHL, DPD, FedEx, UPS, InPost, the Post of Poland, RUCH, and GLS – the exact choice depends on your location and the preferences of a vendor.
The Allegro marketplace is available as a mobile application on iOS and Android and in a browser. The functionality differs little, although using Allegro on your phone is more convenient and suitable for shopping. The service supports Polish, English, and Ukrainian, but the registration is open to any willing customer.
Registration in Allegro Marketplace
The process is quick and simple. To create an account, complete several steps:
- Select private or business account;
- Confirm your e-mail & phone number;
- create a strong password and select your age;
- Complete registration.
To sell on Allegro, you need even more. For a private account, an email or a phone number is enough. You might wish not to disclose either, and it’d be wise because giving your private data to any interested app is just overkill. While you can’t easily create a decoy email, there is a way to replace your personal number with a spare, virtual option.
But what is Allegro doing with your number? Allegro doesn’t need your number for any integral, vital feature, so it won’t harm your user experience. The reason they ask for one is for security—and not really your own, but theirs. By confirming a phone number, they attempt to verify you as a living breathing person and not a bot.
Attaching your personal number to Allegro doesn’t benefit you in any way. Instead, you can register with a spare virtual number, a kind purchased online without any personal data involved. And if you lose it, you can buy another and create a new account. Such numbers are quite cheap.
Сan I use Allegro Marketplace without a Phone Number?
Virtual numbers aren’t imbued with any personal data, which ensures anonymity for your Allegro account. These numbers are purchased online from specialized vendors like SMS-man. The process is quick and simple, and the prices are low. Such numbers are functional and used extensively for anonymous registration.
SMS-man offers two kinds of virtual numbers:one-time use and long-term virtual numbers. The former is enough to create a single account, but won’t receive any more messages. The latter work for months, receive unlimited messages and offer additional comfort for a slightly higher price. If all you need is to sign up for Allegro, consider getting a one-time phone number.
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to get it:
- Join SMS-man via e-mail or use a social network to quickly login.
- Make a deposit by using the “Top up my Balance” page.
- Once the balance is credited, click the “Buy SMS” button.
- Then select the desired country of phone number and “Allegro” app.
- Click the “Buy SMS” button and scroll down to the “History” section.
- Copy your virtual number and use during registration.
- Go back to SMS-man and click “Receive SMS” to get the code.
- Use it to complete Allegro registration process.
The price for a simple virtual message varies from service to service and by country. It’s usually below 1 USD, which makes it highly affordable and disposable. The longer-term numbers are costlier but also inexpensive. It’s a safe and effective way of creating an account on the Allegro marketplace or other apps.