The best apps to sell your stuff have to have a few important features. They have to be user friendly. They have to be well viewed.
And most of all, they have to help you sell your stuff quickly. We’re going to share about some of the best apps for selling your stuff locally and online.
Use them to declutter your house and to make some extra cash all at the same time.
Top Apps To Sell Your Stuff Online
If you’re looking to sell your stuff to online buyers, consider trying out these popular apps. Although selling online can involve having to ship items, there are some benefits to it.
You can reach a wider pool of buyers, which can increase your chances of selling items. And you don’t necessarily have to deal with meetups when you’re advertising online.
Poshmark helps you sell fashion clothing for men, women, and children. You can also sell new beauty items, home decor, and more.
After you sell an item, Poshmark sends you a free, prepaid shipping label you can use to mail your sold item to your buyer.
Poshmark takes a 20% cut to cover the cost of shipping and other expenses. If the item you sell was under $15, Poshmark charges a flat fee of $2.95.
Tradesy is a site for selling authentic designer fashions. When you list and sell an item on Tradesy, you’ll get a shipping kit in the mail.
Buyers pay for shipping, and you get 80.2% of the sales price for each item you sell. You can use your proceeds to buy other designer items on Tradesy.
Or you can have your earnings transferred to your PayPal account or bank account for a 2.9% fee.
thredUP works a bit differently than other selling sites. If you have clothing to sell, you simply request a clean out kit from thredUP.
When the kit arrives, you put your unwanted clothes in the kit and send them to thredUP. thredUP lists acceptable clothing on their website.
When one of your items sells, thredUP will pay you up to 80% of the sales price. Or you can use your earnings to buy new-to-you clothes on thredUP.
Note that payouts are much lower than 80% for items with a lower sales value.
Decluttr makes it easy to sell used CDs, DVDs, textbooks, electronics, and more. You start by using the Decluttr website to find out what Decluttr will pay you for each item you have to sell.
Then you send the items you want to sell to Decluttr, packing them up and using Decluttr’s prepaid shipping label.
After Decluttr assesses your items for quality, they’ll send you money via PayPal or other avenues. Or you can use the money Decluttr owes you to buy other items listed for sale on the website.
eBay is an old standby for selling just about anything online. You start by listing your items for sale. After an item sells, you work out the shipping details with the buyer.
eBay takes a roughly 10%-12% commission for anything you sell, although the fee can vary depending on the items you sell.
Note that commission amounts may be higher or lower on certain items. Also, you pay be charged a payout fee as well in order to get your money.
6. Amazon Marketplace
Amazon Marketplace is another popular online selling site. You get the power of Amazon behind each listing.
Fees are $0.99 for each item sold. Or you can pay $39.99 per month and sell as many items as you want. Note that there are additional “referral fees” for each sale too.
Referral fees are fees you pay Amazon for bringing a buyer to you.
Referral fees range depending on the category of the item you sell. However, these fees can be as high as 20% or more.
Vinted helps you sell pre-owned clothing and accessories. When you list and sell an item on Vinted, you work out the shipping details with the buyer.
However, you have to ship the item within five business days. While there are no listing or selling fees on Vinted, you do have to pay the company a service fee.
The service fee amounts to 5% of the sale price of each item, plus another $0.70 per each item sold. When the sale price is complete, Vinted puts your proceeds in your Vinted wallet.
You can use your money to buy items on Vinted, or you can request payout.
Depop helps you sell clothing, accessories, art, and more. When you sell using the Depop app, you can include up to four listing pictures of what you’re selling.
After you sell, you handle the details such as shipping. Depop will put your sale proceeds, minus the site’s 10% commission, into your Depop account.
You can use your earnings to buy items on Depop. Or you can have it transferred to your bank account or PayPal account.
With Chairish, you can consign chic home furniture, art, or other home decor items. After your item sells, you can have Chairish handle the shipping, or you can handle it yourself.
The buyer pays for shipping. Listing on Chairish is free, however, you will pay a commission after your item sells.
Depending on which Chairish plan you choose, you keep 70% to 80% of the sales price of your item.
Worthy is a consignment site for higher end fine jewelry. When you use Worthy to sell your jewelry, you ship it via a secured FedEx shipment.
The item is cleaned and photographed with HD photography. Then the item is listed for auction, and you set the reserve price (minimum) it’s listed for.
After the item sells, Worthy handles shipping and you get paid. You’ll get paid minus a 10%-18% commission, depending on the value of the item.
You’ll receive your payment via PayPal, bank account transfer, or check.
Mercari helps you sell just about anything from clothing to home decor. Listing on Mercari is free, and you can list your items in just a few minutes.
After your item sells and you ship it, the buyer rates the transaction. When the rating is complete, you get your profit minus a 10% commission.
Mercari also charges a payment processing fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction.
Best Apps To Sell Your Stuff Locally
If you’re looking to see your stuff locally, you’ve got several options. Here are some of the most popular apps for selling stuff locally.
The nice thing about using apps that help you advertise locally is that you can target nearby buyers and potential sell items within a day.
OfferUp (which recently acquired Letgo) is a favorite app for selling stuff locally. Both buyers and sellers have to be members to participate.
And all members are rated via ratings and badges. What’s more, you can see a member’s transaction history for added comfort.
You can post items for sale in less than 30 seconds, and it’s free to use OfferUp in most cases. Those selling multiple vehicles in a month will pay a listing fee to use OfferUp.
13. Facebook Local Groups
Facebook local groups can be another great avenue for selling stuff online to local buyers. You can typically find a local buy/sell group by searching the city you’re in within the Facebook search feature.
In most cases, you’ll have to request to join a group before you’re approved. Once you’re approved, you can post items to sell, advertising to buyers right in the area where you live or work.
With the Facebook local groups, you can usually avoid Facebook Marketplace’s selling fees too. You determine where and when to meet up with buyers.
Craigslist is an old standby for selling your stuff locally. It’s still free for selling pretty much everything but vehicles.
And although there can be some safety concerns with selling on a local site that doesn’t rate members or track them, Craigslist is still one of the most widely used selling apps.
If you want some advice on using the site wisely, read about how to buy and sell safely on Craigslist. By following the tips listed, you can help ensure your Craigslist transaction goes smoothly.
5miles helps you sell items to people who live within 5 miles of you. However, your listing can reach people all over the globe.
You can sell anything from furniture to clothing to automobiles on this site. Similar to Craigslist, when you sell on 5miles you’ll meet up with the seller to exchange the item you sell.
5miles recommended meeting in a safe location to do your exchange.
VarageSale works a bit like Craigslist, only with a few extra benefits. First, for safety reasons you have to confirm your identity (via your Facebook account) and be approved to join.
Second, the site is community-specific. The goal there is that you’re only dealing with people in your community. There are no fees for using VarageSale.
As with Craigslist, you are responsible for meet up and exchange of items/cash. As mentioned earlier, it’s important to use a safe and populated location when exchanging items, such as a local police station.
Bookoo is another app that was created so you can buy and sell with those within your community. It’s kind of like shopping at neighborhood yard sales, only online.
There are no fees to use Bookoo, and you are responsible for handling the meetup with your buyers.
One note about Bookoo: Some areas of the U.S. have limited usage of the site and very few listings. You may want to check Bookoo’s website to be sure those in your area are using it before advertising there.
Shpock started in the UK but has expanded to include U.S. cities as well. With Shpock, buyers are encouraged to make an offer on items, which means there’s often room to haggle.
Of course, you as a seller don’t have to accept an offer, and you’re free to counter back with a different price. But this feature does have the potential to make selling online more fun.
Shpock doesn’t charge any fees. You can sell anything from clothing, to tools, to electronics on Shpock.
Yardsales.com is a site where you can advertise your upcoming yard sale to a local audience. That might be a good way to garner some interest from potential buyers.
There’s no fee to use this site. And it works nationwide. This is another site that is popular in some areas and not others. Check your local city for usage before putting in too much time creating an ad.
20. Garage Sale Finder
Garage Sale Finder is another site where you can advertise your upcoming garage sale. The site lists sales in major cities across the U.S.
It’s free to use, and has the ability to partner with GPS for easy mapping.
Instagram might not be the first app you think of when trying to sell items locally. However, the app can work very well for selling hot items.
There’s no fee to post your stuff for sale on Instagram. Just post the item, share your area, and see what happens!
The younger generations are having great luck selling on Instagram! Note: Taking great photos is key to selling your stuff quickly on Instagram–or anywhere else!
As you can see, there are many choices when it comes to finding apps to sell your stuff. Whether you want to advertise locally or appeal to all online buyers, you’ve got options.
There are sites and apps for selling specific items, such as for selling furniture online. And there are sites that will help you sell just about anything.
And the great part is that when you’re selling stuff you aren’t necessarily limited to just one app or website. You can take advantage of the power of the internet and list the items you wish to sell on several popular websites.
That makes it easier than ever to make some extra cash and declutter at the same time.
Have you ever used any of these apps to sell your stuff? If so, we’d love to hear about which apps you like best.
Laurie is personal finance writer and a licensed Realtor. Her goal in blogging is to help others find their way to financial freedom, and to a simpler, more peaceful life.