You don’t have to hold a garage sale. Many mobile apps allow you to sell items in your local area thanks to the digital age. There are many options for these apps, from simple listings that allow you to list your items for sale to more sophisticated online marketplaces that allow you to sell them.
Which apps are most popular for second-hand or used items? Let’s see.
eBay may be the most well-known online app for selling unwanted items. You simply need to upload photos and set a price. eBay will take care of everything else. It is easy to pay with Paypal or a credit/debit card.
2. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace can be a real pain. It is a glorified classified site that leaves the details of payment and delivery up to you. However, Facebook’s huge reach means that local buyers are easy to find, making it simple for you to hand over the items.
OfferUp, one of the newest apps in this market, offers a smoother experience than others. To get offers from interested buyers, you can simply upload photos of your items. There are many options for shipping nationwide, so you don’t need to limit your sales to the local area.
Many sales apps charge a fee for each successful transaction. Letgo lets you avoid paying sales fees and connect with local buyers directly. You can simply use it to promote your products and to chat with buyers. After that, you can sell directly to them.
5. Craigslist CPlus
Craigslist is often criticized for having too many ads and cluttering it with useless information. However, the new CPlus App is a great way of selling items online. It has a redesigned user interface and a notification function that notifies users when a new item becomes available. This makes it much easier to sell items online.
It can be difficult to find local buyers for your second-hand items. It would be great if you could sell your stuff directly to a service that will help you organize your home.
This is exactly what the Decluttr is all for. Instead of listing your items in local classifieds, scan the barcodes of electronic items to receive an instant quote. You get paid instantly by the app with a prepaid shipping label.
You think of old electronics and video video games when you think about second-hand goods. Clothes have a higher resale price and are easier to use. To make extra cash, you can accumulate a lot of handbags and clothes that are not worn.
Poshmark, like Decluttr offers a pre-paid shipping label that you can use to ship your products to buyers. Poshmark also handles payments. Poshmark will transfer the money to your account by check or direct deposit after deducting the listing fees.
Vintage or handcrafted items can be hard to sell for a fair price. Instead of trying to find a buyer via social media, list your goods on a platform specifically designed for vintage and handcrafted products.
Enter Etsy. It is an e-commerce site that sells vintage and craft products. Sellers can set up shops and begin selling. This can be a great side hustle for extra income if you own a lot of these items or know someone who makes them.
Mercari is another similar platform to Poshmark. It allows you to sell gently used clothes and accessories online. The main advantage of Mercari is its lower transaction fee. Mercari only takes 10% of each sale, whereas Poshmark takes 20%.
ThredUP can be a great tool for getting rid of your stuff. ThredUP will even take items that you don’t want and give them to you. ThredUP is a different way to sell than other reselling apps.
Instead of listing your items and taking photos, request a “clean out package”. The cleanout kit is basically an enclosed bag that you can place all the items in. It also includes a pre-paid shipping label so it’s easier to ship them. This bag can then be dropped at a FedEx or USPS office. ThredUP will pay for items that are worth selling and recycle or donate the rest.
NextDoor, another app that allows you to sell and give away your items, is also a great way to find local buyers. You can see the listings in the newsfeeds of other people within a certain radius from your location. This ensures that the buyer is only a few steps away. You will need to handle the payment details like any other classifieds app.
You would be very lucky to find one buyer for most second-hand goods. You can almost guarantee a high price when selling luxury items. Tradesy a platform that allows you to resell high-end fashion and facilitates returns and delivery.
You only need to create a Tradesy “closet”, which includes designer labels, and upload some photos. After uploading photos, the app will automatically clean them up and send you a shipping label. You can withdraw the proceeds using a debit or Paypal card, or a bank transfer.
Vinted, is only available in a few countries and allows you to sell clothing and accessories. You can also list toys and other categories. Vinted is different from other sites by charging a transaction fee. This allows you to list your product completely for free.
We have so far only looked at websites that sell used clothing and electronics. What about vintage furniture? It is not a wise idea to sell old furniture or decor at a yard sale for a small profit.
Chairish is the solution. Chairish, a curated website for stylish home decor and furniture, is a great platform to sell antique furniture sets and get a fair valuation. Its iPhone app allows buyers to see how the product will look in their home. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for iOS devices.
How do you sell your used stuff locally?
It all depends on what you are selling. You can sell valuable items that have a high resale price through e-commerce channels. However, you can also sell everyday stuff through local listings.
You have two types of selling apps. Tradesy and Poshmark are great for luxury fashion, but general classifieds apps such as OfferUp or Craigslist CPlus let you create listings and connect directly with locals.
Whatever method you choose, it’s always a good idea for extra cash to get rid off unused stuff.