We’ve all been there. Your place is full of old stuff you want to get rid of, but you don’t even know where to begin. Well, one option is to take out your trusty old smartphone and download an app that will let you sell your things. If this sounds like a good idea, then take a look at our list of the best apps for selling stuff. This covers apps for Android and iOS, and it ranges from auction apps like eBay to platforms like Poshmark that let you sell stuff directly to other users.
It may come as no surprise that eBay is pretty much the best app for selling stuff, whether locally, nationally, or internationally. Regardless of whether you want to sell your old baseball card collection or that extra PlayStation 5 you happen to have lying around, eBay will put you in touch with a receptive market. Listing items for sale on its app is a very simple step-by-step process, while you can edit listings on the go and also message prospective buyers very easily.
Check out our dedicated guide for more info on how to sell on eBay.
If you’re looking to sell clothes, then Poshmark is a great app to try. Focused mostly on designer items and fashion, it currently boasts around 70 million users across North America, so you’re likely to find someone to buy that old handbag you never wear outside anymore. While it does seem to have a slant toward women, you can also use it to sell children’s clothing and menswear, so it’s particularly useful for families looking to have a spring cleaning and make some money on the side. The selling process itself is pretty simple, requiring you to sign up for an account, upload some photos of your items, and enter a description and various pieces of info. Poshmark’s customer support also receives good reviews online, so if anything ever goes wrong, you should be able to resolve it easily.
Sell on Etsy
Etsy is well-known as a marketplace where you can find everything from furniture to household ornaments, yet it also has its own dedicated app just for sellers: Sell on Etsy. It’s geared more toward higher-volume sellers, but if that describes you, then it really is one of the best options around. It lets you efficiently manage your items and sales, enabling quick responses to buyers and allowing you to effortlessly check your views, visits, and sales history. Listing on the app is very easy, while you can activate and deactivate listings with a single tap of your phone.
Yes, you’re reading that right — Facebook is one of the best apps for selling stuff. That’s thanks largely to Facebook Marketplace, where you can list absolutely anything you might have for sale, whether it be a car, apartment, or pair of shoes. It may not be as streamlined as other apps in certain respects, but the fact that (almost) everyone is already on Facebook should increase your chances of actually selling your old items. The app is also integrated with Messenger, so you can easily chat online with potential buyers. Better yet, there are no transaction fees, and you obviously don’t have to sign up if you already have a Facebook account.
Here’s an app that lets you sell all kinds of stuff, from clothing and footwear to strollers and lamps. Basically, if you have any household items that need selling, Vinted is worth a try. You can list and sell for free, with Vinted passing on the full value of your sales. The app itself is straightforward enough to navigate, with its interface using a simple layout and big icons and images. Listing is simply a matter of uploading photographs and adding descriptions, while you can set your own price and add discounts along the way if you think your item needs a helping hand.
While Nextdoor is about socializing, it’s also a very good place to sell your old stuff. It serves as a portal to your local neighborhood, so you can sell to people in your area. It’s free to list items on the app, while you can also arrange garage or yard sales and advertise them to your local community, just in case you want to sell face to face to people you may know. It’s not quite as comprehensive as offer dedicated marketplace apps, but if you want to sell locally, it’s highly recommended.
You may have heard of a marketplace app called Letgo. Well, it no longer exists in its own right since it has merged with OfferUp, creating a super-marketplace app in the process. The resulting app boasts “millions” of users (no precise figure given), and you can sell anything you have lying around, from electronics to furniture. As with most other apps in its genre, it includes a review system, so you can be sure that you’re selling to a reliable buyer. You list items in under a minute, while the app also lets you quickly message buyers.
CPlus for Craigslist
You’ve no doubt heard of Craigslist, but CPlus for Craigslist is a version of the famous classifieds platform that’s focused specifically on selling your stuff. It makes selling things exceedingly easy, with its native in-app posting system letting you put old stuff online in a few clicks. It also includes convenient options for editing, renewing, and reposting ads, while the app is free to use.
Decluttr is aimed squarely at anyone with stray video games, CDs, DVDs, gadgets, and books to sell. It makes listing items very straightforward, letting you scan barcodes in order to automatically enter product information. It also offers free shipping for sellers, while it includes payment options via PayPal, bank deposits, or checks. With around 4 million customers, its market is pretty broad, so you shouldn’t struggle to sell things. It’s also simple to view and manage orders, with the app’s dashboard laying everything out intuitively.
Tradesy is another app for selling designer fashion, letting you list items from a wide range of brands. It makes selling very hassle-free since it will accept all returns for you and let you keep the money you received from the original buyer, so long as the item you sold was as-described (and authentic). It also has a very good customer service department, so any problems you have should be resolved quickly. That said, the commission taken by Tradesy is fairly large compared to other apps, coming in at around 20%. This may be a little steep for some, but it does finance a good all-round service.
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