Do you have stuff to sell and are not sure how to get rid of it? You are not alone. There are many apps to sell your stuff today.
Table of Contents
- Top Selling Apps
- 1. Decluttr
- 2. Poshmark
- 3. Facebook Marketplace
- 4. OfferUp
- 5. eBay
- 6. Chairish
- 7. Vinted
- 8. Bookoo
- 9. VarageSale
- 10. Instagram
- 11. Recycler
- 12. 5Miles
- 13. Hoobly
- 14. Wish Local
- 15. Shpock
- 16. Craigslist
- 17. StockX
- 18. Mercari
- 19. Yard Sale Treasure Map
- 20. Tradesy
- 21. ThredUp
- 22. Flyp
- 23. Amazon Seller Marketplace
- 24. Etsy
- 25. Buyback Boss
- 26. The RealReal
- 27. Nextdoor
- 28. Reverb
- 29. Kidizen
- 30. Swappa
Top Selling Apps
Selling your stuff means money in your pocket! Here are our top picks for selling your stuff locally and online.
- Best Overall: Offerup
- Best to Sell in Bulk: Decluttr
- Best to Sell High Value Items: Ebay
- Best For Selling Large Items: Craigslist
This first section has the best selling apps that allow you to list separate items. For garage sale apps, skip to the next section.
If you need money fast, try selling your unwanted items on Decluttr. It only takes a few minutes to sell your items, and you receive next-day payment.
Decluttr is an easy way to sell the following used items:
- Cell Phones
- Video Games and Consoles
I’ve used Decluttr to sell my old CDs and DVDs. I use the Decluttr app on my phone to scan the barcode and get an instant price quote.
When I finish scanning, Decluttr sends a printable prepaid shipping label to ship my box of sold items. They can also mail you a box if you don’t have one.
The cool thing about Decluttr is that you can receive payment the next day!
You can get paid via PayPal, direct deposit, or a paper check in the mail.
Decluttr is convenient, but your items need to be in good condition. To only send items that will pass quality control, read the seller guidelines.
Want to sell clothes? Give Poshmark a try.
Listing adult and children’s clothing is free. And when you make a sale, Poshmark sends you a free prepaid shipping label.
With the Poshmark app, you can snap a few pictures and upload them to your closet in real-time.
One nice thing about Poshmark is that shoppers can browse your entire closet. Even if they are looking for a specific brand, they can easily access your closet to see your other listings.
3. Facebook Marketplace
Another popular place to sell stuff is Facebook Marketplace. As the largest social media platform, it might make sense to sell here as well.
To start selling, click on the “Create New Listing” button in the left sidebar.
First you choose the type of listing like:
- Item for sale
- Vehicle for sale
- House for sale or rent
- Bike for sale
Then you add the details of your items like a photo, description and price. It is as simple as that to list an item on Facebook.
Facebook makes it easy to sell, and you reach many neighbors that don’t use Craigslist.
Selling local isn’t the only way to make money on Facebook.
OfferUp is an app that rewards repeat sellers who offer good customer experiences. Buyers and sellers can both leave feedback for a particular transaction.
The feedback feature on OfferUp is very useful to ensure you are not being scammed.For additional security, you can also link your Facebook account to prove your identity.
OfferUp is that it’s like a local version of eBay. You can add items to a watch list, ask the seller questions with the in-app chat feature, and make a counteroffer.
This app is free to use. Buyers can search listings by category or proximity by entering their zip code or city.
OfferUp and Letgo are now the same app. If you’re a former Letgo member, you can buy or sell locally using OfferUp and its safety-focused Community MeetUp Spots.
Most people think that eBay is for only selling items that must be shipped. Buyers might live on the other side of the country or the world.
But, you can also do local listings for large and bulky items like furniture that require the buyer to pick up.
When selling large items locally, make sure you choose the “Local Pickup Only” option to avoid shipping costs.
I have sold old DVDs and car parts using eBay’s Local Pickup option. The process is easy and saves you from paying to ship.
Is you have trading cards or Pokemon cards, eBay is a great way to sell them quickly.
This can also be a great way to sell Pokemon cards in bulk if you have a big collection.
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Chairish is another app designed for selling furniture. You can also sell home decorations and vintage jewelry as well. There are a few caveats when using Chairish.
- Minimum listing price is $75
- Chairish gets a 20% commission
- Free shipping for some items you can take the UPS Store
- The buyer has 48 hours for returns if shipped
- In-person sales, the return ends at pick up
If you have quality items to sell, Chairish can be a good option despite the higher fees. Customers visiting this app are looking for upscale items that command higher prices.
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Vinted is an app that allows you to sell and swap clothing from your wardrobe. This app is most cost-effective when you swap clothing with another user.
You pay a commission when you sell your clothing.
- Listings are free
- List any brands
You will get the best return on designer brands that are more valuable and less common.
It’s also easy to sell your items to out-of-state buyers as Vinted accepts credit cards. Plus shipping is easy to set up and display with your items.
Bookoo is a family-friendly app that has boards in most states and even some U.S. military bases located across the globe.
This app is part classified, and part social media platform. Sellers and buyers can create a profile and friend other users. You can build a level of trust with the buyer before you meet them.
Not being able to “meet” the buyer before the sale is one reason why some sellers avoid Craigslist.
Your profile also lists the other products you have listed. This makes it easier to make an additional sale for buyers looking to buy more than one item.
All sales occur locally, so you never have to worry about shipping anything.
VarageSale is another family-friendly app that has selling communities all across the globe. You can use VarageSale to sell or trade your stuff for free.
Products can be new or used such as:
- Anything else you sell at a garage sale (that’s family-friendly and legal, of course)
There’s also an emphasis on safety. Each seller and buyer must first create a profile that includes a picture and a name. Until you do this, you can’t schedule a meeting.
VarageSale also has a 24-hour hotline you can call to report suspicious sellers or activity.
Because VarageSale emphasizes safety, it is one of the largest sell local apps in the world!
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You might only share your fun moments on Instagram, but it’s also another local marketplace. All you have to do is take a picture and include a small product description with a price.
Facebook owns Instagram, but that doesn’t mean every Instagrammer uses Facebook.
Young adults are more likely to use Instagram than Facebook.
There are some people and small businesses that have had great success selling on Instagram. Try for yourself to see what success you have.
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Recycler is one of the first online classified apps. You will have the most success with this app if you are trying to sell a used car, pets, or trying to rent a house.
It’s a regional selling app similar to the Thrifty Nickel newspaper that’s in your area.
Most product listings are in California. But, Recycler also serves communities in the Midwest and on the East Coast.
Since Recycler is one of the first selling apps, they have a loyal following.
The 5Miles app allows buyers to filter listings to within 5 miles of their current location. 5Miles allows you to sell all the items that other apps do and you can also list services, jobs, and garage sales.
There is even an “Online Skills” section. You might list here if you offer these services:
- Celebrity Impersonations
- Provide Online Training
- Perform Pranks and Stunts
This somewhat unique app is free to use. The online skills section can give you a competitive edge.
Hoobly is best for selling pets that need adoption. You can also sell other items with the app, but the audience mostly looks at pets with this app. It is free to post, and it is available for iOS and Android devices.
The other apps allow you to sell pets as well. But, Hoobly has an online reputation for this niche so it can be well worth your time.
14. Wish Local
Wish has two different sides to it. Buyers can use the app to find the lowest price from online retailers. There’s also the Wish Local feature that allows you to buy or sell goods locally. This app is unique because it is one of the few that is available for these devices:
If you like using Wish, you might try these Wish alternatives too!
Shpock is short for “Shop in your Pocket.” It’s an Apple and Android app that showcases your listing with a large picture. Think Pinterest and their large, colorful pins.
When shoppers are just browsing the map, a small picture populates with your pinpoint location. Users must click the pinpoint to read a verbal description of your product.
Let’s imagine you’re selling a bike. A picture of your bike will appear instead of the description of the size, model, and price of the bike.
The Craigslist app is very similar to the actual Craigslist website. Remember that Craigslist is the pioneer of online classifieds.
It’s not always the easiest or most feature-heavy app, but Craigslist has a large audience. More potential buyers mean a higher chance of making a sale.
You might also consider Craigslist if you live in a semi-rural area because of its large online footprint.
StockX is a site that is a site where you can sell collectibles.
Here are some items you can sell:
- Sports cards
They do have an authenticity inspection and require sellers to ship with in two days of the sale.
Although Mercari initially started in Japan, it is now very popular in the United states as well.
You can sell items like:
- Home items
- Sports items
You can list things for free, however, you will pay a fee when it sells.
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19. Yard Sale Treasure Map
Yard Sale Treasure Map focuses on helping people easily and safely locate yard sales in their community.
You list sales on the app map. The app lets you list featured items with photos, item descriptions, and prices to help attract potential visitors.
You can even share reviews, opinions, and listings on social media.
The one downside to Yard Sale Helper? This app is only available for Apple devices.
For those looking for another fashion one stop shop, there is Tradesy. From basic designer wear to high end like Louis or Prada.
With a consumer rating of 4.77 stars out of 5, they are a favorite for many users. You must be 18 or older to sell your items. Commission and fees are typically 10 to 15%.
Note for new sellers, they may hold funds a little longer to ensure you are a reputable seller.
If you have clothes to sell, ThredUp is a great resource. This online consignment store makes it easy to clear out your closets and make money without leaving your house.
To sell your clothes, or as ThredUp calls it, do a closet Clean Out, click ‘Get Started’ and request a Clean Out kit, or you can use your own box or bag. Affix the label provided by ThredUp and send your clothes to them via FedEx or UPS.
ThredUp professionals review the clothes and list eligible items for sale on their site. When they sell, you get paid.
Here’s how they pay:
- Premium and designer brands – Earn up to 80% of the sales price and have 45 days for the items to sell
- Mid-priced brands – Earn up to 60% of the sales price and have 30 days for the items to sell
- Low-priced brands – Value brands, as ThredUp calls them, may not earn you any money, but you can send them to get them out of your closet
To get paid, you can request cash or a shopping credit to fill your closet up with new to you items.
Flyp is an AI-based reseller. No, a computer doesn’t sell your items, but it matches you with sellers who will sell your items, typically clothes.
On Flyp, you can sell clothes, shoes, and handbags. You list what you have to sell and upload pictures. Flyp then matches you with sellers. You can review their terms, including the percentage of the profits they’ll pay you, and they handle the rest.
Print out the shipping label from Flyp and send your items to the seller. Once the seller sells your items, you get paid.
Here’s the catch.
You’ll typically make 40% to 60% of the profits. Flyp keeps 5%, and the seller keeps the remaining profits.
Flyp is a good option for someone who has a lot of high-end clothes to sell but doesn’t have the time to list, manage the listing, and deal with buyers’ questions.
23. Amazon Seller Marketplace
You don’t need a storefront or brand to sell on Amazon Marketplace. While most items sold on Amazon are from businesses, many are from individuals too.
You can sell almost anything on Amazon, but books and electronics are the most popular. However, if you’re selling used items, you can only sell in certain categories, including the following:
- Home and garden
- Musical instruments
- Pet supplies
- Video games
You must list the items correctly so buyers know the items are used or refurbished, and of course, you must pay fees to list your items. You can pay an average of $0.99 per item listed plus miscellaneous fees or a flat $39.99 monthly fee plus seller fees.
Most individuals selling only a few items will opt for the individual listing fees.
Amazon pays via direct deposit and offers an option for Express Pay (for a fee) to get your money instantly.
If you have handmade items, antiques, or other collectibles to sell, try Etsy. You’ll have the target audience needed for these types of items and your own storefront to showcase your items.
It’s only $0.20 to list items, and you get four months for them to sell. When an item sells on Etsy, you pay a 6.5% transaction fee plus a 3% + $0.25 payment processing fee. In addition, if you sell an item from one of Etsy’s offsite ads, you’ll pay an additional 15% fee.
It sounds like a lot, but it’s only $9.95 for every $100 item you sell unless it sells from an offsite ad, then you’ll pay an additional $1.50.
Etsy pays via direct deposit to your checking account.
25. Buyback Boss
If you have phones you no longer need, sell them to Buyback Boss, even if they don’t work. It takes only 30 seconds to get a quote for your phones by submitting your information on their website.
To get a quote, you’ll answer questions about your phone and receive an instant offer. Buyback Boss provides a free shipping label to send your phone back. You can even track the phone while it makes its way to Buyback Boss.
You have 14 days to send the phone back, with their 14-day price lock guarantee, so act fast to ensure you get the quoted price.
Once received, Buyback Boss inspects and tests the phones. If they accept your phone, you’ll receive payment via gift card, bank transfer, or PayPal.
26. The RealReal
The RealReal is a luxury consignment site where you can sell designer men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. They claim most of their items sell in 30 days or less, and you can earn up to 85% of the resale value.
To sign up to sell with The RealReal, you simply schedule a drop-off or ship your items to them. They have a large team working behind the scenes to get your items inspected, listed, and sold quickly.
When an item sells, you get paid via direct deposit. However, you can also choose a site credit to spend money there and get a 5% bonus per month.
Nextdoor is an app that connects people in a local area. It’s a great way to sell items, especially larger items like furniture and appliances. But you can also sell smaller items like clothes, toys, and sports gear.
It’s easy to list items with these steps:
- Click on the sell button
- Choose your neighborhoods to show the items
- Choose a category
- List your item
It’s free to list items for sale, and you work out payment with the buyer. Always use caution and consider only accepting cash to avoid being scammed.
If you have musical instruments and gear to sell, consider Reverb. While it is free to list items, you’ll pay a 5% fee for items you sell, plus a payment process of 3.19% + $0.49.
The nice thing about selling musical instruments and gear through Reverb is you have a targeted audience. When you sell on a more generic site, like Facebook Marketplace, you don’t always have the right audience, and only a few people that see it might be interested.
Reverb protects your shipping should an item be lost, stolen, or damaged, and they send payments via direct deposit after an item sells.
Kidizen is a marketplace for gently used kids’ clothes. It’s free to list your items, but you’ll pay a 12% plus $0.50 fee per item sold. However, sellers must also cover the shipping costs.
Once you ship the item and it’s scanned by UPS, Kidizen releases your funds. You can redeem them for Kidizen bucks to shop on their site or request a direct deposit that you’ll receive in 1 to 3 business days.
Keep in mind, on Kidizen, you’re responsible for all aspects of listing, pricing, and managing the items you have for sale, but it can be worth it if you make money on those clothes the kids outgrew so fast.
Swappa is another solution to sell used electronics, such as phones, watches, iPads, gaming consoles, computers, cameras, and more.
The difference with Swappa is you aren’t selling the items to Swappa, but instead, leveraging their marketplace to list your items for sale. Buyers buy directly from you. Listing your items is free, and then you pay 3% when an item sells.
Payments come through PayPal and are delivered immediately upon selling the item.
There are plenty of selling apps to help you sell locally, like on Craigslist. Or, you can be the “big fish in the little pond” with one of the other apps.
Getting rid of your items takes time. But with a little bit of effort, and having a list of apps like we listed above, you can move your items out and let the cash roll in.
And remember if you choose to go old school with a garage sale, use the apps above to get the word out and get more visitors.