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.
In This Article
- Top Apps to Sell Stuff Online
- Yard Sales Apps
Top Apps to Sell Stuff Online
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 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.
Best news is that it consistently has top reviews, on TrustPilot it ranks 4.5/5 (with over 11,000 reviews).
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!
Get paid: PayPal, direct deposit, 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.
- You won’t get any items back that Decluttr rejects
- Sell more valuable items on other apps for top dollar
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.
Another popular app is Facebook. As the largest social media platform, it might make sense to sell here as well.
To start selling, click on the “Buy and Sell Groups” button in the Explore menu.
Facebook will list several groups closest to you, and you can also search for your specific city or neighborhood.
To sell (or buy), you will have to join the group first. Be sure to read the group guidelines to see if there are any listing restrictions.
- Groups vary: Selling vs yard sales
- Yard sale groups just advertise the location of the sale, like Craigslist
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.
Of course, many local businesses also list on eBay for additional exposure. Some offer free local delivery if you live within a certain radius.
If you own a business and a delivery truck, you might try this option.
- Free to sell
- Pay fees once product sells
- Ebay app is simple to use
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.
Want to get top dollar for your diamond jewelry? Check out Worthy which has a 4.8 out of 5 Trustpilot score.
Dealo app allows you to download, register, list or buy within 30 seconds!
This app is a little easier than Craigslist yet very similar because the buyer can contact you by phone or e-mail.
Many of the other apps only permit communication with in-app chat. Chat-only apps protect your privacy as much as possible until you schedule a meetup.
- Global app so make sure to set up local
However, some items can be easier to sell with a phone call or email. If nothing else, your buyers have more options.
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.
- List your yard sales.
- If your city does not have Bookoo, request one
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!
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.
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.
This app is a little different. If you are a small business with local services to sell, Zaarly can be a good option. To only provide quality services, they have a rigid vetting process.
Currently, Zaarly only accepts sellers from Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Northern Virginia.
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.
16. 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:
- Trading 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.
Yard Sales Apps
This second section focuses on apps that allow you to list yard sales easily. These apps let your neighbors know about your sale.
And, having a yard sale is easier than listing each item individually online.
YardSailr is free to use for personal use and non-profit groups. You can list the items you have for sale and include the pictures and prices of featured items.
You can also share your sale on Facebook and Twitter.
Buyers can contact you through the app to ask questions. Your listing also appears on the app map so shoppers can plan their weekend route fast.
22. Yard Sale Helper
Yard Sale Helper 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.
Yardsales.com is one of the most thorough apps for sellers. They offer a “Garage Sale Genie” pricing tool to help you determine the value of items you plan to sell.
And, you can hire helpers if you need help to set up or clean up your sale. These features are offered in addition to advertising your garage sale, yard sale, moving sale, or estate sale.
They also have a feature if you only want to sell 1 or 2 items on their virtual yard sale table too. Listing is free for single items and yard sales.
To enhance your listing, you can buy credits. These credits boost your listing to the top of the list.
24. Yard Sale Treasure Map
You will want to use Yard Sale Treasure Map to attract the serious garage sale deal hunters that map their route each weekend. It’s really easy to post your sale for everybody to see.
You only need to post in on Craigslist. The listing populates in the Yard Sale Treasure Map app. This app is for community sales and single weekend yard sales.
Yard Sale Treasure Map is easy and free to use. You can promote your sale within the app once it has been posted to Craigslist and appears on the app’s Treasure Map.
There are plenty of 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.