Apps to Sell Your Stuff: Battling with low sales or maybe you just want to increase your sales? See the list of 20 best Apps to Sell your stuff online and possibly offline below.
Do you have to sell something and do you prefer to sell locally? Many people choose to skip the shipping hassle (and the costs too). You are not alone. That means, in your pocket, more money! Now to sell nearly anything you own locally, you can use an app.
There are also apps that make selling smaller items online easy and painless. Next time that you have something to sell, try these apps.
Here Are Top 24 Best Apps to Sell Stuff Online
This first section has apps that allow you to list separate items. For garage sale apps, skip to the next section.
1. Facebook Buy and Sell Groups
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 county group.
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.
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For example, you might not be able to sell firearms or other controversial items. One final note about Facebook, there are selling groups and yard sale groups. The second type of group is used to advertise yard sales (not to sell individual items).
Besides Facebook Marketplace, you can also post a picture on your timeline. It’s only available to your friends, but they can easily share with their friends.
Facebook makes it easy to sell, and you reach many neighbors that don’t use Craigslist.
Most people think that eBay is for only selling items that must ship. 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. 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.
It’s free to list on eBay, and you don’t pay any fees until your product sells. You might also like selling on eBay’s app as the listing process is simple.
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. If you want to sell items to twenty-somethings, Instagram might be a good option.
4. 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.
Blinker can be a fun app to sell your car with. You take pictures of the car with your phone and Blinker effortlessly uploads the estimated value and factory features. The app lets you add personal details that help set your car apart from similar models.
You and the buyer complete the payment process and signing the documents digitally.
If you still have a car loan, Blinker uses the first portion of the sales price to pay off your loan. You keep the remaining balance.
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.
Want to sell clothes? Give Poshmark a try. Listing adult and children’s clothing is free. Poshmark sends you a free prepaid shipping label when you make a sale.
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.
Dealo is available on the iPhone and has a global presence. You can quickly list and sell your products.
This app is a little more like Craigslist 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. However, some items can be easier to sell with a phone call or email. If nothing else, your buyers have more options.
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.
OfferUp is an app that rewards repeat sellers who offer good customer experiences. Buyers and sellers can both leave feedback for a particular transaction.
This feature makes OfferUp more appealing than similar sell local apps. Other apps don’t let you leave feedback so you could be selling to a scammer. For additional security, you can also link your Facebook account to prove your identity.
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.
Carousell is a growing app that started in Singapore and is now in the U.S. You can sell almost anything from clothing to automobiles with Carousell. Your listings can also post on social media. Your friends can easily share your listing, and it’s one less site you need to visit.
It can only take 30 seconds to list a product, and you can post up to 4 photos per listing. Carousell is also free to list on.
Try selling your unwanted articles on Decluttr if you need money quickly. Selling your goods only takes a few minutes, and you collect payment the following day. The best news is that it consistently has top ratings, ranking 4.6/5 (with over 11,000 reviews) on TrustPilot.
Decluttr provides a simple way of selling the following products used:
- Cell Phones
- Video Games and Consoles
I’ve used Decluttr to sell my old CDs and DVDs. I use the Decluttr app 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 the next day you will collect payment! By PayPal or direct deposit, they will pay you. A third approach is to get a paper check sent in the mail.
If you want to sell things from your cellphone quickly, they also have a mobile app. To begin the listing process, all you have to do is scan the bar-code.
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.
If you’re patient, you might try selling your more valuable items with another app. It might take longer to make a sale, but you can earn more money.
Because VarageSale emphasizes safety, it is one of the largest sell local apps in the world!
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.
The minimum listing price is $75, and there is a 20% commission. Chairish offers free shipping for some items you can take the UPS Store. The buyer has 48 hours to return the product. You receive your payment after the 48 hour period lapses. For in-person pickups, the return window ends when they pick up the product.
One downside of Chairish is that the app is only available for iPhones. 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. Because you have a more affluent audience, you can charge higher prices because Chairish has a good reputation.
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 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.
18. 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!
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. But, money can still be more valuable than another outfit. So, pick your favorite payment option.
Listing is free, and Vinted allows you to list any brand. 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.
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 onlinefootprint.
In order to help you sell locally, there are several applications. You could sell it on Craigslist. Or with one of the other apps, you can be the “big fish in the little pond”. They are just as good and have a broad following as well. In order to build a deal, you just need to communicate with one customer. The more apps you sell, the better your chances of making a sale. So, try a couple of applications to sell things you don’t need.