5 (Awesome!) Places to Sell Your Stuff Online.
As we move towards having less stuff take up the physical and mental space in our lives, we have to find a new place for all of those mementos we’ve collected throughout our lives. Donating locally is a fantastic option, but for those more valuable items it can be great to make a little cash in the process.
If you’re looking for something a little more user-friendly than Craigslist (no more creepy emails that lead nowhere), check out our list of 5 other ways to sell your stuff online so you can find one perfect for you!
Probably the easiest platform to use to sell your stuff, Facebook Marketplace is quickly taking over the space that Craigslist has owned for so long. You can sell pretty much anything you want on here, from clothing to furniture to electronics, and definitely the best option for those larger or harder to ship items. Since it’s person to person and locally-based, no one will take a cut of your profit and you can get cash for your items instead of having to set up payment processes like on other sites. We also love that it’s connected to people’s Facebook accounts so you can make sure they’re not catfishing you. Plus, the set up could not be easier - if you’re on Facebook, you’re already ready to sell!
With one quick extra step of downloading the app and creating the account, LetGo comes in close second to Facebook Marketplace for ease of use and accessibility. Like Facebook, this platform is meant for local use, it’s free to use (no fees!), and you can chat with buyers directly in the app instead of sharing personal contact information. There’s also an easy rating system that helps you build your reputation as a seller and know that your buyers are legit. Super cool bonus, listing an item to sell is literally as easy as snapping a pic, thanks to image-recognition technology in the app that automatically titles and categorizes your listing!
An oldie but a goody, Ebay is still one of the best places to sell your more valuable accessories, clothing, or collectibles. You will have to set up your own account and link it to PayPal or another method of payment, and you’re in charge of taking care of shipping or asking the buyer to pay for it. If bidding wars make you anxious, don’t worry - the majority of items on Ebay are now sold at a fixed price, so you can treat it like any other online marketplace. Keep in mind that Ebay charges fees for using their platform, which is why it’s best for higher priced and more unique items that might not fetch their full price elsewhere.
This user-friendly app and website part social network/part online consignment store. Once you’ve made your account, you can list items directly from the app by taking a photo, filling in a description, and setting the price. Negotiations take place publicly on the listing page, which can be awkward, but the social aspect means you’re building relationships and a reputation (and sharing fashion advice!), which attracts many users. We love that Poshmark provides you with a prepaid label when you’ve made a sale, so you can just pop your items in the mail. Poshmark does take commission on your items and the process can be more involved than other platforms, so this is really the best option for those with a fairly large closet with lots of great, higher-end pieces looking to find new homes.
We love to shop on ThredUp, which has an incredible amount of clothing and accessories to choose from at great prices. Selling can be more of a mixed bag (lots of online reviews complain about the minimal payout they received for their goods), so this might be a better option for those looking to just clean out their closets for a little cash instead of making a profit. What’s nice is that you can bag up all your items and send them in, which is a lot less work than what goes into listing items yourself on other platforms. If you’re curious how much money your stuff will make before you send them in, you can use their payout estimator to see what similar items fetched.
Written By Natasha Brownlee.