7 Best Apps & Sites for Selling Stuff Online and Locally.
Apps & Sites for Selling Stuff Online and Locally: Looking to declutter your home and make some extra cash? There’s an app for that. We rounded up our favorite apps to sell items online, from popular auction bidding sites to apps that let you virtually sell to your neighbors.
Read on to see which apps to download the next time you want to sell some goods, so you can put some extra cash in your pocket.
Facebook Marketplace has come into its own as a place as one of the biggest sites for selling stuff online. There are obvious reasons why this works.
First, almost everyone has a Facebook account – there are over two billion monthly active users. Even though many of these don’t use the Marketplace feature, that’s still a massive pool of potential buyers.
Second, it’s easy to verify whether a potential buyer is legitimate – if they live in your local area, you’ll probably have some mutual friends, and you’ll at least be able to see if they seem like an active account.
However, if you’re planning on selling a large number of items and you don’t want to spam your friends’ feeds, it’s possible to untick the option to show up on news feeds.
Decluttr lets you sell used CDs, DVDs, games, and tech online. Just pack your item, stick on the label, and drop it off at the nearest UPS location, Customer Center, or Authorized Retail Outlet.
The day after your items arrive, you’ll receive payment via direct deposit, PayPal, check, or as a donation to your chosen charity.
Selling with Decluttr is simple and straightforward. As soon as you enter your item via the app or website, you get an instant valuation. If you decide to move forward with the sale, Decluttr sends you a free shipping label to use to send your items.
On Craigslist, you are able to post a listing with information regarding the item and wait for buyers to contact you; just click “Create a posting” on the homepage in your area and fill out all the necessary info.
Unfortunately, the site has become fertile ground for scammers, so don’t be surprised if you get several messages from con artists trying to cheat you out of your money.
Unlike eBay, Craigslist has no safeguards or protections in place to reimburse you if you’re scammed.
To protect yourself against the bad guys, there are some rules to follow. Never accept payment by check, money order, or even PayPal.
Always insist on cash only and local pickup only. You should also check out Craigslist’s own advice on how to avoid scams.
Shopify is an excellent platform to start your own online selling site. It’s beginner-friendly and easy to use, with excellent customer service. There are also many third-party apps that work with Shopify to customize your store.
An oldie but a goodie, eBay has been around since 1995 and is the original online retail website. It still has almost 200 million active users, which is an incredible pool of buyers to tap.
There are some distinct advantages to using eBay. Almost everyone has heard of it, and it’s the first place many people will think of if they want to buy something online.
It also has a wider variety of users that span all ages and locations. In contrast, the majority of recently launched apps are in major US cities.
However, the site also has some disadvantages. You’ll need to pay commission to both eBay and PayPal for every sale you make – this means you end up losing 20% of the price of each good sold.
Most competitors have picked up on this weakness and offered cheaper alternatives.
With BuyBackBoss, which has an A+ BBB rating and 4.8 Trustpilot rating, you can get cash for your used smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, or other electronics.
After answering a few questions about the device, they’ll give you an instant quote. If you accept the quote, they’ll send you a pre-paid shipping label so you can send the device to them.
After it’s received and passes their inspection, you can opt for payment in the form of a physical check, PayPal deposit, or a donation to Lighthouse for Hope.
When it comes to creating your own website to sell your stuff, Shopify has got to be one of the easiest to use and most trusted. As of October of 2019, there were over 1,000,000 merchants using Shopify.
Poshmark is an app for selling clothes. Its primary advantage is that it encourages buyers to browse your entire ‘wardrobe,’ which maximizes your chances of making a sale.
It’s free to list items, and you’ll be sent a prepaid postage label when you make a sale.