If you are doing the research on how to sell online, chances are you want to sell items without ever leaving your work desk. Do you have your own product, or do you just want to earn some extra cash by selling your old stuff? Some people think that they don’t have anything of value to sell online, but in reality, every household, on average, has around $5000 worth of stuff.
Do you just want to sell locally, or is the world your market place? How great would it be if anyone from anywhere in the world could become your customer?
In this article, I will review some of the best consignment stores and marketplaces out there so you can start selling your items online for free, because if you are not sure whether your product will sell, why would you want to invest a lot of money on creating websites or joining some selling platforms where you have to pay a fee to promote your item?
Here are some of the apps and websites you can join and sell your items for free:
Vinted is an online marketplace where you can list, sell and swap second hand items like clothes, bags, shoes, toys and accessories for free (listing the product is completely free and even after you have made a sale they don’t charge you any fees). They’ll only charge a small ‘’service fee’’ when buyers are cashing out.
Unlike all the other apps that we will be listing below Vinteds refund policy protects buyers against scammers, as they can ask for a refund if they come across a rip-off.
PoshMak is maybe most known place for selling clothes and home goods and it is mostly catered to women. It is very easy to navigate and all you have to do is to take few quality photos, write a description and list a price for your item.
Listing is free, however, they charge fees of $2.95 for items under $15, and 20% of items SOLD over $15. This cut covers the cost of shipping.
ThredUp is a great app and a website to use if you want to clean out your wardrobe, get rid of some clothes that you don’t want anymore and try to make some money from selling it online.
ThredUp is an online thrift store, where you can get started with selling your items after you order the Clean Out bag that is free and you also get a mailing label for your own box.
ThredUp is world’s largest fashion resale platform, so they have to protect their reputation by being picky. They only accept an average of 40% of clothing sent to them and they don’t send your clothing back, unless you pay them a fee of $10.99.
OfferUp is often named one of the best buy and sell apps available where you can sell stuff locally online for free but if you sell something that needs to be shipped the fee will be 9.99%. It has been downloaded over 85 million times and it is very easy to use. You can list items such as used clothing, used books, electronics, antiques, even cars, and boats.
LetGo is an excellent app that you can download to start selling items you no longer use, to people in your neighborhood. You can sell items such as cars, furniture, home goods, clothing, sport equipment, books and you can even provide services.
Unlike ThredUp, LetGo only gives you a platform where you do your own customer service and communication with other users of the app locally. Therefor, if you want to use this app successfully you would want to take a lot of good photos and write a detailed and honest description.
Mercari is an online marketplace that allows you to sell almost anything on the site within the reason. All you have to do is to take a photo, write a description and put down your asking price in which you will want to include the 10% fee that you will have to pay if you sell your item. You can track your sales and you can share it on your social media.
Swappa is online marketplace where you can list and sell electronics for free. As a seller it gives you more freedom and flexibility and provides your buyers more comfort and simplicity while buying electronics online as they are in direct contact with the seller.
There is an expiration date on your listing and the only method of payment is PayPal, after your item has been purchased.
Facebook marketplace is very safe for people to buy and sell online since most people have their profile on the platform with a lot of personal information. The items that sell the best on Facebook market place are: furniture, toys, maternity clothes and cars.
Facebook will deduct 5% fee off the payment you receive or a minimum of $0.40.