If you’re looking to make some extra money or need to make money quickly, one of the best ways to make money is to sell things that you don’t use or don’t need.
In addition to making some extra money, selling things you don’t use will also help to declutter your home or apartment.
If you have a lot of things that you want to sell, you could consider a yard sale as a good way to sale a lot of items quickly. But when you want to sell just a few items, or when you don’t have time to spend on hosting a yard sale, there are a number of other ways to sell your things.
In this article, we’ll look at 17 different websites and apps that make it easy for you to sell your stuff.
Some of these websites and apps will be familiar, and others will probably be new to you. Some are general, while others specialize in specific types of products. Some help you to sell your things to people in your local area, while others allow you to sell and ship your items to people in other places as well.
The Best Selling Apps for Making Money
Decluttr will pay you for things like phones, tablets, video games, game consoles, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, LEGOs, and more.
One of the cool things about Decluttr is that you are actually selling your stuff to them, not listing it for other people to buy. That means that you can get paid right away, rather than waiting for someone to buy each of your things. You also won’t have to answer questions from potential buyers.
You can download the free Decluttr app and it will use your phone’s camera as a barcode scanner. Simply scan the items that you are interested in selling and it will give you the value of your item. If you’re happy with that value you can sell it to Decluttr, and if you’re not happy with that value you simply choose not to sell it to them.
Once you accept the value of the items that you want to sell, Decluttr will provide you with a prepaid shipping label and you will send your items to them. When they receive the items they will be checked, and then your payment will be released. Decluttr offers next day payment (the day after your items are checked) by direct deposit, check, or PayPal.
Highlights of Decluttr:
- Sell directly to Decluttr and get paid quickly
- Use the free app to get an instant value of any item that you want to sell
- Free shipping to send the items that you are selling
Craigslist has been a very popular website for buying and selling for several years, and it’s still extremely effective for local selling. You can create a listing for just about any product or service, and with the huge audience browsing the site, many of your items will sell pretty quickly.
Craigslist does not process payments, so you’ll need to meet up with the buyer in person or arrange for payment to be made in some other way. Most transactions are between local buyers and sellers, and Craigslist makes it easy for visitors to see what is available in their city or region.
Craigslist does not have an official app, but the CPlus app is officially licensed and the best Craigslist app available.
Highlights of Craigslist:
- Huge audience makes it easy to sell most things
- Free to create your listing
- Focused on buying and selling locally
Letgo is a very popular app/website that is similar in many ways to Craigslist. Letgo does not process payment. It is intended to help local buyers and sellers connect, and then you’ll handle the payment on your own.
Letgo also has a big audience, so it’s a great place to sell just about anything, including electronics, clothes, baby items, and movies and books. There are even categories for cars, houses, and services.
As a seller, you can list items very quickly by snapping a photo of the item with your phone and creating a listing through the app.
Highlights of Letgo:
- Large audience
- Free to create your listing for just about any product or service
- Focused on buying and selling locally
4. Facebook Marketplace
Like Craigslist and Letgo, the Facebook Marketplace is another excellent option for selling your things locally. You can create a free listing and people in your area can find it. With Facebook’s massive audience, selling on the Facebook Marketplace is relatively easy.
Facebook Marketplace does not process payments. You’ll need to meet up with the buyers or handle payments some other way.
In addition to the Marketplace, there are also Facebook Groups for buying and selling locally in many areas. You can search for a yard sale group in your town and you may be able to list your products there as well.
Highlights of the Facebook Marketplace:
- Create a free listing to sell just about anything
- Benefit from Facebook’s huge user base
- Focused on buying and selling locally
Of course, eBay has been a very popular way to sell things for years. While many other marketplaces and apps have come and gone, eBay is still a great option.
You can sell just about anything at eBay, through an auction or through buy-it-now pricing.
While options like Craigslist, Letgo, and the Facebook Marketplace help you to sell your stuff to people in your neighborhood, with eBay you can sell to people all around the world. That means that you’ll also need to deal with packing and shipping items.
Many eBay buyers will pay attention to the seller’s history and feedback to find trustworthy sellers. This is great if you’re selling a lot of items and selling on a regular basis because you can build up your profile. But if you’re just looking to sell a few things around your house, other options may be better for you.
Items that you sell on eBay will be subject to a fee of 2% – 10%, depending on the category of the item. There will also be a small fee to list an item in some situations.
Highlights of eBay:
- Sell (and ship) to people anywhere
- Better option if you are going to be selling on a regular basis
- Fees are charged for every item that you sell (2% – 10%)
Poshmark is a popular marketplace specifically for fashion. You can easily create a listing for any item that you want to sell. Just take a photo with your phone and give it a description.
Unlike some of the options we’ve looked at earlier, Poshmark actually handles the payment. It’s not focused on selling in your local area, so visitors can buy from users all over, and you’ll ship the items to the buyer. You’ll get a pre-paid shipping label to make the process easy. Once the item is delivered, you will be paid by Poshmark via direct deposit or check.
Selling on Poshmark is pretty easy, and since they handle the payment, that is one less thing you’ll need to worry about. If you don’t want to meet up face-to-face with people buying your stuff, you’ll prefer Poshmark’s approach.
As a popular marketplace, Poshmark has plenty of users, which gives your items more exposure and a better chance to sell. Poshmark is a great option for selling clothes, regardless of whether you have just a few items or if you will be selling on a regular basis.
For sales over $15, you’ll keep 80% and Poshmark will take 20%. Sales under $15 will have a flat fee of $2.95. While those fees may seem high, they do include the credit card processing and also shipping (the pre-paid shipping label is good up to 5 pounds). There are no listing fees.
Highlights of Poshmark:
- Exclusively for selling clothes and fashion items
- Popular marketplace with a lot of buyers
- Poshmark handles the payment, and you don’t need to meet up with buyers
- Sell to people anywhere, not just locally, and get a pre-paid shipping label
Mercari is a popular app that makes it possible to sell a wide variety of products, like clothes, electronics, and even handmade items. You can sell new or used items.
Creating a listing with the app or website is pretty simple, and Mercari has a large base of users to help get your items sold quickly.
Mercari is not based on selling locally, so you can sell your items to buyers anywhere. You’ll get a printable shipping label for each transaction.
When you create the listing you’ll determine if you want to offer free shipping (at your cost), or if you want the buyer to pay for it. If you choose to have the buyer pay shipping, Mercari will help you to determine the right amount based on the weight of the package.
When you sell an item on Mercari, you will be charged a selling fee of 10% (the minimum price is $5 and the maximum price is $2,000).
Highlights of Mercari:
- Sell a wide variety of products
- Not focused on selling locally (ship the item to the buyer)
- 10% selling fee