What are the best apps for selling your stuff?

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    #1eBay

    eBay

    eBay is an online marketplace where users can connect to buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, vinyl, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and practically everything else under the sun.

    Websites

    Free

    Jane Crawford
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "ebay is just an amazing app that cuts down the time and effort of selling my products online. Imagine the hassle you will have to go through if u use other buy and sell apps, you have to fill in the description of your item, the size, and everything. eBay does the job! If your item has a box and a barcode, it scans the barcode and you just have to set the price of your item and let ebay works its wornder by flling in the description for you. "
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    #2Carousell

    Carousell
    Carousell is a free app for buying and selling locally, available for iOS and Android devices. Just snap a photo of the item you want to sell and chat with potential sellers. Buyers can browse items by category and location.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jessica Qiu
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "Whoa, I love the 'bump' feature of this app. This feature instantly takes my listing to the top of the category among all the items in listed under the same category. Imagine, witihin a span of 16 hrs my preloved shoes were sold. They said it boosts or bumps your listing on top for 3 consecutive days but mine only took 16 hrs to get sold. 5 stars! "
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    #3Wallapop

    Wallapop

    Wallapop is a free app for Android devices that lets you sell the old stuff you no longer use and make some money! Users can use it to buy and sell items around their neighborhood.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Patrick Willis
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "I needed a new fresh way to sell my stuff online. I was bored with all the other outdated sites and wanted the new popular option. I have an android device and was searching the android app store when I found the Wallapop app. It is such a great way to sell and find items in my local area. This totally beats the other options out there. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that although Amazon and eBay are considered to be the initial online retail stores, Pizza Hut still holds the title of the first-ever online shopping site on the web? According to sources, 1995 is the renaissance for online shopping as two of the giants in the online retailing industry were born in this year—Amazon and eBay. Indeed, the growing popularity of e-commerce or online shopping is amplified by the emergence of laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In fact, statistics show that smartphones accounted for 41% of online retail visits in 2016. This is backed up by the report that Amazon has roughly 97 million visitors per month.

However, amidst the success of the online business industry, nuances still exist. An article on Adext by Natalia Maynez says that people still have a room for mistrust and suspicion upon making an online transaction. This is due to the notorious scams and rip-offs that happen online. Since the entry to online business is quite affordable, or even free, the point of entry is almost easy to penetrate. As sellers, your main goal is to make your clients confident and safe in every purchase they will make. Payment option is among their top concerns—they often do not trust websites that ask for their personal information such as name and credit card info. Remember that having an online store is no piece of cake, it requires constant effort and an amount of money. Surely, Amazon has taken an ample amount of marketing strategies in order to make their online platform work for all the stakeholders—the sellers and the buyers themselves. So if you planning to put up an online business, remember that the higher the risk, the bigger the return.

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    #4Letgo

    Letgo

    Letgo is a fast-growing mobile marketplace to buy and sell locally. Quickly sell things you list on Letgo and find deals nearby like electronics, games, clothes, cars, furniture, décor and many more. Users can also chat with others locally.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "This app is extremely cool and easy to use. Its is so much easier, and safer than Craig's list. As with any new app, there is a bug or two that tends to pop up now and again but the company are really on top of taking care at whatever may pop up. They are also easy to get to and actually get back to you! I highly recommend this to buy and sell items."
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    #5Mercari

    Mercari

    Mercari is where you can sell and buy everything from fashion, toys, sporting goods, electronics, shoes and many more. This is a platform for people who want to sell unused or outgrew things they own.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Reyansh Jindal
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "Selling items online can be a great source of side income. A friend told me about Mercari so I decided to give it a try. I ended up not really liking the interface I don't think this is a good app vbecause it charges 10% selling fee whenever my sale completes."
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    #6Close5

    Close5
    Close5 is a free app for Android and iOS that allows you to buy&sell locally. Users can browse items by location and arrange a sale and the way to pick up the item through private messages.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Rose Hayes
    Written on July 11, 2017
    "As a frugal college student, I've had some really great time using this app. I've bought some furniture and clothes from other students that are moving. I've bought some textbooks from people that took the class I'm about to take too. I think this app is perfect for college students that wants to save money but don't like the hassle of Craigslist."
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    #7Offerup

    Offerup

    Offerup is a free app used for selling items locally in the U.S. and is available for iOS and Android devices. It is also an alternative to Letgo, eBay or Craigslist. Users can message each other to arrange a sale and meet up in person.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Gary Kelley
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "I used this app to sell some items instead of holding a garage sale. It's really easy to list items and find items you like. You can find reputable people in the community or area who are looking to buy and sell. As a seller, the community of people helps build my reputation so other buyers couldsee it. "
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    #8Gone

    Gone

    Gone is a great alternative to Letgo and Offerup for iOS devices. Unlike these apps, Gone handles the delivery of the product. Just list your product, wait for an offer and, once it's accepted, Gone will pick up the item and send it to the buyer.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Nicholas Ortiz
    Written on June 25, 2017
    "Anybody who needs a lampshade? I am selling one lol. Anyway, Gone gives me ideas on the right and reasonable handling and shipping fees. This is much faster than ebay for me. They handle everything for you. All you have to do is take a picture of the item and post it. Never had a problem with them before."
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    #9Decluttr

    Decluttr

    Decluttr is a free shopping site that allows its users to make money while getting rid of those old electronic gadgets and other stuff that has no use for its owners. Items are evaluated directly on the site and price value will be given.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Janet Sims
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "I have a huge collection of video games and consoles I sort of wanted to get rid of those I have overused for a long time now. I tried this app and I must say it offers a very fast transaction. The payment method I used was paypal so I immediately received the payment the nesxt day. :D"

Summary

Best What are the best apps for selling your stuff
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1eBayWebsites 52 Free
2CarousellApps 34 Free
3WallapopApps 30 Free
4LetgoApps 27 Free
5MercariApps 20 Free
6Close5Apps 16 Paid
7OfferupApps 15 Free
8GoneApps 15 Free
9DecluttrApps 11 Free
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