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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Web, iOS, Android
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*
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.
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.
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.
Web, iOS, Android