There’s no better time to start listing things for sale than now. Before smartphones, a digital camera was needed to take photos, upload them, and create listings online. Thankfully, apps have cut down the number of steps it takes to get things sold. Everyone can use some extra cash and selling things is a quick way to earn it. Here are the top 10 apps worth trying out.
This app focuses on buying and selling within 5 miles of your location. One nice feature is that you can voice record, making it easy to add a thorough description. 5Miles keeps all of your information secure and allows you to communicate over the app.
Poshmark is a free app that lets you sell high-end clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Messaging and payments are handled over the app, and the buyer pays for shipping. Poshmark takes a 20% commission for each item sold over $15.
LetGo is similar to the 5Miles, but you can filter items by distance away from you. Like most of these apps, LetGo uses Facebook login. This feature adds safety by importing your name and picture from Facebook to the LetGo account. The app also has a review system for buyers and sellers to rate each other.
Trove Market is related to vintage and used furniture. This app is location-based and has an active community of people discussing furniture, DIY projects, and home decor. This community, along with the apps daily quiz helps keep everyone entertained. Trove Market allows users to communicate over the app and give buyers the option to pay with credit card.
OfferUp lets you buy or sell anything. The app focuses on objects and possessions. All of the items are under categories ranging from auto parts to video games. Many of the app reviews talk about how easy this app is to use, especially in comparison to many of the similar options.
The Dealo app is similar to Close5 post job or housing ads on top of being able to sell things. You can browse items without having an account but will need to create one to start selling. Dealo is an interesting app because the listings are local but gives sellers the option to ship upon request. Payment for items is done through PayPal.
Varage Sale is essentially a virtual garage sale. It’s community driven and only available in select cities at the moment. Most items on the app are the type of things you would find at a garage sale including cribs, toys, and clothes.
The Amazon Seller App takes selling more seriously than the previously listed apps. You can list multiple products to sell, read and respond to messages from buyers while managing many facets of your account. It also offers coaching and assistance in running an online business.
Boxes is interesting because it’s categorized under social media in the app store. This app has a broader focus by allowing users to organize and catalog a collection, connect with people who have similar interests, and then list those collections for sale.
Marcari is great for selling electronics, gadgets, and clothes. The app is free, and no commission is taken from the sale. The app shares to social media so you can get even more out of your listing. Sellers ship items to buyers and you can track progress in the app.
All of these apps are free in both app stores. Download them now and start decluttering your home. You’d be surprised how quickly selling unused items can add up. Use the cash to treat yourself something nice, get ahead with finances, or save for a dream vacation.
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