The best apps for selling your stuff online + Tips for getting your stuff sold

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Over the next few weeks, I am going to be offering you tips and tricks to develop a good side gig and make some extra cash. 

Today I wanted to share a few apps for selling your things online. 

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Poshmark:

This is a fashionista favorite. You can sell women's and children's clothing, bags and accessories. The app is super easy to use, just snap a photo, write a description and you're good to go. 

You will need to include: 

  • A photo of the product
  • A title for what you're selling (ex: Lularo, black and white polka dot top)
  • An item description (fit, fabric, flaws, etc.)
  • Type of garment (ex. top, dress, sweater etc)
  • Size
  • Original Price
  • Listing Price
  • You can also include up to three additional photos/collages of the product.

Pros:

Ease of use. I actually sold a pair of leggings within 10 minutes of uploading. 

Other users can share your listings on Twitter and gain you more traffic to your listings. 

Cons:

It takes a little bit after your item is shipped to get paid. 

Not everything is going to sell. But I don't know of any app where selling is an actual guarantee. 

$2.95 commission on every item under $15 you sell, and 20% of whatever you sell over $15. 

If you sign up for Poshmark and mention @lydiadebtfree (that's me) I will get a small referral bonus. 


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Mercari:

Mercari is for the deal seeker. So be prepared to price your items to sell. But they will sell. I actually was about to get in my car to put my sold items in the FedEx drop box when I got a notification that two more of my items had sold. 

I've sold clothing, skincare and books on Mercari. 

You will need to include: 

  • A photo of the product
  • A title for what you're selling (ex: Lularo, black and white polka dot top)
  • An item description (fit, fabric, flaws, etc.)
  • Type of garment (ex. top, dress, sweater etc)
  • Size
  • Listing Price
  • You can include up to 8 additional photos/collages of the product.

Pros:

Ease of use.

You can sell more than clothes. 

Cons:

Fees. Fees. And more fees. They take 10% of your profits PLUS a $2 fee for getting paid. 

You have to wait for people to find your stuff. 

Slow direct deposit and only deposit on Monday. 


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eBay

Everyone knows eBay. It's the grandfather of selling things online and items range from the ordinary to the obscure. 

Everything from clothes to collectibles, everyone knows eBay and goes to them for those hard to find items. 

Pros: 

People know eBay. 

It's a trusted marketplace. 

Cons:

Fees.  

Lots of competition 

Shipping costs- eBay does not provide shipping discounts and you just have to guess what it's going to cost you. 

The app is CLUNKY. It hasn't really kept up with the times and isn't as sleek and easy to use as newer selling outfits like Mercari and Poshmark. Although it has improved in recent updates. 


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LetGo

This app is a little different than the others I mentioned because you're selling to local people. 

Think of this as Craiglist without the creep factor. And it's so easy to use. Just snap photos of what you want to sell with your brief description and asking price. 

When you're item sells you meet up with the buyer, they hand over their money and you're good to go. 

Pros: 

No fees. 

No shipping costs because you're meeting people

Cons:

You're having to meet people so you assume all of the liability and risks. ALWAYS MEET IN A SAFE PLACE. I do my transactions in the police station parking lot. (Can we just ignore how weird that statement was???) 


Okay. What about you? What are some of your favorite apps for selling your stuff?