Top 11 Apps to Sell Your Stuff Online – How I Made $600 in One Month

Top 11 Apps to Sell Your Stuff Online - How I Made $600 in One Month

Top 11 Apps to Sell Your Stuff Online – How I Made $600 in One Month

Top 11 Apps to Sell Your Stuff Online - How I Made $600 in One Month

 

A great way to make money is to sell your stuff online. Apps have made it easy to sell just about anything from your phone. I never would have imagined I would make hundreds of dollars a month from stuff I never used. But it’s totally possible, and you can too!

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How I made over $600 in one month selling stuff I don’t use

I’m no stranger to the art of decluttering. However, I wasn’t great at it since I’d always end up keeping more stuff than I should. But this time I was determined to get rid of EVERYTHING.

A lot of it was clothing and accessories. The usual “I’ll wear it one day” didn’t save even my cutest pair of shoes. I chose comfort over the name of fashion and bunions. After all, comfortable was what I wore on a daily basis.

I organized everything I didn’t want into categories and listed them on all applicable apps. I had the most success with Mercari. Here’s a rundown of the apps I used and what I sold:

  • Mercari: gently used makeup, clothing & accessories – $294
  • OfferUp: shoes & electronics – $290
  • Amazon, Craigslist: textbooks & miscellaneous items – $107

March total: $691

That was my total just for the month of March. I’ve made a lot more since then!

By the way, if you’re having difficulty organizing and decluttering your home, Declutter Fast is an excellent eBook that will give you all the tools you need for a neater home. Mimi offers a great range of tips that will help you find success, even if you’ve felt stuck and uninspired.

Top 11 Apps to Sell Your Stuff Online

1. Amazon Seller App

Amazon has upwards of 180 million visits a month, which means your listings will be accessible to a lot of buyers. The individual selling plan is all you’ll need to sell fewer than 40 items a month. There’s a $0.99 fee for each item you sell with additional fees dependent on the item’s category. The only disadvantage of selling on Amazon is that it can take up to two weeks to receive payment.

What sells:

  • Luxury handbags
  • High-end shoes
  • Electronics
  • Higher priced miscellaneous items

2. eBay

Another well known buy and sell site, eBay offers auction style bids as well as a buy it now option. There is an insertion (listing) fee and a final value (selling) fee, which you can determine using their free fee calculator. With eBay, you get up to 50 free listings a month.

What sells:

  • Luxury handbags
  • High-end shoes
  • Electronics
  • Vintage

3. CPlus for Craigslist

Craiglist is awesome because you can list your items for free and there are no additional fees, which means you get to keep all your earnings. The only drawback is that you can only sell to local buyers. To ensure your safety and to prevent scams, read my post on How to Prevent Scams When Selling Locally on Buy and Sell Apps.

What sells:

  • Luxury handbags
  • High-end shoes
  • Electronics
  • Textbooks
  • Baby clothing and accessories
  • Furniture
  • Cars

4. OfferUp

OfferUp is a buy and sell app geared toward locals. However, they’ve recently added a new shipping feature. Unlike other apps, OfferUp gives you a view count on each of your listing. You can sign up with Facebook and connect with friends who may be interested in your items. You can also buy ‘promotions’ to bump an item to the top of the app’s main feed.

What sells:

  • Luxury handbags
  • High-end shoes
  • Electronics
  • Baby clothing and accessories
  • Furniture
  • Cars

5. letgo – letgo’s another local buy and sell app. It’s comparable to its competitor OfferUp. Similar to OfferUp, the app allows you to link your friends on Facebook and buy promotions. The only difference is that it does not display view counts.

What sells:

  • Luxury handbags
  • High-end shoes
  • Electronics
  • Baby clothing and accessories
  • Furniture
  • Cars

6. Poshmark

Poshmark is a hub for high-end clothing and accessories, but you can still list that cute non-designer dress hanging in your closet. For sales under $15, Poshmark will take a commission fee of $2.95. For sales over $15, there’s a 20% cut. Poshmark has a pricey flat shipping rate of $6.49, which make it difficult to attract buyers without slashing your prices a few additional dollars.

What sells:

  • High-end, luxury clothing and accessories

7. Mercari

Mercari is primarily a buy and sell app for clothing, but you can sell anything from haircare to kid’s toys. I’ve had a ton of success on Mercari in the short time I’ve been using it. I prefer selling on Mercari over Poshmark because I’m able to keep 90% of the profits, regardless of pricing. Prepaid shipping for 0-1 lb is cheap at $4, compared to Poshmark’s $6.49.

You can create your own shipping label with PayPal and get your shipping down to as low as $2.66 for a 4 oz package. With this method, you can lower your prices and offer free shipping to your customers. Log into your PayPal account and click here to create a label. If you create your own label, make sure you use a digital scale to correctly input the weight of your package. You don’t want your buyers to pay the difference once they’ve receive the package!

To ship your package, select USPS as the carrier, First-Class Mail, then Package/Thick Envelope.

What sells:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Electronics
  • New and gently used makeup
  • Baby clothing and accessories
  • Toys
  • Kitchen & dining (Rae Dunn are popular pieces)

8. thredUP

thredUP is an online clothing and accessory consignment store. Request a free bag to ship your items and thredUP will determine how much your clothes are worth. Only clothes that follow their DOT standard of being defect-free, on trend, and among the top brands will be purchased. You will get less for your clothes compared to if you sold on Poshmark or Mercari, but you will get a quicker payout.

What sells: 

  • High-end, luxury clothing and accessories

9. decluttr

With the decluttr app, you can send in unwanted DVDs, CDs, games, books, and electronics for cash. The app offers instant pricing after you scan or manually enter the item’s barcode. After you receive your quote, ship in your items for free and get paid once it’s received. They don’t pay a lot, but you can make a little extra cash.

What sells:

  • Electronics
  • CDs, DVDs
  • Books

10. Reverb

For fellow musicians and music lovers, Reverb is a great app to buy and sell music gear. If you have any musical instruments or gear that you want to get rid of, definitely check out Reverb.

What sells:

  • Musical instruments & gear

11. Facebook

Finally, there’s also a marketplace on Facebook! Due to Facebook’s high number of users and social connectivity, there is a high chance for your listing to reach more people and sell quickly. Learn more about Facebook buy and sell groups here.

  • Electronics
  • Luxury handbags
  • High-end shoes
  • Baby clothing and accessories

Decluttering has changed my life. Declutter Fast and let it change yours!

If you’ve listed your items, but are looking to boost your sales, read my Tips to Sell Your Stuff Online Lightning Fast.

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