If you’ve read any of our Sell All Your Stuff books, you’ll know we’re pretty keen on selling your stuff online. We’ve used the big players; Craigslist, EBay, and Kijiji (very popular in Canada). But there’s a whole generation of stuff collectors and sellers that use their smartphones or tablets more often than laptops and computers.
As we all know, it’s all about apps when it comes to tabs and smartphones. But even if you’re not “tech-savvy”, many of these apps listed below are either A) easy to use, or B) very similar to the desktop/website versions.
Want to sell all your stuff? There’s an app for that!
You can download some apps to help sell your stuff which are more specific to your physical location, like Gumtree (United Kingdom), AliExpress (Alibaba/Hong Kong), and MercadoLibre (Latin America), and OLX, to name a few. Should you find yourself needing to sell your stuff in any of these locations or elsewhere, keep in mind that there may be some locally popular apps to help sell your stuff.
Additionally, there are item specific apps strictly for selling things like clothing (Vinted), and cars (Auto Trader), for example.
Okay, enough rambling, here’s our list of some great apps to help sell your stuff with links to download them from the Play Store for your Android device, or the Apple App Store for your iPhone.
8 Apps to Help Sell Your Stuff
The Craigslist app is very similar to the Craigslist site. You can use your existing login information as well; moreover, your ads that you posted on the Craigslist site will also be visible to you in the app. Posting ads is just as simple as the desktop interface with the same fields available.
|#7. EBay Mobile
Like Craigslist, you can log in to your EBay account through the app. Posting your items is a bit clunkier than the web/desktop interface, but you do have the ability to upload photos from your phone/tab which always helps. All the features from the desktop site are there, so there's no reason you can't make a sale and ship your item from almost anywhere!
Decluttr is used to sell...used...electronics, video games, DVD's, CD's, VHS tapes and the like. They'll take your stuff and sell it for you, so you don't even have to do a lot of the legwork. But of course like many other online sales platforms, they'll take their cut too.
Wallapop takes your location and lists items within a certain radius. You can chat with other users too, which helps ease the negotiation process. Login with Google, Facebook or email and start selling! Super easy to use. You can share across many platforms after you list your item too.
Connect with FB or email, very similar to Wallapop in that your location is tracked and items available are listed within a certain distance, and also has the ability to share your items across multiple social media platforms. We love the name of this app. Letgo. Because that's what you need to do with your stuff, just let it go.
Set your location and join communities around your area. Selling items is as simple as posting a pic, price, description. You do need to agree to a terms/conditions in that you’re willing to meet/complete deal within that geographic location. Love this app though.
You can log in with FB, GMAIL or email, and thereafter you’ll create a username. You can also select your location rather than it being a location specific app. Sadly, no category for “electronics” as of this writing. When selling an item the app does use your location, and you can use this location to negotiate a “deal location”. You can’t override this featured, but it’s not a mandatory entry. After you post your item it will just default to the location you chose in your settings. Carousell does allow you to “”like”, “follow” and even “promote” your ad, if you wish.
|#1. Sell on Etsty
Etsy started off as arts/crafts site, but has exploded into a world of, well, all kinds of stuff! Like the big players; Craigslist and EBay, Etsy brings your desktop profile over to the app world. It’s important to download the proper app. The “Etsy” app doesn’t allow you to sell items, so you need “Sell on Etsy” to start selling stuff. In addition to this, you’ll need to have a shop created prior to using the Sell on Etsy app. Shops are where you list your items, and it does cost you to list them with Etsy, but you’ll be hitting a large, established market.
UPDATE: As of May, 2016, Letgo and Wallapop merged. Both apps are still available for download though, so cross-post away!
Apps give you yet another option and method to sell all their your online. There are almost as many apps as there are stars in the sky nowadays, and when selling your stuff online you’ll want to cover all your bases, so having some or all of these apps installed will surely help.
Got any other apps to help sell your stuff which aren’t mentioned here? Tell us about them in the comments!
Now go sell all your stuff with an App!