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8 Great Apps to Help Sell Your Stuff

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


Craigslist#8. CraigslistPro
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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store

ebaymobile#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!

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store

decluttr#6. Decluttr
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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store
wallapop#5. Wallapop
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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store

letgo#4. Letgo
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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store

varagesale#3. VarageSale
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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store

carousell#2. Carousell
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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store

sellonetsy#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.

Android app on Google Play iPhone App Store


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!

 

30 thoughts on “8 Great Apps to Help Sell Your Stuff

  1. good list. I’d add FaceBook. Amazed at how much I sold by friends sharing posts. Life is good… nothing left to sell and enjoying Costa Rica!!!

    1. Thanks Julienne, I was hoping Yerdle would help us, but alas, we found Yerdle wasn’t a great app for selling stuff :(. You only earn “Yerdle Dollars” when you “give” something away. Yerdle’s average user rating is only 2.8 out of 5 for Android (if it’s even compatible, and it’s not with my s5 for some reason), and a 3 out of 5 for iPhone. The reviews are quite negative – hopefully Yerdle listens to their user base and adjusts. Some may find it useful and it may work for their needs, unfortunately it wasn’t helpful for us.

  2. Another one: Facebook. I know, sounds weird. Buy Nothing is an awesome movement in almost every community on the West Coast of the USA. They are closed groups specific to a neighborhood/town and you literally just give your stuff away. One man’s stuff is another man’s comfort.

    1. There is nothing wrong with the old fashioned way, especially if it works for you. When we sold all our stuff, I posted signs in the lunch room at work and was able to sell some pieces that way.

  3. I said this before but I definitely have some stuff to get rid off 🙂 BUT I’ve promised myself I’ll start soon, I’ll have to empty my whole attick in a couple of weeks/months, so that will be the PERFECT moment to start getting rid of half of what’s in there (and hasn’t been looked at since we moved here 6 years ago :p) You inspire me guys, keep up the good work! 🙂

  4. Late to the party, I know… Letgo is my “go-to” app for selling “another man’s treasure.” It’s by the same people that started OLX, if I am not mistaken. My experiences with prospective buyers have been generally good. You get a few odd birds or people that commit and then no-show, but for the most part things have been good. The Letgo app still has lots of bugs and important missing features, and the Web site is a virtually functionless shell at this time. On the positive side, these drawbacks are surely the result of a still-nascent platform and are precisely what makes Letgo free to use (for now), unlike competing and perhaps more well-known services charging, in some cases, outrageous premiums (e.g., eBay, Amazon). I’m hoping Letgo considers this latter point carefully when it comes time to implement their revenue model.

    I’m not a fan of Facebook – at least not in my area. There are too many rules and expectations imposed by the moderator that in my view are a hindrance to the sales process. I imagine this could be better in other communities.

    1. Thanks for commenting Len. Agreed about FB. Right now we live in Vancouver and 1) there are a dozen or so “buy and sell” groups. And 2) If there’s an item you’re interested but it’s a hot commodity (bicycles here sell like crazy!) then you have to be ready to reply within minutes of it being posted!

    1. OfferUp is probably the FREAKIEST place I’ve been!

      They allow fake email accounts in and BOTS that try to pull scams and OMG! The “people” that show up to buy. VERY SCARY place.

      1. I must agree w/kitten. seller/buyer BEWARE. when possible, meet in public place or place you feel secure with. California has had at least 2 deaths from people answering ad on craigslist & met with sellers. don’t know about other cases, just california

        1. Yes, there have been cases like this globally, which is why I put this disclaimer in all my Sell All Your Stuff ebooks:
          Sell Disclaimer

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