Do you need to make some extra money? There’s no better time than now! If you have a smartphone and want to start making money right away, these 50 best apps to sell stuff are perfect for you.
No matter what you’re selling or how much stuff you want to sell, there’s an app tailored just for your needs. That means less work and more profit for you! You can use these apps anywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the bus, in line at the grocery store, or even waiting at the doctor’s office. Get started today with one of our favorite picks below!
How Do Selling Apps Work?
I’ve written about apps before on this website, so what makes this article different? In the other piece, I wrote explicitly about the best gig economy apps and how to use them to make extra money.
This article, on the other hand, will focus on selling apps. The way that selling apps work is to download and install one of these mobile apps onto your phone, tablet, or any other device with internet access. Once you install the app on your device, all you have to do is create an account with it. Once you create an account and get approved, you can start selling.
One thing to remember is that while selling apps tend to work the same way, they aren’t just all clones of each other. Some are focused on selling clothes, while others are focused on selling shoes. Some will also allow you to sell just about anything, from electronics to sporting equipment and food and household items.
What Can I Sell To Make Quick Money?
Speaking of using different kinds of apps, you can sell practically anything online through an app. For example, you can sell clothes on apps like Poshmark or Mercari. You could also do the same with furniture and other household items if you want to get rid of them quickly or make some quick cash.
I like to say that you can sell most things. All you need is a buyer, and with 300 million people in the United States, there’s a good chance that there’s at least someone that wants what you have to sell.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some things that I have sold for profit over the past four months:
- basketball jerseys
- motorcycle jacket
- baseball glove
- welding boots
- work boots
- Amazon Kindle
- leather bags
You might think that you’ve got too much junk in your house. But if you intend to make some quick cash, there’s no such thing as “too much.” You don’t need all this stuff anyway, so what are you waiting for? Start getting rid of those items today with these 50 best apps to sell your things.
50 Best Apps to Sell Stuff
OK, now that you know what you can sell, it’s time to share the 50 best apps to sell stuff so that you can not waste any more time and get started right away.
I’ve divided these apps into the following categories:
- apps for selling anything
- apps for selling clothing
- apps for selling shoes
- apps for selling furniture
- apps for selling cars
- apps for selling digital goods
Apps for Selling Anything
These are the most common apps. When you think of selling stuff online, these apps are at the top of the list.
1. Facebook Marketplace
What is Facebook Marketplace? FB Marketplace is the buyer/seller platform of Facebook and allows users to do just that: sell their stuff. It’s a new way to buy and sell locally with people in your community- no matter where you live! You can find items, post them for sale, talk details with potential buyers or sellers, and more – all through Facebook.
eBay was one of the first websites around that let people sell stuff online. It’s still going strong today with over 168 million active buyers on its platform at any given time, so I think they know what they’re doing! You can use this app to buy things from other people who have put them up for sale or list something if you don’t want to keep it anymore. As a seller, you can find buyers interested in your items and start selling online for a profit. Just like with Facebook Marketplace, you can sell practically anything on eBay.
Craigslist is a lot like eBay in that you can buy and sell stuff online. It’s a little different because there is no bidding – the seller sets a price for each item they have up for sale, so it might take more time to find what you’re looking for if your desired items are on popular pages or in high demand. Another difference is that there aren’t any protections in place for buying and selling, so you have to be careful about what you’re doing. Also, there is no built-in shipping mechanism, so most of the buying and selling takes place locally, in person.
This app is very similar to Facebook Marketplace with its ability to post offers from sellers and buyers who want to make an exchange. If you need something quickly, OfferUp may be best since people can respond immediately and pick things up when they want them without having to wait until after work hours. You also don’t pay money unless the offer goes through! OfferUp isn’t as well known as the previous three apps, but it has started gaining popularity over the past few years and will likely be around for the foreseeable future.
This app is one of the easiest and most convenient apps to buy or sell items locally. Over 75 million downloads with 200 million listings from secondhand phones, fashion, sneakers and games to furniture cars and real estate! You can find great deals on your favorite products if you’re a little too busy for in-store shopping.
Apps for Selling Clothing
6. thredUP (thrift store clothing)
Shopping for clothes is an exciting challenge. If you’re like me, then finding the perfect outfit and wearing it to work can make your day better than ever before! With thredUP, not only do you get some new threads but also help save our planet by recycling your old ones too!
7. Depop (vintage & streetwear)
Depop is one of the most popular marketplaces for vintage and streetwear clothing. It’s really easy to use, so if you’re not feeling up to putting in a lot of effort then it may be worth giving Depop a shot.
8. Poshmark (general clothing)
I don’t use Poshmark much because it doesn’t work great for me selling sneakers. However, it does really well with women’s clothes so if you’re selling in that style, take a look.
9. Tradesy (designer fashion)
One thing I like about Tradesy is that the clothes are from established brands. They have a lot of designer clothing that’s in excellent condition, so if you’re looking for high-end stuff then this is the place to go.
10. Grailed (menswear)
If you want to sell men’s designer clothes, Grailed is your answer. It’s a great marketplace for listings of new and used clothing, shoes, and accessories.
11. Flyp (women’s clothing)
Flyp is a social marketplace for women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. It works by allowing users to post items they want to sell in their own virtual stores which can then be browsed by other members of the site.
12. Queenly (dresses)
Queenly is a bit different from the other clothing sales apps in that they sell dresses. They make it easy to look through the newest arrivals, find your perfect size and style, then buy right there on their site.
Apps for Selling Shoes
Just like there are apps for selling clothes, there are apps for selling shoes. Here are five to consider if shoes are your thing.
Probably the top shoe selling app, StockX is an app that allows you to sell your own shoes and buy other people’s, all in one place. The best part is that when buying from StockX, you know what the original price was for each shoe because they’ll show it on their site before selling them to you–no more guessing about whether or not a pair of shoes is worth it.
No discussion about selling shoes would be complete if I didn’t mention GOAT. With GOAT, you can sell your shoes and buy other people’s. What makes GOAT unique is that they have their own marketplace with footwear for sale, as well as clothes and accessories.
I’ve never used the Kixify app to sell shoes but a lot of people swear by it and say that they had a lot of success with it.
FLIP is another shoe selling app that you can use to sell your shoes. You take a few pictures of the shoe and give it a description, then they put it up on their marketplace for sale.
17. Sneaker Con
Finally, you’ve got SneakerCon, an app that let’s you sell sneakers. The idea of this app is that it’s a venue for the sale and trade of shoes, collectibles, clothing and other items within the sneaker culture.
Apps for Selling Specialized Products
Apps for selling clothing and shoes are some of the more popular. However, there are other apps that you can use to sell specialized products. Here is a list of a few of those apps.
18. Chairish (Furniture)
If you’ve got furniture to sell, Chairish is one of the best apps you can use. You take pictures, describe your furniture and set a price for it. The app will then show that listing on their marketplace to sell or trade with other people who have items listed as well.
19. Reverb (Music gear)
Reverb is an app for people looking to buy and sell music gear. You can buy and sell vintage and new guitars, amps, and other gear.
20. Gameflip (Video games)
If video games are your jam, Gameflip is the app for you. Buy and sell video games with Gameflip and make some extra cash while doing it.
21. Markid (Kids’ items)
So you can buy and sell kid’s gear on a lot of different apps but what makes Markid different is that it’s specially designed for kids’ gear. They have a ton of different items like clothes, toys, and more to make buying and selling easier than other selling apps.
22. SidelineSwap (Sports equipment)
SidelineSwap is the app for you if you have any sports equipment that you want to sell. They allow people to buy and sell used and new gear, including cleats and other stuff.
23. Tophatter (electronics & jewelry)
Electronics and jewelry are often high-end and you want an app that allows you to reach buyers interested in high-end goods. That’s where Tophatter comes in and makes your life much easier.
24. Sell My Toys (toys)
For toys specifically, use the app Sell My Toys. It’s great for people who have a lot of toys that they don’t want because it makes finding buyers easy.
25. WatchBox (luxury watches)
WatchBox is nice because it deals exclusively with luxury watches. You don’t have to worry about it selling used or low-end watches.
26. HopUp (Airsoft)
Looking to sell Airsoft guns or accessories? HopUp is the app you need. With this marketplace, you can find buyers interested in all things Airsoft.
27. Shortboxed (comic books)
I’m not interested in comic books but that doesn’t mean there isn’t big business in them. If you’ve got a bunch to sell, download the app Shortboxed to target your market directly.
28. Artsy (Original art)
I like Artsy because it’s a place to sell original art. You can’t just upload any piece of kitsch you found at the thrift store but have to sell original art.
Apps for Selling Cars/Property
If you want to make more money, apps for selling cars and property should have a special place on your phone. While you might not use all of these, they can help you make great deals that can add a lot of zeros to your checking account.
Carvana is one of the best apps for selling cars. You can use this app to find a car and sell it in the same week. I also think that it has the best deals for sellers.
On Carousell, you can sell home services, cars, and property. Get it if you have any of these to sell.
Already the most well-known real estate site, Zillow, is also the most well-known real estate app. Sellers can list their property and hope for a buyer to come along and make an offer.
32. eBay Motors
If you like eBay, you’ll love eBay Motors. It’s the same idea but for cars and trucks instead of books, DVDs, or clothes.
Another car selling app is CarGurus, a place where you can buy, trade in, or sell a car.
With Opendoor, you can buy and sell real estate on your own terms. It’s definitely not as popular as Zillow but still a good app to keep on your phone.
CycleTrader is specifically for people who want to buy or sell motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes, and scooters.
LoopNet is different from some of the other real estate apps in that it is specifically for buying and selling commercial real estate properties.
Want to sell a property without all the fees? Redfin can help you with that.
Apps for Selling Digital Goods
Just a few years ago, digital goods weren’t even a thing. Now you can buy and sell them just like other things. Here is a list of apps you can use if you’re interested in selling your own digital goods.
I love Gumroad. With this app/site, you can sell your own digital goods, like ebooks and even music! With Gumroad, you can set the price for how much people have to pay. But with that said, it does take some time to get payment from buyers–usually one week or so. One guy I know, for example, sells web design courses that are better (and cheaper) than traditional classes.
39. Blackbox (Stock Video)
Blackbox is another app/site that I use often. With this, you can sell your own digital video footage.
40. Snapwire (Photos)
While I haven’t used it, Snapwire is another app/site that I wanted to mention. With Snapwire, you can sell your own photos
41. Ticketmaster (tickets)
While not always digital, tickets are a popular market for buying and selling. These tickets can be for all sorts of events, from concerts to sports.
42. Quidd (digital collectibles)
If you’re into digital collectibles, Quidd is a great app to use.
43. Foap – (photos)
Foap is another app you can use to sell photos. This app is not as popular, but it still offers a great service you can use to make money.
Apps for Selling Locally
While most of the apps I mentioned previously can be used to initiate sales between two people in different parts of the world, the following apps are specifically ones that are used to facilitate in-person or local transactions.
Gumtree is at the top of this list because it is one of the oldest and most popular local selling apps. You can post anything from cars to pets on Gumtree, so it’s a great option for people with all sorts of things they’re looking to sell without having to deal with any hassles.
While I’ve never used TagHawk, it’s one of the most popular apps for people looking to sell things locally. It has a really nice interface, and it’ll do all the hard work for you in connecting with buyers that are interested in what you’re selling.
Another app for selling locally is 5miles. This app is a little more limited in that it only lets you sell to people who live near you. However, it’s great for finding buyers and sellers nearby!
This app has become more popular where I live because it’s great for finding neighbors to buy and sell things with. It also has a pretty good reputation because it’ll make sure that the people you’re dealing with are trustworthy before they can contact you.
This community marketplace is a good option for people who want to sell stuff in their hobbies. For example, if you’re a crafter or have something from your hobby that’s not being used anymore this app could be perfect!
One app you might not have heard of is called Swop.it and it’s a pretty cool app for selling things online.
Finally, there’s Karrot, an app that will help you find buyers for your items. Karrot is a pretty great app because it’s free and easy to use.
Bonus: Apps for Buying/Selling Crypto
I talked about how to invest in crypto in another article. However, in this section, I want to introduce you to some apps that you can use straight from your phone to buy and sell cryptocurrency (including dogecoin).
Probably the easiest app to use out of all these, Robinhood is a mobile app that lets you buy and sell some cryptocurrencies with just a few taps. You can also buy stocks and trade options. If you use my link, we both get a free stock.
Coinbase is a platform that helps you buy and sell cryptocurrency. Similar to Robinhood, Coinbase is very easy to use on your phone or desktop computer but has more options of coins to buy and sell.
Edge is a crypto wallet that lets you buy, sell, and trade crypto. They have a great interface that makes it easy to do all these things on your phone.
While I haven’t used Voyager, I have heard that it is great for people who want to invest and trade with cryptocurrency. They have a huge library of coins, so this platform may be better suited than other apps that are strictly limited in their offerings.
Uphold is another app that I haven’t used, but I have heard good things about it. The app lets you buy and sell cryptocurrency on your phone with a small fee for each transaction.
I have invested in some bitcoin through CashApp and the thing I like best about this app is that you can set up recurring investments in cryptocurrency.
Have you heard of Houbi? It’s a Chinese company that lets you invest in stocks and cryptocurrency.
Another app is Remitano. It’s a marketplace for buying and selling Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or Dash with a ton of cryptocurrencies available on the platform!
My favorite app for buying and selling bitcoin is Coinbits because they make the process so easy and the customer service is really great.
Can I Sell Stuff Faster with A Selling App?
One of the questions that often comes up when selling things is whether you can sell stuff faster if you use a selling app. While that’s a good question, it’s not as simple of an answer.
In general, the larger a platform is, the more efficient it is for you to list your stuff and find buyers because there are so many people using that site or app. If you’re selling something locally, then apps like Gumtree will be better than those designed to sell everywhere (like eBay). Same thing with marketplaces where buyers can search by location-based criteria.
When deciding whether to use one of these selling apps instead of just listing items on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace (for example), consider how much time you have available each day and what kind of internet connection you might have in your area. For some sellers who already spend hours every week trying to list their things online without much luck, finding a way to automate the process can be extremely useful.
How to Not Get Scammed on Selling Apps
Once you’ve found a few selling apps to focus on, it’s crucial to understand how not to get scammed. Unfortunately, scams on selling apps are all too common. Most buyers and sellers are honest people who want someone to find what they’re looking for or get paid for the stuff they’re selling. However, there are some bad apples out there waiting to scam you as well, so you need to be diligent.
The most important thing to remember is that if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. By all means, try and find deals because that’s some of the fun of using apps to sell stuff. However, if you see something that seems too good to be true, stop and think for a moment before clicking on the offer.
The next thing to remember is never to accept money orders or checks. If someone offers to pay you for something with these, that’s a sign they’re likely trying to scam you. Remember, if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it–especially when we live in an era where scams abound. In any case, always use your best judgment before agreeing to anything with other people.
Another tip to not getting scammed is not to give out any personal information. If someone insists that you need to share your personal information, then tell that person no. There will always be other buyers. Don’t think that you have to take an offer if it feels off to you.
I remember when I first started selling shoes on Mercari. I started getting people on the app wanting me to give them my mobile phone number. I refused and reported them to the app. It turns out this is another scam that people use. If they get your personal information, they can steal your identity.
Finally, if you’re meeting in public with someone to sell something locally, then make sure you meet in a public place with lots of people. You want to have the safest transaction possible, and that starts by being safe yourself! For example, whenever I sell anything local, I meet at a local gas station or grocery store. Both are close to my house, well-lit, and have cameras out front. Another thing you can do is bring a friend along with you to the transaction.
Get started today selling stuff. If you want to make money with apps, the 50 best app list we’ve compiled should give you plenty of ideas. We also recommend reading our tips on how not to get scammed by buying and selling your apps to keep yourself safe from other people trying to steal from you! With these two things combined, we hope that any entrepreneur or person looking for a side gig can start making money today without much effort at all.
What about you? Have any of these resources helped spark some inspiration regarding what type of mobile business idea might be right for you? Let us know if so – we love hearing stories like this when they happen! Take care out there and stay happy.
FAQ – Best Apps to Sell Stuff
How can I get started selling used stuff online?
The first thing you have to do is figure out what type of stuff you want to sell. Once you’ve done that, research the best apps for your niche and start selling!
What are my risks when buying or selling used items?
The risks involved with buying and selling can be mitigated by reading the section on how to avoid scams on the selling apps.
What are the best apps for selling used items?
There are many, but some of our favorites include OfferUp, Letgo, and eBay.
Can I sell on these apps if I’m not located in the United States?
Yes, many of the apps accept international sellers.
What are some excellent selling platforms for used items?
Some popular sites to sell your stuff include Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Amazon’s marketplace. All three have their advantages and disadvantages, so do a little research before going with one in particular!
What’s a good alternative for Mercari?
There are many alternatives out there, but some popular options include Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.
What’s the difference between Poshmark and Tradesy?
First of all, both sites offer a way to sell your clothes via consignment – meaning you send in an item for sale, and they take care of everything from pricing to helping you with shipping. One difference is that Poshmark is a marketplace where you’ll need to wait until someone buys the item before they send it, while Tradesy offers authentic checks on the clothing.