13 Best Places to Sell Stuff Online
Selling unwanted items online is a fast, easy way to generate some extra cash. Which platform you use to post listings depends on the items you have to sell, the fees you’re willing to incur, and which platform is popular in your area (if you prefer to sell locally, that is).
13 of the best places to sell stuff online:
- Facebook Marketplace Best Overall
- eBay: Best for Online Sales
- Craigslist: Best for Unique Items (like cars and old furniture)
- OfferUp: Best for Local Sales
- Nextdoor: Best for Selling Within Your Community
- Poshmark: Best for Men’s Clothing
- Curtsy: Best for Women’s Clothing
- Mercari: Best for Beauty Products and Miscellaneous Home Items
- Depop: Best for Unique Secondhand Fashion
- Ruby Lane: Best for Vintage Home Decor
- Chairish: Best for Vintage Furniture
- Swappa: Best for Tech Products
- VarageSale: Best for Miscellaneous Items
Facebook Marketplace is one of the best places to sell stuff online. Over 800 million people use it every day to sell a variety of items, from clothing to rental properties to toys.
Fees: If you sell items via local pickup, Facebook won’t charge you a fee. If you decide to ship items to the customer, Facebook charges 5% per shipment or a flat fee of $0.40 for shipments of $8 or less.
eBay is an online platform that allows you to sell nearly anything. People who use the platform seriously to resell items make an average of $32 per hour (that’s a solid side hustle!).
Fees: You can list up to 250 items per month for free, but anything above that will cost you $0.35 per listing. If your item sells, eBay will keep 13.25% of the sale price for most items, plus $0.30 per order.
Craigslist isn’t just a selling platform — it’s a modern-day bulletin board with a variety of ads ranging from job opportunities, to apartment vacancies, to items for sale.
When using Craigslist, exercise caution if you choose to meet up in person with someone to sell your item. Given the broad nature of the platform, scams are more common.
Fees: It’s free to post on Craigslist, except for a few categories:
- Job categories in US and parts of CA: $10-75 (fee varies by area)
- Apartment rentals in Boston, Chicago, and NYC areas: $5
- Commercial real estate in the US: $5
- All for sale by-dealer categories in the US: $3-5
- Cars/trucks by-dealer in the US, Vancouver BC: $5
- Furniture by-dealer in Vancouver BC: $3
- Cars/trucks, RVs, and motorcycles by-owner in the US: $5
- Gigs in US and selected CA areas: $3-10
- Services in US and CA: $5
OfferUp is the largest mobile marketplace with over 4.3 million ratings in the Apple App Store. The platform is similar to Facebook Marketplace in that you can sell both in-person and via shipment.
Fees: OfferUp charges 12.9% of the item’s sale price (excluding shipping costs), with a minimum fee of $1.99.
Nextdoor is an online platform for locals to share recommendations, build community, and sell unwanted items. Because it isn’t solely a selling platform, you might find that items don’t sell as fast. That said, if Nextdoor is popular in your area, it could help foster a quick sale.
You also can’t ship items via Nextdoor. It’s for local sales with an in-person meetup.
Fees: Nextdoor doesn’t charge any fees.
Poshmark is an online marketplace to sell new and used fashion, home goods, and electronics. With over 80 million users, there’s plenty of buyers ready to snag your items.
Fees: For all sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat fee of $2.95. For sales over $15, Poshmark takes 20% of the sale price.
Curtsy is one of the newest online clothing marketplaces, having launched in 2016. Since then, they’ve grown in popularity, scoring an average rating of 4.8 stars from over 50,000 users. If you plan to sell men’s clothing, however, Curtsy won’t be for you. It’s a women’s clothing-only marketplace.
Fees: Curtsy charges sellers $1 + 5% of the final sale price.
Mercari is another online marketplace for selling secondhand goods. You can sell items like clothing, beauty products, tech, and baby items.
Fees: While Marcari doesn’t charge a fee to create a listing, they charge a minimum fee of 10% of the item sale price once it sells.
Depop is a marketplace designed for selling unique secondhand fashion. If you have vintage pieces, trendy accessories, or eclectic streetwear, Depop is the place to be.
Fees: Depop charges a 10% fee for all sales made through the platform.
Ruby Lane is a smaller platform, designed for selling vintage items like home decor, jewelry, and clothing. The item must be vintage to sell it on Ruby Lane, which means you couldn’t mass-upload everything you want to sell to the platform like you could with Facebook Marketplace.
That said, buyers on Ruby Lane are actively seeking vintage pieces, meaning they likely understand the value of the items more than the average Joe would. As a result, you may sell items for more than you would on other platforms.
Fees: Ruby Lane charges $25 per month in maintenance fees, although the first month is free if you list at least 15 items. On top of that, they charge an additional 9.9% service fee on order totals, capped at $250.
Chairish is a marketplace for vintage and contemporary furniture, decor, and art. Similar to Ruby Lane, Chairish takes a substantial cut of the sale price, but given that it’s a niche marketplace, your items may sell for more than they would elsewhere.
When an item sells, you can opt for either local pickup, local delivery by you, or delivery organized through Chairish.
Fees: Chairish has a unique fee structure. They have four plan options, each with different fees:
$99 per month
$149 per month
Number of Active Listings
One to nine active listings
10+ active listings
10+ active listings plus lower commission rates and other bonuses
Does not disclose (plan is by invitation only)
Commission Chairish Takes
40% on all items
22% on vintage/used products; 22% on newly made and made-to-order pillows; 30% on all other newly made and made-to-order products
Tiered commission based on the price of your items
Tiered commission based on the price of your items
According to Swappa themselves, they’re the safest marketplace for newish tech products. The platform practically guarantees high-quality items, as they don’t allow broken products and all listings are verified.
Fees: Swappa takes just 3% of the purchase price when an item sells. Buyers are also charged a 3% fee, which gets added onto the purchase price.
VarageSale is — you guessed it — designed to function like a virtual garage sale. The platform is available across the United States and Canada, allowing you to sell just about anything.
Fees: According to VarageSale’s website, the platform is free to use and does not charge a membership fee or take a cut from sales.
What is the Best Place to Sell Stuff Online?
For special items, like vintage pieces, you may find that using a niche marketplace designed specifically for that product generates better results. For random items, like old furniture and kids toys, Facebook Marketplace or OfferUp will likely do the job.
That said, experiment with a few options and see where your items sell fastest and for the most money.