Top 8 apps to sell your stuff online
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Today, more and more people are looking to adopt a more minimalist lifestyle. And to sort out their interior and get rid of many objects, often unused, accumulated in the closets for several years.
More sensitive to the economic and environmental impacts of our consumption choices, our lifestyle is changing. Getting rid of the superfluous to keep only the essential is becoming the trend, as shown by the success of Marie Kondo.
And in the digital age, many of us don't want to bother participating in yard sales or flea markets to sell our unused stuff.
And that's just fine: there are plenty of options today to sell your stuff online with just a few clicks.
If you want to de-clutter your house or apartment and make some quick cash, the following 8 apps are here to help you. You'll be able to sell anything you don't use anymore at the best price, and give yourself some well-deserved spending money.
Just like Vestiaire Collective, Vinted is a community platform that allows you to sell and buy (or even trade) used men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories online.
With a handy mobile app, it's your ideal partner if you want to do a big sort out of the clothes you no longer wear. And by taking a little time to curate your listings, you can earn a lot.
I sold more than 200 euros in a few months thanks to the application, so I recommend it without hesitation!
2 Vestiaire Collective
The goal of Vestiaire Collective is simple: to allow you to find a solution to your overflowing wardrobes while earning some pocket money.
Unlike other sites or applications (such as Vinted or Vide Dressing), Vestiaire Collective is above all dedicated to the sale and resale of luxury items or designer clothes, which you can sell at much fairer and more interesting prices.
This community platform is ideal if you want to sell (or buy) little worn pieces, or gifts that might not be to your taste.
3 Facebook Marketplace
Most of us log on to Facebook every day. But did you know that the social network also offers a Marketplace?
This platform allows you to discover and especially sell items to people in your community easily and simply. And with more than 33 million users in France, the opportunity is quite interesting.
Individuals can post ads for free, which people around you can see. You can then choose to send or hand-deliver according to your preferences.
Of course, Leboncoin is a classic (it's the first classified ads website in France). But we often tend to forget that we can sell almost anything on this platform, and not only furniture! Decoration, household linen, clothes, wine, gardening tools... everything or almost everything is on there.
Given a large number of ads, the competition is of course quite big. But nothing prevents you from maximizing your chances by posting your item for sale on several platforms, including Leboncoin.
Coming from the international scene and starting to prove itself in France, Shpok claims to be a kind of "mobile flea market" where you can sell your unused items to buyers near you.
If you have items with an authentic and vintage spirit, or simply want to find buyers nearby, Shpok is there to help you.
Ebay still has a more "old school" image than Leboncoin. However, thousands of items are sold there every day, and it remains a platform full of opportunities when you're looking to clear out your closets quickly.
One of the disadvantages of Ebay is that the site charges a small commission of 1% of your sales. But it's still worth it if you have trouble selling on other platforms. It's better to leave them a small commission than not to sell at all!
Easy to use and with a modern design, the Letgo platform allows you to sell all the things you don't use in dozens of categories: electronics, bikes, and other vehicles, sports equipment, leisure, games, clothes... and even services!
Growing rapidly in France, this application allows you to give a new life to your second-hand items at the best price.
8 The Book Exchange
Here, as its name suggests, this platform is dedicated to the resale of your second-hand books.
All you have to do is scan the barcode of your books to get an immediate estimate of the buyback price.
You can then pack them in a cardboard box and drop them off at a partner FNAC store or at a relay point to send them to La Bourse aux Livres, which will then resell them.
As soon as a book is resold, you pocket your earnings - which is much easier than trying to resell your used books one by one.