When you’re ready to rid your home of relatively small items that no longer incite happiness—Marie Kondo-style, of course—why toss them when you can sell them for a little extra cash? Doing so also makes for an excellent excuse to replace the goods with fresh finds. Whether you want to put a slightly-loved china set up for sale or clear out a decor piece that no longer matches your current style, we’ve gathered the best websites you can list compact home goods on. The best part? It requires minimal effort.
Chairish is ideal for anyone who has only a few stylish items to sell. While you can list big items like tables and bar stools, there’s a whole section for decor that ranges from table linens to bathroom accessories. It’s free to list items on the site. To do so, you need to take photos, add details about the item, and set your price. The company will then approve and touch up your photos to meet their standards. When an item is sold, Chairish will organize shipping details, or you can opt in for local pickup and delivery.
After the 48-hour return window, you’ll be sent 70 percent of the sale price via PayPal. The 30 percent commission the company takes is a flat rate for any item you list, no matter the price.
While you might think of Poshmark as a place to sell clothes, it’s ideal for selling any home goods up to 10 pounds—including pillows, drinkware, seasonal decor, cookware, and blankets. After you create an account for free, all you have to do is take photos of the item you want to sell, fill out a description, choose your list price, and publish it on the platform. Buyers can send offers in an effort to lower your asking price, or they can purchase it without fuss. When an item is sold, Poshmark sends the seller a USPS shipping label. You can order free boxes from USPS and schedule a pick-up through the service, so you never have to leave your home or pay for shipping materials!
Poshmark takes a small fee from each sale, which is based on how much it sells for. For sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95. For sales of $15 or more, Poshmark's commission is 20 percent. FYI, Poshmark will also automatically calculate, collect, and submit state and local sales tax for the seller if applicable. In the end, you can either have your money deposited into a bank account or receive a physical check from the company.
Looking to sell locally? OfferUp (which merged with the selling platform Letgo) is perfect for connecting with and selling items to your neighbors. The variety of categories includes home decor and accessories. You can easily communicate with buyers to negotiate prices and set up a time and location to meet. You can also look at people’s profiles to see their ratings and transaction history. Once you download the app and make a free account, you can list items with photos, details, and the price. When you make a sale, you need to go into the app and mark it as sold.
When the transaction is done with cash, OfferUp doesn’t charge a fee. You can choose to sell and ship nationwide, but there’s about a 13 percent service fee attached to that option. The company also has pay-per-use features, like a promotion option that helps sellers get their items seen more often.
East Coasters—specifically those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania—can take advantage of selling their goods through AptDeco. Listing is free, and you can sell curtains, coat racks, picture frames—you name it. Once you set up your account, you’ll need to include photos and details of the item. AptDeco will give you a price suggestion, but the pricing is up to you. When someone wants to buy your item, you’ll receive a notification for you to confirm it’s still available.
When your item sells, AptDeco charges a fee based on the category, brand, and selling price of your item that ranges from 25 percent to 38 percent. This fee is for the advertising, payment processing, and other services the platform provides.
On Mercari, you can sell antiques, decor, artwork, and more. Listing is free once you make an account. You need to include photos, a description, and price in your listing. All items on Mercari ship, so there's no meeting up with strangers. Shipments using Mercari prepaid labels are also insured for up to $200 for loss or damage in transit.
Mercari charges a minimum 10 percent fee of the item price for each completed sale. On top of that, there’s a payment processing fee that costs 2.9 percent of the final sale price plus $0.30. Other fees come into play depending on how you want to ship the item (through USPS, FedEx, or UPS) and how you want to receive your money (through direct deposit or instant pay). Dive deeper into the fees here.
EBay is a classic place to turn to when you want to sell miscellaneous items whether it be placemats, napkin rings, china, or tapestries. There are tons of categories you can list items under. Each month, you can list up to 200 items for free. If you list more than that in one month, you'll incur a fee of 35 cents per listing. There are also final value fees based on what you're selling and how much it sold for. When you make a sale, the company will generate a shipping label for you based on what type of shipping is being used, which you also need to pay for. Get a look at the site's basic fee info here.
If you have a Facebook account, you can easily hop on and start selling. You can list as many items as you want. If you want to quickly get rid of your home goods, you can even list them for free! You have the option to use cash or person-to-person payment methods like PayPal if you plan on meeting the buyer or dropping their purchase off. If you want to ship an order, you can do that as well with a selling fee of 5 percent (or a minimum of 40 cents per order). Find out more about selling on Facebook Marketplace here.
On Craigslist, you don't even need to make an account to start selling. Double check the website is set to your current location. Then you can create a posting and mark it as for sale by the owner. The categories are vast, ranging from small appliances to tools, collectibles, and other household items like vases and vintage clocks. The best part? There's no fee for most listings. The site encourages payments to be made by cash or check and discourages wiring funds. Learn more about how to safely sell on Craigslist here.
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