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Best Apps for Selling Your Stuff Online 2023

Selling stuff online is a great way to declutter your home and earn some extra cash. We tested some of the most popular online marketplace apps to find the best.




Best Apps for Selling Your Stuff Online 2023

Spring is here, and if you're looking to declutter and make some extra cash at the same time, there are many apps to help. We tested nine popular apps for selling your stuff online to find out how to make the most money with the least effort.

Mercari, a marketplace where you can sell almost anything, was our favorite for its great seller guidance. We also loved ThredUP's one-step decluttering process and found that Facebook Marketplace was best for local sales. And Tradesy was our favorite for high-end fashion.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Apps We Selected
  2. Our Pick Mercari: Your Marketplace Mercari: Your Marketplace Runner Up thredUP: Online Thrift Store thredUP: Online Thrift Store Also Groovy Facebook Facebook Also Groovy Tradesy: Buy Designer Fashion Tradesy: Buy Designer Fashion
  3. 2. Everything We Recommend
  4. 3. The 411 from our Appventurer
  5. 4. Other Apps Considered
Our Pick

Best Overall Marketplace App

  • Mercari is your marketplace for buying and selling preloved items.
    4.8 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh 1M+ Reviews


Your stuff may be worth more than you think. Mercari can help you find the hidden value in your closet and junk drawer.

Why we chose Mercari:

  • You can sell anything on this well-organized marketplace site. The app is free, but Mercari takes 10% of the item price when sold (A pretty standard rate)
  • Listing items is quick and easy. You can do it in five minutes right from your phone
  • Great guidance for sellers helps you earn more. Mercari suggests items that are popular or profitable that you may have at home, and offers lots of tips for crafting a listing
  • Gamifies the selling experience by letting you set earnings goals and guiding you towards meeting them
  • Site is great for shopping, too. This is important for sellers since you need people to buy your items

Whether you want to get rid of a few things or dream of a side hustle selling your stuff, Mercari can help.

Read Mercari's Full Review
Runner Up

Best for Cleaning Out Your Closet

Want to sell your clothes but don't want to spend a lot of time creating listings? ThredUP is the app for you.

Why we chose thredUP:

  • Sell and donate your clothes in one step — ThredUP is the simplest of all the apps we tested. They send you a bag, you fill it with clothes and accessories you don’t want anymore and send it in. They sell what they can and donate the rest (or return to you for a fee if you prefer)
  • You don't have to worry about listing items, shipping, or communicating with buyers. ThredUP takes care of everything for you, including setting prices, although you can change the price if you want
  • Items are sold on consignment and are listed 30-90 days. You are paid when they sell
  • For a wardrobe refresh, opt for shopping credit instead of a cash payout to earn a little more
  • Your payout is likely to be lower than other apps, but it also takes much less time and effort

If you’re focused on decluttering more than earning money, consider ThredUP.

Read thredUP's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best Local Marketplace

  • Find friends, watch live videos, play games & save photos in your social network
    3.2 Ratings 137M+ Reviews 5B+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh In App Purchases 1M+ Reviews
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


Psst ... you may not have to download a new app to sell your stuff online. If you're on Facebook, you're on Facebook Marketplace. 

Why we chose Facebook Marketplace.

  • Built right into the Facebook app, Marketplace lets you list anything from cars to knickknacks and sell them right in your neighborhood. Or ship to buyers around the world
  • App offers lots of tips for creating postings and meeting safely with buyers
  • Because Facebook doesn’t handle the transaction, they don’t take a fee
  • As with all things Facebook, the actual quality is less important than the fact that so many of people use it. Marketplace has lots of users and that means lots of potential buyers
If you're a Facebook user already, this may be the best choice for you, particularly if you want to sell large items to local buyers. Read Facebook Marketplace's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best High-End Fashion App

  • Update your look with news by Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton & more
    4.8 Ratings 55K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    Free Fresh


Fashionistas and shopping mavens will appreciate the chance to get good prices for their luxury brands — as well as browsing for deals.

Why we chose Tradesy:

  • Tradesy specializes in high-end clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and wedding items. If you have these, you can make good money on the site
  • Clear and detailed process for listing items. They ask for precise photos (item from the front, back, label, any flaws)
  • Smart Pricing feature allows you to maximize your earnings without letting your items sit on the app for too long
  • Multiple shipping options accommodate most users
  • For items under $50, they take a flat commission fee of $7.50. For items more expensive than $50, they take 19.8%. The commission is very high, but if you have luxury items to sell, Tradesy users are willing to pay higher prices than other sites, so you stand to make more money here

If you have a closet full of high-end clothes that you want to swap out for this season's trends, check out Tradesy. 

Read Tradesy's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick

    Mercari: Your Marketplace

    4.8 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Whether you're searching for that unique find or clearing out space for some extra cash, you can do it all in the app, all from home.

    Discover that perfect find from brands like Nike, Funko, Nintendo, Squishmallows, Apple, Lululemon (and thousands more). From collectables, to unique handmade items, to one-of-a-kind treasures, it's all on Mercari.

    Shop luxury and designer clothing, shoes, and accessories with confidence. Items with a diamond badge are authenticated and all purchases are protected.

    Get your item as described or your money back. When you've found that perfect thing, we ask the seller to ship within 3 business days.

    Shop your neighborhood without leaving the house! Your items will be delivered right to your door, no awkward meetups required.

    Get it now, pay in four installments with Zip or PayPal.

    Lighten your life by listing once-loved items on Mercari. Listing your unused items on Mercari is free and simple. Just snap a few photos, input item details, and tap List. Use selling features including smart pricing, offer to likers, promote, and more to ensure your item is seen and sold as quickly as possible.

    Mercari knows that affordable and convenient shipping options are important. That's why Mercari prepaid labels have competitive rates, offer print-free options and Shipping Protection up to $200. With Mercari Local, have your bulky, heavy items picked up for fast, doorstep delivery.

    To complete your sales transaction, rate the buyer. Then funds will be added to your balance. Choose how you want to get paid with Direct Deposit, Instant Pay, or use your balance for a purchase–it's up to you.

    Got designer items? With Mercari Authenticate, your shoppers know they're getting the real deal. Mercari Authenticate makes it simple to buy and sell pre-loved, genuine luxury goods. List and authenticate luxury items from anywhere, on any device. Authenticated items are automatically boosted and seen by more buyers, meaning they're more likely to sell.

    Give yourself some preloved love with Mercari.

    We'd love to hear from you.

    DM us on our Instagram @mercari, tweet @mercari_app, or find us on Facebook @MercariApp. And, get quick-reads on everything from decluttering to collecting, tips on selling, upcycling ideas and shopping inspo on our Full Circle blog at

    Mercari is available in the US for anyone 18+.
    In-App Purchases
  • Runner Up
    Thrift & sell women's and kids' clothes online. Get up to an extra 50% off your first thredUP order today & enjoy:
    🛍️ Over 35,000 brands, from Gap to Gucci.
    💸 Up to 90% off brands like Lululemon, Zara, J. Crew & Ann Taylor LOFT
    😱 1,000+ arrivals EVERY DAY.
    🌎 Sustainable shopping app
    👌 Easy returns & free shipping with orders over $79.
    💳 Payment via Paypal, Google Pay, Affirm, and credit card.

    Up to 90% off est. retail on womenswear, accessories, maternity & kids' clothes. This thrift shopping app offers high-quality secondhand clothes from Lululemon, Zara, J. Crew & Ann Taylor LOFT & MORE! Plus, shop designer brands secondhand like The Real Real, discover Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade & more wishlist finds, including Rent the Runway REVIVE!

    Like Poshmark but without the work, our Clean Out service is hands down the EASIEST way to sell or donate your secondhand clothes. We do everything, YOU get cash or credit. Here's how it works:
    1. Order a Clean Out Kit or FREE shipping label on thredUP's selling app.
    2. Fill a bag with women’s or kids’ clothes from brands like Lululemon, Zara, J. Crew & Ann Taylor LOFT, and send it back.
    3. Relax! We inspect, photograph, list, and ship items for you.

    There are enough amazing clothes on the planet, let's wear them. To date, we’ve upcycled over 100M items so far and we’re just getting started. Join our community of sustainable fashion lovers and thrifters who are committed to a more sustainable future by giving clothes a second life.

    "The App for the Responsible Shopper" - Elle
    "The Easiest Way To Practice Sustainable Fashion" - Forbes
    "Your favorite brands at a crazy reduced price." - Seventeen

    ★★★★ “This is where I get 95% of my clothes from. Not Your Daughter Jean’s, Splendid, Lululemon Athletica, they have a great selection of high end brands for such a great deal.” - Alexandra S.
    ★★★★ “The ease of using this app was mindblowing! I set the filters to the category, sizes, styles, and even sale percentages! And up pops whatever matches what I chose!” - Adell H.
    In-App Purchases
  • Also Groovy


    3.2 Ratings 137M+ Reviews 5B+ Downloads
    Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you.

    Features on the Facebook app include:

    * Connect with friends and family and meet new people on your social media network
    * Set status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what’s going on in your world
    * Share photos, videos, and your favorite memories.
    * Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts
    * Find local social events, and make plans to meet up with friends
    * Play games with any of your Facebook friends
    * Backup photos by saving them in albums
    * Follow your favorite artists, websites, and companies to get their latest news
    * Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures
    * Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace
    * Watch live videos on the go

    The Facebook app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests. It's also your personal organizer for storing, saving and sharing photos. It's easy to share photos straight from your Android camera, and you have full control over your photos and privacy settings. You can choose when to keep individual photos private or even set up a secret photo album to control who sees it.

    Facebook also helps you keep up with the latest news and current events around the world. Subscribe to your favorite celebrities, brands, news sources, artists, or sports teams to follow their newsfeeds, watch live streaming videos and be caught up on the latest happenings no matter where you are!

    The most important desktop features of Facebook are also available on the app, such as writing on timelines, liking photos, browsing for people, and editing your profile and groups.

    Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook for Android by becoming a beta tester. Learn how to sign up, give feedback and leave the program in our Help Center:

    Sign up directly here:

    Problems downloading or installing the app? See
    Still need help? Please tell us more about the issue.

    Facebook is only available for users age 13 and over.
    Terms of Service:
    In-App Purchases
    $0.49 - $999.99 per item
    $0.99 - $19.99 per item

    Tradesy: Buy Designer Fashion

    4.8 Ratings 55K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    Tradesy is the leading peer-to-peer resale marketplace for buying and selling luxury and vintage fashion. Shop your favorite brands — including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Louboutin, Saint Laurent, Tiffany & Co., and more — up to 70% off with authenticity guaranteed. Tradesy believes in accessible and sustainable luxury fashion: sell what you have to buy what you want.

    Download the Tradesy app today to get access to the best designer deals and create your own resale listings in minutes. Tradesy has everything that you need: luxury brands, vintage style, classic and even wedding fashion. Take your style to the next level with Tradesy.

    Personal style is a journey, not a destination — and Tradesy is with you every step of the way. We’ve made it safe, simple, and fun to recirculate pre-owned clothing and accessories, which means you can score top brands for up to 70% off retail, reduce waste, and get the authentic designer wardrobe you’ve always wanted. List your items on Tradesy, sell fast using our Smart Pricing Tool, then use your funds to buy new-to-you pieces you truly love.

    Fashion is a language, and we’re fluent. You can find it all on Tradesy, from luxury staples like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Louboutin, Hermés, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Givenchy, and Burberry to up-and-coming contemporary brands like Khaite, Ganni, Ulla Johnson, Telfar, and Zimmermann to rare, one-of-a-kind, and archival pieces.

    From what we sell to who we are, authenticity is at the core of everything Tradesy does. That’s why we’ve developed smart technology that automatically detects and removes fakes listed on our site with 99.7% accuracy. Our team of expert authenticators — people who really know their serial numbers and stitching — are also available to help if you ever have questions or concerns.

    List in minutes on the Tradesy app. Just take pictures, write a description, and set your price to get started. Get real-time pricing recommendations from our Smart Pricing Tool. We’ll never make you sell for less than you’re comfortable with or mark down your item without asking you first. Best of all, you keep more than 80% of your sale price.

    No worries if you’re a shipping novice, or don’t own a printer — we offer a free, easy shipping kit that has everything you need, including chic packaging totally worthy of an unboxing video. Plus, we take care of processing and inspecting returns so you don’t have to. It’s really that easy.

    With hundreds of new arrivals added daily and curated collections to help you stay on top of the trends. Save items you like to your Favorites, and we’ll let you know when they drop in price!

    Tradesy makes it easy to pay your way. Checkout with Affirm and split purchases into 3, 6, or 12 payments.

    Shopping resale reduces demand for newly-produced and disposable fashion, while making it possible to build a high-quality wardrobe for less. Tradesy’s marketplace connects buyers and sellers directly, creating the smallest footprint for every item sold.

    “I’m more confident that I’ll receive a quality product from Tradesy” - USA Today
    “eBay and Etsy have a new neighbor” - Good Morning America
    “I love Tradesy. It makes shopping and selling items so easy. I would recommend it to everybody.” - Rach4144
    “Love it -- made over $1,200 my first two months!” -Lgzjj

    We’re building a community of smart sellers and conscious consumers from all walks of life with one thing in common: a deep appreciation for authentic designer fashion. Join us!

    *Tradesy is a reseller of authentic luxury and designer brands and is not affiliated with any designer or brand.
    In-App Purchases
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The 411 from our Appventurer

Caroline Rothnie
Written by:

Caroline Rothnie

Hard as I try to keep a minimalist phone, I can't stop downloading more apps. In addition to my can't-live-without apps for organization, music and podcasts, fitness, and meditation, I'm constantly trying out new ones. So I love apps, but it's a complicated relationship -- some of my favorites are for keeping me off my phone/internet.

In second grade, I attempted to do a book report on a story I had written myself, so you could say I've always thought of myself as a writer. These days, I write a wide variety of web content with a focus on mental health and productivity. I also write personal essays. I live in Kansas with my husband and two dogs. 

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