Yard sales can help you offload your unwanted stuff, but most of us don’t want strangers picking through our possessions laid out on the lawn. There’s a much better way. With these apps loaded onto your iPhone, it takes just a few taps to sell your stuff no matter where you are.
Saily: Sell to Locals
With a five-star rating on the iTunes store, Saily’s user-friendly interface and local search function have impressed a lot of buyers and sellers.
The app claims it takes just 10 seconds to get your goods listed. Simply take a photo, add a description and price, and you’re good to go. The app works best on a device with an advanced high-definition camera, like the iPhone 6s, which will help your items look their best. When you list your stuff on Saily, it’ll get seen by people in your local area. You can also share your listing with your Facebook and Twitter followers to expand its reach.
People interested in your goods can initiate a text chat. Talk it out and if you decide to sell, you can arrange a pick up. Since the app helps people connect with buyers in their local area, the exchange is easy, without any shipping fees eating into your profits.
Saily is free to download for iPhone and iPad.
OfferUp: Safe Selling App
OfferUp combines the best features of Craigslist and eBay in a system that works well for buyers and sellers. You can also sell just about anything on OfferUp, from white goods to decorative housewares and everything in between.
Like eBay, the app allows users to rate buyers and sellers, so you can build credibility and determine the best buyers. It also goes a little further, letting people link their Facebook and email accounts to their OfferUp profile for real-world ID scanning.
It takes less than a minute to get your item listed; just snap a photo, add a keyword-friendly title and description, and you’re ready to sell. With fewer listings than eBay, there’s more chance shoppers will see your post. There are also no transaction or shipping fees, as OfferUp encourages users to sell face-to-face to people in their local areas.
OfferUp is free to download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running at least iOS 6.1.
Poshmark: Sell Designer Goods to Keen Buyers
If you love designer clothes and accessories, you know how expensive these items are. It can be difficult to recoup these costs at a yard sale, as many casual buyers don’t understand their value. You’ll probably get a much better price through Poshmark, a buy and sell app specializing in designer fashion.
Given its niche focus, Poshmark helps people who already love designer goods find your stuff. Themed parties celebrating specific goods like Chanel bags or summer sandals can bring even more eyeballs to your goods. Poshmark even helps with shipping, sending all sellers a prepaid addressed label for their goods. However, the app does collect a commission, which could put a significant dent into the profits from big-ticket items.
Poshmark is free to download for iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch.
Gone Selling on Demand: Makes Selling Electronics Easy
Selling consumer electronics doesn’t get much easier than using Gone Selling on Demand. Advanced algorithms assess similar products to calculate the best price for your goods. If you accept the offer, the app’s creators will send you boxes with prepaid mailing labels so you can post them to the Gone warehouse for assessment. Austin and San Francisco residents can even arrange for a company rep to visit their homes, pack up their items, and ship them.
Once your item’s been received and approved, it’ll get listed on major online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Then just wait for the money to roll in! Payments are made via PayPal or check, minus the app’s fees, which range between 7 and 15 percent.
Gone Selling on Demand is free to download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running at least iOS 7.1.
Don’t put yourself through the agony of another yard sale. With these iPhone apps, it’s quick and easy to sell your stuff.