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10 Places to Sell Online + Bonus 6 [August 2017]


By Tuesday August 22

Want to build an online business, but don’t want Amazon and eBay eating all your profits? Here are the top 10 places to sell stuff online without paying an arm and a leg:

1. Craigslist

Craigslist is one of the best places to start as an online seller. It’s a no-fuss site that lets you sell your items through classified ads for free. No need to pay for listing fees, final value fees or commissions. Everything is free, and although Craigslist may not have the same sophisticated interface and support as some online selling platforms, it still dominates with regards to helping new sellers maintain healthy profit margins.

2. Ruby Lane

If you’re selling art, collectibles and artisan jewelry, Ruby Lane is the place to go. It’s profitable to sell here, as the site receives over 1.1 million unique visitors per month—and many already know what they’re looking for.

To start selling, you need to pay a one-time setup fee of $100. This fee also covers the listing fees for the first 10 items in your store. After that, each item has a listing fee of 19 cents.

Although Ruby Lane does not charge commissions, you will need to pay a minimum monthly fee of $69 for maintaining a shop. If you list more than 80 items, each additional item has a small maintenance fee that gets even smaller the more items you list.

3. eBid

eBid positions itself as a top eBay competitor for many good reasons. They have lower fees, high traffic and an easy-to-use interface. If you sell products from different niches, you can easily maintain up to 5 stores, allowing you to target different demographics all at once.

eBid’s friendly fee structure is the main draw for new and old sellers. There is no fee for putting up product listings, which makes a world of difference to your profit margins. Pay a small fee as low as $1.99 and you can enjoy premium features like cross promotions, a customer invoicing system and options to create discounts and import listings and feedback from other marketplaces.

4. Depop

Depop is a UK-based online marketplace that makes mobile selling easier—think eBay but with Instagram’s aesthetics.

When you go to the site or the app, you’ll be presented with products arranged Instagram-style. To sell, simply take a picture of your product or choose an existing photo from your library. You can then use Depop’s Instagram-style filters to enhance your image.

Don’t forget to add a description and a hashtag. More hashtags means more chances of getting found by buyers.

It’s free to set up shop and list items on Depop. You only need to pay a 10% commission for every item you sell.

5. Sell.com

Sell.com lets you put up ads for virtually anything, from antiques, books, jewelry, electronics and auto parts to real estate and services. The site has features similar to eBay’s, such as seller ratings and a shopping cart. Customers can also easily look through products thanks to the photo thumbnails.

Sell.com doesn’t have final transaction fees. They only charge you for listing items on the site, and prices range from $1 to $6. You can get a discount if you sign up for their membership program, which starts at $3 per 30 days for 25% off all category fees.

6. eBluejay

For sellers who don’t want to pay to sell online, eBluejay is the perfect choice. It’s the second-generation marketplace to Blujay, so if you had a shop there, you can have it migrated to the new site by sending a request to eBluejay.

What makes eBluejay attractive to sellers is its 100% free service (well, other than the $10 verification fee). The rest of the services on the site are free—no listing, maintenance or final value fees.

eBluejay is new compared to other marketplaces, but its cost-friendliness makes it attractive to new online sellers.

7. CQout

CQout is a UK-based online auction platform where you can sell almost anything, including toys, sports equipment, electronics, household appliances, computer software, hardware and more.

When listing an item, you can set a reserve price that holds your item for bidding until a buyer matches or tops your price. You can also offer your items to buyers who are looking for something in particular. It works like a reverse auction, where the seller offering the lowest price gets the sale.

CQout doesn’t charge you for listing an item, but they take a commission fee as low as 6.9% for every item sold for under £50 (or about $65 USD).

8. Preloved

Preloved is a UK-only selling platform where you can put up ads for used items. They let you sell all kinds of things, including furniture, clothing, jewelry, electronics, books and even property and automobiles.

There is no fee for listing items on the site. You only need to pay £20 to put up 40 ads for your items. Preloved also offers a free one-month trial for those who want to give it a try.

9. Addoway

Addoway is an online marketplace that fills the gap between social media and eCommerce by allowing sellers to integrate their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with their account. This helps increase the level of trust between buyers and sellers by establishing possible connections via these platforms.

Aside from the ability to easily engage with customers via social media, Addoway also allows those who sell on eBay to quickly import their listings to the site.

Once you open a shop on Addoway for free, you’ll be able to enjoy their built-in marketing, inventory and order management tools. The only fees they charge are commissions on every sale. The fees are $0.50 for sales below $10, 2.5% + $0.50 for sales between $10 and $100 and 2.0% + $0.50 for sales above $100.

10. Oodle

Oodle is an online classified ads marketplace where you can sell electronics, appliances, furniture, office supplies, sports equipment, pets, vehicles and more. Items for sale can also be posted directly on Facebook Marketplace, which means there’s a higher chance of your products getting discovered by more people.

Listing your products on Oodle is free, but if you’d like them to appear on Facebook Marketplace, you need to contact Oodle’s sales team for more information on how to become a paying customer.

Niche Sites to Sell Through

Niche sites are perfect for sellers who only have items from a specific category. If you have clothes, books, jewelry or DVDs, consider selling them on these sites to make a profit.

Best Places to Sell Clothes Online

  • Bonanza

    Bonanza is one of the best marketplaces for fashion retailers. It’s easy to use and offers plenty of features that really benefit the seller.

    One great feature is the ability to import your inventory list and feedback scores from sites like eBay, Amazon and Etsy. If you have an inventory file of your own, you can import that too!

    If a buyer has questions about your items, you can talk to them via Bonanza’s internal system even if they’re using a supported external system (Gmail, Yahoo Messenger or MSN). This is perfect for sellers who want to engage with their customers directly and communicate terms and prices.

    Bonanza only charges a 3.5% closing fee for sales below $500. Transactions above $500 are charged a flat fee of $17.50 plus 1.5%. The fees are low and reasonable considering that Bonanza has a number of features that make online selling a seamless process.

  • The RealReal

    If you’ve got branded items in your closet that you don’t use anymore, consider selling them on The RealReal. On the site, they provide a clear list of things they are looking for so you have a good idea of what items are worth pulling out of your closet to sell.

    As a seller, you need to make sure the items you send to The RealReal are still in good condition. Otherwise, they will get rejected.

    When an item sells, The RealReal takes a commission based on the list price. For all items below $120, The RealReal gives you 55% of the sale price. For items above $120, the percentage you get depends on your current commission tier and net selling price.

Best Places to Sell Books Online

  • AbeBooks

    If you have books you don’t read anymore, consider selling them on AbeBooks. It’s the largest online site for selling old and used books that are still in good condition. It boasts a substantial customer base and allows the most direct contact with buyers compared to other major selling platforms.

    To become a seller on the site, you need to have at least $15 worth of books to sell. AbeBooks charges an 8% commission fee on all sales, including shipping and other extra charges.

    You will also need to pay a monthly subscription fee, which starts at $25 for 500 books or less. This allows your books to be listed worldwide on AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.it, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.de and IberLibro.com. Shops that sell more than 500 books get a discount on monthly subscription rates.

  • ValoreBooks

    ValoreBooks is a place where you can sell your old textbooks, novels, biographies and nonfiction books for good prices. Simply enter your book’s ISBN and you’ll be given an instant quote. ValoreBooks guarantees the best price possible and if you find a better price somewhere else, just let the company know and they’ll match it.

    ValoreBooks will cover the cost of shipping your item, and if it sells on their marketplace, they only charge you a 15% commission. The rest goes to your earnings, which will be paid via check or PayPal.

Best Places to Sell Jewelry Online

  • Etsy

    Etsy is a great place for selling unique items like handmade jewelry, craft supplies and vintage pieces. The site is very popular and receives a lot of traffic every month (32 million unique visitors).

    Unlike other marketplaces, Etsy’s customer base is more targeted. Their customers are specifically looking for unique, handcrafted items instead of standardized consumer goods.

    The site also gives you the ability to continue selling your items even as you’re taking days off. This is possible through collective stores, where a few sellers combine their products to make a bigger store. The assigned shopkeeper is then responsible for processing orders on your behalf.

    Selling on Etsy is fairly straightforward. Once you set up shop (free), you can begin listing your items for $0.20 each (lasts for four months). For every item you sell, Etsy takes 3.5% of the selling price, excluding shipping and taxes.

  • OpenSky

    On OpenSky, one of the fastest-growing online marketplaces, you can sell your jewelry to over 20 million eager shoppers.

    The great thing about this platform is that it incentivizes sellers to bring customers to the site. If you have an existing OpenSky customer purchase from your shop, you get to keep 80% of the sales price. If it’s a new customer, you get to keep 100%. For bringing in new OpenSky customers who buy from another shop, you receive a bonus of 10% of the sales.

    There are no fees to selling on OpenSky beyond the commissions and a 3% credit card processing fee.

Best Places to Sell DVDs Online

  • Decluttr

    Decluttr helps you to rid your home of clutter by buying unused media and electronics directly from you. Instead of managing listings, answering customer queries and handling payments, you only need to deal with Decluttr directly to sell old but usable media items like CDs, DVDs, video games, mobile gadgets and game consoles.

    To start selling on Decluttr, download the app first. You need this to take a photo of your item’s barcode, after which the app will evaluate it and provide you an instant offer. For tech items, just search for your device and the app will provide you an instant price.

    You must reach a $5 minimum before you can complete a sale. Once done, just send your items to Decluttr free of charge. They cover the cost by sending you a shipping label to stick to your box. Once the items get to Decluttr, they’ll pay you via direct deposit.

  • sellDVDSonline.com

    Gather that stash of DVDs, Blu-Rays and CDs at home and make some money by selling them on sellDVDSonline.com. They also take games and consoles you don’t use anymore. Just make sure these items are still in good condition, as sellDVDSonline won’t accept anything that has scratches, chips or missing pieces.

    Once you have the items ready, simply enter the UPC barcode into the site’s valuation engine and it will give you an instant quote. sellDVDSonline will cover the costs of shipping and pay you within three days of receiving your items. Your earnings can be paid via check or PayPal.

5 Things to Sell From Around the House

This list contains the top five low-hanging fruits that you can sell online. Make sure these items are still in good condition. You wouldn’t want to pay for something that’s broken, would you? Neither would buyers. So before selling an item online, check for damage or defects. This helps to ensure that you get the best resale value for your item.

1. Clothing

Go ahead and scour your closet for clothes you don’t use anymore and put them up for sale. If they are still in good condition and they are branded, you are likely to make a bigger profit.

2. Electronics

If you have old phones, computers, digital cameras, video game consoles, printers or cables in your home, you can sell them for a quick buck online. These items sell fast, since most people are always on the lookout for good deals on electronics.

3. Sports equipment

Sports equipment is another category that’s super easy to sell. Old golf clubs, hockey skates, swimming goggles and other sports paraphernalia are some items that sell quickly.

4. Furniture and accessories

Got furniture you don’t like that’s taking up space in your home? Sell it. Look for a local buyer so you don’t have to go through the hassle of shipping it.

5. Kids’ toys

You can sell old toys that your kids have outgrown and make some quick cash off them. You may be surprised to learn that these items sell for good prices. Just make sure the toys are clean and in good condition.

You don’t need Amazon, eBay or a brick-and-mortar store to make a living as a seller. Just pick the online marketplace that best fits your business and you’ll be on your way to profits.

If you run out of things to sell at home, then congratulations! Next step: find suppliers of brand-new products in the SaleHoo Directory and start building a real business!

Have a favorite online marketplace we didn’t mention here? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Eves Booth on 19:34 24 Nov
Great place to be is bonanzle.com This is a free listing and low fvf site. I'm also on eCrater but havent' sold a thing. Been on iOffer for 5 month, sold very little. Forget Ebay...ate up all my profit in their fees. Bonanzle, been there for little over 2 month but sold more than I did on iOffer. There is a great family feel and a very open forum board with many people helping anyone new. I would suggest to give it a spin
Jacqueline Aston on 5:09 28 Jan
Hi..Please give me a hint about how to sell well on Bonanza. Yes, Ebay ate up all of my profits with their fees, too, but I sold $2,000-3,000 per month. A month on Bonanza has netted me $210 with the same inventory.???
Elliptical on 12:24 13 Mar
So many options for ebiz owners. It is really good to have competition to ebay. So that the fees stays low.
Richard Lyman on 5:28 2 Jun
A lot of these places, Ebid. bluejay, are great places if only the buyers would show up. Instead tumbleweed has shown up in their place. I want to try out this overstock.com but I fear it's another dude. Ebay and Amazon need competition but so far the buyers aren't looking elsewhere. In other words, it's not the venue that we need in order to sell successfully elsewhere, it's the venue that attracts customers. I was on bluejay for year, listing items that would sell in 1 to 2 days on Amazon or ebay. In one year on bluejay, no sales. I took all the items off bluejay, put them on ebay and sold them all immediately. What good is no fees with no buyers.
Tony Ford on 13:11 22 Jul
Hi there, I know this is an older post, but I thought you guys might like to know of another place to sell online called ArtFire.com. ArtFire is the fastest growing marketplace in the handmade industry where artists from all over the world can list and sell their handcrafted items. On ArtFire, members can set up a virtual and fully customizable storefront where they can list items for sale with absolutely no fees. But ArtFire is so much more than a marketplace, it is a community. Members can interact in the site forums, join together in craft guilds, and even become involved in the construction of the site. With promotion tools such as Rapid Cart, which allows members to post a miniature storefront to their blog, and Market Hub, which allows members to link out to their other online venues, ArtFire is revolutionizing the craft marketplace. Although ArtFire is still in beta, it has grown tremendously in the last nine months, with more than 30,000 members and more than 300,000 items currently listed for sale.
michael on 22:16 30 Jul
try http://www.bonanzle.com or http://www.shoptimesaver.com for buying. They are both user friendly and get many visitors.
Sandra on 9:12 19 Oct
Honestly, I have tried most of these venues mentioned here. I have not tried eBid, or artfire. In my experience the only venues which have customers are eBay and Amazon. I have sold one item on iOffer, Bonanzle, Stootsi)and Buy It Sell It. I have been on these sites almost a year. I do like the set up of iOffer, Bonanzle, and Stoootsi they are friendly and easy sites to use. I would like to find some venues which have 'customers' and not only sites which 'sellers' go to add their merchandise. Sandra
GraveYard Angels on 17:56 8 Nov
I was on ebay for a long time and they got more of my money than I did. It's ridiculous! They would do alot more business if they were fair with their fee's. I could have 25 items listed and if 5 of them sold I still had to pay listing fee's on the items that didn't sell. It was not profitable for me. Plus I got ripped off by sellers all the time and ebay always sided with them. I had one person who bought a dress from me, wore it and returned it. I know she wore it because the tag was missing and there was dirt on the hem. And I had one person who claimed they did not get their item, which was a one of kind vintage gown, that I was forced to give her the money back so I was out the money, the shipping cost and I lost my dress! I never ship anything without tracking confirmation since then. It does not good to have no return policies if ebay is going to screw over the buyers anyway. You have no say in your policies, the buyers have more rights. I sell now at Etsy and it is wonderful! It's only for handmade, vintage, things such as banners/avatars/business cards or items such as buttons, fabric, beads etc that others can use to make things. It is such a dramatic difference, it's like another world away from ebay. I can post an item,,, and it's only .20 to list it, it stays up for 45 days!!!!! and the fee I pay after selling is soooooooooo much less percentage than ebay. I have had alot of luck there. I have things listed on DaWanda as well, free item listings, you don't pay anything unless your item sells... but no luck, I sold 2 items to the same buyer and she never paid and I am having to pull teeth to file an unrecieved payment to get the fee's dropped. Kaboodle is a community that allows you to place the items you have on sale from other stores in a list on your profile. You don't actually sell things on there but you get alot of traffic to your shop site and items because your items become so much easily searchable. I couldn't find my items through a google search until I started using kaboodle and now they come up just like w**m**** or any other corporate sellers items. Sorry I talk alot I just wanted to let everyone know about etsy.com and kaboodle! They are great!
grayeyes on 22:01 30 Jul 2017
you,re so right i have been with listed on ebay now way over two months and have paid them so many fees can,t sell anything soooooooooooooooooooooooooo disgusted but i do think for one the policy is not enforced as it should be i have top end facial creams listed and here you have another person with the same item selling for pennies i can,t make ten cents on ebay it think its time to throw in the towel.
GraveYard Angels on 17:57 8 Nov
I meant that ebay screws over the sellers not the buyers.
jody on 1:09 20 Jan
you are right i was selling 58 items a day making 8K a week and ebay one day kicked me off for making to much money ever sence i cant find a good site i am in a class action suit towerds paypal heading to fed diversity paypals and ebay holding over 77K for 180 days and my legal rep stated if more people came to legal aide paypal will be gone by now
alex on 19:26 14 Feb
Sick of Ebay fees. My money on the www.ioffer.com
bargainlovr on 20:59 25 May
I was selling on overstock.com for months, actually made more money than selling on eBay and Amazon. Give it a try if you have name bran items, priced reasonable...they will sell!
valcarni on 11:21 14 Sep
I personally really like www.sellcent.com because they only charge 1% final value fee and they are based in Australia. Ioffer has more fees than even ebay that's why that one shits me.
katiefromcanada on 13:27 15 Jan
I tried to register on Sell Cent and I can't even get my alias name to go on there for some reason????
Jan Donnelly on 8:13 25 Nov
I've just started with Bonanzle it has a good shop or booth layout. Ebay fees are very off putting especially to people just starting out (like me). I tried eBid, I'd done my research for some authentic items using amongst others Salehoo for recommendations. eBid didn't like them and froze my account. I couldn't log in. When I went onto the forum to try to find out more, my thread was removed! I tried opening tickets with customer support and after three attempts I got an automated response saying that I'd hear something but didn't. After trying again and saying that I had 100% feedback on ebay, thay asked for my ebay id, which I gave them, to check me out. After that I heard nothing. I read on another forum that the only way you could have your account reinstated was to send ebid an aplology stating that I would never again sell those fake items (they weren't fakes). eI sent tham an apology but said that although my items weren't fakes, if they didn't like them I'd remove them.......No response. After doing more research on eBid, it seems that members are dissatisfied due to lack of sales etc. so I decided it wasn't worth the bother so I sent them an email requesting closure of my account and within half an hour, I got a reply to say my account was closed. If they spent their time on good communication with sellers this sort of thing shouldn't happen. Now I haven't got a good thing to say for eBid. I have since started with other selling outlets, and find them, especially Bonanzle, very helpful, friendly with queries answered quickly and fully. I'll be checking out all of the sites mentioned above as other opportunities. eBid, who needs em.
Johnny Brunson on 9:09 4 Apr
I know a young lady who claims she sells miscellaneous merchandise online and makes 15% commission/profit. She wont tell me who or what her clients are or where she gets all her products from. She'll change the subject. What I do know, is that she doesn't handle the merchandise nor stock it at her home where she works. All she has to do is list these items and then make some transactions or whatever. She earns enough money to live off of and go on fancy vacations. And it seems as if she barely puts any efforts in doing this type of work. Every time I talk to her, she's busy watching youtube videos and listening to music, reading books, calling up old friends, watching TV, and just living life however she wants. She claims she sometimes forgets to remove the "for sale" signs, and is lousy at returning emails from customers, and sometimes ignores them as if they'll take a clue that the item basically sold. What is this? I need to know. She wont tell me, because of pride and self respect, no matter how I ask her. I'm literally going insane, this isn't fair. Point me in the right direction? (Save my life) I'm in serious debt.
Irene Vallejo on 21:25 4 Apr
@Johnny: We can't assume, but it does sound like she is drop shipping, which still needs a lot of work and well, not too much margin for profit. Have a read how this method works http://www.salehoo.com/education/finding-sourcing/the-benefits-and-drawbacks-of-dropshipping
Maxine Kansas on 4:55 5 Apr
@ Johnny, What a female bee eye tee see ayych if she wont tell you wont tell you what she does for a living. In this economy it's surprising if anyone can survive off of anything today. We either go and get multiple jobs today and bust our rear tails at some hard labor jobs or get lucky enough to hoard all the opportunities to ourselves. Dog eat dog world. Every man or women for themselves. Signs of the times are coming! The American way! I'd disassociate with her if distance persists. That's no friend. Friends help friends when in need. None of this bovine scatology! Way too cold for me.
Rhonda Helpmi on 6:46 6 Apr
@Johnny if she knew you were interested in learning what she does and knew that you need money, and she didn't bother to warn you what to watch out for. That's no true friend. Either shady business or just plain witch. It sounds like she gave you a few ideas and wants to see you get setup for oblivion. Real nice! Like what if you did research and accidentally ended up joining AMWAY and going broke? It wont be her problem. Cut ties bro! There are pyramid schemes where they earn more money when they get others to join them rather than selling the products. Very cultish. Seller beware.
Art on 12:40 13 Sep
I have never heard of these sites before. And no mention of Zibbet.com here yet. What a shame. I sell on Etsy and Zibbet. Used to on Art Fire but this was before their recent changes and higher monthly fee. SO not worth it. Etsy charges smaller fees than most to list. The same when items sell. Zibbet charges NADA to list OR sell. They have a Basic or Premium option. In these difficult economic times, Zibbet.com is the place to sell.
punkmummy on 11:03 22 Jan
I've had items listed on bluejay for months and never sold a thing. I have items listed on eCrater but hardly ever sell anything on there, maybe one $1 button ever 4 or 5 months or so... not a fan. I had an Etsy shop but they randomly shut down my store when i had 660 items listed - that's an over $130 loss in fees and they won't refund it. FURIOUS. I still have stuff on eBay but just don't sell on there like i used to. And it's not worth it with how high fees are really. So frustrated with all the eCommerce sites anymore.
LookingToSellElsewhere. on 7:39 17 Feb
I also look for a right place to sell. eBay makes me sick. It plays too much politics It seems only wanting to keep big sellers so it can suck the fees out of them. Once, you, a small seller gets a red flag complain from a big seller; eBay forbids you from continued selling even though you have positive feedbacks from your buyers. eBay's buyer will lose because I am selling at lower price than big seller on eBay. Hope, there is another place to take over eBay's buyers.
Kevin Moore on 22:11 10 Apr
* eBay, I have been in dispute with them for ages and they won't budge or admit to losing my card details. So impersonal. looking at other sites now, I'm selling okay on Alibaba and need some more websites like them as i am moving into selling in bulk as apposed to one or two items. Any ideas? Oh I am selling Tribal products from the hill tribes of northern Thailand. Thanks Kevin
Hoefer89 on 3:56 20 May
The only other site that I have sold on aside from eBay is Yardsellr.com . The only thing with them is that they want you to ship your item out before they will release your payment to you. Even when it's shipped it takes them forever to pay you and sometimes you have to contact them, which is hard because they don't really advertise their contact info.
lia amos on 17:19 30 May
Thank you so much for the info, very appreciated.
Sunshine on 20:28 5 Jun
I'm new to the whole idea of selling online and I was planing to sell my stuff on eBay but after reading all these negative comments on it, I'm confused. I'd like to know more details about selling online and on eBay particularlly and if someone can guide or give me some tips I'd be very delighted
Irene Vallejo on 2:44 6 Jun
@Sunshine: SaleHoo provides substantial training resources on topics such as product sourcing, importing and what types of products to sell. You can actually read some of our education materials for free by clicking on the Education tab above. Once you join SaleHoo, you will also be able to download our highly detailed PDF guides to selling DVDs, using suppliers, drop shipping and much more. We also publish weekly blog posts with sourcing and selling tips and our community is a great place to get specific help with things you aren't sure about. If you would like to purchase SaleHoo today and access this options, please just click the link below: http://www.salehoo.com/join-now
moon goddess on 19:02 26 Jun
Lot's of new sites to try now. I got tired of eBay fees as well. I never sold anything that I posted but paid plenty in fees. Hope one or more of these is more profitable for me. I just set up items on Amazon today to see how that goes. Thanks for all the info.
David Key on 21:49 12 Mar
I tried to get on Amazon, TWICE ! I never did get my product on, but they managed to bill me $39.95 both times, then sent me a credit back once I raised cane with them. It seems everybody is placed in the Pro Seller status, and billed instantly instead of the Junior Starter Group where they charge by the sale of the individual item. By the way, I had better check my bank account to look for those credits from the Azamon Beast.
liliya on 13:19 20 Oct
I started to sell on eBay, but they suspended my account in 3 months because the sellers kept reporting that my authentic items were not authentic. But I didn't cry for eBay. What a hall? I sold a few items and some buyers didn't send payments but eBay did not give me my fees back. So I was happy that they showed their face at the beginning. I found other sites as a Yardsellr.com, Style.ly, DannyandKate. They are the best. No fakes allowed. Connected to Facebook . Start selling fast. They pay you after you ship the item and enter the tracking number. Before they were sending check payments by mail , but now they deposit your money on your account directly. I listed on ecrater ,but didn't sell anything . Bonanza is same . I didnt sell anything. So the best is yardsellr.com and you can import items on style.ly and dannyandkate. No fees at all. Buyers pay a slice for the site.
Dan on 23:19 2 Jan
There are basically no more eBay listing fees for the complainers they give you like 50000 free auction listings and have been having fixed prices for nothing lately as well.
Elizabeth on 0:49 4 Jul
You obviously have not sold on eBay in some time. They sure have you fooled! If they could charge you every time someone clicks on your listing they would! eBay is a complete RIP OFF for Sellers!!!
Marilynn on 22:03 7 Feb
Thanks for all the info of places to sell items. Just a quick note about Yardsellr. They are shutting down in 30-60 days to start another business. It's really sad too. It was the best place to sell things on. No fees at all. I will miss them a lot. So I need to check out all these other places.
Mike Eggleton on 13:47 29 Mar
If you have not realised yet these sites offering free listings and no commision do not last that's why they are going out of business the amount of money it takes to market products on the intervened runs into many millions of dollars that's why these companies have very little traffic compared to the likes of ebay
While you and people time you think it's good they do not charge the reality is the opposite because this leaves no finance for marketing your products which results in very small sales
No body runs a business for free there has to be investment for the site to gain any traction free listing will only result in wasting your time and effort
tamra on 17:13 17 Mar
i had possitive feedback from buyers but a seller red flag me because i sold it cheaper than them. now i cant sell on ebay because they said of security reasons. any other place to sell on
Mary Stueve on 7:00 25 Mar
I have been selling on Ebay for over 9 years, I am so sick of them changing their policy every year. Of course they are doing it for them self not for the seller. I sell mix items, lots of vintage dishes, in the past I could sell them and make good money now lots of looker not buyer. Every year I had to change my store! Over and over again..3000 items of course. Then they said .25 an item to list in store a month. Oh well I closed my store. I still list but only when listing is free... that is beginning of the month I get 50 item free.. Of course that is change this year again, still get 50 items free, but they change the rates again. No matter what you do they are always ahead of the ball game. i still have lot & lots of dishes to sell but I need to know the best place to sell them on to make a profit. Lately I am loosing money. Flea Markets are starting soon, I don't want to hall a bunch of dishes to them..Dishes just don't do good at a Flea Market, They always try and want something for nothing. I just need to move the dish to a new home store area. With out all the policy changing every year! Does any one know a location. I saw Volusion ecommerce solution, has any one used them at all. Please steer me in some direction, I hate Ebay..
Joe Rey on 16:08 9 May
I have eight kids and little work . I always do all kinds of stuff I don't want to try to survive, like lame jobs where whoever is above me gets all the money and I do the work and get almost no money. I am also schooling online, but that's more long-term for my family. I have always believed that I could try selling things online to help keep my family if I just tried, but after reading all this I am scared and reconsidering. Is there a real way to do this type of business since everyone is having the same Idea? It almost seems like all the broke people are pooling up at the same place and all the people who have figured out money somehow will always have the say and the advantage. So, whoever caters to the customer more than the buyer will always prevail. The customer is always right. Right? There seems to be more sellers than buyers . It's just my thoughts after reading all the other posts. Is there a decent way to attempt to sell online without such a headache?
Alexis on 17:26 9 May
I have been reading all the comments and I can see that ebay really sucks. There is this new place, its called TripleClicks, its the baby of SFI (Strong Future Interntional), and its one of the fastest growing online stores with E Commerce associstes from over 140 different countries. The good thing about them is, when you list you items, you pay a one of fee of 1TCredits per item,and your listing is for life (lol... for as long as you want it), no hidden charges, you only pay 15% of whatever you sell. For the TCredits,10pack goes for 5.60 dollars, 20pack for 9.20, 50pack for 19.50. These guys are simply amazing, you can check them out here http://www.tripleclicks.com/12500983.2/ECA and they protect their sellers, and carefully monitor all orders for fraud.
Richelle Monfort on 2:16 10 May
Hello guys :) @Joe Rey: If you noticed this post is dated 2008, and since then other options have come up :) Once online presence might play a factor in getting sales but it still boils down on what you can offer to your customers, how you create your listings and the product/market you are into. Don't give up just yet, give it a try with your best shot and you may just succeed the more seasoned sellers! These might help! http://www.salehoo.com/blog/astonishingly-easy-ways-to-make-your-ebay-listings-go-pop http://www.salehoo.com/blog/ebay-best-match @Alexis Thanks for sharing :) Cheers everyone!
tenoras on 17:45 14 May
Try www.keapo.com, its a mobile app free for sellers and buyers
Parul Sharma on 7:39 31 May
With ebay making major changes in fees, charging more from the sellers and putting a restriction on the minimum resolutions required to upload the product's photo.. I believe the best would be to look for an alternative which is best in the competition and which allows you to keep all your earning to yourself and not share it. Where sellers can: 1. Create Free listings 2. No Transaction Fees 3. Auto sync with ebay..carry all your listings from ebay along with the ratings and feedbacks in just a click. 4. Free integration with Google products (which auto populates the product description form for you, saving your precious time) and Google Shopping (which tells anyone who search on google to buy a product that it is available on our website, which by the way we pay for and provide you the service absolutely free) 5. Payment option like Paypal and Amazon for the most secure transactions 6. which does not allow you to leave a feedback for a cancelled transaction 7. a platform that not only list your products but also organise your customers and market your product in your network 8. a platform where you are just not dependent on ratings but also can leverage your social and professional profiles using log in through facebook, linkedin or google accounts 9. A platform that allows you to know the counterparty and build trust on the basis of work profile, school, college and other such dimensions. 10.Unlike ebay it has just one website (not different website for every country) so you can sell products worldwide and buy awesome products from across the globe as well 11. Unlike Ebay you can upload any resolution image and do not need only high resolution images to upload 12. Last but not the least it is absolutely free And so the website that gives you all this is www.truegether.com We have released our beta version and the new website with all these points said above will be launched soon in June, 2013. We request all the sellers to list their product and leave us a feedback to help us improve more and give you a splendid experience of selling online.
holli on 9:24 2 Jun
Lets see Alexis....Where do you work? And 60 cents to list plus 15% is wayyyyyyyyyy steep!
Don on 5:51 17 Jun
Ebay pretty much has monopoly on selling and buying. What is needed is for some other company to advertise on TV for to compete with Ebay.
Corrine on 5:27 27 Sep
I know a lot of people here hate ebay but personally I have had good luck there.. selling off and on for over 10 years. The key to ebay Is to search out the type of items that sell best and find those items. Just listing odd and end items of no particular interest does not sell. Only name brand clothing, vintage items and specialty items sell best. Hope that helps new sellers.
Kirstie on 14:53 2 Oct
Ebay is a good place sell because everyone knows about it however they're a total rip off. They make more money off each & every product that every sellers sell then PayPal takes their fee's too. It's not worth selling on Ebay. Might as well donate everything if you're going to sell on Ebay.
Tony Velas on 1:06 19 Dec
Sellers pay fees on every single sale plus seller fees on paypal, also shipping fees they charge some percentage is a totally rip off, I make money just pay ebay and paypal fees.
Isaac Bensimon on 19:46 26 Dec
I would say the best place to sell online is at Shippi.com. There is not that much competition and you can make more money because they take care of the Shipping.
Richelle Monfort on 3:38 21 Jan
Hi Ben, How's the traffic in this site? Are you currently selling on Shippi.com?
carly lou on 16:22 22 Jan
They charge 10% same as ebay...
Sandra Dawson on 18:38 26 Jan
Ebay is a total rip off site to sell for any newbie or seasoned sellers as their fees are way too high and they wack us sellers with;
1. Listing Fees
2. Final sale valuation fees
3 Paypal fees ( even though paypal owns ebay they charge you seperate fees)
4. Even paypal fees on the shipping price ...How come? Cause their darn greedy!

I used to sell big on ebay at one time but not anymore...I pulled out all my listings in disgust with them on their fees from ebay and then you pay on their other site..PAYPAL Talk about being GREEDY!!!

Now I sell direct from my own websites and making good money again with no fees. If you want to succeed list your items on your own website and do not rely on ebay that's for sure.

I have to say I have taken all my various speciality websites payment provider away from paypal totally, and now pay just a monthly fee of $25 for credit and debit card processing and I get my money within days from them when I sell an item All I pay now when I sell an item is 2.4% of the purchase price and I get total security.

STUFF EBAY and PAYPAL I say Paypal can hold onto your hard earned money for 180 days and without giving you a logical explanation, so you cannot get your money out. Something else to keep in mind when using any of these 2 jerk websites.
Richelle Monfort on 22:23 26 Jan
Thanks for sharing this with us, Sandra. We appreciate the honesty and agree that selling on your own website or web store is ultimately the best way to sell. Unfortunately for newbies and those who want to just get their feet a little wet before taking the plunge sites like eBay is the easiest place to do this.
Jojo on 15:31 23 Jun
Hello Sandra
How do you get traffic to your website
Anna Kammerzelt on 19:08 26 Jan
I will try shippi.com and come back for a review :)
Richelle Monfort on 22:24 26 Jan
Hello Ann,

We're looking forward to your comment/review/feedback about shippi.com Cheers!
alison gilroy on 7:12 31 Mar


eBay really frustrates me too. They allow sellers to list in any category regardless of what the item may be! For instance, in antique jewelry they consistently have items listed that are so NOT antique. And often times they are described as such. Or you will see things that have the word vintage in the title if they are maybe 10-15 years old. I had planned to open a store there but am now looking to determine which site is best.
Elizabeth on 0:35 4 Jul
eBay is only interested in THEM making money! Insertion Fees, Fees After You Sell an Item, Monthly fees... etc.. MOST of the money made goes to them! I had a store on there for one year. In June, my store was "Above Standard". July 31st,
"Below Standard" & they SHUT Down my store, & told me I was not allowed to sell there ever again! EVERYONE I spoke to there, (7 people) told me they would help me, but they just kept passing me off to someone else, and they were all liars. Each one said it was because of a different reason. eBay only cares about their unreasonable, lying customers. They have no loyalty or concern for their Sellers, none. eBay is just about them making money, money that hardworking people have earned, and spent time listing their items that eBay charges them so many fees to sell, eBay even charges you on your items if you don't sell anything! STAY AWAY FROM eBay!!!
on 21:45 18 Sep
A close friend of mine sold an vintage record player on eBay, Buyer lied states it didn't work, Had her return it to provide an refund to find it does work, and she broke the outside latch. He called eBay opened an case, eBay forward the case to PayPal and they took the money from his PayPal account to refund the buyer. I recommend staying away from eBay, please don't let them continue growing larger, Amazon is higher but has my business for now.
I have to admit there is not a lot of other choices to sell items online, I know I have found some, but they have no traffic! If I had the cash I would open one, there is an market for it. Good luck on selling and buying just not with eBay!
Taylor on 7:59 17 Nov
I have two stores on ecrater. Mind you, one is brand new. However, I've sold a few items there. Also, don't forget about Oodle.com. It has something to do with Facebook, but it is free. Your listing is up for 30 days.
anonymous on 12:36 10 Apr
I currently sell on Ebay also but am very unhappy with their fees. Seems like I don1 have any more profit each month than the month before and whether any one knows or has figured this out yet I don`t know but it`s not actually 10% they charge you forgot to add PayPal which is 3% more for a total of 13% they charge. I`m looking around for a different spot to sell that is cheaper. Seems like my fees don`t add up right have contacted Ebay and PayPal both and they both tell me tp call the other. Somebody`s pocketing extra money some where I haven`t pinpointed it yet. If I`m paying seller fees of 35.00 per month then that means I`ve sold over 350.00 for that perioid and it`s not showing up in my PayPal account.
DebPar on 19:58 22 Jan
Reality Ruby Lane You pay 39 cents per item PLUS $59 Month fee That is a lot if you add it up..Come on Etsy is so much cheaper
Antonio on 11:28 8 Mar
Hello! Nice article and thanks for the info! I would like to make my contribution by naming another one called Bonavendi. They are kind of new, they have a price comparison engine that helps you find who is the best vendor for you. You can also bulk compare if you have a list of items you want to get rid of. Very handy and easy to use.
https://www.bonavendi.com/sell/used.html

 

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