26 Places to Sell Online in 2023 + Bonus 6!

Want to build an online business, but don’t want Amazon and eBay eating all your profits? Here are the top 10 places where you can sell your stuff online for free (or without paying an arm and a leg). Scroll down if you want to get more information on each platform. 

Platform Cost
Facebook Marketplace Free
Swappa 3% commission per item sold
Gazelle Free
Chairish 20% commission per item sold
Nextdoor Free
VarageSale Free
Fruugo 15% commission per item sold + 2.35% processing fee
Craigslist Free
Ruby Lane One-time setup fee of $100
eBid Free
Depop 10% commission per item sold
eBlueJay Free ($10 verification fee)
Preloved Free
Oodle Free
AliExpress 5-10% commission per item sold
Taobao 5% commission per item sold
Carousell 4% commission per item sold
Shopee 1.5-3% commission per item sold
Lazada 2-5% commission per item sold
Rakuten $0.99 USD listing fee + 8-20% commission per item sold
Flipkart Up to 27% commission per item sold
MyDeal 8-20% commission per item sold
Mercado Libre 15% commission per item sold
OTTO 15-50% commission per item sold
OnBuy.com 5-9% commission + 1.9-2.9% + 30p per item sold
Jumia 2.5-20% commission per item sold

1. Facebook Marketplace

One of the best places to sell online for free is Facebook Marketplace. And that’s for an obvious reason - the traffic. It started as a local buy-and-sell forum like Craigslist and has created many new features like Facebook Pay, Facebook Checkout, and other order management tools. While it’s free to sell on Facebook Marketplace, if you want to get more eyeballs, you can look to place Facebook ads, which can reach to all parts of the platform.

2. Swappa

If you want to buy and sell gently used electronics such as laptops and smartphones, you can take a look at Swappa. Buyers and sellers connect directly but there’s an in-house customer service team that reviews the listed devices to make sure they aren’t shoddy and meet a certain requirement. There is a tiny fee associated with selling on Swappa and that’s 3% for the seller and 3% for the buyer. The fees are still less than eBay, however.

3. Gazelle

Another website to sell electronics is Gazelle. Having been around since 2007, this reCommerce platform allows buyers and sellers to buy and sell their gadgets for free. They’ll even take care of the shipping label. You’ll be able to sell the item to them and they’ll take care of the reselling. If you want to buy electronics in bulk, Gazelle can help you out with that too.

4. Chairish

If you’re in the furniture or home decor space, you’ll want to check out Chairish. They specialize in high-end vintage home furnishings and have quite the curated collection on their side. To list a piece on Chairish, it has to have a minimum listing price of $25 US Dollars, and while listing items are free, the site takes 20% of the final sale.

5. Nextdoor

If you want to sell things for free locally, Nextdoor may be perfect for you. It’s completely free to sell on Nextdoor and they don’t charge any transaction fees. However you can choose to support a local nonprofit by donating a part of your proceeds. Around 1 in 3 households in the US use Nextdoor and it’s available in more than 290,000 neighborhoods worldwide so traffic won’t be a problem for you. You might be wondering how Nextdoor makes money and sustains itself. Well, they do sponsored posts, neighborhood sponsorships, and local deals which you can also choose to participate in.

6. VarageSale

Think ‘virtual garage sale’ as that’s exactly what VarageSale is. Another local marketplace, VarageSale allows you to buy and sell things for free locally. According to SimilarWeb, it has 1.2 million monthly visitors so you’ll be able to access a big audience when you sell on the platform. The best thing about it is that there are zero fees to buy or sell on VarageSale.

7. Fruugo

Based mainly in Europe, Fruugo is another one of the platforms that you don’t want to miss out on. You can sell anything and everything on Fruugo - but there is a transaction fee of 15% all products, not including VAT, and a 2.35% processing fee of the transaction value. However, you can access a wider market with Fruugo as they can translate your product into 28 languages and allow you to sell in 31 major currencies without any risk. Talk about global domination!

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

List of selling sites for an international audience

15. AliExpress

When you think of AliExpress, you think of a place where you can find items to dropship - not sell items on. Well, believe it or not, people do sell things on AliExpress, and even dropship on the platform. If you have a unique item that you are manufacturing, perhaps it’d be worth it to sell on AliExpress but other than that, if you want to sell on AliExpress, be prepared to sell it at a super cheap price. Also, there will be a commission of 5-10% depending on the product category so be prepared for that.

16. Taobao

If you’re a Chinese speaker, then Taobao can be an interesting platform for you. The traffic is insane (think the population of China plus Chinese people around the world). However, the platform is fully in Simplified Chinese and all the suppliers only speak Chinese, so if you can’t speak Chinese, this platform might be hard for you to navigate on. As for commission, to sell on Taobao, they take around a 5% fee for every sale.

17. Carousell

Around Southeast Asia, there’s a very popular platform called Carousell which is kind of like Craigslit in the US. They allow you to sell anything and everything on the platform with most products being second hand goods. They charge 4% commission on the total transaction amount but buyers and sellers can also meet up to make the exchange.

18. Shopee

Shopee is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms in Southeast Asia. It’s very similar to Taobao (even the interface is almost the same) so people who buy from both platforms can easily navigate it. Like Taobao, they sell anything and everything you can think of. Recently, branded stores like footwear company, Havianas have also opened a flagship store on Shopee. Each transaction fee is around 1.5-3% depending on the product and location.

19. Lazada

Lazada is a strong competitor of Shopee as the two are very similar and dominate the same market. Like Shopee, it’s another popular marketplace in Southeast Asia. Interestingly, Alibaba Group, which operates AliExpress, Alibaba, and Taobao, has invested tons of money in the platform so you can expect it looking quite similar. Lazada charges 2-5% commission depending on the item category and also sells everything and anything you can think of.

20. Rakuten

If you want to sell to Japan, you’ll want to get on Rakuten. Anyone can sell on Rakuten but huge brands such as Dyson and Adidas also have a flagship store on the Japanese platform. Rakuten transaction feed can be pretty large compared to the others. They charge a $0.99 listing fee and a 8-20% commission per sale depending on the item category.

21. Flipkart

Flipkart is another one of those ‘massive traffic’ marketplaces. Why? Because it targets India. You can make a lot of money selling on Flipkart if your product is right and well priced for the Indian market. While listing products is free on Flipkart, you’ll get charged the following deductions: Commission fee, shipping fee collection fee, fixed fee, and GST - which has been said to total 27% in total.

22. MyDeal

MyDeal is a very popular website in Australia that specializes in furniture, home, and garden products. To sell on MyDeal, you have to make sure that your products are in compliance with Australian product and consumer safety regulations. This site is very targeted at Australia so you’ll be selling in AUD. If you make a sale on MyDeal, expect to pay 8-20% in commission depending on the order.

23. Mercado Libre

Want to enter Latin America? Then you’ll want to sell on Mercado Libre which targets almost every country in the region so you’ll be working with a huge audience. Often dubbed ‘the Amazon of Latin America,’ Mercado Libre sellers can sell anything and everything you think of. It’s free to list items on Mercado Libre but sellers will be charged a commission of around 15% for every transaction.

24. OTTO

If you want to target Germany, you’ll want to check out OTTO, which is a huge marketplace that operates in the region. To be a seller on Otto, you actually have to apply and a category manager will be assigned to look at your product assortment. Opportunities on OTTO are very big as the marketplace boasts 7.5 million active customers and up to 10 orders per second. However, they will charge 15-50% commission on sales so you better make sure your margins are healthy.

25. OnBuy.com

Based in the UK, OnBuy seems to also target the rest of Europe as well. You can sell in tops of categories from Home and Garden to Toys and Games, to Electronics and Cars. To sell on OnBuy, be prepared to sell 5% for consumer electronics and 9% on everything else. You’ll also need to pay 1.9% to 2.9% + 30p per transaction for payment fees.

26. Jumia

Want to get into Africa? Take a look at Jumia. Founded in Nigeria, Jumia is a pan-African marketplace that sells everything from electronics to baby products to cars to groceries. Opening a store on Jumia is free but you’ll need to be prepared to pay a 2.5-20% transaction fee depending on the item.

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.

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.

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 (also called salvage). 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.

Related: Discover how to dropship electronics in our article here! 

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!

How to Sell Online for Free

Now that you know where to find places to sell online, let’s talk about exactly how you should do this. This section will be useful especially for those who have never sold anything online and want to learn all the details from start to finish on how to do it profitably.

Before you start looking through products, actually think about what niche you want to sell in first. While it’s great that you sell in a niche that you have a lot of passion or knowledge for, it’s actually preferred that you sell in a niche that can bring in a lot of profit and has products with a higher perceived value so that you can mark up your products to a higher price.

Once you know which niche you want to sell in, you can start looking at what products to sell. If you’re thinking about dropshipping first, you can test a whole range of products in your niche to see which one sells best. Then, you can purchase those products in wholesale or white-label the product so you can get higher profits.

There’s pros and cons to each method of selling, whether you choose to dropship the product from another supplier, wholesale it and buy in bulk from a manufacturer, or white-label the product and put your branding on an existing product from a supplier and selling it at a premium. With dropshipping, you don’t have to buy in bulk or have a high upfront investment like wholesaling. But with wholesaling, you can buy the prices at a way cheaper price than if you dropship the product, which means higher margins but also higher risk as you’ll need to store a bunch of those products and organize your inventory. As for white-labeling, you’ll need to find a suitable product and supplier to actually do this.

After you decide which method of selling you want to pursue, you’ll need to find a supplier that can provide the product for you. There are suppliers who dropship, wholesale, white-label, or can provide all of these services. You’ll need to look for a supplier that fits your needs. Most people think of AliExpress when looking for a dropship supplier but there are lots of AliExpress alternatives that you can also look into. And if you want to look for suppliers that dropship, wholesale, and/or does white-labeling in your intended market (remember, fast shipping is also key), you can look through the SaleHoo Directory.

Once you find a supplier and want to start working with them, you’ll want to order test products from them to check the quality. Some suppliers might have really nice photos on their sites or catalogs but something totally different once you see the product in hand. That’s why it’s super important to order a few of the products you want to sell to check the quality - plus you can also use those products to take new photos or to create videos from them for marketing.

Once you get the product and you confirm that the quality is good and something you want to sell, try to negotiate the price with the supplier whether you’re dropshipping or wholesaling. Try to let them know how you’ll be marketing the product and through what channels you’ll be able to cultivate a product-hungry audience. Negotiating might not work all the time but for healthier margins, it’s worth a try!

Once you know your cost price, it’s time to decide what price you will sell your product at. It’s not as easy as just deciding how much money you want to make per product though. You’ll want to see what competitors are charging for similar products and figure out how you can charge a premium. Would you have a unique selling point? Would you do more on the branding side? All in all, you’ll want to figure out how you can increase your perceived value to maximize the profits you bring in per sale.

Now that you know your cost price and selling price, you’ll need to figure out your profit margin per product in the beginning. Then, you’ll want to see how the price evolves as you sell the product since you’ll need to factor in things such as acquisition costs, marketing, branding, etc. It all eats into your margin so as you go along your selling journey, you’ll need to see how that affects your margin and your profits.

By now, you should have a good idea of where you want to sell your product as you go through our comprehensive list above. As you can see, where you sell will depend on what your product is and where your target market is. We’ve listed out all the fees (if any) for the sites, so you’ll need to keep that in mind as you think about where you want to sell your product.

Now is the fun part! Once you’ve decided where to sell your product, you can start listing your products. Be sure to include attention grabbing product titles and descriptions that really make the customer want to purchase the item. Don’t be afraid to spend a bit more time on copywriting and tweaking the wording so that it really convinces your customer to purchase.

After you’ve sorted all your product listings, don’t think the journey just ends there. This is actually one of the most important parts: Marketing. You’ll want to get the word out there and really market your product’s unique selling points and what problem(s) it solves. There are tons of marketing tactics to try and they might not all work but once you’ve found one that snowballs in the sales, you’ll be golden.



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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
Chris on 22:23 26 Jul
Am just now going through the pains of setting up on Ebay. They lure you in with 1000 free listings for $75 but don't bother to tell you that if you are new they won't actually approve you for over a certain dollar amount. So, in my case, I was able to complain and get raised to $5000. That is terrific if you sell $1 items. Mine range from $9 to $14 on average. So, with the various sizes that some of my products come in I only ended up being able to list 117 products, a far cry from the 1000 I was "sold". They still charged me the $75. They say that "new sellers have to earn the trust" but that is bull if you realize that someone selling products at $1 would get all 1000 products listed. So, I figured that, since I'm only getting around 250 total products listed then I'm not going to waste that much money and I just lowered my membership to the $28/month level. That gets me the 250 for free, which is all they'll allow me anyway. They know that I have a regular website that has been selling products for over a year and has over 1,000 products listed but they still treat everyone new as if we are teenagers making brownies for a bake sale.
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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!!!
Dave 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.
charles maina on 21:33 2 Sep
Trying my best
Elad on 18:35 18 Sep
Another good place to sell your items is an application called ADYOYO. It is an application for IOS and ANDRIOD for selling both services and items. I would highly recommend checking the application out because it uses video instead of photos to sell your products and services with people in your area.
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Rhea Bontol on 2:49 20 Dec
Yes, this blog gives you options where best to sell for certain niches.
Evelina mercado on 1:51 4 Feb
I'm interested in doing dropshipping, I do not have any kind of experience selling online. I want to know if your videos and training are in Spanish and how I can make the payment
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SaleHoo is only available in English. We have dedicated a guide on dropshipping here: https://www.salehoo.com/dropship
Dawn on 10:08 10 Mar
I was very disapointed to see Mercari not listed here. Ive been selling there for years. They only take 10% of your sale and thats it. No hidden fees, no listing fees, non of that other crap that ebay charges. You dont need paypal either which is my favorite part. Ive made over 300 sales and have never had a bad experience.
Rhea Bontol on 6:24 13 Mar
Hi Dawn! Although legit, the site has multiple negative feedback coming from buyers and sellers so we couldn't really add them on the list. I tried Googling the site and the first few pages of the result are all about negative reviews and feedback.
Natalie Maqsood on 7:54 16 Jul
I’m looking for different products for buying for the buisness
willowmoon99 on 16:33 18 Jul
I sold on ebay for a while and I had a lot of success and traffic! but they always side with the crook customers and never back the sellers, you will also have scammers that cause you to your lose your product and money. (Crook customers will say they never received the item or they will open a return and send you an empty box back or a broken item!) The policy's are always changing and this new 12% and state and sales tax on resell items is well, WOW! unexceptionable! Also there are cheat customers that would buy your stuff then demand 50% or more of their money back and want to keep the item, these customers always threaten to leave you a negative feedback score, if you request that they open a return and some of them leave the negative feed back anyways. Also certain sellers can have negative feed back removed and other sellers can not, this is very unfair treatment. (the push for sellers to do the global shipping program is terrible and if you do not, your on your own with international shipping concerns. There are a lot of issues and these new changes are to much to deal with! IS THERE ANOTHER EASY TO USE Selling site that treats good sellers fairly and that has good traffic?????????????? If not someone should invent one they would be rich!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah on 17:26 26 Jul
I began selling on YourBlast.com, it is free to advertise an unlimited number of products, and no commissions or fees. I learned about it from my neighbor who said just Blast it.


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