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Top 10 Apps For Selling

Updated on September 10, 2016

Buy & Sell Apps

If you haven't noticed the app world is growing rapidly along with technology. The days of buying and selling on Ebay, Etsy, Amazon etc.. where you have to wait for your merchandise, pay shipping, and excessive fees, are coming to an end. Currently there is well over 50 apps that make it possible for you to buy or sell merchandise locally and nationally. Some are way better than others as others thrive more due to proper advertisement. Each app is unique in it's own way and many more are sprouting everyday bringing an end to the headaches of your commercial obligations slowly but surely. Most of these apps offer local shopping enabling people to buy or sell an item the same day rather wait for a package that's not guaranteed to get delivered. The idea of seeing the merchandise before you buy it and same day possession after purchase is catching on. Unlike Craigslist most apps require some sort of credential process to ensure safety for consumers. Many apps have been evaluated for this Hub, these are the top 20 based on downloads and usability.

Clicking on the link (Names of apps/sites) will take you to either a website (if available) or to where you would go to download the app for your cellphone or device.

1. Offer Up Now

Offer Up, established in 2011, is a very user friendly app that incorporates chatting. It is for selling locally and currently has over 5 million downloads with a high rating and is quite active. Offer Up Now is available on Android and Apple phones and also has a interactive website which is great for people who prefer to use a computer to buy & sell. You can narrow a search by distance, relativity or newest posted items. Currently there are no fees associated with this app or site. If you do not have Offer Up Now on your cell phone and wish to buy an item, you can do so via email link on seller's page.

2. Mercari - Anyone can Buy & Sell

Mercari is user friendly for all ages and has a great interface. The app/company requires that you confirm your identity to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers alike. Mercari was founded in Japan by a team of serial entrepreneurs in the gaming industry with experience in leading gaming companies such as Zynga and RockYou. The team is driven by a desire to deliver lifestyle products that bring pleasure to millions of people. Unlike Ebay and Etsy, they do not have strict requirements to sell your merchandise. Mercari currently has over 100 million downloads and is one of the most active selling platforms on Apple and Android applications.

3. Carousell

With over 1 million downloads and an awesome interface, Carousell is becoming a heavy hitter in the resell industry. Powered by Google search, this app is also a great website that makes it possible for you to buy and sell online. Sign up from your computer or cell phone app from Apple or Android store. Carousell live chat feature enables instant interaction and buyer and seller ratings for consumer credibility.

4. Letgo

Letgo is relatively new compared to other apps on our list yet has over 1 million downloads. The one con is that this app is not accompanied by a website for buying and selling on computers. Letgo makes it possible for national purchases and even enables shipping labels prepaid by the company until payment is cleared. Available on Apple and Google Play.

5. 5 Miles

5 Miles is an easy, safe and fun way to discover great classifieds in your area. Buy and Sell your stuff, find a place to live, hire local services, or get a new job all from the comfort of your home. 5 Miles is unique because it does a bot more than the average selling & buying apps. It's free to list and free to discover. All within 5 miles. 5 Miles does not have a website for PC users.

You can:

  • Snap a photo and list in seconds
  • Add a personal touch with voice descriptions
  • Use a GPS and zip code to find thousands of listings
  • Make an offer by sending a text


  • Email, phone, and Facebook verifications
  • Messaging system hides your contact info
  • Rate and read reviews of buyers and sellers
  • 5miles team constantly reviews new listings


  • Discover great stuff by browsing photos
  • Search and filter to find relevant photos
  • Like items and follow buyers and sellers
  • Make offers and negotiate deals
  • Chat to share photos and meeting spots

6. Close5

Close5 is an easy and fun way to buy and sell locally as well. Find items for sale in your neighborhood and broadcast what your selling to those around you in just seconds. Best results are within 5 miles or your zip code. No price or description needed, Close5 is free so they don't make money off your hard work like Ebay and Amazon. Close 5 does not having an accompanying website.

7. Vinted

Vinted, like Offer Up has an interactive website along with it's app abilities on Apple and Android products. Vinted specializes in selling, buying and swapping pre-loved clothes instantly on your phone and is only geared for women's fashion. List heaps of items for free and make money from shrinking your closet. Join stylish girls just like you and snatch deals on branded pre-loved clothes you'll adore. Vinted allows you to integrate your Paypal for payments.

Earn Cash:

  • Snap a few sweet pics, describe your item - bam! In one minute you are ready to sell
  • Freedom! Decide how much you make: price the way you want
  • Shipping - killing it. Shipping label to track your shipment through USPS included
  • Transfer your earnings to your bank accont

8. Saily

Relatively new, Saily makes it so that you can buy and sell with a local community you can trust. Unload all of the stuff taking up space under the bed, closet or garage. Snap a picture, set a price and write a description, it's that easy. When yo launch Saily, you will have access to the items you need, listed by locals, in addition to the things you did n ot know you needed too. When you find something you like all you need to do is chat with the seller or add the item to your watch list.

Don't let them run away. Saily lets you follow users who fit your interests so you can be notified every time they upload new items. Unfortunately Saily does not have a website as well and is available on Apple and Android devices but not Windows.

9. Listia

Listia has a great website as well with a great interface and abilities. One thing that makes Listia stand out from the rest is that you can get or post free items. Listia is a mobile marketplace where you sell things you don't need and get stuff you want in return, for free. Earn credits by giving away free stuff.

How it Works:

  • Declutter - Sell all the things you don't use - from DVDs to clothings to toys, for free.
  • Earn Credits - Rack p on credits when others win your listings
  • Reward yourself - Discover and get free stuff you'll love from other members. Listing with your phone is really easy.

10. Totspot

Totspot is available on Google play and the Apple store, not yet available on Windows phone. Also there is no website.Totspot is the leading app for parents to shop and sell fashion for the entire family. Moms trust Totspot for buying and selling clothes and accessories for children, teens, men and women. Join the community of parents to earn and save cash by selling and buying fashion.

Earn Cash:

  • Build a shop in minutes with easy selling platform
  • List and sell kids clothing through Pinterest-like app
  • Sell women's and men's style and earn more cash than any consignment store
  • Ship easily with pre-printed label and one-click tracking through USPS
  • Transfer earnings to bank account as soon as your items are delivered or save as store credits to purchase fashion for your whole family




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    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      How interesting! I'd never heard of any of these, but it makes sense.

    • Reynold Jay profile image

      Reynold Jay 2 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      You put a lot of work to gather all this info! Impressive! You are the man! Keep more of these gems coming. I buy and sell pretty much on eBay. I am Back Issue Comix and am in my 15th year as a pro seller. I earn more than I did during my "Working life"