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Planning to move or redecorate your house? Think twice before you simply throw out that old coffee table or before you haul the recliner all the way to your new home!
Most people think selling old furniture to be a chore and not a very profitable one at that. This used to be true when garage sales and local newspaper were the only ways you could sell your used items but things have come a long way since then!
With the help of apps and online consignment stores its possible to get a good deal for all kinds of used items including furniture.
I have been selling my gently used items for years instead of discarding it and it has almost turned into a hobby! It’s almost impossible to believe now that I used to give up my items which were in good condition for free! Selling old furniture helps make space for newer and fresher items while also helping me make some money for said items.
If that sounds like something you want to try here I have a list of all the best places online where you can sell used furniture and make some money in the process.
Places To Sell Used Furniture
Got some super chic and unique items lying around the house? Chairish is the best place to sell them! Listing items is free and easy! Your items need to be approved before you can upload them (that don’t take in just any regular used furniture!).
Chairish automatically touches up the pictures you upload to make them seem the most attractive. What’s more, is that Chairish also offers you the opportunity of sharing a personal story about your item! If you want to find out how much your item can be worth you can refer to the Chairish pink book. The Chairish app is available for free.
How much it pays: Chairish keeps 20% of the sales price on sales up to $2,500. If you’re selling a bunch of items for a good amount of money then Chairish takes only 3-12%. Shipping costs will be usually covered by the sellers for small items. But for larger items that require white glove service, buyers have to pay.
Got a wide variety of items you want to get rid off? Other than furniture, LetGo also lets you sell anything from clothes to cars! The app offers the chance for sellers to interact with the buyers via private chat. Through this feature, you can arrange a meeting in a public place to carry out the sale and avoid the hassle of shipping!
The LetGo app is very image oriented and lets you take pictures from your smartphone itself.
The best part about the app? When buyers are viewing one of your items, it displays the other items you have on sale which they can browse through.
How much it pays: The seller gets to keep 100% of the sales price! Listing is completely free as well.
This is one of the most hassle-free places to sell used furniture for people living in New York City, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. (Boston and Philadelphia will be launching soon).
This is also ideal for you if you don’t like meeting up with the buyers as more than 85% of sales here happen without meetups.
Listing on AptDeco is free and the only condition is that your furniture, however old, has to be in good condition. If a buyer is interested in an item they will send a request which has to be accepted within 24 hours.
The shipping process is smooth as the pick up is done by a professional delivery company at a date the buyer chooses.
How much it pays: AptDeco will take 15-19% from the transaction. The payment will be processed into your account 24 to 48 hours after pickup.
Looking to go global? 1stDibs allows you to sell antique and vintage furniture, jewelry, art, and fashion items.
They have a showroom in New York, Big Apple, where they exhibit second-hand designer items.
You will have to submit a dealer application which has to be accepted before you’re allowed to list items here.
1stDibs also offers an account manager which will coach you through every process of listing and shipping to make the experience easier for you.
How much it pays: You’ll need to pay a monthly commission to List your items and 15% commission on each sale.
Want to sell locally? OfferUp (often dubbed as the more user-friendly version of Craigslist) lets you sell everything from cars, electronics to furniture. All you have to do is upload pictures of the items with descriptions. You can interact with the buyers by messaging on the app. Just like AptDeco, you don’t have to worry about shipping here as sales are carried out by meeting the buyer in a public place.
Here, buyers can offer their own counter prices which is the inspiration for the name OfferUp.
How much it pays: The app and listings are free. You will be notified about any additional charge if there is any.
If you’re looking for an alternative for eBay and Amazon bonanza is perfect. It takes in unique furniture, clothes, accessories and more.
Bonanza lets you create an online storefront so you don’t have to go through the complex procedure of setting up your own website.
Since bonanza is paired up with google shopping you’ll have many advertising offers which will help increase your shop’s exposure.
You can also sync your listings with other platforms to sell on.
How much it pays: Listing is free and your commission fee depends on the advertising option you choose. You also get $100 Google Adwords credit when you join bonanza.
7. Apartment Therapy Bazaar
Apartments therapy bazar sells vintage designer furnishings and accessories. They have an app which lets you list your items, upload the pictures and details super quickly. After listing, you can share your products on social media.
You can interact with buyers and coordinate delivery by using their private messaging system.
How much it pays: Listing your items is completely free and all your transactions are securely backed by Stripe. There are no additional fees or commissions.
Another place where you can sell locally is Krrb the “hyperlocal” marketplace. You can use their app to list your items. However, you’ll require a particular amount of “credits” to list your items which can either be bought or earned by creating a profile and buying or sharing other items.
Krrb has a function which links all your products from other platforms like Etsy and eBay here.
It has another feature which lets you see how many users are interested in a particular product, which can help you to increase or decrease your price according to the demand (or lack thereof).
How much it pays: Apart from the credits which may have to be bought, there is no additional fee.
Krrb does not deal with the shipping and delivery so most of the buyers pick up the items themselves. This will save you any shipping costs.
9. Urban Fusion Decor
As the name suggests, this site takes in all kinds of furniture: traditional, modern, antique or vintage. They pride themselves on having something for every kind of home.
The only thing they require is that your items be in good condition.
10. Sotheby’s Home (Formerly Viyet)
Do you have any designer, antique or vintage pieces which may have high resale value? Sotheby’s home is looking for well-maintained home furnishings,gently-used furniture, lighting, and accessories.
However, if you happen to have a product which is not in a very good condition but belongs to a notable designer or has a high demand an exception can be made.
If you think you have products fit for this site then all you have to do is provide the details of your items and the red of the process including the photography, measurement, documentation, pricing will be done by a Consignment Liaison.
Buyers are allowed to offer a counter price and the negotiation will also be managed by the consignment liaison.
Shipping and delivery are easy as it is done through either a white glove service or a prepaid shipping label which will be provided to you.
How much it pays: Sotheby’s home takes a concussion of 50% for 20 or fewer items are and 40% for 21 or more items. You do not have to bear any shipping costs.
11. Route 66 Furniture
Route 66 furniture is an online consignment store which deals in furniture exclusively.
This is ideal for any first timers as the process is easy. You don’t have to do much.
After you mail the pictures and details of your items to Route 66, a pick up will be scheduled the next day, at a time of your choice. In this way, you don’t have to worry about shipping to the buyer.
Your items have a 30-day window after which if they aren’t sold, the selling price will be lowered. If your items aren’t sold in 60 days they will be delisted. You can choose to pick them up or have them shipped back by paying the shipping fee.
How much it pays: Route 66 furniture keeps 50% of the proceedings.
12. This Is Not IKEA
Not available as of 7/18/2019.
13. Arizona Office Liquidators And Designs
Have you got any furniture from the office that you can sell instead of just discarding them? You can sell them here or you can even get them exchanged with newer furniture. Most times, trade-ins have more value than cash and you can also upgrade your office in the process.
If you live in the Phoenix metro area, Arizona office liquidators and designs will pick up your items but if you live anywhere else in the country, you’ll need to have a truckload full of items to sell here. All you have to do is give them an online quote with the details or just make a call.
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Craigslist is one of the most popular online marketplaces which sells almost everything. It doesn’t sell furniture exclusively so there might not be many users looking for furniture on Craigslist but you can still give it a try if you’re listing your products on multiple platforms.
It’s easy to list your items here as all you have to do is add the pictures and a detailed description. Including important keywords in the description can attract the target audience to your products.
How much it pays: Listing is free and buyers usually pick up the items in person. If shipping is necessary, you’ll have to communicate with the buyer to decide who pays.
15. Facebook Marketplace
Another way you can sell locally which you probably didn’t consider is the Facebook marketplace.
Adding pictures of your items and description is super quick and you can list on different pages like the local buy and sell, and garage sales group, etc.
If you have a large number of items and want to increase your exposure you can also use Facebook ads. This is especially helpful if you know your target audience as Facebook tailors ads according to your preferences.
How much it pays: There is no fee for listing on Facebook marketplace. Just like Craigslist, meetups or shipping are arranged by talking to the buyers.
When in doubt, go with the biggest e-commerce platform! Amazon doesn’t require you to create your store all you have to do is make a seller account. If you list your items on Amazon with the important keywords, chances are your product shows up on Google’s result page when a buyer searches for the product on google.
How much it pays: Creating an account and listing are completely free. However, Amazon will take a small percentage of your selling price.
eBay is another popular marketplace which offers you multiple options to sell your furniture.
There is the auction option which is great if you have an item which is in demand. The other option is selling your item for a fixed price.
Listing your items is quite simple and you don’t have to bother about right keywords and detailed descriptions as buyers can click on visual examples.
How much it pays: eBay charges a 13% commission fee on the final selling price. Shipping costs have to be borne by you but for large items, you can choose local pickup to decrease your cost.
Looking to get rid of furniture quickly? Trove will help you find buyers near you.
You can upload photos, add descriptions, prices, and times you are available to meet buyers in under a minute. This app also allows buyers to counter your price with offers of their own.
After you have listed your items you can share the link on other social media.
How much it pays: Listing is free regardless of the number of items you have. Trove charges a 10% commission when your item sells. You get to choose whichever way you want your payment in!
Have you got handmade or vintage furniture, art or craft items? Then it can join Etsy’s global collection!
You get to create your own custom shop. You get to choose your own price and we recommend using the sell on Etsy app as it makes the process smoother. Your items will get delisted if they aren’t sold within four months.
How much it pays: Setting up your own shop is free and the listing fee is 20 cents. Etsy will provide you with shipping labels and the buyers usually pay for shipping. On the sale of an item, Etsy will take 5% of your price and the amount the buyer pays for shipping.
Geebo helps you sell your items in a particular area. It can serve as an excellent alternative to Craigslist if you live and want to sell in a big city.
Geebo prides itself on its sense of community and offers “safe trade” transactions which mean that you have to meet buyers at a local police department to carry out the sale.
The site is easy to navigate and makes your products look more attractive than Craigslist.
How much it pays: Listing is free and you can arrange to carry out the transaction in person which help avoid shipping costs.
According to the EBTH website and the name which stands for “Everything but the house”, EBTH helps you sell anything from a few personal things to the contents of an entire home.
They also ensure that EBTH helps you get more revenue than traditional alternatives.
They guarantee that as a seller here you will not even have to lift a finger, they’ll do the selling for you. Sounds convenient, right? All you have to do is fill out a form and submit it. The EBTH personnel will take care of everything else including the photographing, selling and shipping.
How much it pays: There is a 40 percent fee for estate sale services and 15 to 50 percent for consignment.
Just like EBTH Kaiyo also takes care of the complex selling process for you. Kaiyo does everything like moving, cleaning, staging, storing and Pricing.
All you have to do is make an account and submit the furniture you want to sell. Your items will go through an authentication process after which they will be picked up from your place within one business day. After this, all you have to do is sit back and wait for your item to sell while the Kaiyo team does all the grunt work.
How much it pays: Making an account and listing your items is free. Kaiyo lets you request the percentage of the revenue you want.
Oodle is another online class fields website which focuses on social marketing. This is great if you want to sell to local buyers.
You’ll have to sign up using your Facebook profile.
The selling process is pretty traditional: you have to list your items and wait for an interested buyer to contact you. Once you find a buyer, to arrange a meet up to carry out the transaction.
How much it pays: Posting ads are free and you don’t have to pay shipping costs as transactions are done in person.
Sell.com helps you sell anything from Electronics and pets to cars and furniture. You can use sell.com to sell locally or you can also use it to reach multiple audiences as here you have the chance to link your listings to other big platforms ( eBay, Google products).
You also have the option of selling your items through auction. Your ad will run up to 30 days. Sell.com offers you up to 3 different choices of ads: Negotiable ad, fixed-price ad- for when you’re not considering offers and no-price ad-for when you’re not sure what an item is worth.
How much it pays: The fee you have to pay for the ad depends on the type of ad you select but they start from $1. There are no additional fees.
25. Ruby Lane
Have you got any vintage and antique items that you’re sure can fetch good money? Ruby Lane is the place to go!
However, this might be more suitable for professional sellers as it is expensive. Ruby Lane also has serious restrictions about which items they accept. The item should be authentic and high end. Each category has a list of conditions that must be met for the item to be listed.
How much it pays: There is a $100 fee to set up your store and a listing fee of 19 cents per item. You also have to pay a monthly $69 fee for 80 items or less.
If your office is downsizing or relocating and you have to get rid of furniture you can contact FurnitureFinders.
However, they only assist with large quantities of matching units (10 or more). Make sure to include pictures in your listing as they require photos to consider any items.
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27. Local Newspaper
You can always fall back on the good old ways of posting an ad in your local newspaper. Readers might come across your listing and contact you. Here you have the chance to choose different kinds of ads, but the amount of fee for these ads will vary.
How much it pays: If you have an item that can sell for less than $50 then the listing is usually free. For more expensive products you’ll have to get a paid classified ad. They can charge around $7.50 for three lines of text.
28. Consignment Stores
If you really have to get rid of your items in a hurry and don’t care much about the price it sells for you can take your items to any local consignment store. You’ll get paid when your item sells and some stores even offer trade-ins.
How much it pays: Not much as the store keeps a good chunk of the sale as payment for conducting the transaction and renting storage space. If you rent space for longer than a month you also have to pay monthly rental fees.
This originated as an alternative for eBay. If you want to increase your exposure and list your items on multiple platforms eBid is great as it imports items from Amazon and eBay.
Just like eBay, you have the option to list your furniture either at a fixed price or at auction.
How much it pays: There is a 3% commission fee. You can purchase a lifetime membership for $50 which will help to reduce your selling fees.
30. Garage Sale
The traditional garage sales is an effortless way to sell your items if you’re not looking for the best price you can get for them.
You can advertise your garage sale on sites, social media or newspapers and attract buyers to your home or backyard. If you have items other than just furniture to sell this can be a good chance.
However, you’ll have to put your firm face on and insist that your prices are fixed as garage sales attract a lot of hagglers. If you’re good at bargaining and can convince other people of the value of your items then you can make good money.
If you want to start your own furniture selling business website, then Shopify is the perfect platform to do it. Shopify provides pre-made templates helping you create an online storefront in minutes.
Shopify handles everything from online shopping carts to payment processing, leaving your entire time to focus on growing your business. And if you are selling in-person or at craft fairs, Shopify enables you to accept plastic payments without any hassle.
Thanks to their 24/7 customer support, you can have any problems resolved in no time. If you are using online marketing to drive customers to your storefront, Shopify’s analytics tools will a great addition to your online marketing arsenal.