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10 Great Places To Sell Your Stuff Online
Here’s the scoop on our favorite hassle-free sites to sell your stuff. Anything goes, from old phones to clothes, subscriptions boxes and even crafts! Start cashing in now.
CrateJoy: Subscription boxes
Cratejoy lets anyone start a subscription business easily without needing any programming or design experience. With companies like Dollar Shave Club and Birchbox finding huge success in recent years, more people are discovering how much success can be found running a subscription business. People are searching and subscribing to everything from books, soaps, snacks, wrestling collectibles etc and you too can build a successful business jumping on the trend. Have a look at how search for “subscription box” has grown over the last few years:
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eBay: Rare, branded, or sought-after items
You can sell just about anything on eBay, but you’ll find the best luck listing rare items that have a niche market. Do you have classic toys like action figures, collectibles, or vintage electronics stored away in the attic or garage? You can search ‘compared listings’ for an idea of what similar items have sold for under the ‘Advanced Search’ tab.
Craigslist: Large items like furniture
Try Craigslist to sell large items to local purchasers. Expensive-to-ship furniture, children’s items like strollers and bikes, yard equipment, cars, exercise machines, and more will do well on Craigslist. You can even list services, job postings and places for rent.
ExchangeMyPhone: Your old phone
Getting a new phone but don’t know what to do with your old one? ExchangeMyPhone offers good prices for a variety of popular phones, and they don’t even have to be in perfect condition.
99 Designs: Your own logo designs
Have a design background? Sign up and submit designs for logos, T-shirts, brochures and lots more, working closely with the lister for continual feedback. Win cash (and bragging rights) if the lister chooses to use your design!
Copious and Threadflip: Gently used clothes and accessories
Copious and Threadflip are similar online marketplaces for selling your clothes and accessories. They offer a highly social shopping experience integrated with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. On Threadflip, items that are not approved to be listed can be donated to charity of your choice, and on Copious, you can choose to donate your proceeds.
Facebook: Anything your friends might want
Did you know you can sell your stuff on Facebook? Sell anything from high-end furniture and housing to books by posting photos and small ads on Facebook. It’s easy to sell to your friends, and word spreads quickly as they can help re-share your items.
Amazon: Not only for books
Amazon may be known best for shopping/buying from the company itself or its partners, but you can also sell on Amazon – and you can list virtually anything. Amazon makes it a piece of cake for both the seller and buyer, and it’s a very trustworthy platform so no need to worry. it’s awesome because you don’t have to pay any fees until your item sells.
Car Daddy: Your car
When you can’t find a dealer who will take your current vehicles as a trade-in, Car Daddy will let you list it for sale along with photos of your ride.
Quirky: For products that don’t even exist yet
Got a product idea in mind? Submit your invention to Quirky for community members to vote and comment on. The best will be voted on by the Quirky staff – and if your product is choses, Quirky will turn your idea into reality after several stages of product development. See your product launched and enjoy lifetime of royalties as the original inventor!
Marketplace Reviewer Program | Update + Merchant Invitation
The first Marketplace Review Program update is here. Learn how we've been working with you to get your box more exposure and drive you more subscribers. Read more
Reducing Subscriber Churn | A Free Ebook
Alongside our new Reducing Subscriber Churn infographic, we're happy to announce an additional free ebook with expanded tips and suggestions for lowering churn and keeping customers happy. Download it for free today! Read more
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The Cratejoy Marketplace has become an incredible source of customer acquisition for Cratejoy merchants. Take a look just how significant the impact was this last holiday season. Read more
New Feature – Subscriber Cancellation Reasons
In an effort to get you as much information as possible, we've developed a new reporting dashboard to give you analytics around why people cancel their subscriptions. Read more
Reducing Subscriber Churn | A Free Infographic
Learn more about churn, its effects, and how to influence it in our new Reducing Subscriber Churn infographic. Read more