If you’re like me, you’ve probably bought too many things over the years. Things you’ve never worn or maybe only worn once or twice. Things taking up space in your closet, attic, garage, or maybe even your parents house. Things you don’t use but don’t want to throw away. Decluttering yourself can be a lot of work, but it can also be very rewarding and even reduce stress. Start with one item at a time, at your own pace and start turning that stuff into extra cash.
Some of my favorite, or just noteworthy online consignment stores to get you started in no particular order:
10 Best Online Consignment Stores
Poshmark is an online marketplace where you can sell your unwanted clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags, you name it. That perfume you got for Christmas and never used is perfect for Poshmark. You can create a listing directly from your phone in minutes. When your item sells, Poshmark sends you a pre-paid shipping label, making it super easy to turn your unwanted items in extra cash. They charge a flat commission fee of $2.95 for sold items less than $15. On sold items over $15 they take 20%. Download the app or go directly to Poshmark.com to get started.
Tradesy is very similar to Poshmark. Even their commission fee is almost identical. Their website and app appear to have a cleaner, more comfortable to use interface. They also send you a “shipping kit” when you sell an item, and they take all returns so that sellers don’t have to. That’s huge in my book. They charge a flat commission fee of $7.50 for sold items less than $50. Items over $50 they take 19.8%. Go to Tradesy.com to get started.
The Real Real focuses on luxury items only and will only accept items from these designers. If you want to sell your Express Jeans or your Hanes t-shirt, this is not the place. They are a little more expensive with commission structures ranging from 40% to 85% depending on the category. Go to Therealreal.com to get started.
Thred Up is an excellent option if you just want the money and no work as they will literally do everything for you. They will inspect, photograph, list, and ship your items for you. They pay out anywhere from 5% up to 80% depending on the listing price. They also accept donations and will donate $5 per bag to a charity of your choice. Head over to Thredup.com to get started.
Rebag, as it says in the name, only resells your designer handbags. They only accept handbags from a handful of designers. You can sell online, on their app or walk into one of their 7 locations and sell your handbag on the spot. They also have a trade-in program where you can keep your Rebag handbag for up to 6 months, and then exchange it for credit worth at least 70% of its purchase price. Go to Rebag.com to get started.
Depop is an app-based marketplace only. Very user-friendly and super clean interface. Their rates very are reasonable too but what really sets them apart is the unique collection of vintage and handmade items. If you have more artsy items then this is the marketplace for you. Download the app from the app store or on their website depop.com.
With Letgo you can not only clear out your closet but your whole house if you want. It’s a marketplace or classified site for just about anything you need to let go of. Best of all, there are no fees! You can pay to promote your item if you choose, but listing and selling is completely free. Of course, you get what you pay for… no support to ship your items and you make payment arrangements with the buyer. If you don’t mind managing your sales, then go to letgo.com to get started.
Facebook Marketplace is similar to Letgo. They don’t charge a fee to list or sell, but they also don’t assist whatsoever with the payment process or shipping arrangements. It can be a little safer since you can see the buyer’s profile, but I would still only use safe practices when selling online. If you already have a Facebook account, click on the market icon to get started. Otherwise head over to facebook.com and open an account.
Etsy is great if you have handmade items, vintage items, or craft supplies and want to open your own boutique. Their fees are very reasonable at .20 per listing, 5% commission and a small payment fee. You can purchase your shipping label directly through Etsy which will cost about 30% less than shipping on your own. You can learn more about opening a boutique by going to Etsy.com to get started.
Offer up is more of a general marketplace similar to Facebook Marketplace or Letgo. They don’t charge to post an item, but there can be some fees if your item is shipping. They do however offer sellers a pre-paid shipping label. They also offer a premium service to promote your listing for a fee. You can check them out at offerup.com.
Looking to sell furniture? See the top 10 online furniture consignment stores here.
Also.. worth mentioning is Decluttr. They are a tech only re-seller that buys your phones, CDs, DVDs, games, books, tablets and more. Head over to decluttr.com to get started.
Hopefully you’ll find of these to work for you and you can start clearing out that closet and make some extra cash! Leave a comment below if you have other suggestions!