With the dust well and truly settled, the chances are you have now done a full inventory of any gifts your received over the holiday period. You may also just be realizing that some of your presents are duplicates, and others you simply do not like. But rather than just tossing them in the attic, why not try selling them?
It’s true that reselling items can feel quite intimidating at first: create an ad, attach photos, answer questions, get payment… it’s like a second job. But there are lots of apps to make the process easier – just take a look at these Android, iOS, and Windows Phone applications to turn your smart phone into a virtual flea market in just a few taps.
Where to sell unwanted gifts
The sale of unwanted gifts with your smartphone or tablet is very simple. Select the app you prefer, create a user profile, enter your ad, select your photos, and the object will be on sale moments later.
We have selected 5 applications for you (mainly for Android and iOS), that will help you get selling in an instant: letgo, Wallapop, eBay, Shpock, and Depop.
The letgo site allows you to sell and purchase locally. This allows you to easily do business in your area, and sell items that you no longer need. You can search by category, city, and region, while any interactions with the seller can be made with a quick click of the Make Offer or Ask Question button – depending on what you want to do. Similarly, if you want to sell, it only takes 30 seconds to publish an advertisement! A private instant messaging service between you and the prospective buyer helps you quickly make and close the best deal!
With it simple service, Wallapop discourages consumerism by offering the opportunity to sell anything you don’t use in just a few clicks. The service is similar to that offered by letgo: upload photos, establish a price, enter a brief description, and publish. The app sends you a notification whenever you receive a private message or an offer is made on your items. If you are a prospective buyer, you can look in the appropriate categories or search by name, establishing the maximum distance from your home. Searches can also be saved to your favorites with a quick click of the star icon.
eBay (iOS|Android|Window Phone)
Our top 5 could not be complete without eBay, the king of online auctions. Whether you want to buy a PC, car, cartoon, jewelry, video-games, or even a house, eBay is on hand to help you find and scoop up the object of your desires. Similarly you can sell, entering your ad in just a few minutes. The mobile app lets you enjoy the experience eBay anywhere, anytime.
Depop is defined as a fun way to buy and sell. The app allows you to sell unique products, such as luxury items, art, and vintage stuff. As with the other apps here, you can contact sellers directly and make contact with potential buyers. Plus, you can follow your friends and your favorite stores. It’s nice place to do business with confidence. Depop itself as a real store, dynamic, quick to use, and always full of original objects. Remember, you do have to pay a service fee to sellers! With Depop, all payments are done in app.
The virtual flea market for your neighborhood! Whether it is a used item, an unwanted gift, or a collector’s item, Shpock is the best place to find buyers. The interface is very simple and the functions are similar to the other apps on this list. Shpock is also free, and in 30 seconds you can have your ad published. Shpock also makes it possible to haggle, with buyers able to make you an offer – and you make a counter proposal – with ease.
What is your favorite selling and shopping app? Let us know in the comments!