There are so many websites and apps to sell things online for a profit. E-commerce is at an all-time high, and more people are buying online than ever. In fact, eCommerce sales account for roughly 18% of all retail sales worldwide, and over 40% of clothing and apparel sales. Reselling is becoming a popular industry, and more people are selling secondhand clothing and hardgoods on various selling websites such as eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, Depop, Grailed, Tradesy, Kidizen, and Shopify.
With Vendoo, you can cross-list everything everywhere in minutes, but you want to focus your time and attention on the marketplaces where your items will sell quickly and for the best price.
Which marketplaces are the best? Here is a little about each!
You might also enjoy our free ebook: The Ultimate Reseller’s Guide: How to Make 6 Figures Selling Online.
eBay is the largest and most lucrative online marketplace. eBay has been around since 1995 and is a great place to sell things online with a huge audience and large array of selling categories. eBay is the largest and most lucrative online reselling marketplace with 159 million users worldwide. Of those, 61% of eBay users are 35-64 years old, a more mature audience than many other popular marketplaces.
eBay is likely the “best” place to sell with the largest audience and largest range of what you can sell. On eBay, you can sell almost anything, and top-selling categories include jewelry and watches, electronics (computers, tablets, phones, cameras, video game consoles, games, and accessories), clothing and apparel, and health and beauty products.
eBay is a beast, with endless tools and functions for sellers of any skill level and volume. eBay provides sellers with superior control, tools, functions, analytics, and marketing opportunities to truly grow and scale your business.
Fun Fact: Most Vendoo users report that their top-performing marketplace is eBay.
To learn more about eBay business policies, listing guidelines, shipping, eBay fees, tips and tricks, check out this blog I wrote about eBay.
Mercari is another great option where you can sell many different types of items. The listing and shipping processes are extremely simple and user friendly! On Mercari, you can list almost anything that can be shipped, and they recently introduced “Mercari Local,” which uses Uber to arrange for local delivery.
Mercari has approximately 20 million active users in the United States.
The top-selling categories on Mercari include electronics, apparel, toys and games, and home decor.
Fun Fact: There are over 350 thousand items listed on Mercari daily.
With Vendoo, you can cross-list your inventory to Mercari in just seconds. It might never be your top-selling platform, but it has a ton of potential for regular activity and sales.
To learn more about selling on Mercari, shipping, Mercari fees, tips and tricks to make more sales check out this blog I wrote about Mercari.
Poshmark is a favorite among resellers selling clothing and accessories (and they recently introduced home decor and electronics). Poshmark is among the best platforms to sell women’s, men’s and children's apparel.
With over 80 million community members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and India, Poshmark is a leading social e-commerce marketplace for new and secondhand fashion.
Resellers fall in love with Poshmark’s interface and social community-feel. Poshmark is a bit high maintenance, requiring social interaction and “sharing,” but this activity generates a ton of traffic and sales.
Fun Fact: Poshmark has superior search engine optimization (SEO) and Google ranking. Unlike other platforms, many Poshmark purchases happen from guest buyers that found the listings on Google.
If you want to learn more about how to sell on Poshmark, listing tips, shipping, and Poshmark fees, check out this blog: A Reseller's Guide to Poshmark: Tips to Make More Sales
Facebook Marketplace has recently emerged as an exciting and convenient marketplace for online sellers. It’s no secret that billions of people spend hours per day on Facebook, and FB Marketplace allows you to turn users into buyers.
Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide, reporting 2.89 billion active users at the end of the second quarter of 2021 (to put this into perspective, FBMP has almost six times the amount of users on eBay, but it is unclear whether these users are regular buyers).
On Facebook Marketplace, you can sell items via a traditional listing style, but also share them with your Facebook friends and local Facebook Groups and Pages.
Facebook Marketplace emerged as an “online yardsale” for local meet-ups comparable to CraigsList, but is becoming more of a reselling platform to ship items across the country!
Top-sellers on Facebook Marketplace include furniture and appliances, decor and homegoods , electronics, and toys!
To learn more about how to sell on Facebook Marketplace, check out this blog I wrote about with some tips and tricks!
Next, let’s talk about Etsy. Etsy is the best place to sell handmade items, and their growth is ever-expanding. On Etsy, you can sell handmade items, vintage clothing and decor, and craft supplies.
Etsy is a popular selling marketplace with approximately 31.7 million active buyers on Etsy, and Etsy acquired the reselling app Depop in 2021.
The best-selling category on Etsy is handmade items. Most Etsy sellers recommend capitalizing on holidays, trends, and recent events to make more sales on Etsy. Etsy allows the sale of personalized items that are “made-to-order” as well as digital downloads!
Fun Fact: Etsy has the lowest fees (twenty cent listing fee and 5% final sale fee), making it a great place to sell!
To learn more about how to sell on Etsy, check out this blog about how to get started selling on Etsy.
Depop is poppin’. It is an emerging and creative marketplace with a young customer base. 90% of users are under the age of 26. With the primary customers being Gen Z, the top-selling categories on Depop are Vintage, Streetwear, One-of-a-kind, and Y2k.
Depop reports having over 30 million registered users in over 150 countries. On Depop, you can sell almost anything that is not illegal, medical, or perishable. What sells best on Depop is what is trending, with an emphasis on the “aesthetics” and trending style hashtags.
Scrolling through Depop, you will notice that it is not your typical reselling platform, but instead, a vivid assortment of unique, funky, vintage, and trendy fashion flourishing with artistic expression. When considering what to source for Depop, the older and funkier, the better. Depop is far more about style and aesthetics than brand.
Depop is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to sell. To learn more about this unique marketplace, how to sell on Depop, listing tips, shipping and fees, check out this video: An Introduction to Selling on Depop.
Next is Grailed, a menswear platform specializing in designer and streetwear items. Grailed is perfect for high-end fashion enthusiasts, streetwear collectors and sneakerheads who are looking to sell their rare and collectible items. If you’re looking to sell a limited pair of Jordans, a Supreme tee or a Gucci jacket, Grailed is the best place to get top dollar. Grailed has a smaller audience (approximately three million) than some other marketplaces, but this niched marketplace is perfect for the right items.
For inspo, check out Josh (one of the Vendoo founders) Grailed Shop!
In contrast, Tradesy is a platform for selling women’s higher-end and designer clothing items and accessories. Tradesy has an audience of approximately seven million members as of February 2021.
Many buyers love Tradesy because of their authenticity guarantee, which gives them confidence in their designer purchases.
Tradesy is very selective in which brands they allow to be sold. They also automatically remove the background on all cover images to make for a chic and cohesive luxury look.
Tradesy has slightly higher selling fees (approximately twenty-two percent, but dependent upon many factors) in comparison to other marketplaces, but the higher average sale price makes up for it a bit.
To learn more about how to sell on Tradesy and what to sell on Tradesy, check out this A Reseller’s Guide to Selling on Tradesy.
Kidizen is your go-to place for children’s clothing and apparel! Recently, they started allowing women’s clothing, too!
In August 2021, business journals reported that Kidizen had approximately 800,000 registered users, among the smallest marketplaces, but the only one catering to children specifically.
On Kidizen, you can sell children’s clothing and accessories, and they recently introduced a “mamas” category for women’s clothing and accessories. With low fees (approximately 12%) and a concentrated feed for kids, it is the perfect place to sell your children’s items.
Top sellers on Kidizen are higher end children’s brands. You will not necessarily find a ton of pro-resellers buying on Kidizen, it is mostly parents who are selling their children’s outgrown wardrobe. But, us mamas spend up on our little ones! It is a great place to cross-list children’s fashion.
To learn more about Kidizen, check out Kidizen’s guide on how to get started.
Shopify is a major platform to grow and scale your reselling business. Unlike the rest, it is less a “reselling marketplace” and more an easy-to-use e-commerce website builder, allowing you to design your own website!
Shopify has an astronomical audience of over two million merchants, holding a 23% market share of e-commerce in the United States. Shopify provides so many tools, resources, and features to truly help sellers market and scale their brand.
Shopify is the newest Vendoo platform, and now users can crosslist their existing inventory to Shopify!
Among the many benefits of Shopify is that you can quickly feature your items on a Facebook Business account and an Instagram store, creating infinite potential for growth and sales!
Shopify is a bit more complex than the others, but we wrote this guide to help: What You Need to Know to Start Selling on Shopify.
Overall, each marketplace offers a unique audience and an amazing opportunity to increase exposure and revenue! When cross-listing, be mindful of top-sellers on each platform to maximize your time!
With Vendoo, you can cross-list your items on about 5 marketplaces in under 5 minutes!
Remember that listing is not enough, and it takes consistency and listing management to see the best results on the various platforms. Be sure to check out our blog for more detailed information about the different apps to sell things!
Which platforms do you sell on? Which is your favorite? Tell us below!