Selling Things Locally Doesn’t Have to Be Hard, See These 20 Apps

What is the Best App to Sell Stuff Locally?

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If you have some extra office supplies or inventory lying around that you want to sell quickly, you might not need anything other than your smartphone to complete the sale. There are tons of apps out there that offer local selling options for connecting with potential buyers nearby.

What is the Best App to Sell Stuff Locally?

Here are 20 options to consider when looking for the best app to sell stuff locally.


The popular ecommerce platform does offer a local selling feature and a mobile app, allowing you to reach its massive customer base right from your mobile device in order to sell items locally.


For handmade or vintage products, Etsy offers a similar local search feature that can help you get your products found by customers nearby.

Facebook Marketplace

If you already use Facebook for your small business, then the social media giant’s marketplace platform could also be an attractive option for selling locally. You can list products and manage conversations right from the app.

CPlus for Craigslist

Craigslist is one of the most popular online platforms for selling items to local buyers. In order to leverage the platform on your mobile device, a third party app like CPlus can help.


Carousell is a mobile only platform that’s designed specifically for person-to-person selling. You can post a photo, chat with potential buyers and then complete your sales with people right in your neighborhood.


Another mobile platform that aims to provide a simple experience, LetGo allows you to post, chat and make sales quickly. You can set a specific location and buyers can search within a specific range in order to find the relevant products that are closest to them.


OfferUp lets you sell a variety of different products to nearby consumers. Buyers and browse through the platform’s many categories or search for something specific.


Vinted is a platform that’s specifically for buying, selling and swapping clothing items. You can post a photo and chat with potential buyers if they have questions, then close sales quickly.


Depop describes itself as an app for the creative community. It includes categories for clothing, accessories and similar items. You can even add video to show your products in a unique way.


With a specific focus on local selling, 5miles uses your phone’s location tracking feature to target the closest potential buyers. You can sell items in a variety of categories and enjoy safety features like identity verification.


Specifically for collectors, Boxes offers a mobile platform for buying and selling collectibles like antiques, comics and even jewelry. You can also use it as a platform for connecting and chatting with others who have shared interests.


Branded as a virtual flea market, Wallapop lets you easily sell a variety of different items just by posting a photo of your item and then connecting with potential buyers.


SocialSell lets you buy and sell new and used items in a variety of different categories, including clothing, antiques, memorabilia and even automotive.


An online garage sale, VarageSale offers a website and mobile app where you can sell nearly anything. It also includes an identity verification feature to ensure safety when making transactions.


Shpock provides a mobile platform for buying and selling a variety of used items. Buyers can browse by category or even see items on a map to find the most relevant items nearby.


If you’re looking to sell any vehicles, Blinker offers a mobile platform where you can snap a photo, list your car for sale and then converse with local buyers directly.


Trove is an app that brings trendy clothing and accessories from popular fashion bloggers and influencers to others. Sellers can ship items or converse with buyers to arrange for a local sale.


An online and mobile platform, Tradyo allows you to list items quickly. Then buyers can search for specific items within their zip code to find the most relevant options.


A mobile classified advertising platform, nearme offers options for selling electronics, furniture, cars, and even real estate.


If you’re looking to sell used mobile phones, computers, or other electronics, Cashify gives you a platform for quickly listing items and getting them sold and picked up by local buyers.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

15 Reactions
  1. It is a good thing that we now have so many apps that we can use. We can even create our own online stores with Shopify and other platforms.

  2. Martin Lindeskog


    How many of these apps could you use on an international scale?

  3. Can all of these apps be used in Nigeria?

  4. Carousell looks to be Singapore / SE Asia only.

    • Yea I’m in USA and it kept asking me to enter my city but then took me to list of bunch of countries and usa not on it??

  5. The best one I’ve found that does the same as all the other without charching fees is LiquidationEdge. What makes it different you get paid instantly with paypal then go meet the person or ship it.

    I use shipstation if I need to ship. It imports the buyers address and can easily create labels.

  6. Great info. You can also check out Telecom Recycle for selling old and used business phone.

  7. Great collection of services! Thanks for doing this.
    Here is one to add: ThrivingLocally.
    ThrivingLocally is an online marketplace designed specifically for local small businesses in Canada where you can sell any kind of product, food, service, and activity.
    ThrivingLocally makes local eCommerce EASY.

  8. I haven’t heard of some of these. Thank you for the information!
    Etsy is the only thing I really go to look for things.

  9. Excellent blog! Most of these apps I haven’t even heard of before! Thank you for the helpful piece of information.

  10. This article doesn’t really answer its own question, “What is the best app to sell stuff locally?” I appreciate that the author gathered information on each of these sites and provided a brief description and/or review, but what would make this article even more useful would be if these 20 apps were rated and ranked via some criteria, or at least by the opinion of the author.

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