Most people have stuff to sell, whether it’s items you no longer need, unwanted gifts or crafts you’ve made. The internet is a wonderful place for selling and these days there is a site to suit everyone. Unfortunately, a lot of sites charge fees and it is not always obvious what these fees are at the outset. However, a little searching can bring up some websites which don’t charge, especially if you are not a business. There are also some sites where you can set up a “shop” for free if you are only selling a few items.
On line listing sites which don’t charge include:
Preloved began in 1998 and has grown to become one of the largest classified advertising sites in the UK with hundreds of thousands of adverts in over 500 categories.
Moving with the times, Friday-Ad.co.uk has developed into one of the UK’s leading classified websites with over 362,000 ads online each week and a total of 226,000 visitors per week and 2.5 million page impressions. The Friday-Ad web group comprises 75 websites, covering everything from motors to jobs, pets to property.
Sellpal was set up to avoid the high cost of fees on selling sites online. All you need to do is register, add items to your shop and then wait for the offers to come in. To help this process along, you can email the link to your shop to all of your contacts and post on Facebook etc. Fellow SellPal users will also be able to search for your items and browse your shop.
One of the biggest UK sites with over a million ads, you can sell your stuff for free, quick and easy to set up.
Sites where you can set up your own shop include:
eCRATER is both a free web store builder and an online marketplace. If you are a seller you can create your own free online store in minutes. If you are a buyer you can browse and search among millions of products. All eligible products are submitted to Google Shopping. You can also easily import your eBay products.
Tictail launched in May 2012 with the purpose of helping anyone who had a great product, to easily sell online. Aimed at indie type crafts.
Sell up to 5 products free in your personally designed store or upgrade to sell more and access more features, there’s a range of price plans from $9.99. This is the site that I’ve used to set up my own shop for Vintage China. I’ve made a few Cake Stands and wanted to market them but without paying extra fees. I found the set up process really easy to follow and as long as you have no more than 5 items in your shop, it’s completely free. You can see my shop here: Caroline’s Vintage China