Whether you a starting a business, or you are looking for someone that will want to buy your used furniture, the most difficult thing has to be finding the right place to sell them. This is key because you want to find your ideal customers and that means going where they are. If you need any help with this particular topic, then you have definitely stumbled upon the right article. Today we are going to be talking about, and taking a look at, some of the most popular tools to sell furniture online, and we are going to be taking a look at a few different options, for both new and used pieces of furniture, so make sure you keep reading if you are interested to learn more about them.
Online stores using ecommerce platforms
If you are someone that is starting a business, the best thing that you can do is start your own ecommerce store. This used to be quite a difficult thing to do, however nowadays starting an online business is something that anyone can do, and that is mostly thanks to ecommerce platforms. Ecommerce platforms are pretty much the best tool out there and that is mostly because they are filled with a ton of different tools themselves. You will get help with everything from the design of the website using templates, to the customization process, to getting all of the retail, marketing and inventory management tools that you will need in order to sell. There are two main different kinds of ecommerce platforms, and those are fully hosted and self-hosed solutions. We are fans of the fully hosted options and our favorite one has to be Shopify. The fact that it’s fully hosted means that it is also very easy for you to use because all of the maintenance or updates that may need to be done, are done automatically by the providers of the solution. You will get some of the best templates available on the market as well as a whole App store filled with apps and add-ons that you can use in order to improve your ecommerce platform. You will definitely be able to find a great template that will work with a furniture store and there are hundreds of apps as well.
Online marketplaces for selling furniture
We absolutely love marketplaces and that is because they are a great place for both used and brand-new pieces. This means that you can use them as a place to get rid of all of your old furniture, or you can use them to start your own business. Now we are going to talk about some of the best marketplaces out there.
This is a much less known online marketplace for selling furniture online, however it is still a great place for you to check out. The website itself is very well designed and that makes it pretty easy to manage and creating a store on it will be incredibly simple. You will also be able to advertise pretty easily on the site, which is always great when you are looking for new customers.
If you are looking for an alternative to eBay, then this is it, and those are the word of the Ecommerce-guide and not ours. The website is, again, very well designed and easy to use and it is very easy to register and start selling on it. Setting up the page and posting your items for sale is completely free, but there is a small fee that will go to the site when your items are sold.
This is a marketplace that is mostly known as a place where people go to start their own stores and usually the items that are sold on Etsy are handmade. There is a 5% transaction fee whenever someone makes a sale and there are different subscription fees depending on the kind of products that you are selling.
Apps for Retiling Furniture Online
The last kind of retail tool for selling furniture online is an app, and there are a ton of different options out there for that as well. When it comes to these apps, we definitely feel like they are the best option for anyone that wants to sell their own, used pieces of furniture. There are a lot out there that we really like, however today we are going to talk about some of our favorite ones.
This is a website that also comes as an app and it is a great place to sell all of your used furniture, as long as it’s in good shape. This is not an app that will accept any kind of furniture, however. They focus more on finding pieces that are antique or that are from well-known furniture designers, and before they even post your listing on the app, the pieces will undergo an approval process from the team behind Chairish. One of the reasons why we really love this app is the fact that you will get an amazing commission from your sales which can go up to 70%, which is pretty significant, especially when you are selling through an app.
Everything But The House
This is a bid-centric selling site that also comes with an app and it’s the perfect place for anyone that needs to make a sale fast. A great thing about this app is the fact that it has a whole concierge service in place who will do their best to help you make a sale. You will post your listing, and they will appraise the piece and help you write a good description before they post them on the auction.
As you can see, there are a lot of different tools for selling furniture online, different kinds that will work with used and brand new pieces of furniture. We really hope that you enjoyed reading this article and that you found it useful, so make sure you check our options out and we hope that one of them will be a good fit for you.