Lovers of vintage furniture and artvia itunes.apple.com
Vintage furniture and art can be trickier to sell with local apps because the audience is limited and most people are looking for more basic items like clothing, shoes, toys and home decor. (By the way, if you own any of the antiques, you’re sitting on a goldmine.) Your chances of selling are probably going to be better when you’re reaching people who are specifically looking for vintage furniture and art. Chairish is a website and app that helps you sell your items using a tiered commission system. If you inherited vintage furniture or have a piece of art and lost for words on how to describe them, Chairish steps in to edit photos and write informative and honest descriptions for you so the listing looks like it’s from an upscale catalog. In addition, the buyer can take advantage of the new augmented reality feature. “The ‘view in your space’ feature empowers shoppers to take more daring style choices because experimentation is risk-free,” says Anna Brockway, co-founder and chief marketing offer, Chairish. That’s a great feature for the seller because it helps the buyer see how the item would look in their own setting.
Peer-to-peer marketplacevia itunes.apple.com
Craigslist meets Next Door is how Lucas Lu, PhD, founder and CEO of 5miles describes this app and website. “With the 5miles app, you’re dealing with real people in your community who have been verified by us and rated by users,” says Lu. “It’s a peer-to-peer marketplace where both buyers and sellers can review one another, where user safety and security are our top priority.” The seller can upload photos or even a video with audio to describe the item. The app features a “Safe Exchange Area Locator” that helps buyers and sellers find nearby police stations for transactions. But if you’re still not feeling that neighborly vibe you can use the online payment option and offer shipping options. Another bonus is the site also allows user to find or list garage sales, local services, housing and job listings all within their neighborhood.
For fashionistasvia itunes.apple.com
You shelled out some major clams for that little black dress from Marc Jacobs; now you can’t quite squeeze into it anymore. Where can you get a fair price now? List it with Tradesy, a website where fashionistas can sell designer clothes, handbags, and accessories. All you have to do is take a picture of your item and upload it to the website. Tradesy will enhance the pictures and will assist with pricing, if you need help. The item is posted with a professionally written description. Buyers don’t know the seller—it’s like shopping from any other retailer but at a discount price. “Tradesy is a great option for luxury designer fashion. You can find new and like-new bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories from brands like Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch for up to 90 percent off retail,” says Tracy DiNunzio, founder and CEO of Tradesy. Once the item sells, Tradesy sends the seller a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping kit to send the items. Payment is given to the seller minus Tradesy’s commission.