How to Hire Someone to Sell Your Stuff (Nearby or Online)

Woman taking a picture of a denim shirt to sell online

You can hire someone to sell your stuff through a professional reselling service, independent reseller, consignment shop, or online resale service.

These services will appraise your items, list them for sale, and pay you once the items sell, keeping a commission to cover their labor and any necessary fees.

Your earnings will vary greatly depending on the reseller you hire, their commission and fee structure, and the value of your item(s).

Below, we explain how to hire someone to sell your stuff.

How to Hire Someone to Sell Your Stuff

While there aren’t many large nationwide or regional companies you can hire to sell your stuff, our research uncovered several in-person and online consignment and resale options.

We detail these below, listed in order of the overall best options.


iSOLD It has franchise locations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.[1]

It offers a service that will sell your items for you on eBay or Amazon.[2]

To use iSOLD It services, you’ll need to bring your items to the store (in good condition). The company will then evaluate your items, list them for sale, and pay you around 50% to 80% of the sale price after they sell.[3][4]

iSOLD It doesn’t charge any additional fees beyond its commission, and it’ll return items to you if they don’t sell.[3]

Acceptable items include:[3]

  • Collectibles
  • Computers
  • Computer accessories
  • Electronics
  • Jewelry
  • Musical instruments
  • Office equipment
  • Small appliances
  • Sporting equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys

Prohibited items include:[3]

  • Alcohol
  • Car seats
  • Counterfeit items, replicas, or unauthorized copies
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Firearms
  • Hazardous materials
  • Live animals
  • Offensive or adult-only materials
  • Tobacco products
  • Wildlife products

Some locations will accept other items, such as large furniture, bicycles, or vehicles.[4] You can contact your local store to make an appointment or discuss the specific items you want to sell.

Note that iSOLD It typically accepts items that have an expected selling price of $100 or more.[3][4] For lower-value items, consider one of the alternatives we detail below.

Local and Independent Consigners

If you don’t have an iSOLD It store near you, you might be able to find an independent reseller or local consignment specialist that will work with you.

For example, We Sell It San Diego, Cash Exchange, and EZSELLUSA provide services similar to iSOLD It in California, Michigan, and Illinois, respectively.[5][6][7]

You might also be able to find an independent, professional seller who works out of their home or office space rather than a store.

Try searching “sell my stuff on eBay [city],” “professional eBay seller [city],” or “consignment store [city]” in your favorite search engine to find options nearby.

Note that the selling process, acceptable and prohibited items, fees, and payout methods will vary depending on the individual shop or seller.

For details on some options that specialize in fashion, see our research on clothing consignment shops that pay cash.

ThredUP (Clothing)

If you’d like someone to sell your used but good-condition women’s or kids’ clothing, thredUP might be the most convenient option.

You can request a clean-out kit on ThredUP’s website, which you’ll then fill with the items you want to sell.

You’ll receive a prepaid shipping label, and you’ll drop your filled kit off at FedEx or USPS.[8]

Once thredUP processes your kit, you’ll begin receiving payment for listable items as soon as they sell and the 14-day return window has passed. Payouts range from 3% to 80%, depending on the item value.[9]

You can use your earnings for future thredUP purchases or cash out via PayPal or Stripe.[10]

If you’d like thredUP to send any unlisted items back to you, you can choose the Return Assurance option for a fee of about $11 (deducted from your total earnings). Otherwise, it’ll donate/recycle the items.[11]

Decluttr (Tech & Media)

Decluttr is a tech-focused platform where you can sell cell phones, electronics, DVDs, CDs, games, game consoles, and books.[12]

To sell your items, you’ll search for them on Decluttr’s website or app, entering details like the make, model, and condition to receive an estimate.[13]

Rather than waiting for the item to sell, you’ll receive payment once Decluttr’s warehouse receives and evaluates it. You can receive payment through direct deposit or PayPal.[13]

You’ll then pack your items and attach a prepaid shipping label to send them to Decluttr. Your quoted price remains valid for 28 days.[13]

Note that there’s a minimum sale of 10 media items or one tech item, and your item(s) should be valued at over $5 total.[13]

Flyp (Clothing)

Flyp is an iOS app specifically for designer and name-brand clothing, shoes, and handbags that will connect you with a professional seller for your apparel.

You’ll create a “lot” of all the items you want to sell by taking photos of them. A professional seller will then review the items and estimate prices.[14]

If you decide to partner with the seller, you’ll receive a shipping label to send your items to them.[14]

Though you’ll send your items to the seller as a lot, you’ll receive payment (40% to 60% of the profit) for each item after it sells.[14][15]

If any of the items don’t sell, you can choose to get them back, donate them, sell them directly to your reseller, or reduce the price and extend the listing.[16]

Note that all items should be in good condition with no stains, rips, smoke smell, or other smells.[17]


Sell and swap apps require more effort than hiring someone else to sell your stuff, but by uploading a few pictures and details about each item, you can find buyers locally or online.

This might be a good option for large items (which can be difficult to ship or take to a consignment shop) or used items with slight defects.

It’s also a good option if you’d prefer to keep all of the profits rather than share them with a reseller.

Options include Facebook Marketplace, Depop, Poshmark, Mercari, Swappa, and OfferUp.

Listing fees and shipping details will vary depending on which platform you choose; some, such as Mercari, provide printable, prepaid shipping labels to make the shipping process easier for the seller.[18]


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