As the world becomes increasingly digital, it’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to online marketplaces to sell or buy shoes.
Whether you’re a sneakerhead looking to unload your collection, a small business owner trying to expand your reach, or just someone looking to declutter your closet, there are plenty of apps out there designed to help you sell your shoes quickly and easily.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top apps for selling shoes online, and explore their features, benefits, and drawbacks. So if you’re ready to turn your old kicks into cash, read on!
Please not that the list below is in no particular order.
GOAT is a worldwide platform that ships to over 170 countries. A strict assurance policy ensures GOAT’s overall quality.
It has full buyer projection and the authenticity of the shoes is guaranteed.
These assurances make it an appealing platform for people looking for the perfect shoes. However, this also means that the criteria to sell on the platform need to be a little stricter than many people are initially prepared for.
GOAT carefully vets all potential applicants for seller positions. Application to sell on the platform is as easy as filling out an online form. But because of the amount of work needed to approve a seller, and the volume of applicants, approval can be something of a waiting game.
Some of this comes down to luck too. GOAT uses a rolling approval process and only allows for a limited amount of sellers.
This all means that there’s really no way to know how long you might need to stay on the waiting list before approval.
But, again, it’s also important to keep in mind that this process is what helps maintain customer loyalty through seller vetting.
StockX covers a wide variety of different shoes along with accessories like streetwear, watches, handbags, and even electronics.
If you noticed the similarity in StockX’s name to the stock market then you already have a good idea of how it works.
The app functions as a resale marketplace that’s structured after the stock market.
In practical terms, this means that people interested in buying shoes will place Bids against a seller’s Asks. If Bids and Asks match up then the sale will be automatically executed.
In addition to ease of use, StockX also excels in quality control. StockX reviews items from sellers in order to ensure that everything meets expectations.
This helps to encourage customer confidence, and it protects sellers by ensuring a low rate of returns.
Stadium Goods was created by people with a true passion for sneakers and streetwear and it shows.
The app combines superb customer service and an amazing collection of products.
In fact, Stadium Goods maintains an inventory of around 200,000 different products.
All of this provides a strong draw for buyers and Stadium Goods has built up a strong international customer base since they sell also to big market channels like Amazon, Farfetch etc.
But sellers have a lot to love about it too. Stadium Goods makes it easy to sign up as a seller. You simply need to apply and list your shoes.
From there you can use the app to easily scan your products, create listings, and even get notified about market trends.
Sellers also get the first three shipping labels for free while they’re getting used to the system. And Stadium Goods makes it easy to go from first sale to first payout.
Shpock is a UK-based service that lets you sell almost anything through the app – including shoes.
You can sell items that are brand new, used, and anything in between. One of the nice things about Shpock is the sheer variety of items it lets you work with.
You can start out with shoes and easily leverage that newfound expertise to handle anything else you’re interested in.
And of course that works in reverse as well. You might start out selling furniture, electronics, clothing, or anything else.
And if you developed a new passion for sneakers you’d be able to easily leverage your experience with Shpock into that new domain.
Shpock also makes it easy to get started. There are no selling fees so you don’t have to worry about initial setup costs.
It can quite literally only take a few minutes to get an item listed for sale. Plus the millions of users on the app mean that you always have a strong built-in customer base.
The Vestiaire Collective app is focused on loved designer fashion and all of the people who make it such an exciting scene.
In addition to sneakers and other shoes, you’ll find all sorts of other fashion accessories like watches and bags.
The fact that the app is centered around fashion means that there’s a user base intent on cultivating a unique look. And this, in turn, means that there are always people interested in buying shoes.
The app also has an interest-free payment option which can be a net advantage for buyers and sellers alike.
Buyers benefit from the fact that they can always afford an item that catches their eye, and sellers benefit from the fact that the buyers can use payment plans to be more active on the platform.
In order to sell on Vestiaire Collective, you submit an item for sale and once it has sold, you will receive a pre-paid shipping label to send the item to their premises free of charge. Then, they check it for quality and you get paid.
Flyp is a mobile app and service created to connect independent professional sellers with people interested to sell their clothes or shoes but don’t have the experience or time to do it by themselves.
Imagine you have some used or new shoes or clothes that want to sell. You can take pictures of the items, and using Flyp app you get matched with a Pro Seller and review their price estimates and commission.
Then you partner with your Pro and send them your items using Flyp’s shipping label. You’re always covered by the Flyp Protection Policy.
One of the platform’s most notable points is the level of assistance it provides to resellers.
This makes Flyp more than just a great platform for sellers. It’s also a great tool to help you work as a reseller.
You can use the platform to both acquire and sell inventory as you get used to it. Additionally, Flyp provides impressive automation.
You can use Flyp to automate about 90% of your reseller workflow. And that includes taking care of the often tedious process of crossposting.
Poshmark is a huge mobile market that covers all sorts of shoes or other products.
It also gives users access to a wide variety of clothing and other fashion accessories for men, women, and even children.
In total, the app opens the door to over 9,000 different brands. And this makes it an ideal market to sell shoes (new or used) to discerning tastes.
In fact, Poshmark has over a million users looking for the perfect fashion statement. And that statement might just be the shoes you’re selling.
The platform even has its own version of a fashion show with the “Posh Shows” service. People can both shop and sell live during the Posh Shows.
Poshmark also provides useful tools like “My Closet Insights” and “My Shoppers” to get a handle on sales metrics.
Mercari is a mobile app that promises authenticated luxury. Users can shop through a wide variety of different options. From electronics to fashion. And of course, shoes are a big part of that as well.
All of the major brands are present in the store and the app uses a special diamond badge as a promise of authenticity.
Sellers can be assured of a large built-in audience of prospective buyers. Even authenticating your goods is a relatively simple process.
After you’ve done so you can get an automatic boost in product visibility. This process shows how Mercari looks after both buyers and sellers through a mutually advantageous business philosophy.
Depop is a one-stop shop for all kinds of accessories and fashion (clothes, shoes etc). It also makes it easy to get started as a seller.
One of the biggest draws is that you can list your shoes for free. There’s no fee to sign up and none to list products, however there is a 10% selling fee applied once your item has sold.
So if you have a sizable inventory then there’s nothing stopping you from listing it all.
Depop has also put some solid work into offering guides to help sellers create their own unique branding within the platform.
When app and market designers really understand the creative spirit it can help you in ways you’ve never experienced before.
And that’s exactly what Depop hopes to accomplish. It’s a fashion-selling platform that evokes style in presentation as well as in product lines.
The old LetGo app and OfferUp are now under one “umbrella marketplace” represented by the OfferUp app.
OfferUp is a mobile marketplace with an emphasis on local deals and offers. You can think of it as a replacement for classified ads or garage sales.
OfferUp is a great way to sell shoes. Though it also lets you sell just about anything that would go along with them. From sporting equipment to the cars that would take you to the trails and clubs where you’d show them off.
OfferUp is also heavily focused on the concept of a local community. You’ll find profiles where you can interact with the community and build up your reputation.
In many ways, it’s similar to setting up shop in your own area. But it only takes about half a minute to put items up for sale. And purchases are incredibly easy.
You can even get metrics on which items and brands are selling particularly well in your area.
Grailed is an app for the iPhone, iPad, and any other iOS device. It’s specially designed around the needs of people with a true enthusiasm for personal style.
And that means a user base of over ten million people who are dedicated to looking their best. If you’re interested in selling shoes you know what that means.
It’s a customer base who knows that they need the best footwear if they’re going to present themselves in the right light. Whether that’s on the court or on the dancefloor.
The emphasis on fashion translates into specialized categories that make it easy to sell to the right crowd. Whether that means focusing on streetwear or avant-garde.
12) Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is one of the most well-known options for selling shoes online. And of course, it’s also great for selling almost anything else.
It’s particularly notable for its integration into the larger Facebook ecosystem. That adds a stronger level of community and personalization than you’d find in many of the competing platforms.
As a result, it also tends to put an emphasis on local sales. All of this means that Facebook Marketplace can be a great way to put a public face on your shoe sales. It’s a fantastic method of building up local connections and trust. Everyone wants to have “a guy” or “a gal” who’s their link to the larger subculture. And Facebook Marketplace is a good way to build up that reputation in your local community.
The Vinted marketplace is centered around elegant simplicity. You can go from downloading the app to selling shoes with just a few clicks.
There are no fees involved in becoming a seller. And the necessity of creating elaborate profiles is minimized.
The platform is heavily themed around the concept of decluttering. It helps you clean your closet and create clean item listings for shoes you’re interested in selling.
Even the payment process is streamlined for efficiency. Purchases are made through a variety of different methods, including credit cards, and Google Pay.
Once a payment on your item is made you’ll have it in your bank account before you know it.
One of the best things about the Alias platform is that it’s tightly focused on sneakers and apparel affiliated with GOAT and Flight Club.
You’ll find brands ranging from Nike to Adidas and Air Jordan. But more than that you’ll also find a userbase who knows exactly what they’re looking for.
Alias has a user base that knows shoes. And if that’s what you’re selling then you’ve found a perfect platform for it in Alias.
Kixify isn’t just a mobile market that lets you sell sneakers. It’s an app that’s totally focused on sneakers to the exclusion of everything else.
Sometimes you’ve got a product that only other sneakerheads will really understand. And Kixify is one of the all-time best options to find buyers who will pay for those rare finds.
The fact that it’s partnered with PayPal means that both sales and payments go through quickly and smoothly.
Moreover, users are constantly checking back in to see what shoes might have come up for sale. That translates into a lot of eyes on your product.