Where to sell antiques online
Antiques can be sold online in a wide variety of places, but the most popular site would be eBay. eBay allows you to sell antiques quickly and almost guarantees that the item will sell.
The auction format is recommended, but fixed prices can also be set. Fixed prices may take longer to sell and may need to be negotiated with buyers. For example, if you are selling an antique piece of furniture with a reserve price of $200, then someone would have to bid that amount on the item to sell. Without a reserve price, that same piece of furniture can sell for as little as a dollar. eBay also charges a fee whether the item sells or not.
Another common place to sell antiques online would be Craigslist. Craigslist allows the seller to enter their location and the item they are selling along with a description. They can also put their contact information so potential buyers can contact them. Craigslist is completely free with the only caveat that this is not a professional sales method. Buyers may want to meet in one place and trade informally. Also, it can be more difficult to sell an item on Craigslist because the buyer doesn’t trust the authenticity.
Another place to sell antiques online is Ruby Lane. Ruby Lane is known for its exceptional customer service and draws large amounts of traffic. Traffic is the most important factor in selling items online, so the more searched for the item, the more likely it is to sell. Ruby Lane has thousands of items for sale and is just one of many online sites used by antique buyers and sellers. The antique business is a competitive market, so there are several sites available to sell an item online. The benefits of a site like Ruby Lane is that they take great photos, provide extensive and accurate descriptions, list an item’s faults, and categorize items correctly, all of which help keep the integrity of the site intact.
Etsy is another website that has a great vintage marketplace for selling antiques. Most people associate Etsy with handmade items, but Etsy has a requirement that any vintage item listed must be older than 1996. It’s cheap to list an item and it stays there for four months. The current cost is only $.20, which is much cheaper than most other sites. Etsy is easy to use and just one of many online sites available for selling antiques.