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8  Best Online Marketplaces to Make Money Selling Your Stuff

Ian Job
February 14, 2023

Looking to sell tons of stuff you no longer use lying around in your home? 

Whether you have old clothes, kitchen appliances, or a collection of stylish jewelry, an online marketplace is a sure way to dispose of them and make extra money. Even clothes that your kids might have outgrown can quickly find buyers on an online marketplace.

What's an Online Marketplace?

It is a digital platform/app that brings sellers and buyers to one central place for an easy transactional experience. Also known as an e-commerce marketplace, it provides a free pass to individuals and businesses to sell their products online.

Kenyan online marketplaces allow you to make money by offloading anything valuable to a pre-established buyer base. The advantage of using such sites is that you do not require to move an inch, transacting from the comfort of your house. 

Still, an online marketplace can only do your bidding. Research and use only those with friendly terms and can make the most money out of your stuff. 

Read Also: 4 Tips to Sell Unwanted Items Online Quickly

Here are some of the local and international marketplaces you can use: 

1. Facebook Marketplace

If you want to sell your stuff and make that extra coin, the most immediate public space is the Facebook Marketplace. The site's e-commerce rules allow sellers to showcase their products in various categories and subcategories. If you are starting, the first thing would be to create a listing with a product profile that shows on all Facebook channels. Here's how it works:

  • Visit the Facebook marketplace
  • Click on the sell icon
  • Create a new listing of the stuff you want to sell
  • Wait for buyers to start making offers

Remember, not every product is for sale in the Facebook marketplace. So go through the site's guidelines to see what you can and cannot sell.

2. Jumia

Jumia ranks among the top and most interactive online marketplaces in Kenya. The numbers of sellers and buyers keep growing each successive year. It takes just a few minutes to sign up and start selling on Jumia. You will first register on the platform as a trader and provide full details about the product. Other information to provide before you can sell your stuff includes:

  • Clear photos of the stuff you want to sell
  • Choose your preferred Payment method
  • Agreeing to the platform's terms and conditions

3. Jiji

Jiji is another vibrant online marketplace to sell your stuff to genuine buyers and make money. 

Getting started as a seller is easy. You may first visit their website and create an account on their web browser or download the app, and fill in the forms using either your Facebook or Gmail accounts. You  also  have to verify your email address and upload your profile photo

Once you have set up your account, you can quickly begin selling your products on Jiji. And the first step is to click on the 'post free ad' icon and choose the category of stuff you want to sell. The algorithm prompts you to provide details such as product image and location.

The platform offers free and premium selling services. So while you can freely utilize the site, you can also go premium with paid services if you want to get the most out of it.

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4. Pigiame

One of the safest Kenyan marketplaces with thousands of sellers is Pigiame. You can sell your items online by creating an account on their website or downloading the app and creating your seller account.

Once you register your details, you can log into your account anytime you want to sell or respond to new buyers. 

To attract quality buyers, post slick and clean product images, full details of your product, and your asking price.

The product usually goes live within minutes of posting, so you should be available to respond to additional buyer queries.

5. Kilimall

Kilimall is famed for its straightforward selling processes for all types of items. The online marketplace also has a considerable buyer presence, helping to boost your sales once you post your stuff.  The first step is to go to the Kilimall website and register. It will take a few minutes to submit your details. Next, you can upload your stuff using the right product category. Indicate the price for each item you post and wait for buyer queries and responses. 

6. Corido

The easiest and fastest way to sell unused household or office stuff is on Corido

marketplace. It's an online platform that equally functions as an auction base and can help you dispose of your secondhand items by connecting you to a pre-buyer base.

One advantage of this fast-growing marketplace is its flexibility in allowing you to sell a single item or in bulk.

The site also indicates both seller and buyer location enabling you to track the selling process. You can easily choose the category for your item with a wide range of products such as farming and garden equipment, old household items, including electronics and appliances, and furniture.

7. Cheki Kenya

Cheki is a highly reputable Kenyan online marketplace for motor vehicles. It is the right platform if you have a car, tractor, van, or motorbike you want to dispose of and make money. For starters, visit the Cheki website and click on the sell car icon. There’s a form, requiring you to fill in all the details. You can also book an inspection costing Ksh2,500. To get the best deal: 

  • Have your documentation in order 
  • Indicate its service and maintenance history. 
  • Have a reliable mechanic check it to rule out major mechanical problems if possible. 
  • Please give it a thorough spruce to quickly attract buyers
  • Post only great pictures showing both the exterior and interior of your car

8. BuyRentKenya

If you have that parcel of land lying idle, you can sell it or lease it on online marketplaces like BuyRentKenya. This online marketplace brings Kenyan real estate sellers/renters and buyers into one central location, making all transactions safe, easy, and fast.

You can register on the website with your phone number or email address. Once you log in, you can create a listing from various categories. You can also attach pictures to show buyers the exact product /item you are selling and display your asking price.

Ways to Avoid Scammers on an Online Marketplace

While the above-mentioned online marketplaces rank among the safest and most secure for sellers and buyers, you can be cautious enough. Like any other marketplace, you can encounter a few unscrupulous characters and scammers. These platforms have rules, and they advise you to sell your stuff to a local buyer. It is easy to track the entire selling process. Other ways to avoid scammers include:

  • Avoid unverified payments: Reputable online marketplaces have payment systems that enable you to receive your money once you sell your stuff. Be wary if a buyer requests payment out and away from the site's established payment method. Also, avoid any mobile payment from someone you do not know.
  • Keep your google/ website verification codes private from unknown people.
  • Carefully scrutinize buyer profiles to identify user ratings and recent account creations. Some buyer accounts could be for the purpose of scamming other people in the marketplace.


It doesn't matter what items you want to sell online. There will be an online marketplace that fits your needs. From your unusable old clothes, electronics, cars, and motorbikes to land, the above compilation caters to just about anything you want to sell.

Meanwhile, consider using an online marketplace if you have your own store. It is a clever strategy to expand your reach, netting even more customers for your products.

Ian Job is an articulate writer with over four years of experience in SEO writing, digital marketing and screenwriting. Away from writing, he's probably producing an indie movie if you don't find him mentoring upcoming content writers. You can connect with him on Medium.

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