Our rates and terms for standard services are detailed below. If your item needs a little extra help, we can usually quote you an Add-on Service (see below) to get your item in ready-to-sell condition.
Getting items to your neighborhood Sella rep
It's free to drop off items with your local Sella rep.
A Sella rep can meet you at your door, load up a trunk's worth of items and take them away to be sold. Curbside pickup starts at $10 (based on mileage), and we'll let you know the total cost before you schedule a pickup, so you can factor that into your decision.
If there's no Sella rep serving your neighborhood and you have relatively small and valuable items, shipping them to the nearest neighborhood Sella rep is a good option. We'll provide you with a prepaid FedEx label, then bill you for the exact amount FedEx charges us.
Preparing, listing & selling your items online
Our experts take care of everything to give your item the best shot at selling within 30 days, at a price you're happy with.
We list on eBay, Craigslist and more to reach tons of buyers and get the best price for your stuff.
The base price for item storage and handling is $0.05 per item, per day.
For items that require more than 1 cubic-foot of storage, we charge $0.05/day per cubic-foot to compensate our local Sella reps for the extra handling and storage space.
Storage space calculations are based on the space required to safely store items, including accessories, padding or bubble wrap, and a retail box or other container that may be required to store fragile items.
You're only charged for storage while marketplace listings are active or "the ball is in your court" to make decision regarding your items.
You won't be charged for storage:
- while marketplace listings are being prepared for your review
- when the local Sella rep with your items is unavailable for meetups (e.g. out sick)
- while marketplace listings are being refreshed or are otherwise inactive for any reason
- for 7 days after you request an item is returned to you, providing you with a grace period to coordinate a pickup or delivery
An add-on is a service provided by Sella to help get your item in ready-to-sell condition. If we think it will increase your take-home profit, we'll let you know the cost and get your approval before doing any work.
Here are some examples of items that needed a little extra help.
|Item & Issue||Add-on Service|
|A laptop is missing a charger||We find and order a compatible charger|
|A smartphone hasn't been erased||We reset it to factory settings|
|An espresso maker is full of coffee grounds||We clean and dry all the parts|
Because every situation is unique, there is no set price for add-ons. Instead we provide a quote and get your approval before completing any work.
Completing the sale: meetups, money, shipping & insurance
When an item sells via a local marketplace, the Sella rep handling the item takes it out of storage and meets up in person with the buyer or delivery driver. If for some reason the buyer flakes or decides not to purchase the item, you aren't charged extra.
If your item sells online, a Sella rep will pack and ship it for you.
Packing and shipping costs are passed on to the buyer so you make the same profit as you would from a local sale. Learn more about Local vs. Online Sales.
|Service||Costs & Details|
|Standard Pack & Ship|
|Standard size items fit in USPS Priority Mail boxes when safely packaged for shipping and weigh less than 10lbs including the box and packing materials: |
|Oversize Pack & Ship|
$10 + retail packaging rate
|A local Sella rep will take oversized and particularly fragile items to a UPS, FedEx, Postal Annex or other retail pack and ship location to have them professionally packed. For oversize items, we increase the Online Price by $10 + the estimated retail cost to have them safely packaged.|
If your item is large or fragile, a Sella rep will take it to a retail location (e.g. a UPS Store) where they have the right box sizes and supplies to safely pack and ship just about anything.
Packing and shipping costs in excess of $5 are included in the Online Price and passed on to the buyer, so you make the same profit as you would from a standard local sale. Learn more about Local vs. Online Sales.
|Oversize Pack & Ship|
Retail rate (no markup) +
$5 courier fee
|A local Sella rep will take oversize items to a UPS, FedEx, Postal Annex or other retail pack and ship location to have them professionally packed.|
Some marketplaces charge commissions when an item sells.
When we list items on marketplaces like eBay, we pass on the added costs to the buyer so you make the same profit as you would from a local sale. Learn more about Local vs. Online Sales.
Here's a summary of commissions for marketplaces we list on.
|Marketplace||Fees & Return Policy|
|Craigslist, OfferUp & Facebook||These marketplaces do not charge a commission, for local sales.|
|Mercari||Mercari charges a flat 10% commission when an items sells.|
|Poshmark||Poshmark charges a flat 20% commission when an items sells.|
|eBay||eBay charges a commission of 10% for most item categories, ranging from 8% - 12%.|
The industry standard payment processing rate is 2.9% + 30¢, and we pass through this cost without markup from our payment processors, including PayPal, Mercari, Stripe and Square.