Sella’s mission is to make buying and selling used stuff completely, 100% frictionless. That means tap to buy and tap to sell with confidence, trust and efficiency at every step.
Why? Because buying pre-owned versus new is good for communities, local economies and the environment in more ways than we can count. And because life’s too short to work for profit without a purpose.
Sella was founded in 2016 with the goal of fixing the issues we’d experienced when trying to buy and sell stuff on local marketplaces.
When we talked to others, we realized they were facing the same hurdles. Everyone liked the idea of buying pre-owned to save money and reduce waste, but they found the process to be time consuming and sketchy. Shopping on Craigslist was a far cry from Amazon Prime. And selling stuff was even worse. The time required just didn’t seem worth the hassle — not to mention giving out personal information to strangers, haggling over the asking price and waiting around for no shows.
A recent study found that even the most active sellers only sell 10-30% of their stuff.
The marketplace itself wasn’t the problem — once an item is listed, existing marketplaces do a great job connecting buyers and sellers. It’s all the other stuff that is unnecessarily time consuming and yes, sometimes risky. So instead of reinventing the marketplace, we built Sella to make it safer and easier for people to buy and sell pre-owned items on the marketplaces you already use.
When you hire us to sell your stuff, we pick it up, prepare it for sale, research prices, craft your listing, respond to buyers and more. We literally handle everything so it’s the easiest sale you’ll ever make. And for shoppers, we make buying on Craigslist feel like Amazon Prime — you get complete, detailed product information, easy online checkout and next day delivery. And you can even return items if there’s an issue.
We're making the world a better place,
one pre-owned sale at a time.
With every sale we facilitate, we know we're helping someone make — and save! — extra cash. And by giving perfectly good items new life, we're also helping to slow down the cycle of make-use-thow-away, which saves earth’s precious resources and reduces waste. But we've got big ambitions to do even more.
Along with our nonprofit partner, Mighty Good Things Foundation, we’re helping more than 1.5M+ nonprofits, schools and religious organizations raise money by turning clutter into cash. Now you can tap to donate unused items to fund any cause close to your heart. With a few clicks, clutter becomes cash, and cash becomes positive social, environmental and community impact. And that’s a process we’re proud to support.
Thanks for helping us on our journey to make the world a better place, one pre-owned item at a time
If you love resale, get excited by technical, design, and logistics challenges, and want to do well while doing good for the world — we'd love to hear from you!