How does it Sella Mail-In work?
Sella Mail-In is just like our standard selling service, but instead of meeting up with a local Sella rep in person, you can ship items to them using a shipping label provided by Sella.
Create an account and select "Get a Mail-In Label" to get started. Tell us about your items. Stick to small, high value, sure-to-sell items for Sella Mail-In. Our selling team will reach out to you directly with any questions about item condition, size, or estimated value if necessary. Once your items are approved, we’ll provide a prepaid FedEx Ground shipping label. Safely pack up your items in one box. Make extra sure all of the items approved by our selling team (including chargers and accessories) with appropriate padding if needed. You can find safe packing guidelines from FedEx here. Ship using the FedEx shipping label provided within 7 days. You can find your nearest FedEx drop off location here. Every package is insured for $100, and you can increase that amount when requesting a prepaid label. From this point on, our Mail-In service is identical to our standard selling service (see How it Works). We’ll let you know when we receive your items and listings are ready for approval. Once you approve, we get to work and handle everything needed to sell your items! How is Sella Mail-In different from other mail-in consignment services?
Great question! While we offer the same easy, prepaid shipping options as other services, we work directly with you to sell your items
within a price range that you set, instead of pricing items ourselves and taking sales commissions. After we receive your shipment, our team will provide you with a selling dashboard for you to review and approve listings, before items are posted for sale. Additionally, most consignment services only list items on a single marketplace. With Sella, your items will be listed on multiple marketplaces like eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Craigslist and more. Who sets the prices for my items?
Our pricing team provides recommendations based on extensive multi-marketplace research about current demand, item condition and recent sales, but you always get the final say. Whether you prefer lower prices for faster sales, or want to wait it out for the highest bidder, the choice is completely yours.
And, if you change your mind midway through a sale, you can always increase or decrease the price. Note that significant increases to pricing will likely prolong your selling cycle. After your items sell, we deduct selling costs from your proceeds, and the rest goes in your pocket. Here’s a full breakdown of our pricing. Who pays for the shipping to send my items to Sella?
The cost of shipping will be deducted from your sale proceeds, along with our standard selling fee. Unlike consignment, Sella charges only for the work that's actually required to sell your items, and we don't take a 50-80% commission from your sales.
For your convenience, we provide prepaid FedEx Ground shipping labels to our Mail-In customers. The final cost of shipping will depend on the weight and size of your items once safely packaged. To estimate your shipping cost, you can use this online FedEx shipping calculator with estimates of your package weight and dimensions, shipped to the zip code "97213". Are my items insured against loss and damage?
All Mail-In packages are insured for the amount you state while creating your order, up to a maximum of $2,500.
Insurance increases the cost of shipping by 1% of the insured value. As examples, the cost for $100 of insurance coverage is $1 and the cost for $500 of coverage is $5. Are my items valuable enough to sell?
As a rule of thumb, small items that will easily sell for $50 or more are good candidates for our Mail-In service.
Different items depreciate differently based on factors like seasonality, brand popularity, and condition. This means that while some items may maintain a good value for years, even if they're pre-owned, other items may depreciate sharply even if they're brand new. Our expert sellers are here to take all the guesswork out of your way and provide you with what they find to be a fair sale value based on their research and experience selling thousands of items. Here's a video showing how to search eBay for recent sales of similar items, to get a good sense of whether your items are worth selling. How soon will my items sell?
Most competitively-priced items sell within 30 days, but it depends considerably on the category of item, condition and factors like brand and seasonality.
Additionally, pricing is the #1 factor impacting sale time, and with Sella, the choice is entirely up to you! You can lower prices for faster sales, or wait it out for the highest bidder. Your profit is our priority, and your goals are our goals.
You will get paid as soon as Sella receives the funds for each individual item sale. It may take up to 30 days for the funds to be ready after the item is sold due to varying shipping times, marketplace return policies, and payment provider processing times.
When sales are finalized and funds are ready to withdraw, we’ll add funds to your account balance and notify you by email. You can request funds electronically or via paper check, if you prefer. What type of items are best for Mail-In?
It's best to stick to high value items that are easy and inexpensive to ship.
Small electronics, designer shoes, and sought after collectibles are great choices. Snow boards, sets of crystal wine glasses, microwaves, and turntables are likely to be too expensive to safely ship to us. Save those for when we launch curbside in your city! What if I want my items returned to me?
You can cancel our selling service and have items returned to you at any time. However, we encourage you to select items that you are committed to selling, due to the considerable cost to ship items round-trip.
Is there a maximum size for Mail-In items?
The maximum size for our Mail-In packages is 12" x 16" x 20" and the maximum weight is 20 pounds.
Can I ship from anywhere?
At this time, we can only accept shipments using prepaid FedEx Ground shipping labels from within the contiguous 48 states within the United States.