Need an eBay Alternative? Try This List.

Our eBay alternative guide offers details on 18 online marketplaces — most designed for casual and part-time sellers.

Article updated on August 31, 2011. Original post date: February 17, 2010

When it comes to online selling, there is no denying that the industry giants, like eBay and Amazon are top notch. Everyone knows that it's hard to beat eBay in terms of traffic, but many online sellers do look elsewhere -- especially individuals and part-time sellers who use this as a way to boost an existing income.

This eBay alternatives list looks at 18 of the online marketplaces we've covered in the Ecommerce-Guide.com weekly online selling column over the years.

Atomic Mall
Listings:  fixed-price, make an offer, Web stores
Cost: final sale fees (range from 10 cents to 1 percent)

Blujay
Listings: classified ad
Cost: free

Bonanzale (Formerly called Bonanzle)
Listings:  fixed-price, make an offer, Bonanza Booths (similar to a Web shop)
Cost:
final sale fee (ranges from 50 cents to $10)

BikerBids.com
Listings: auction, swap, Web stores
Cost:
final sale fee (3 percent up to a maximum of $35)

Craigslist
Listings: classified Ads
Cost: all ads except job postings, apartment rentals and adult services are free

Etsy
Listing: Web shop for handmade and vintage items
Cost: 20 cents per listing plus a final value fee of 3.5 percent

Facebook Marketplace
Listing:
List items for buy, sell, free or trade on Facebook's Marketplace (powered by Oodle)
Cost: free

HiBidder 
Listings: auction, fixed-price, Web stores
Cost: final value fees (max $2.50)

Hoobly
Listings: classified ads (local transactions)
Cost:  Most categories are free

Ebay Classifieds (Kijiji) 
Listing: classified ads (local transactions)
Cost: free, some listing upgrades

My Auction Planet
Listings: auction, fixed price, Web store
Cost: free to list, some listing features have fees

OLX
Listings: classified ads (local transactions)
Cost:  Most categories are free

OnlineAuction.com (OLA)
Listings: 
auction, Web store
Cost:  yearly membership fees

PlunderHere
Listings: auction, fixed-price, Web stores
Cost:  final value fees (max 5 percent), Verification fee $2.50

ProStores
Listings:  Web store, integration with eBay
Cost:  monthly subscription fees starting at $29.95

Shopify
Listings: fixed-price, Web store
Cost: monthly subscription fees starting at $29

WeBidz Auctions
Listings: auction, fixed-price, Web stores
Cost: free basic listings, $5 verification fee, some paid listing options

Wensy
Listings: auction, fixed price, Web store
Cost:  free

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Vangie Beal is a veteran online seller and frequent contributor to ECommerce-Guide.com. She is also managing editor of Webopedia.com. You can tweet with her online @AuroraGG.

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