Attention baby boomers and young adults – looking to unload a few things, or maybe a zillion things? Or perhaps you are just starting out and need to furnish your first apartment or house? Here are two new websites that want to help you with that.
Chairish was founded by a couple who were moving and wanted to sell items that while perfectly good, wouldn’t fit in their new home.
Chairish chooses only the best and most interesting pre-owned home furnishings for their buyers. They price the items well so that their buyers get great value. Chairish handles the payment, shipping and all other logistics.
Sellers complete a simple form and submit photos of the item. If it’s approved the item will be posted to Chairish and is ready for purchase. Upon sale Chairish receives 20% of the selling price.
There are weekly markdowns and you have the option of viewing what’s available locally if you want to avoid the shipping process. They even offer a rehab clinic if your piece has great bones but needs a face lift. There is a 48-hour return policy.
Hunter’s Alley just launched last November 12th. Hunter’s Alley is a pre-screened peer-to-peer resale market. It was started by a founder of One King’s Lane (that beloved home furnishings-at-a-discount site) and I can’t wait to try it.
They have a team that sifts through the hundreds of submissions and they accept only the very best items. They will accept and sell everything from vintage jewelry to oriental rugs. To sell, take pictures, write snappy descriptions and submit the items. Listing items is free. If you list the item yourself (Self Service Program) on the site, Hunter’s Alley takes a 25% commission. If you use their Concierge Service they will charge a 50% commission. I’d love to tell you more, but I’ve got to assemble all the items I’m going to list for sale!