Portland-based Sella helps you buy and sell local
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – We’ve officially entered the holiday shopping season, but with supply chain issues, a Portland-based company is helping people sell and find locally available second-hand items.
Thinking of selling that pair of sneakers you bought for Christmas last year but never worn?
If you don’t want to deal with everything that comes with posting to eBay or Craigslist, Portland-based Sella said she has you covered.
“Our clients, maybe they don’t have the time, maybe they don’t know how to sell stuff, maybe with privacy and security, they don’t want people come to them from Craigslist. These are all really valid reasons for someone else to sell your business, ”said Byron Binkley, founder of Sella.
Sella launched in early 2021, and at the moment it only works in the Portland Marketplace with hubs set up where you can drop off or pick up items.
“What we do for them is all the preparatory work to prepare the items for sale, prices and details, and then we take care of listing them on multiple sites, communicating with buyers and negotiating deals. fence, then pack them up and ship them or meet. locally, ”Binkley said.
10-15% of the items Sella buys are second-hand, which means they may still be in the box and never be used by the original owner.
Binkley said that with the supply chain crisis, finding items online that you can buy locally will be a good option to make sure you get what you want on time.
“You think about buying an item, making dumbbells, putting them on a box in a container to send them overseas and bringing them to a store rather than, they already exist at someone’s house,” explained Binkley.
Sella charges a flat rate and the employees do not work on commission.