Carousell: Sell / Trade Secondhand Items on Your Smartphone

Do you have an excess of clothes or sneakers that you don’t use anymore? Selling them secondhand is a great way to declutter. While there are numerous platforms to sell used items, setting them up can be cumbersome. Enter Carousell, a user-friendly app that lets you turn your old items into cash, right from your smartphone.

With Carousell, you can easily list your items for sale using just your smartphone. The app also doubles as an online shopping platform, allowing you to browse through various categories to find something you’d like to buy. Its interface is as intuitive as Instagram. Let’s explore the features that make Carousell stand out.

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How to Start Buying or Selling on Carousell

Carousell is available for download on both the Apple and Google Play App Stores.

After you’ve installed the app, you can sign up for a Carousell account using your Facebook credentials or an email address. You’ll also need to share your current location, as the app uses this information to connect you with local buyers and sellers. Simply select your country, state, and city.

Carousell Login Screen

Once you’re registered, you can either browse items to buy or start listing your own. To list an item, tap the Sell button at the bottom of the screen. You’ll need to upload at least one photo as the cover image for your listing. If the photo isn’t perfect, you can tweak it using the app’s built-in photo editor.

After uploading the photo, you can add more details like the item’s price, description, and category to make it easier for potential buyers to find your listing. You can also share your listing on Facebook and Twitter through the app’s sharing options.

Listing an Item on Carousell

Carousell also functions like a mini social network. Your Carousell profile page displays all your listed items. You can follow other users, comment on listings, and like items to view them later.

User Profile on Carousell

If you want to negotiate a deal privately, Carousell offers a messaging feature to keep your listing comments uncluttered.


It’s worth noting that Carousell serves only as a platform for listing and discovering items. It does not provide a payment gateway. Transactions are usually completed in person, or you can opt for a bank transfer and postal delivery if both parties agree.


Currently, Carousell is available in multiple countries including Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. The app is free to use and is ad-free. So, if you have items gathering dust, why not list them on Carousell?