If you are interested in selling second-hand goods, there are lots of business opportunities you could consider.

Here are some ideas to get you started:


Swap website
Swap websites provide a secure online forum for users to exchange unwanted items. Typical items swapped include motor vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories, furniture and white goods, clothing and fashion accessories, toys and games, consumer electronics and books. Find out more >
eBay trader
eBay traders sell new or second-hand goods on the eBay website. They can auction goods or sell them at a fixed price. Find out more >
Second-hand furniture retailer
Second-hand furniture retailers sell pre-owned furniture and accessories such as tables, sofas, chairs, cabinets, ornaments, mirrors and lighting. Stock is typically sourced through house clearances, auctions, online marketplaces, car boot sales or via classified adverts. Find out more >
Charity shop
Charity shops are set up and operated by registered charities to raise funds through the sale of mostly second-hand, donated goods. Some specialise in certain types of goods such as furniture and furnishings, bridalwear or books. Find out more >
Bric-a-brac shop
Bric-a-brac shops retail a selection of second-hand furniture, curios and retro and vintage items. Objects retailed include collectibles such as ceramics and glass, memorabilia, books and militaria. Find out more >