Do you have clothes that you don’t use anymore? If you want to make extra money and free up closet space at the same time, selling your used clothes is the way to go. Thanks to the advances in technology and the Internet, selling them online is easier than before. The online resale market continues to thrive and, in this article, we’ll teach you how to take advantage of that.
Here’s how to turn that closet clutter into extra cash:
Pick the Right Items
Technically, you can post every garment to be sold online, but that doesn’t mean you should do it. No one’s going to want to buy that old and beaten white shirt you’ve had for a decade. It’s best to sell items that are clean and free from any major damage. Articles of clothing with a name brand and classic pieces that never go out of style sell quickly and have a higher resale value. Choose what to sell wisely so you don’t end up wasting your time.
Know the Resell Price
If you aren’t sure how much you can sell a particular piece of clothing for, you should look it up. There are sites dedicated to appraising items that you can utilize. You can also check how much others are selling the same or similar item in EBay or Amazon. Remember though: rarity, quality, and damage should be taken into consideration.
Take Photos of the Item
It is important to include quality pictures of the item – this is a key factor that can make or break the sale. You should show the front, back, and side view if possible (especially when it comes to footwear). Make sure to take close-up shots of details such as buttons, beads, prints, and material. The brand tag, size, and care instructions of the items should be included as well.
Describe What You’re Selling Thoroughly
The more thorough you describe your items, the better chance it has to sell. Mention what material it’s made of and any special qualities it has. Sometimes the sizes are different across brands; a size 1 for one brand may be a size 2 for another. Measure each article accurately and state them for others to know. If your item has some kind of flaw, it is also best to mention it as it will make you look honest and trustworthy to the potential buyer. Having an honest reputation goes a long way when it comes to selling used clothes.
Know Where to Sell
There are many online platforms you can use to sell your clothes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Apps such as Grailed and Depop can be used to sell niche items and offer you the convenience of being able to track your items while on the go. Leading online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon have high traffic, ensuring that people will see your items online, but they do have fees for their services. If you are serious about selling your clothes and want to turn it into a business, you can create your own online clothing shop. This way, you have complete control over your presentation and transactions.