Truth time: I am embarrassed by my wardrobe.
It’s not because I don’t like the things I wear, it’s because I have them so many things I Not carry.
Ever since I cleaned up my closet and tried a capsule wardrobe experiment Unfortunately, a few years ago I went back to my old habits – and by “old methods” I mean my closet is full of things that I just don’t carry often enough. In fact, at this point, I would guess that around 60% of my wardrobe is simply taking up space.
But I’m ready to simplify again and I hope to make a little more money in the process.
So I go online (because my local consignment stores – shall we say – picky) to sell my clothes online in order to win back some of the money that I (again) inadvertently put straight into my closet.
5 best places to sell your clothes online
These are the websites I will try to make a few extra bucks from cleaning out my wardrobe.
Poshmark touts as “a fun and easy way to buy and sell fashion”. And while “fun” may be an accurate descriptor, “easy” really isn’t – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Poshmark is more than just an online platform for selling clothes – it’s a “social marketplace”. Rather than being a place where sellers can list an item, hope it will be sold and developed, Poshmark is supported by buyers and sellers who exchange fashion ideas and styling tips, rummage through each other’s “closets” and relax in Connect generally about clothing and fashion.
What is Poshmark not? Kind of a set-it-and-forget-it site.
In order to Make sales on PoshmarkYou need to upload high quality photos, write detailed descriptions, offer style guidelines, attend buying and selling events on the app, share and promote listings, and interact with other users.
Some successful Poshmark users recommend investing in nice packaging or thank you cards to keep your reviews up and get your offers more visible.
Buyers can negotiate prices and sellers can decline or accept an offer. Poshmark charges a flat commission of $ 2.95 for sales under $ 15. With sales of $ 15 or more, you keep 80% of the profits. Once a sale is complete, Poshmark will provide you with a prepaid, pre-addressed shipping label for orders up to £ 5.
All in all, Poshmark is a great option for anyone willing to do a little (virtual) legwork.
ThredUP is an online broadcast and thrift shop that focuses on branded clothing for women and children – that couldn’t be easier to use.
If Poshmark is the most heavily involved clothing selling website on the market, thredUP is possibly the least one. Sure, your ROI might not be quite as high as if you had muted, photographed, and listed each piece individually while liking, commenting on, and sharing other people’s articles, but for the lazy among us, thredUP is extremely handy.
Debra Wallace, the woman behind the blog zero, also Remarks the small return on the sale on thredUP. “Used clothing is not worth much,” she writes. “So if you want to make more money, you have to put in more effort” using other websites or brick and mortar stores.
For everyone still on board, the thredUP process is pretty straightforward: go to the tab “cleaning” On the thredUP website, click “Order a kit”. (There is also an option to simply donate a clothing bag if you prefer.) ThredUP will send you a bag that you fill with clothing, seal and return for free with a prepaid shipping label.
The company then sorts your clothes, lists the holders on the website, and recycles or either returns or returns the unwanted items to you depending on the cleaning option you choose.
Depending on whether your items are very trendy and in season or have a slightly longer lifespan, thredUP decides whether you will receive the money in advance or when the item will be sold by mail. As soon as your withdrawal is available, you will need to withdraw via PayPal or Stripe – or withdraw the purchase balance.
If you’re an avid Instagram user, you’ve probably come across more than one person selling their “closet” on the popular app. And while it’s a chunky buy and sell surface (sales are made via the comments under photos and via direct messages), the return on investment is pretty good as there are no commissions or fees shaved off the top.
Selling your clothes on Instagram does take a little legwork, however. You need to know how the system works (luckily we have it some pointers right here!), and you have to go to the trouble of muffling (it helps) photographing and listing each piece individually. You must also be fully responsible for collecting payments and shipping the items.
However, all in all, it’s a great option for those willing to go the extra mile to make that extra dollar.
If you want to sell your clothes on a platform that is a little more seller-friendly (but still not) quite as involved as Poshmark) Tradesy is the way to go. Tradesy says it’s mostly designer and luxury items, but technically, you can sell any Xhilaration for Target brand to Gucci – and anything from purses to wedding attire.
To to sell With Tradesy, all you have to do is take a few photos of an item (Tradesy will even do a little bit of editing to make it look better), add a description and enter a price. (Again, Tradesy is very helpful here and will suggest a selling price if you are at a loss.) When an item sells, you can use one of the Tradesy shipping kits that are priced to match the size.
Tradesy apartment Commission fee is a little steep: the company takes $ 7.50 from any Item sold for under $ 50. If an item sells for $ 50 or more, Tradesy receives 19.8%. And you have to pay a 2.9% transfer fee when withdrawing your earnings.
The process is a little more involved than just loading a bag and sending it through the mail. However, with a little work, your payout can be pretty good – as long as you’re selling at the right price.
You thought we were going to cross eBay off that list for a second, right?
We wouldn’t do that!
While it’s been around for a while (and has a reputation for being unwieldy or sometimes a little out of date), eBay is still a valid option if you’re selling clothes – especially if you want to make a few dollars on something that isn’t necessarily is a chic brand.
The selling process on eBay is pretty straightforward: snap a few photos of the item, list item details, choose between an auction style or a “Buy Now” sale, and wait.
Once an item is sold, you are responsible for packing and shipping it. However, eBay lets you create and print shipping labels on the platform to make the process easier.
After an item is sold, eBay charges a “final value fee” or a percentage of the total amount of the sale (including the list price, shipping costs, and any additional fees).
Grace Schweizer is the email content writer at The Penny Hoarder.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com