The Ultimate Guide to Selling Used Stuff for Money

When you find yourself looking at a mountain of clothes that you no longer use or plan to use, you might be tempted to just trash them altogether. But why throw away perfectly usable clothes when you can make some money off of them? Read on to find out more about selling used clothes and items for cash.

1. Choose what to sell.

Not all of the items you classified as clothes you no longer use or want to use can be sold, that is, if you want to resell them quickly. If the quality is no longer fit to be sold online, then make a separate pile for similar-state clothing items. Consider donating them to charity, or giving them away to friends who might be able to breathe some life into them via a sewing transformation. Choose good quality items that you’re sure can find some buyers online.

2. Determine its value.

First, look up its value brand new, and find out how easy it would be for you to obtain the same item – price, location, and availability-wise. Next, search for the same item at sale sites and figure out how much sellers are selling their similar item for, as well as how many sellers are actually selling the same item of clothing.

From there, you can pretty much work out how much your own item should be valued at. You’ll want to add a price tag that’s competitive, yet also suitable for the piece you’re trying to sell off given the factors you managed to look into. For designer good, you can check out online websites and mobile apps like Vestiaire.

3. Find the right buyers.

This entails knowing where to find your target buyers for the items that you’re selling. Are those baby clothes? Then look for an online marketplace that caters specifically to pre-loved baby items. There’s a huge market for used wedding gowns and a lot of online sites that allow you to resell them.

Doing so will bring your item to the right kind of people looking for something similar to it, and definitely make reselling it quicker.

4. Write up a detailed description.

The description should describe what the item is for, the material used, how long you’ve had it, why you’re reselling it, and how good of a quality it still has. Add photos, too, so prospective buyers can visualize exactly what they’re reading about. Be honest, but also make it like a sales pitch with the readers as your clients to catch their attention and make them realize that the item they’ve been searching for is just right in front of them.

5. Work out shipping fees and payment security.

If you sell clothes online on apps and sites dedicated to the selling of pre-loved items, they’d most likely already have a system in place that would allow you to receive your payment securely, and have shipping options available, as well. Otherwise, you will need to make sure the transaction goes smoothly by already factoring in shipping fees, and using a payment service that’s both secure and easy.

Do make sure that your items are in pretty good shape and you’ve chosen the right marketplace for your target buyers. Clothing can be a bit tricky to sell with its size issues, but the clothing resale industry is actually a pretty solid one so you’ll definitely stand a chance at making some profit from your old clothes.



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