Selling clothes online has become increasingly popular, with more people trying to make sustainable fashion choices.
Not only is selling your clothes through an app or website good for the environment but it also means more pre-loved clothes get a second chance to shine in someone else’s closet.
For some people it is both a way to clear their closet and make some extra money on the side.
If you want to sell your clothes online for whatever reason, here are a few tips to help you get started.
Make sure the clothes are in good condition
Before you can even consider selling clothes online, you need to make sure that the clothes you are thinking of parting ways with are in a good condition.
They should bot have holes, be dirty or have any alterations. It also helps to make sure that they are ironed, crease-free, and on a hanger.
Which brands do you have?
Even though you can sell clothes from any brand online, having clothes from popular brands like Zara, Cotton On or H&M will do well online.
Vintage clothes are also really popular online as more young people enjoy wearing clothes from decades ago.
Describe the clothes well
Whether you are selling clothes on Yaga, Depop or any other platform, it is important to provide accurate descriptions of each item you are selling.
This will help your customers understand what they are buying and reduces the number of questions asked which will make the sale process go by smoother.
Describe the style, the colour, the size, condition, material information and any more information you think the buyer needs to know.
Searching for items that are the same or similar to the one you are trying to sell will give you an idea of how much money you should expect to get for it.
It will also help you decide how to price your items competitively.
Find unique ways of picturing the items
An easy way to secure a sale is by using clear and high quality photos to show the item.
Dark or poor quality videos will not inspire potential buyers to show interest in your items of clothing. Unique and high quality images will give interested buyers a chance to see exactly what the item looks like.
Keep the pictures simple, make sure you have good lighting and ensure the background is clear and not cluttered so that the item of clothing remains the main focal point.
As excited as you might be to start selling clothes online and making some extra money, you need to be prepared to wait before anything good happens. You might also be lucky and get sales quickly, it really could go either way.
Picking, and getting the clothes ready to upload online can be quite a process as well so be patient and take your time with it.
Selling you clothes online can be really easy, just ensure that you are safe and are not sharing your private information with strangers online.