Do you have clothes laying around your closet and dresser that you no longer wear? If so, you should try to sell them and earn some extra cash.
When you’re looking to sell clothes online, there are severalwebsites that are specifically designed to help people like you sell their jeans, sweaters, dresses and other unwanted clothing items. Below, we’ll discuss how to sell your clothes online for top dollar through three of the best websites.
Since its debut in 2014, 5miles has become known for its intuitive app that allows people to sell various goods (including clothes) at the palm of their hands. Ever since her mother-in-law told her about 5miles, Marina Vargas has made thousands of dollars selling her clothes and other items through the app.
Using the site is one thing, but how do you get the most bang for your buck? “I recommend detailed descriptions that include applicable sizes, specs and so forth,” says Vargas. “Detailed descriptions will save prospective buyers time and help you stand out from other sellers.”
- Identify verification: Users can verify their identity through their phone number or through Facebook so you can feel confident that you’re dealing with real people.
- Easy-to-use app: Even if you don’t consider yourself tech-savvy, you’ll find it easy to post listings and sell your clothes via the 5miles mobile app.
- Local focus: Since 5miles is intended to help sellers connect with local buyers, you may not get as much interest on your clothes as you would on another site that allows you to sell to people who live in other places.
- Weak desktop version: If you prefer to sell your clothes through the desktop version of 5miles, you may find it more difficult to navigate as it was designed for mobile selling.
Poshmark first launched in 2011 as a fun and simple way to buy and sell fashion. Laurel Ryan has made over $2,000 selling her clothes on Poshmark for the past 2 years. “I love using Poshmark because it allows people to like your items and make offers. Poshmark buyers also pay for your shipping costs so you don’t have to meet up with a stranger or worry about figuring out the cost of shipping on your own,” says Ryan.
She encourages anyone who would like to sell their clothes on Poshmark to focus on taking good pictures. “I personally like to lay my clothes out and take pictures of the front, back, tags and any details that a buyer may want to see,” Ryan explains.
- Fashion focus: Unlike other sites that allow users to sell electronics, home goods and other items, you can only use Poshmark to sell clothes and accessories.
- Buyer pays shipping: You’re off the hook for shipping, as buyers take care of it on Poshmark.
- Listings can be removed: If they believe the photographs of clothing in your listing aren’t genuine, they’ll remove your listing.
- Fees: Poshmark will take a flat fee of $2.95 for any sale you make under $15 and a 20% cut for anything higher than $15.
ThredUp began in 2009 and has evolved to be the world’s largest online thrift store where users can buy and sell high-quality secondhand clothes. If you happen to have a lot of designer clothing you no longer want, ThredUp may be a great option.
To sell your clothes on ThredUp you’ll need to order a Clean Out Kit, which is a large bag you’ll put all your items in. You’ll then send this bag back to ThredUp and they’ll inspect, photograph and list your items so you can start earning money.
Since ThredUp is for designer clothes, you can only expect to make good money if you have upscale clothing items like a Burberry jacket or Tory Burch jeans.
- Hands-off approach: While other sites require you to take photos, write descriptions and list your clothing, ThredUp takes care of all these for you.
- Donation option: You can donate your items instead of selling them if you wish, or otherwise donate the ones that don’t sell.
- Designer focus: If your clothes aren’t from well-known brands like Gucci, Lululemon or Anthropologie, you may have a tougher time selling on ThredUp.
- Payout can be low: Depending on the items you sell, you’ll earn 5% – 80% of the anticipated selling price. If you don’t have items that are incredibly high-end, you may not make as money as you’d like to.
If you’re still wondering where to selling your clothes online, it’s a good idea to look into trying all of these options to find out which one is right for you.
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