Hey guys! Back again with another post. This one tells you all about The 5 Best Apps To Use To Re-sell Your Old Clothing! What’s better than finding the best new clothing item? Re-selling it once you’re tired of wearing it! Then you can make a little money back and put it towards some new items.
If you’ve been looking for places to sell clothes, this post if for you! I figured now was such an awesome time to post this because we’re getting closer to the fall! It’s a great time to try and clear out your summer clothes and make room for new sweaters and pants. You can sell some older things and use the profits to get some new chic styles!
Now how do you get money for your clothes? Keep reading to find out!
TIP: A great tip overall is to make sure you don’t limit yourself! Post listings to all of these places and then when an item sells take it down. This is a great tactic because some people might be on one app but not another!
5 Great Apps to Sell Your Old Clothing
The first app I wanted to talk about is Poshmark! I personally feel like Poshmark is my favorite place to re-sell items that are more name brand. They’re great for brands like Nordstrom, ASOS, Louis Vuitton, and Tory Burch. I’d avoid trying to sell items from brands such as Walmart, Rue 21, and Forever 21 (unless it’s a really nice item like a leather jacket) on here. That being said, any item is worth a shot!
The thing I like most about Poshmark is the fact that their shipping to the buyer usually only takes 3-4 days which is MUCH faster than most companies. They also offer one rate for shipping and it takes out a lot of the guess work that some of these other apps have. This also means you get paid faster (which is the main goal here)! Things also go for higher re-sale margins on here.
The next app I wanted to mention is Mercari. Mercari is awesome because you can sell more than just clothes! People sell toys, accessories, decor, etc. If you’re trying to do a closet clean out as well as as a purge of your old decor, Marcari is probably the site for you! I did this once a semester in school, and now as an adult I do it about every 6 months.
The one thing I’m not so happy about with Mercari is that the shipping takes FOREVER. One time something took literally two weeks so it’s kind of sucky if you want to replenish your cash quickly. The margins for re-sale for Mercari are also a little bit lower, but I’ve found more people are exposed to your product on here! That’s honestly another thing you should really look for when re-selling any of your old items.
We now have this funn app called Tradesy! I haven’t personally used Tradsey, but I totally want to start. Basically what Tradesy does is they enhance the images that you take to make your items look more appealing to potential customers! This is another app/site that you would want to make sure you’re only selling your BEST used clothing on.
This is great for anyone who doesn’t have access to Photoshop because they basically take your photo and enhance it in ways you would use it for! They’ll remove backgrounds, up the lighting, etc. This is extremely helpful even if you do have these skills, because then you can focus more time on adding more items to your shop!
ThreadUp is the next app I wanted to mention! I haven’t used it to SELL clothes but I have used it to BUY clothes before. It is a really simple layout and it lets you search really easily. This app feels more upscale to me if we’re being honest. It is set up almost like a retail website which feels a lot more put together than some of these other re-sale apps!
The way ThreadUp works is that you receive a bag from them, you drop your bag off at the office of your mail carrier, and then once they process all of your merchandise they give you cash or credit back! It’s a super great process and not much hassle for you. This is almost like an online version of Plato’s Closet or Uptown Cheapskate.
Vinted is an app I used to use a lot to buy clothes! They had such awesome finds and in literally every clothing category you could imagine too! I’ve also attempted to sell on here before but not seriously; I generally use Poshmark and/or Mercari.
This site works a lot like both of these actually. You list all of your items and explain all the details of them. Once you post, it goes to the general marketplace! Vinted is cool though because you can post videos of your item as well. This is great if you’d like to show how it fits once it’s on your actual body!
If you read this post and thought: How many people actually make money on these apps? Well just ask the crazy Lilly Pulitzer moms who bought out Target when the collaboration dropped (and in under 5 min). They turned around and sold everything for double or TRIPLE what they cost.
I’m not saying to do this because it’s kind of sketchy, but you can seriously make some good shopping cash off of these apps. When I first posted this, I had a friend from HS say she made OVER $1000 off of selling clothes on Poshmark! These apps are great and can work for anyone wanting to sell clothes.
I hope this post was able to help you find a site you wish to try out and use to sell some items on! If you have success with any of these, leave a comment or message me on IG at @sequinsandsales! I’d love to hear about your success re-selling on these apps. I know I have!
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