Where to sell clothes?

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The change of seasons is a great time to tackle a closet clean out and find a new home for some pieces of your wardrobe. Whether it’s that tenth black dress with the tags still on (guilty as charged) or a few of your once-loved favorites that have lost some of their shine, there’s a gal out there looking for just what’s sitting in your closet!

Where we once had to schlep bags of clothes to local consignment shops, we now have more options than ever to be “closet entrepreneurs” right from our own home! Sites are becoming more specialized and targeted to particular shoppers so there are many options that will fit your personal selling style.

1. Snob Swap

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Perfect For: The girl with lots of designer duds who doesn’t mind an authentication process before selling.

Snobb Swap is a great option for you if you’re still interested in working with a local boutique to have your items evaluated, though the site also offers the ability to sell directly online following their authentication process. Almost 1,000 designer brands are represented here at competitive prices-hello Escada dress for under $140! Listing is free and Snob Swap takes a percentage of the price of your item when it sells. Buyers can also set up alerts for particular items meaning that you might have luck with your pieces moving very quickly if they are brands in high demand!

2. Poshmark

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Perfect For: Anyone looking for a quick way to sell with minimal effort and who doesn’t mind buyers negotiating prices.

One of the easiest resell apps, you can list an item in less than 60 seconds and connect to a community of interested buyers. Poshmark is much more social than many other selling platforms, so interested gals will “follow” your closet and keep an eye on what you’re posting. Sellers only have to make a minimal effort shipping; your buyer pays shipping costs and Poshmark emails you the prepaid lable!

This feature is particularly valuable for a buyer who has found out they have the same size and style that you do because it will encourage them to keep coming back to see what new things you might list! One of the apps fun features is is their “Posh Parties” which are virtual shopping parties featuring a particular designer like Michael Kors, Tory Burch, or Coach or theme like “Fall Boots!”

3. Instagram

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Perfect For: The social media guru who wants another way to monetize her closet.

Starting an instagram store is another great way to take control of selling your closet. With no fees or third party to contend with, you can be completely in control of what you list, how long it stays active, and how you handle shipping and returns. Most people buying on instagram are comfortable using paypal, so be sure you have that account set up as well as an easy way people can get in touch with you. You’ll also want to consistently use top hashtags in all of your posts – think #shopmycloset, #instashop, or #instasale to bring people to your listings.

4. The Real Real

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Perfect For: If you have a resonably high volume of designer pieces and want someone to do the heavy lifting helping you off-load them, this one’s for you.

This site has one of the most high-end feels of any of the popular resale sites and organizes into lovely boutiques almost similar to what you’d find on a flash site like Gilt. The Real Real also boasts pieces from the personal collections of super stars like the Kardashians, so if you’re really nuts about something you saw Khloe on it can be yours for the right price. This platform is limited to truly designer pieces but also offers in person pick up services in over 21 major cities if you have at least 10 items that meet their consignment conditions.

5. ThredUp

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Perfect For: Your everyday closet clean out and just right for the girl with a “high/low” mix of brands in their closet.

ThredUp gets you in the consignment game at an accessible price point and with little hassle. While the company typically accepts less than 40 percent of what’s sent to them sell, their strict quality efforts help ensure only the most marketable products make it to the site. This option is the most like traditional consignment and best used when you have a high volume of items at various price points and quality levels that you are looking to offload. ThredUp also allows your sale proceeds to get paid out in cash, be used to buy new things on the site, or donate to a favorite cause.

6. Tradesy

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Perfect For: This is your platform if you’ve got a unique piece to sell or if you do a lot of resale shopping yourself!

Tradesy has excellent brand range noting that “from Zara to Chanel” your item can sell. Listing on the site is free, and once your item sells you’ll be sent a free shipping kit to get it off to its new home. If you choose to keep your earnings on the site and use them for those new sunnies you’ve been eying, Tradesy charges you less of a fee than if you cash out. The site is particularly great for wedding day wares, offering everything from dresses to Tiffany candle holders.

7. Asos Market Place

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Perfect For: The girl dabbling in opening her own full-scale online boutique.

While setting up an Asos boutique is a little bit more involved than your average online sale, their strong site traffic to the main Asos site will likely help up bump up the eyes on your own closet. This might be for you if you’re willing to pay a small monthly fee and if you are always finding yourself with a high volume of clothes you’ve fallen out of love with. Further Asos often does “boutqiue spotlights” to highlight stores and excellent items. The boutique set up also allows you to offer unique coupon codes and discounts that wouldn’t be possible on many other platforms.

8. eBay

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Perfect For: The traditionalist who likes to maintain control of all the aspects of her closet selling process!

This classic online retailer still gives one of the greatest ranges of products at all price points and scores big for its ease of use. We’ve given you all the scoop on how to make the most of eBay sales here, and many of those tips apply to all the above platforms!

9. Facebook Marketplace

Perfect For: It’s Craigslist, but easier and targets people around you making an easy exchange.

If you’ve noticed an update to the bottom of your Facebook app, congratulations! You live in an area where the new facebook marketplace has been rolled out. If not, don’t fret! Facebook is starting with smaller areas to test all bugs and improve before it goes live in big cities. The great thing about Facebook Marketplace is you can easily snap and categorize your items just like you would on Craigslist, but instead of recieving spam for the rest of your life, Facebook holds all your messages neatly categorized by item. Once you’ve met in a public place and exchanged cash, click a button to mark the item sold and it will stop showing up in search. It may not be the place for high end items, but it’s a better start for your favorite JCrew and Zara pieces that your local consignment store will only offer pennies for.

Tips for Selling Your Closet:

Here’s a few things to remember as you’re setting up your online clothing listings:

  • Accurate descriptions are critical! Write your product listing asking yourself, “If I were reading this, would I be excited to bring this piece into my wardrobe?” You also do your buyer a favor by being as honest and transparent as possible about any wear and tear. When in doubt, your favorite charity is surely in need of a donation if an item isn’t in good enough condition to resell.
  • Get creative in your write ups. The best salesladies use a little character and panache in their descriptions! A buyer described the color of one of my bags for sale as “Lady Danger” not “Ruby Woo”, which was so clever I wished I had thought of it! These tiny shifts in your product narrative show your personal style and will keep buyers coming back.
  • Price your pieces to sell. This part can be tricky, but try not to stay emotionally attached to products you’ve decided to part with. Pricing them fairly for the market will ensure you’re actually moving product out of your closet. It also ensures you’re being efficient with your time and not spending too much time negotiating down a price that perhaps should have been lower in the first place.
  • Great photos are key. Use natural light whenever possible and think about actually styling the piece as you would in life. This not only helps your buyer have a clearer picture about how the piece fits into their wardrobe, but can even help you sell other complimentary pieces from your closet. For example, putting an entire flat lay look together that features a few different pieces with accessories could encourage a gal to “bundle” an outfit from your closet and make multiple purchases!
  • Be responsive and maintain great customer service. Taking great care of your buyers is essential especially when you have built up repeat customers! In those instances you might consider dropping an extra “free” accessory in their purchase once in a while or going the extra mile and including a quick thank you note for their purchase. Small gestures like this can help you build a brand over time if you’re interested in expanding your closet side hustle!

Do you sell your clothes online? Which platform is your favorite?

This article was originally published on August 24, 2016.

How I’ve made $740 in six months just by selling my old clothes

  • Platforms like eBay and Poshmark make it possible for people to re-sell belongings online, including clothes.
  • To make money, start by sorting through your possessions, like unwanted clothes or gifts.
  • The exceptions include items that carry family value, sentiment, or memories.
  • Determine how to price the items by comparing them to similar items that have sold on the chosen platform.

Right now, I have two large storage bins filled with clothes and accessories I no longer wear. They’re folded and sealed in clear, self-adhesive polyurethane bags, ready to ship to buyers. My eBay account shows a total of 37 listings currently, items worth $509 collectively. These are things that, six months ago, I would’ve donated. But that was before I grasped the extent of the international online marketplace.

A year ago, I was researching a story about trash you can sell on eBay — recyclables such as egg cartons, plastic caps, cardboard rolls and more fetch good prices when sold in bulk — when I stumbled across a community of people my age, with children and mortgages, who make a full-time living re-selling used clothes on eBay.

This certainly wasn’t the crowd of retirees supplementing social security as I’d once imagined. If they could turn a profit on inventory snagged at thrift stores, I reasoned, I had nothing to lose by listing the clothes I already had in my closet.

Here are some steps you can take to make money from clothes that you already own.

Getting started on eBay and other re-selling platforms

eBay and Poshmark are two popular platforms. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

I had already joined Poshmark — in 2013, after a friend bragged about how little she’d paid for (what looked like) a new Marc Jacobs clutch on the platform — but had only done a handful of transactions on “the ‘Bay” over the years. So, the first thing I did was buy a few things I needed through eBay, including a scale to weigh the clothes for the most accurate shipping rate, because the feedback you receive as a buyer gives you credibility as a seller, too.

I wasn’t expecting much from my first listing, a baby blue, off-shoulder dress from ASOS (my previous experience on Poshmark had taught me that it can take forever for a new seller’s listings to start ranking in search results), but lo and behold, the dress sold within a week. I think I made $15 but that wasn’t the point — eBay favors active, engaged sellers; the more sales you make, the more potential customers see your listings. I was hooked.

Finding inventory in your closet

You can sell unwanted gifts that you’ve received.

There’s a market for pretty much everything online, even the stuff your local consignment shop would turn a nose up at, and things you think aren’t even worth donating. I once sold a wool sweater riddled with moth holes for $8 by marketing it as “scrap remnant fabric for crafts.”

The other thing to know is that middle-range “mall” brands can have a surprisingly high resale value. Labels like Anthropologie, Brandy Melville, LuLaRoe, and Zara often sell faster and for more money than higher-end brands like Brooks Brothers, Eileen Fisher, and Theory. A buyer may have missed out on a trendy piece in a particular print they loved because it was only in Forever 21 or H&M for a few weeks, so they’ll look for it online.

How do I decide what to sell? Presents you’ve received that aren’t really your style, that maybe you’ve been hanging on to out of some sense of obligation, are a great place to start.

I have a very generous family who loves to give gifts, but, like most gifts, theirs say more about the giver than the recipient. Take for instance the hot pink ALASKA souvenir hoodie my youngest brother brought back from the Last Frontier a few summers ago — that might’ve been my shade in high school, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in it these days. Or the mint green lace scarf and matching leather-bound journal my sister gave me for my birthday: a sweet set more befitting her earnest nature than my dark sense of humor and snarky attitude.

I’ve also been a vegetarian for 10 years. I try not to eat or wear anything that resulted from an animal’s death but you’d be amazed how many close friends and family members forget this (see: aforementioned notebook). Over the years I’ve received leather bags, watches, luggage tags, sandals, and boots — most of which landed on the eBay chopping block.

There are exceptions: 1) things that have been in the family for generations, 2) anything that reminds me of time we spent together, and 3) items I know will make the giver happy seeing me wear (i.e., the watch my younger brother gave me for my last birthday).

How to know what your stuff is worth

Determine pricing by comparing to similar items that sold. Yulia Grigoryeva/

It might be tempting to price according to what other sellers have listed the same or similar items for, but the best way is to filter search results by “Sold” (eBay) or “Availability” (Poshmark). This will show you how recently something sold and what the buyer paid for it. You can still mark up your price a little though, especially if you’re using the Fixed Price format on eBay and accepting Best Offers, which allows buyers to haggle — everyone wants to feel like they’re getting a bargain.

Of the things I’ve sold, I can say I truly don’t miss any of it. Since I began this side hustle six or seven months ago, I’ve consistently padded my wallet with $100 or more each month for about five hours or an afternoon’s worth of work during the same period.

That’s not including the money I’ve made from hard goods — once I saw success with clothes, I branched out into other areas of the house and added old cell phones, camping gear we never used, and other basement miscellanea to the mix.

In the process I’ve cleared up space in my home and generated a cash cushion that’s paid for weekend getaways, dinners out, and new clothes and accessories that better reflect who I am. Plus, I no longer feel guilty about dropping a chunk of change on adding experimental pieces to my wardrobe; if I decide it’s not my style, I can always find it a new home and recoup some of the cost.

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Want to sell your wedding dress after the big day?

If so, you might be wondering:

  • Should I sell my wedding dress locally?
  • Are there places that will buy my used wedding dress?
  • What’s the best way to sell my wedding dress?
  • Which wedding dress resale sites are the best?
  • Are there fees for selling my dress online?
  • How do I ship my wedding dress?
  • Is it safe to sell a wedding dress online?

Maybe you splurged on your dream designer wedding dress and want to recoup some of your costs on an item you only wore once. Or perhaps you bought a dress and had a change of heart.

No matter why you want to sell a wedding dress, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to navigate all the different resale sites, especially if you are determined to get the best price for your gown!

Reputable Wedding Dress Resale Sites

We took the guesswork out of this process and came up with a list of reputable sites to sell a preowned wedding dress. Keep in mind that these websites are also great resources to peruse if you’re interested in buying a used wedding dress. They’re literal goldmines for buyers and sellers.

Most importantly, reselling your wedding items after the big day is one of our favorite wedding budget hacks! It’s worth noting that while selling your wedding dress online can absolutely help you recoup some of your costs, it’s not typically an easy, quick, or convenient task to tackle. These sites each have different benefits and costs involved, depending on the level of work you’re looking to do yourself.

We’ve outlined all the details below. Whether you want to sell your wedding dress locally or resell your wedding dress online, this thorough guide will empower you to choose the option that’s best for you!

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The Best Places to Sell Your Wedding Dress Online

Stillwhite.com

  • Fees: $20 one-time listing fee, no sales commission! $30 Premium placement gets featured on the homepage for one week
  • Payment Method: Paypal. Their Buyer Protection gives you peace of mind. Your full purchase price (plus shipping costs) is covered when you pay with Paypal.
  • Shipping: Seller ships the dress directly to the buyer. Buyer pays for shipping.
  • Returns: No returns via StillWhite, but you can re-list the dress on their site if you don’t love it!
  • Verdict: You’ll take home the full sale price minus a listing fee, so this is an ideal option if you don’t mind handling the shipping.

More about Stillwhite: Stillwhite.com is the world’s largest wedding dress resale marketplace. Sellers have already earned over $20 million through the platform.

I love how easy it is to list your dress. It only takes a few minutes and you’re guided through the entire process. With the in-built messaging system, buyers and sellers can chat and exchange photos safely without sharing personal contact details and worrying about scams. When you’ve found a buyer, simply connect your PayPal account for secure payment. The best bit is you get to keep 100% of the sale when your dress sells unlike some of the other sites.

Selling wedding dresses is easier than you think with Stillwhite’s simple flat fee of $20 for a standard listing! So join thousands of newlyweds and turn your once-loved wedding gown into another bride’s something borrowed by posting it on Stillwhite.com.

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NearlyNewlywed.com

*BSB FAVORITE*

  • Fees: $25 listing fee (one-time), 40% commission on the sale price
  • Payment Method: NN processes all payments, and pays you by check when your dress sells.
  • Shipping: Seller ships dress to NN with a provided label when dress sells.
  • Returns: Yes, with a $25 restocking fee
  • Verdict: The easiest, most hassle-free option. They take care of all the annoying parts of the process and take a commission for their trouble. Worth it if you’re looking for convenience!

More about Nearly Newlywed: Nearly Newlywed is definitely our favorite destination for selling your wedding dress online. Not only is the site incredibly inspirational, but it’s also super user-friendly, transparent, and makes the process oh-so-simple! NearlyNewlywed.com saves you time and hassle by fielding messages from potential buyers as well as handling the shipping. It’s the modern, on-the-go bride’s go-to hack for reselling your wedding dress.

The process is quick and easy– just submit info and photos of your wedding gown via their simple form. If your listing is approved, Nearly Newlywed takes the reins from there, answering any buyer questions and shipping the dress directly to the lucky bride-to-be. So, sellers can sit back and relax while the website’s experts do the grunt work. In terms of costs, Nearly Newlywed charges a $25 listing fee, and when your dress sells, you’ll receive 60% of the sale price. The sales commission is *so* worth the time, hassle and sanity you’ll save by letting the NNW team take care of the hard part.

READ THIS: Why Savvy Brides Shop at Nearly Newlywed

ONBB Weddings App

  • Fees: No listing fee, tiered sales commission! $8.95 for items under $50, if over, seller gets 80-90% of sale price.
  • Payment Method: Stripe. Once buyer confirms receipt of items as expected, you’ll receive your payout within 7 business days!
  • Shipping: Super simple: buyer pays shipping, and sellers receive a prepaid shipping label.
  • Returns: All sales final. Check out ONBB’s Buyer Guarantee here.
  • Verdict: You’ll take home the highest sale value, with simple shipping, and make money back from your wedding dress! Currently only available on iPhone.

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More about The ONBB App: ONBB Weddings is the first and only wedding resale app for iPhone, making it fast, easy and fun to resell your wedding items after the wedding day! Couples can save hundreds on their wedding without sacrificing their style for price. Find hundreds of designer wedding dresses and more with ONBB Weddings!

It’s easy to use the app too. Register using your Facebook account or email address. Link your debit card through their secure connection with Stripe and your pay-out is sent directly to your bank account when you sell your dress. The best thing of it all is you don’t have to handle any of the shipping! That’s right, all you have to do is input the dimensions of your parcel, the estimated weight, and ONBB handles the rest. Once your dress sells, ONBB sends you pre-paid shipping label, and all you have to do is drop it off at the shipping carrier or schedule a pick up at your home. It’s that easy! Plus, there’s no upfront fees to list your dress! ONBB has the most competitive commission structure for wedding resale.

Want to list your shoes, veil, and accessories too? No problem, you can list it all on the ONBB Wedding resale app! Join the ONBB Weddings resale community, , and know you’re not just helping another couple with their wedding day, but the environment too!

READ THIS: Wedding Planning Apps for Your Smart Phone

PreOwnedWeddingDresses

  • Fees: One-time listing fee of $25, no sales commission!
  • Payment Method: Paypal’s built-in Buyer Protection gives you peace of mind.
  • Shipping: Buyer pays for shipping, which is applied to the purchase price. You’ll have to ship the gown yourself.
  • Returns: Dependent upon the seller.
  • Verdict: No commission is taken on the sale of your dress, so you’ll make the full sale price minus the listing fee! Plus, they have a handy wedding dress value calculator so you can see a recommended sales price.

More about PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com: Thanks to their #1 Google ranking, ongoing advertising campaigns, and strong social media presence, your dress will instantly be available for viewing by thousands of buyers at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. Unlike many re-sellers, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com charges just a one-time fee for selling your wedding apparel and accessories. There’s never any other charges or commission on the sale. The fees are as follows: Wedding Gowns: $25, Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother’s Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, and Wedding Accessories: $5 each.

Their wedding dress resale listings receive an average of over 2000 views with an average sell time of 70 days. And they’ve facilitated over 40,000 wedding sales, so they have definitely earned their reputation as being the largest online bridal marketplace for used wedding dresses and accessories. For more information on how to sell your dress, visit PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

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BravoBride.com

  • Fees: $9.95 listing fee for selling wedding dresses, all other items are free. No sales commission! Items remain listed until sold.
  • Payment Method: Dependent upon seller. Paypal or Escrow.com is recommended.
  • Shipping: Up to the buyer and seller to decide who covers it, and you have to ship it yourself.
  • Returns: Dependent upon the seller.
  • Verdict: Another low cost, decent option.

More about BravoBride: Bravo Bride is an online marketplace for all wedding items! Brides can find everything they need for their big day—dresses, jewelry, shoes, ceremony and reception items and more, all at great prices. Brides and newlyweds can list their new and barely used wedding items and reach customers everywhere. This site was recently acquired by Stillwhite.

Other Options for Selling Your Wedding Dress Online

Ruffled.com

While certainly not as extensive as PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, Ruffled Recycle Your Wedding is completely free to buy and sell. Not to mention, you can also sell your wedding decor online with Ruffled, as well as a dress, so it is definitely a great site to consider.

More about Ruffled: In order to sell your wedding dress with Ruffled, you will want to have a PayPal account set up and ready. To protect yourself, as well as the buyer, we highly recommend creating a detailed PayPal invoice for your buyer. While you will pay a 2.9% + $0.30 fee, PayPal can’t help you or your buyer with disputes if you take payment in any other way. You can view other tips and tricks for selling and buying on Ruffled Recycle Your Wedding by visiting their website.

Tradesy.com

Tradesy, an online marketplace for designer clothing and goods, is definitely the site for cream-of-the-crop items. They’re quite picky about which brands they allow on Tradesy, as well as the condition of any items they list, which is perfect if you are selling a rare or designer dress in excellent condition.

More about Tradesy: To sell, you can use a current listing as inspiration or you can start from scratch. Any photos you upload will be automatically enhanced by Tradesy and they will suggest a price for your item if you are unsure where to price it. For wedding items, once you sell, print a pre-paid label and ship using your own materials. Otherwise, non-wedding items qualify for a free shipping box and materials. Better yet, if the buyer returns your item due to something that is not your fault, Tradesy handles everything and you get to keep your money.

They charge a 14.9% commission fee if you choose to keep your money within Tradesy. If you wish to cash out, the fee is 17.8%. For more information on selling at Tradesy, visit their website.

Poshmark.com

Poshmark is a resale site for all types of used clothing, including wedding gowns! Best viewed through their apps (download the Android or iPhone app here and use our referral code UPNLW to receive $5 to spend), Poshmark is a vast marketplace of new and pre-owned fashion, accessories, shoes, and more. Their selection of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses is impressive.

More about Poshmark: With their app, it is easy to sell. Just take a few pics, edit it with one of their unique filters, and…voila! Better yet, once you sell your item, just print off the pre-paid, pre-addressed label, and either drop it in a mailbox or schedule a free pickup. It really is super easy.

OnceWed.com

You will want to consider the darling site Once Wed when selling your bridal gown, bridesmaid dress, or wedding accessories. With over 4000 dresses available for purchase, Once Wed offers a great selection for brides of any shape or size.

More about OnceWed: Choose from a Free or Premium membership for selling your item, but there is never a commission fee. Yep, it’s free! If you are looking for a bit extra exposure, you can purchase the Premium membership, but that is not necessary to sell on OnceWed.

OnceWed protects buyers and sellers by using Escrow.com to handle payments. Once your seller receives her dress and is happy with the purchase, Escrow.com releases the funds to your bank. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy.

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eBay.com

eBay, the king of resale, is also a fabulous place to sell your pre-owned gown. Their selection is vast and their search function is super specific, which are both reasons that brides like shopping there. Plus, they have selling used items online down to an art, so getting started is quick and easy.

More about eBay: Listing up to 50 items per month on eBay is free. They charge 10% of the final selling fee in commission. In exchange, you get access to shipping labels you can print at home, shipping discounts, seller protection, and customer support.

Selling a Wedding Dress Locally

Selling your wedding dress to a bride near you seems like a good idea. Namely, because you don’t have to deal with shipping. Unfortunately, there are other challenges involved in selling a wedding dress locally.

If you don’t want to take the online route to sell your wedding dress, consider a local resale store. You might think it would be easier to just drop your gown at a consignment shop and collect payment. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. It could take much longer to sell your wedding dress than you’d like. Most importantly, you’ll probably get less money for a used wedding dress when selling locally. Due to lower competition in a local market, there won’t be any urgency for a bride to spend more.

Read This: 6 Ways to Buy Your Wedding Dress for Less

The unfortunate reality is that you probably won’t find stores that will buy your dress for cash to resell it. It’s uncommon to find shops that will buy wedding dresses upfront at all. It’s more common for shops to hold gowns in their stores and take a commission on the sale price. The other possible option would be that a shop would give you the small commission on the wedding dress resale, keeping the lion’s share of the purchase price for themselves.

Even if you decide you want to sell a gown locally, you should take advantage of online platforms to help you reach more potential buyers. Consider listing your dress on Facebook Marketplace or use the location filters on eBay to increase your chances of finding a local buyer and avoiding the hassles of shipping.

Verdict: Use online resources or wedding resale websites to sell your wedding dress.

In conclusion, we recommend selling your wedding dress online above selling locally. Why?

Online wedding dress resale sites are the most convenient way to resell your wedding dress. Listing a secondhand wedding dress for sale online opens you up to a much wider audience of potential buyers. This creates more competition and a greater possibility of getting more money for your used wedding gown.

So if you want to sell your wedding dress fast and get the best possible price to recoup your investment, use one of the recommended sites above! Whether your heart is set on a Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta or a Monique Lhullier, you are sure to score a deal, or at least recoup your costs by taking advantage of a wedding dress marketplace like the ones listed above.

So tell us… are you thinking of selling your wedding dress after the big day?

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Recycling your closet cleanout with Buffalo Exchange is a great way to help out the environment while earning a little extra cash or trade towards a new wardrobe. If you’re looking to sell clothes and accessories you’re no longer wearing, simply bring them into your local Buffalo Exchange – our Buyers will be happy to take a look!

How to Sell Clothes at Buffalo Exchange

  1. Bring In Your Clothes We buy from open to close, 7 days a week. There’s no appointment necessary – just remember to bring along a valid government-issued ID like a Driver’s License or a Passport (and an adult if you’re under 18).
  2. Get Paid No need to wait for your items to sell! For anything we’re able to buy, we’ll assign it a selling price and you’ll receive 30% of our selling price in cash or 50% in store credit on-the-spot.
  3. Trade! While you can always take the cash after you sell clothes, it’s also a great time to shop with your trade. If you don’t see anything during your visit but you’d still like to keep your payout in trade, no worries. We can put it on a trade card that never expires and can be used at any location.

What We Buy

We buy men’s and women’s clothing and accessories in excellent condition – the best of all seasons, all year long. When in doubt, bring it in! We’re happy to take a look at everything you have.

We’re always on the lookout for: Plus sizes; Menswear; Everyday staples like Jeans, T-shirts and Button-Ups; Dresses; Shoes; Sweaters and Jackets; Shorts and Skirts; Designer; Vintage; Jewelry; Costumes; and Athletic Wear.

This is just a sampling of the types of items we take, so if you’d like to sell clothes or accessories that aren’t on this list, bring them in!

Want to know more? Find out our top 6 tips for selling your clothes and our Top FAQs.

When you start a retail business, one of the first things to figure out is where you’re going to find products to sell.

You might not realize this, but most retailers don’t make and sell their own merchandise. So where do they source their products? That’s where wholesalers come in. Not only are wholesalers a great source of merchandise, but as your business grows and evolves, they often have the flexibility to support you along the way. This can make them a true partner in your success.

Unfortunately, buying wholesale can feel a little mysterious when you’re first starting out. In this post, we’ll work to correct that by sharing everything you need to know about how to buy wholesale.

What Does It Mean to Buy Wholesale?

Buying retail and wholesale are two different things. When you buy merchandise from a wholesaler, you’re shopping from the middleman between your retail store and the manufacturer. A wholesale purchase is almost always made in bulk, and because of that, you pay a discounted price for the purchase. You can then take those products and sell them at your own store at a higher price. This higher price is called the retail price, and it’s what customers will pay when they shop in your store.

The difference between the retail and the wholesale prices is called the margin. It’s the amount of profit that a retailer gets from a sale. The retail price typically varies between businesses, and there are a few different pricing strategies that can be used to determine the best retail price for you. Once you do this, you can then determine your gross profit.

Gross Profit = Revenue – Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

In the above formula, revenue is equal to the retail price you charge to your customers. COGS is a high-level metric that covers all of the variable costs associated with producing and selling goods. Fixed costs are not accounted for in gross profit calculations. For the sake of simplicity, since you’re buying from a wholesaler instead of producing a product yourself, you can estimate that your COGS is the price you pay for a product.

This means that gross profit is the amount of money you make off of a sale. Retailers typically “markup” or raise the price of goods they bought wholesale so that they can make a profit. A good example is buying a t-shirt at a wholesale price of $2 and then selling the shirt in your store for $10.

SEE ALSO: Pricing 101: How to Price a Product for Retail

In this case, the markup is $8, and gross profit of that sale is $8. Keep this in mind when buying inventory for your store. If your wholesaler’s prices are too high, it will affect the overall profitability of your business.

Likewise, the prices you offer your customers have to be consistent with the market you’re in. Otherwise, you run the risk of customers not buying your products. It’s easy for customers to find alternatives online or in other stores. Pricing is one of the ways you can stay competitive and retain customer loyalty.

Pricing is a factor for wholesalers as well, and many will have a minimum order requirement set before you can do business. A minimum order is the minimum amount of products a retailer can purchase from a wholesaler to do business. Minimums allow a wholesaler to hit their revenue and profitability targets.

How to Find a Wholesaler

Finding wholesale suppliers can seem like a difficult task, but it can be done if you know where to look. Networking is a great way to meet fellow businesses owners and works exceptionally well if you know of events where other retailers gather. Look for trade shows or industry events happening in your area. Your local chamber of commerce is often a good place to start. If you’re looking into manufacturers overseas, Alibaba is a popular online marketplace with thousands of retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers.

Similarly, there are plenty of manufacturers on websites like eBay and Etsy. While those marketplaces can generally serve different audiences, there certainly is an overlap, and they both feature messaging platforms that make it easy for people to get in contact with suppliers from around the world.

Be aware that not every wholesaler serves every market. It’s best to know where your business sits on the supply chain to reach out to the right kind of wholesale supplier. This makes it much easier to choose a wholesaler to do business with and saves time in your search.

How to Choose a Wholesaler

When making decisions about what wholesalers to work with, keep the best interests of your business at heart. This is a relationship and making the wrong choice can potentially hurt you. Wholesalers can be just as varied and specialized as retailers, so choosing which wholesalers to work with is a big responsibility. If you’ve never worked with a wholesaler before, getting started can be a bit confusing. To make the process less daunting, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wholesaler to work with:

What Merchandise Do You Sell?
If you’re selling a wide range of items or if you plan on keeping your store very specific, you have to choose wholesale partners that distribute what you need. Choose as many wholesalers as you need to to make your store what you want it to be. There’s no minimum or maximum requirement. However, ensure that the kind of merchandise these wholesalers offer aligns with the kind of store you run so your brand is consistent.

What Is Your Price Point?
The merchandise you sell from your wholesale suppliers is what brings money into your business. That means the amount of money you spend to get the merchandise helps determine how much you profit when you sell it. When choosing a supplier, make sure you can get pricing that allows you to hit your desired profit margins.

Is the Wholesaler Reliable?
This one probably seems obvious, but it’s important to state that you shouldn’t work with people you can’t rely on. Wholesalers who deliver merchandise late, not at all, or consistently show up with damaged goods aren’t good for business.

Does Their Customer Service Meet Your Needs?
Make sure any company you work with has a reliable customer service team you can easily reach when needed. If you have to jump through hoops to have your questions answered or their customer service is never around when you need them, you may need a new wholesale partner.

How Much Do They Know About the Product?
The wholesale partner you choose should have a strong understanding of the products they sell. Not only can share that information with your customers, but it also gives you the chance to make sure you know you have a partner who stands by the quality and performance of what they’re selling you. Wholesalers who can’t answer your questions about their product may be aware their merchandise isn’t the best, or a lack of knowledge may mean they just don’t care. Either way, a good business partner will be able to answer your questions adequately.

When it comes to buying wholesale, you have to remember to keep your customers and target audience in mind. As a retailer, you’re buying merchandise for the public to buy. They’re less likely to buy from a business that seems disorganized.

SEE ALSO: How to Manage Inventory In a Retail Store

What Are Some Additional Factors to Consider When Buying Wholesale?

Now that you know how to choose which wholesalers to partner with, there are other factors you should consider. Pricing is a factor, but it’s not the only one. You also have to consider how much product you’re going to buy for your business. When buying wholesale, you’re typically buying items in bulk. So if you’re buying lots of different items in bulk at one time, you may overestimate how much you’re purchasing and have too much merchandise than you expected.

That is why organization is key. Having a storage room with adequate shelving makes finding different parts of your inventory that much easier. Keeping things labeled will make sure you don’t lose track of anything. Make a plan and budget on how much money you plan to spend.

Being mindful of the money you spend on merchandise and staying on a budget also means negotiating the price of goods when you need to. Know the value of what you want to buy and have a price point in mind you’re willing to pay based on your researched knowledge of the products.

With that in mind, research the supplier before you agree to work with them. Google them and look into other retailers who have also worked with them. That can give you a solid understanding of what their prices are and help you determine how to move forward. Look into what they can offer you and what you plan on providing them in this partnership. For example, let the supplier know if your sales are doing well and how much business they can expect from you. Be honest and fair in your negotiations to form a longstanding relationship with your wholesalers.

SEE ALSO: How Much Does it Take to Start a Retail Store

Figuring out how to buy wholesale merchandise is a crucial step in figuring out how much you make at the end of each sale. Take the time to do the math and make sure you’re selling merchandise at prices that will work for you and your business.

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Content writer, Kori Williams, brings a love of grammar and a journalism background to ShopKeep, the #1-rated iPad point of sale system, to create relatable business and POS content.

Be honest — do you really wear all the clothes in your closet? Most of us hold onto outfits long after we’ve stopped wearing them. Why not sell those clothes and make some extra cash?

It’s easy to sell clothes online or at a secondhand store. To help you get started, I’ve listed all the best online consignment shops to sell clothes for cash.

Best online consignment stores

Gone are the days of holding a yard sale in your driveway and hoping for passersby. Now, online consignment stores connect you with shoppers all across the world.

In fact, secondhand clothing stores have exploded into a $16 billion industry. Some stores pay you upfront for your pre-worn outfits. Others share a percentage of the profits once your item sells.

Here are some of the best online consignment and secondhand stores for you to sell used clothes.

1. thredUp

I like thredUP because it does everything for you. All you need to do is order one of its signature “clean out kits” and send off your clothes.

thredUP will sort your clothes and decide which ones to accept. Then, it will pay you based on the selling price it assigns to each item.

For items of a “unique nature,” thredUP will pay you on consignment when they sell.

The company will donate unaccepted items to charity, or you can pay $9.99 to get them back. thredUP accepts women’s and children’s clothes, but they prefer certain brands.

2. Tradesy

If you sell used clothes with Tradesy, you need to upload photos of your items to the site. Tradesy will enhance your photos so they look market-ready.

You’ll set the prices, and Tradesy takes a 14.9 percent commission when an item sells. The company also sends you a pre-paid, pre-addressed kit for shipping.

3. Poshmark

If you have any high-end labels or designer clothes, then you can sell them with Poshmark. You’ll set your prices, and Poshmark takes 20 percent of the selling price.

The company also helps you with shipping by sending you a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label once an item sells.

4. Snobswap

Snobswap sells exclusively designer labels, like Valentino and Fendi. With Snobswap, you upload your photos and descriptions. Then, the company will approve the listing within 72 hours.

Snobswap also has boutiques in various cities, including LA, New York, Miami, and Washington, DC.

Where else to sell clothes online

If you’d rather sell your clothes directly to the customer, you can use one of the websites below. You’ll have to do a little more grunt work, but you’ll get to keep most, if not all, of the profits!

1. VarageSale

VarageSale took the concept of yard sales and moved them online. Here, you can sell clothes online to people in your area.

If you get any bites, you’ll set up a meeting spot to make the exchange.

2. eBay

People have been selling goods on eBay for a while. You’re pretty much responsible for everything when you sell used clothes on eBay.

By selling high-quality items and shipping on time, you can build up a good reputation as an eBay seller.

3. Your Instagram account

Finally, you could advertise your clothes on your Instagram account. Thousands of people set up their own stores this way with the hashtag #shopmycloset. While you can’t technically sell on Instagram, you can take bids in the comments and use Paypal to finish the transaction.

The online consignment market is a popular space, meaning it can also be competitive. What can you do to make your outfits shine?

How to sell clothes online successfully

On a site like thredUP, you don’t have to worry about marketing your clothes. Professional photographers will take care of it for you.

If you use a site like Poshmark or VarageSale, then you’ll need to think about presentation. Consider these three tips when you sell clothes online.

1. Take lots of high-quality photos

Take high-quality photographs of your clothes. Use bright, consistent lighting and an uncluttered background.

You should also take pictures from multiple angles so customers know exactly what they’ll be getting.

2. Set a realistic price

If you’re responsible for setting your own price, consider the “one-third rule.” When you sell clothes for cash, you typically set the price at about one-third of the original retail price.

If you’re selling a pre-worn North Face jacket that you bought at $150, then you should set the price around $50. If the jacket is like new, then you could try selling it for more, perhaps $75 to $100.

3. Label the brand, color, and size

Finally, make sure that shoppers can find your item. If you’re putting a label on it, write down the brand, color, size, and any other important information.

By getting straight to the point, you ensure your item appears in search results. For instance, “Blue North Face Jacket, Size 4 in Great Condition” is nice and clear.

Online consignment shops connect you with a huge market, but they’re not the only option if you want to sell clothes for cash. You could also take your outfits to a brick-and-mortar store.

Best secondhand stores to sell used clothes

If you’d rather take your clothes to a brick-and-mortar shop, you can hand-deliver them to one of these secondhand stores. These are four of the top secondhand clothing stores with locations across the U.S.

1. Clothes Mentor

Clothes Mentor already has 139 stores across 29 states, and it’s planning to open more soon. You don’t need an appointment, but instead can walk in and get cash on the spot.

2. Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange sells pre-worn men and women’s stores in 20 states. All the locations accept walk-ins, or you can send clothes through its “sell by mail” program.

3. Uptown Cheapskate

Uptown Cheapskate has 40 locations in 17 states. They accept walk-ins and donate leftover clothes to charity.

4. Plato’s Closet

If you have teenagers, you can sell outfits they’ve outgrown to Plato’s Closet. This used clothing store sells children’s and young adult’s clothes and accessories.

Tips for selling used clothes to secondhand stores

Most secondhand clothing stores have high standards for quality. The clothes should be fashionable, cared for, and appropriate for the upcoming season.

Secondhand stores typically price items at one-third of the original cost. As for your profit, they’ll give you one-third of that.

For that $150 North Face jacket, you may only get $16. The pay won’t knock your socks off, but it does exceed the zero dollars you’d get from the jacket sitting in a closet.

What about those clothes that are a little too pre-worn for you to sell? Can you get any financial advantage from those?

Not only does donating old clothes to charity, like Goodwill, give you good karma, but it also has financial benefits.

Any donations you make are tax-deductible. In a way, you’ll still be making some money on your old clothes.

Sell used clothes for cash: how to get started

Throwing things out is hard. In fact, one out of 10 American households rents offsite storage for extra belongings.

Rather than waste money on storage, sort through your wardrobe and sell used clothes to earn money.

If you sell clothes online or at a secondhand store, you’ll have a clean closet and extra cash in your pocket. If that sounds like a win-win situation, that’s because it is!

Want more side income?

What other side gigs can help you earn some extra cash? Check out these side hustles that pay up to $50/hour!

Are you into writing, designing, or hanging out with animals? Read this guide for 30 ways to turn your talent into extra income.

Want to earn extra money?

Here are the best side hustle opportunities!

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Earn Cash Selling Clothes From Your Closet With These 6 Online Resale Shops

Truth time: My wardrobe embarasses me.

It’s not because I dislike the things I wear — it’s because I have so many things I don’t wear .

Since cleaning out my closet and attempting a capsule wardrobe experiment a few years ago, I’ve unfortunately regressed to my old ways — and by “old ways,” I mean my closet is overflowing with things I just don’t wear often enough. In fact, I would guess that at this point, about 60% of my wardrobe is simply taking up space.

But I’m ready to simplify again, and, in the process, I’m hoping to make a little extra money.

So, I’m heading to the internet (because my local consignment shops are — shall we say — choosy) and selling my clothes in an effort to earn back some of the money I’ve carelessly funneled right into my closet (again).

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6 Places to Sell Clothes Online

These are the sites I’ll use to try and make a few extra bucks as I clear out my wardrobe.

1. Poshmark

Poshmark touts itself as a “fun and simple way to buy and sell fashion.” And while “fun” may be an accurate descriptor, “simple” really isn’t — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

You see, 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 sells and move along, Poshmark is powered by buyers and sellers who share fashion ideas and styling tips, browse each others’ “closets” and generally connect over clothing and fashion.

What Poshmark isn’t? A set-it-and-forget-it type of site.

In order to make sales on Poshmark, you need to upload quality photos, write thorough descriptions, offer style guidance, “attend” buying and selling events within the app, share and promote listings and interact with other users.

Pro Tip

Some successful Poshmark users recommend investing in nice packaging or thank you cards to keep your ratings up and your listings more visible.

Buyers are allowed to negotiate prices, but you can choose to decline or accept an offer. For sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission fee of $2.95. For sales of $15 or more, you’ll keep 80% of the profit. Once a sale is made, Poshmark will provide you with a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label.

All in all, Poshmark is a good option for anyone who’s willing to do a little (virtual) legwork.

2. thredUP

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ThredUP is an online consignment and second-hand shop focusing on brand-name clothing for women and children — and it couldn’t be easier to use.

If Poshmark is the most involved clothing selling site on the market, thredUP might just be the least. Sure, your return may not be quite as big as if you steamed, photographed and listed each piece individually all while liking, commenting and sharing other people’s items, but for the lazy among us, thredUP couldn’t be more convenient.

Debra Wallace, the woman behind the blog Zero, also notes the small return as a con of selling on thredUP. “Used clothing is not worth much,” she writes. “So if you’re looking to make more money, you’ll have to put in more effort” using other sites or brick-and-mortar stores.

For anyone who’s still on board, thredUP’s process is pretty simple: Go to the “Clean Out” tab on thredUP’s website and select “Order a Kit.” You can then choose whether you’d like to receive a standard clean out bag or an expedited one. (There’s also an option to just donate a bag of clothing, if you’d prefer to do that.) ThredUP will then send you a bag that you’ll fill with clothes, seal up and return for free with a prepaid shipping label.

ThredUP will then sort through your clothes, list the keepers on the site and, depending on which clean out option you chose, either recycle or return the unwanted items to you.

Depending on whether your items are highly trendy and in season or have a little more longevity to them, thredUP will determine whether to give you the money up front or when the item sells on consignment. Once your payout becomes available, you have to cash out via PayPal.

3. Swap.com

Swap.com is similar to thredUP in a lot of ways, except it also accepts and sells men’s clothes and even kids’ toys and a few household items.

To sell your unwanted clothing on Swap.com, you can either request an “inbound box” or simply print a prepaid shipping label to use for sending in your items. Once the company receives your items, it will price them, upload them to the site and send you your payout after your items sell.

Similar to thredUP, any items not accepted for resale will either be sent back to you or donated, depending on which option you choose.

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4. Instagram

If you’re an avid Instagram user, you’ve probably stumbled across more than one person selling their “closet” on the popular app. And while it’s a clunky interface for buying and selling (sales are done through the comments under photos and via direct messages), the return is pretty good because no commissions or fees are shaved off the top.

Still, selling your clothing on Instagram will take a bit of legwork on your part. You’ll have to know how to work the system (lucky you, we have some tips right here!), and you’ll have to go through the trouble of steaming (it helps), photographing and listing each piece individually. You’ll also have to be totally in charge of collecting payments and shipping the items.

All in all, though, it’s a great option for those who are willing to go the extra mile to make the extra dollar.

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If you want to sell your clothes on a platform that’s just a little bit more seller friendly, (but still not quite as involved as Poshmark) Tradesy is the way to go. Tradesy says it deals primarily in designer and luxury items, but technically you can sell any brand from Xhilaration for Target to Gucci — and any item from purses to wedding gear.

To sell on Tradesy, all you have to do is take a few photos of an item (Tradesy will even do a little editing for you to make it look better), add a description and input a price. (Again, Tradesy is pretty helpful and will suggest a selling price if you’re at a loss.) When an item sells, you can use one of Tradesy’s complimentary shipping kits to ship the item at no cost.

Tradesy’s flat commission fee is a little steep: The company takes $7.50 of any item sold for under $50. If an item sells for $50 or more, Tradesy takes 19.8%.

The process is a little more involved than just loading up a bag and sending it off in the mail, but with a little bit of work, your payout can be pretty good — as long as you’re selling at the right price point.

6. eBay

You thought we were going to leave eBay off this list for a second there, didn’t you?

But we couldn’t do that!

Even though it’s been around for quite some time (and sometimes has a reputation for being unwieldy or a little outdated), eBay is still a valid option when you’re selling clothing — especially when you’re looking to make a few bucks on something that isn’t necessarily a fancy name brand.

The selling process on eBay is pretty straightforward: Simply take a few photos of the item, list item details, decide between an auction-style or “buy it now” sale and wait.

Once an item sells, you’re in charge of packing and shipping it, although eBay allows you to create and print shipping labels on the platform to make the process simpler.

The fee structure is pretty seller-friendly, too. Listing or “insertion” fees are free for your first 50 listings per month. Find out more about insertion fees here.

After an item sells, eBay will take a “final value fee,” or a percentage of the total amount of the sale (which includes the listing price, shipping fee and any additional charges).

If you need more help getting started selling on eBay, check out these tips and tricks for becoming a master eBay seller. Who knows, you might even make a business out of it!

Grace Schweizer is the email content writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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Clothing is something we all have, wear, and eventually, get rid of. So why not make money by selling your used clothing? In this post, you’ll learn where to sell used clothes online for cash so you can earn money to pay bills, provide extras for your family, or – heck – just buy more clothes!

Where to Sell Used Clothing Online

Sell vintage clothing (and independent brands) to 20-something fashion lovers. You pay 20% commission as well as a monthly fee. It seems to be a great place to make money selling clothing online for Millennials.

2. Couture USA

Couture USA provides a fast and fair process to sell your designer luxury items. You start by requesting a quote, and then you ship your clothes directly to the store. You can choose to sell on consignment and earn a bit more, or you can sell directly to Couture USA and get paid right away.

3. Craigslist

Because Craiglist is a localized platform, you’ll have to meet up with the buyer, but there is no cost to sell on Craigslist. Just a word of caution: Make sure to meet up during the day in a public place. Use usual safety precautions when meeting people you don’t know.

Related Content: Make Money on Craigslist: How I Earned $3,500 in 30 Days

4. Crossroads

Sell clothing and accessories for cash or credit at Crossroads. They have many selling options to choose from, including bringing your clothing directly to the store or requesting a bag to mail in your items.

5. Depop

Depop allows users to sell a plethora of products online. You are in control as far as what you sell, listing your items, and setting the price. All sellers must have a PayPal account to sell on Depop. They charge a 10% commission fee on your sales.

People have been selling used clothing on eBay for years, and it can even be lucrative for some. Easily list your used clothing items, snap a picture, write a clear product description, and add your price. You handle shipping, and there is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it, you can cash in on your old clothing or even purchase old clothing to resell on eBay.

Related Content: Etsy vs. eBay for Reselling: How to Choose

7. Etsy

Undoubtedly one of the biggest online selling platforms there is, Etsy is a wonderful choice to set up shop and sell vintage clothing online. There are limitations with Etsy; you can’t sell just anything. It has to either be handmade or vintage (over 20 years old). There is a $0.20 listing fee and a standard payment processing fee as well as a small commission when an item sells.

Related Content: How to Be Successful on Etsy

8. Facebook Groups or Marketplace

Facebook groups and Marketplace are great ways to sell used clothing online. I’ve utilized this resource myself and have gotten rid of countless items by simply meeting up with people at a local store parking lot to make the exchange. You can also run targeted Facebook ads if you’re going to be doing more than just a little selling but are looking to have a regular, used clothing resale business.

9. LePrix

LePrix consigns high-end clothing from brands such as Christian Dior, Celine, Christian Louboutin, and more. They will send you a free consignment kit with a pre-paid shipping label to send your clothing.

10. Material World

Trade in your unwanted designer clothing at Material World. They only accept certain brands in specific categories, and items must be authentic with the brand label and have no damages or odors. You get paid upfront.

11. Mercari

I have used Mercari for buying (not clothing, I have a slight coffee cup addiction if you must know!), and it’s been a pleasant experience. They have a wide variety of items for sale, and they make it easy for both the buyer and the seller. There are no upfront costs to sell your used clothing, only a 10% flat fee when your items sell. You take photos, list your items, and set your price, so all that’s left for you to do is wrap and ship your item once it sells. Receive a prepaid shipping label, and voilà, you’re good to go!

12. Poshmark

Download the free Poshmark App to start selling right away. Simply snap a few pictures of your item on your phone and write a product description. Poshmark even sends a prepaid shipping label when your item sells. You can sell women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, so you can earn money selling clothing from the entire family, which I thought was pretty cool as there’s usually someone growing out of or getting rid of something at any given time!

13. Recycle Your Fashions

Complete Recycle Your Fashions’ simple submission form, listing everything you’re interested in consigning. Recycle Your Fashions will tell you what they want, and then you bag up your clothing and ship them your items.

14. Refashioner

Refashioner works like a clothing swap. You show them what you have to sell, and if it’s approved, you will be emailed with a suggested price. After your item sells, your money stays in your account and is applied to any purchases you make.

15. Swap.com

To start selling with Swap.com, you can either print out a prepaid shipping label to send in your gently used clothing or request an inbound box to mail your items. Once they decide which items to accept, they price them and list them for sale. Some people might prefer to list their items themselves, but I think the Swap.com system is great. It’s less work for me, and I can still earn money – heck yeah!

16. The RealReal

The RealReal is an online consignment store for luxury brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. You keep 70% of the sale price, but The RealReal can adjust the price of your item after 30 days if it’s not selling fast enough.

17. Tradesy

It’s free to sell on Tradsey, and you can list your item in minutes. From snapping the photo to writing product descriptions, they’ll guide you each step of the way to sell your used clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, and wedding items.

18. thredUP

You can sell women’s and kids’ items on thredUP. Sign up to order a free Clean Out Kit and earn cash or credit for accepted items. They now have two payout options: You can sell your items on consignment and earn a bit more money, or choose to get paid upfront as soon as your items are accepted and earn a slightly lower amount.

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19. VarageSale

VarageSale is an online garage selling site that allows you to buy and sell items, including clothing, locally. Just create an account, upload an image of your clothing, add some minor details, and you’re ready to start selling. If an individual is interested in purchasing your item, they message you via the platform or app, and then you make arrangements to meet in person. The platform is free to use and integrates with Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you can share your items with an even larger audience.

20. Yoogi’s Closet

Yoogi’s Closet is another platform for selling designer, luxury items. Answer a few simple questions about your clothing to receive a quote, and then ship your items using their pre-paid UPS label. After receiving their final offer, you choose whether to consign your items or sell directly to Yoogi’s. Payment is made via check, PayPal, or store credit within two business days.

Make Money Selling Clothing Online

Another great option for selling clothing online is selling new or custom-made clothing, including clothing you’ve designed yourself. There are a wide variety of platforms to help you do this, but we’ve listed a few below.

21. CafePress

You can set up your own store on CafePress to sell T-shirts and hoodies (as well as other items) for around $10 a month, or you can sell in the marketplace for free. Just upload your designs, decide what you want to put them on, and then list them. CafePress does all the printing and shipping.

22. Red Bubble

Red Bubble is similar to CafePress. There is no fee to sell on Red Bubble, and you set your prices by adding your fees to their base price for products.

23. Shopify

You can sell pretty much anything on Shopify, from used clothing to new clothing and more. You can even drop ship clothing, which means you partner with a brand to ships the items you sell without ever having to store inventory or even see the item. You can get a free 14-day trial of Shopify, and after that, you can choose from several different plans starting at $29 a month.

24. Spreadshirt

Spreadshirt is cool because even if you don’t create your designs, you can still custom make clothing to sell. They have designs created by others you can add to t-shirts, tack on your commission, and make a profit.

25. Teespring

Teespring is a free online platform where you can design t-shirts, leggings, tank tops, long-sleeve tees, onesies for babies, sweatshirts, hoodies, among other non-clothing items. Just create an account, design your items, promote them, and you’ll earn a percentage of each sale.

26. Zazzle

One neat thing about Zazzle is that you don’t have to design or create anything to sell clothing. You simply create a shop, sell clothing created by others as an affiliate, and still earn money! How neat is that?!

Tips for Selling Clothing Online

Obviously, if you wear high-end fashion, you’re going to make a lot more money selling your clothing. But you also have to pay for it upfront first, so you will have to decide for yourself if it’s worth it. If it’s clothing that you’d be buying anyway, then go for it!

Take High-Quality Photos

When it comes to clothing, customers only have photos to help them decide whether or not they like an item. The better your photographs, the better chance you have of selling your clothing.

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Specific Measurements

To make sure you don’t have items returned due to improper fitting, make sure to list the correct measurements of your clothing.

Accurate Details

From color to size to listing any imperfections, the more specific your details, the more likely you’ll have a happy customer as they know everything about the item before they buy it.

Item Knowledge

The more you know about the items you’re selling, the more you can accurately convey the details and list thorough product descriptions.

Give Great Customer Service

Treat your customers like you would a good friend. You want what’s best for them and for them to be happy. Make sure that’s what they feel in each interaction you have with them.

Conclusion.

We hope this post has given you enough information about where to sell used clothes online for cash that you’ll be able to do anything from going into business for yourself to earning a little extra spending money. And you’ll get your closet cleaned out – win-win!

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Kimi Clark is a career stay-at-home mom turned writer and blogger for hire with a passion for business. She specializes in posts about writing, blogging, and entrepreneurship, as well as all things parenting and motherhood. Owner & Founder of The Mom Shopping Network, she helps moms find great tips, amazing products, money-saving deals, fun entertainment and what’s trendy and hip for moms, dads, and kids! A devoted wife and mother of four, she loves the beach and NEEDS her early morning coffee.

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