Selling your used and new clothes online can be really rewarding. You can often make lots of profit from doing so, However, there are a few things that can lose your sale. Keep these in mind and keep your profits.
1. Provide measurements. As a seller, I don’t know how many times I’ve gotten messages from buyers wondering what the measurements were on anything from a simple shirt. It doesn’t make sense to detail what may seem clear to the seller. However, this can really make or break a sale. Remember, every body type is different and buyers can not try the item on through the computer. Providing this info is the only way for them to know it will fit.
2. Use a dress form. I’ve seen hundreds of listings from sellers advertising high quality items that don’t sell and relatively low quality items with the bids. What’s the difference? The presentation of the item. A piece of clothing on a dress form is the best image because buyers can see it worn and in the most detailed way, as if they were wearing it themselves.
3. Include shipping. Let’s face it, most clothes online don’t go for much. Clothing, especially used clothing, is in a surplus. So they don’t really sell that well. In this instance, you need to make sure to include your shipping in your costs and price. It may be tempting to set low bids just to clear your closet but you don’t want to get burned when your item sells for less than it costs to ship.
4. Sell only name brand. Don’t try to clear your closet on Ebay, especially when there are fees to cost you for doing so. Instead, carefully pick your clothes. Buyers go out of their way to buy on Ebay. They aren’t looking for generic, used clothes.
5. Sell what you’d wear. I’ve seen clothing advertised for sale, that looks like someone removed it from a trash bin. Other times, I’ve seen clothing listed that would fit only a small portion of the buyers on Ebay. When selling clothes, consider the average style and size of the buyers. Not many buyers are looking for a slinky, floral and striped dress in a size 1. Consider that the average person is looking at your item.