How to make money by selling your old clothes online

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 13:14 Hrs
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If you take a look at your wardrobe right now, chances are that will see right away some items that you haven’t worn in years. This is a situation we have all been in, and despite the fact that certain clothes are no longer suited for us, it can be hard to give them up.



There are plenty of ways to “clean” your closet. If you have a younger relative, you can gift them. Another great option would be donating them to charity since there are plenty of people who would be happy to receive clothes that are in good condition.



Nevertheless, you might want to get new clothes to replace the old ones and there is one way to get the budget you need for them. Consider selling the items that you no longer wear. While they may not be your style anymore, there is always someone there who would appreciate them.



Sell your clothes online



While there are various ways of selling your clothes, the online medium remains the most efficient one. Not to mention it is free and you can use a social media account, such as Instagram, to promote your products and sell them quickly.



If this alternative sounds good to you, here are some things you should take into consideration before you begin your small business.



Determine the prices



It is important to price your clothes correctly. If they are too expensive you won’t get any customers, while if you sell them too cheap it won’t be advantageous. First of all, look at the piece of clothing and determine the state it is in. Ripped clothes or old ones might sell if you brand them correctly, but make sure that they are not in a bad condition.



Think about how much paid for the item. If you paid a lot of money for it you can place the price higher, as long as the piece of clothing is still in good condition. Designer brands are always desired, no matter how old they are so they should sell very well.



Shipping your clothes



While you can opt for personal delivery, you might get clients that do not live in the same area as you. Therefore, you will have to ship them to the customer. It is very important to know how to package your items correctly.



If we are talking about a fragile item, make sure that it is safe in the box and don’t be afraid to use extra protection such as bubble wrap. It is also important to choose the right shipping service. Cheap items delivery by ParcelABC are a great option, especially when you want your clothes delivered quickly.



Promote your products



People need to know what they are buying, and in this case photos are the most important detail. While the description is also something that needs to contain all the information about the clothes, chances are that the clients will spend more time looking at the pictures.



That is why you need to take quality photos, which means that you have to pay attention to every detail. Use a good camera and make sure that you have good lighting. Avoid messy backgrounds and make sure that you include pictures from all angles.



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