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Reselling Tips

Reselling tips are in hot demand as people continue to clean out homes and are trying to find a way to get their items new homes. I’m one of them. I have so many clothes that I just don’t wear anymore. This is an excellent way to help out your financial situation and create some extra income.

Reselling also gives you an opportunity to take fast fashion and make it more sustainable. There are also people who no longer buy products first hand, and will only buy from these “second hand’ sites. You will often find items for much less than original retail cost but still in fantastic condition.

reselling tips for the beginner

Reselling Tips

  1. Post about your items! Share, share, share. This is huge because the more eyes you get on your items, the more people who can be customers.
  2. Good photography. Today, phone cameras are great and you can get a great photo from an iPhone. However, if you have a nice camera, you can use that, too.
  3. Have a variety. When you have a variety of sizes, colors, items, etc. you are widening your customer range even more than just with resharing your inventory.
  4. Use a variety of accounts/apps. Explore what ebay, mecari, poshmark can do for you! There is also facebook market place if you want to sell locally.
  5. Be active! Post frequently (daily is fantastic) and multiple times. I hear its good to post about 3-5 items a day on Poshmark.

What Should you Resell on Each Site?

This is a great question-it’s important to use each site to it’s full potential.

Ebay

  • good for almost any product
  • more world wide customer base
  • publically traded company
  • minimal extra time needed for publicizing items (unlike Poshmark and Mercari)
  • slower payments
  • returns (up to 180 days)
  • takes longer to list items
  • can use paypal
  • has daily customer service hours

Poshmark

  • good for clothes (but now will let you sell technology) and home goods
  • younger buyers
  • private company
  • app based-easy to upload and sell items
  • no returns
  • 3 days for customer to accept
  • check commission rates: $2.95 for any sale under $15, otherwise it is 20%
  • shipping costs: $6.79
  • no immediate customer service available
  • wholesale items available via boutique.

Mercari

  • good for almost any product
  • No U.S. market information (this is a Japanese company, and public data is only about the amounts sold in Japan).
  • not for designer items
  • low commission: 10%
  • easy to list (app based)
  • expensive shipping
  • easy to scam

Which app or site you use is ultimately up to you. However, one strategy people use is cross posting. This means they post the same item on multiple sites.

Also, if you want to make this a full time gig, you could get into sourcing from thrift stores and goodwills! This allows you to keep a good inventory but also replenish your stock for less. This is another good way to helping to create a more sustainable society.

What questions do you still have left about reselling? Drop them in the comments, and I’ll help you out!

xx,

Lindsey

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