Is the clutter in your closet starting to get a little too much? Or are you perhaps making your own clothes and want to sell them?
Whether you want to get rid of an old denim jacket or sewn a sundress that you want to sell, the internet allows you to sell your clothes online without having to put up a brick-and-mortar store. In this article, we list the several different ways you can turn your clothes into cash.
Being one of the largest online marketplaces in the world, eBay is a great choice if you want your clothes to be seen by many different potential buyers. It is relatively easy to start a merchant account as the site guides you through it. eBay also gives you the option to sell items at a fixed rate or via auctioning. If you go with the former, it helps to base your prices with similar items being sold on eBay as well.
This is the largest classified ads medium to exist. You can sell basically anything on Craigslist. Unlike other marketplaces, putting up an ad is free and you can put up as many photos of the item as you want. If you do make the sale, this site also does not take a cut from your profits. It can just be confusing to navigate and give your clothes exposure. Craigslist is also location-based, making it easier for you to market your products in a particular area.
Amazon is a giant just like eBay. What makes the two different is that Amazon does not have auctioning as an option as it follows the traditional buy-and-sell setup. Amazon has an enormous database. This will ensure that your products will get seen by a lot of different people.
Being one of the most popular and intuitive social media platforms today, Instagram is something you should definitely consider when selling clothes. Even if you are utilizing a different platform, it helps that you have an Instagram account to back it up. People often create accounts for the sole purpose items of selling items. Using hashtags to make your products easier to be found is also extremely beneficial.
Facebook isn’t just a platform that allows you to connect with friends and family. It can also be used to sell products. You can create a page of your own and sell your items there. You can also join groups that have the intent of selling, buying, and trading clothes.
ThredUp is a platform that caters to women’s and kids’ apparel and accessories. Being a mail-in service, sellers mail their products to them and they make an offer. When the user agrees to sell it their items, ThredUp then sells them at 70% of the original price.
Like ThredUp, TheRealReal is also a mail-in service. But instead of women’s and kid’s clothing, it is a luxury consignment marketplace that targets high-end buyers. Luxury goods from top designers such as Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton are what are showcased. Each item is inspected and authenticated by specialists before they are put up for sale.
Your own website
One of the best methods for selling products online is to create your own website. That way, you have complete control on how you market your items. There are various platforms that allow you to create an online shop for clothes. If you have a little marketing know-how, generating traffic to your site is something you should prioritize as well.
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I have been a long time user of EBay and they have really upped their game because there is so much competition these days. Amazon is equally as good
I usually sell on eBay but also post on Instagram. Thanks for this list, I might try something new next time!
I'm so glad Depop isn't on here because it's possibly my least favourite app in the world! I think people forget about Ebay, but there's so many shoppers on there and you're protected as a seller from scammers. I've not tried the Facebook sale thing before but I have bought items from someone's Facebook group successfully.
I have sold quite a few books through Amazon before, but never clothes! I had no idea. Hadn't heard of a few of these actually, thank you! 🙂
It's been a while since I sold clothes on Ebay but I do sell quite a lot of other stuff, like games or electronics I am not using anymore. It's a great way to make some extra money.
I've used eBay & depop in the past. I had problems with depop but thankfully these were easily resolved by PayPal! EBay is good, I just find that I sometimes have to upload my products/ clothes multiple times before they get bought... Perhaps I'm not getting as much exposure? X
Angela Ricardo Bethea
Ebay is the most common online marketplace people use when selling stuff that I know. Though I've seen that many people are using social media now too.
I love using Ebay to sell clothes, however I've recently developed a love for the app 'Depop', it's so quick and easy and it's more visual than Ebay as you can have your own profile where people can see what you sell straight away!
We Made This Life
Great tip, I'll check that out thank you!
I've only ever really used Ebay for selling items, although I've used Facebook selling groups and Gumtree for tech items before x
I've never thought to sell clothes before. I normally just donate them to the charity shop. That's a good idea I must see if I have anything worth selling.
I would definitely recommend Depop as well, although I would say that Ebay is definitely the best place to sell clothes on! x
I've never thought about selling my old clothes on line before as I tend to take them to the charity shop! Maybe I could make a bit of money instead, after all Christmas is fast approaching
I've never sold clothes for cash. i was looking into it a few years ago and couldn't find a good place to, so thanks for sharing about this
I'd heard of places like eBay and of course, FB selling groups but I didn't realise there was actually niche sites for doing just that - I will definitely have to have a declutter of my clothes and check them out.
J I've always used eBay for my selling as I found Depop to not be very successful for me. However I have found using my instagram to be even more popular and successful recently so I only use that now
Home and Horizon
It's such a fab idea to sell those unused clothes. It'll free your wardrobe some space plus giving you a additional cash. Isn't that a great idea?
I've only ever sold my clothes on eBay as I find Facebook and things like shpock just turn into an insult throwing tantrum because you won't sell a designer coat worth for a £1 and deliver it for free. I wasn't aware that Craigslist was available in the UK though x
I never knew you could sell clothes on amazon. I thought it was only on eBay!
I never realised I could sell things on amazon but then now you say it it makes sense because there’s all the independent shops on there. I have a bag of stuff ready to go on ebay
These are great tips as I knew you can sell on ebay but did not know about other platforms that you have shared.
We tend to sell items on facebay and the like. We used to use eBay but it got too expensive for listings then people stopped buying as there was a lot of fakes and shops set up. We liked it when eBay first started as it was all auctions x
Louise x (@withlovefromlou)
I sell the majority of my stuff on eBay and Facebook. I'll definitely be checking out some of your other recommendations though 🙂
I have a ton of clothes just sitting in the loft that I could be making money from. Thanks for the tips.
Deborah Butler (@SuperBusyMum)
Great list - I have seen Instagram become a great platform for selling clothes.