Why not sell your clothes online?
If you’re like me then you understand the struggle of having absolutely too many clothes that you just don’t wear. Our problem is that one moment we like one style, then the next moment we are totally feeling another style. What we need to consider is selling our clothes online! It’s a type of business that can help get rid of the clothes we’re not wearing and put some additional cash in our empty wallets. Here’s just a few of the many websites/apps you can use to sell your clothes online.
You can easily sell your clothes online with Poshmark. Think of it as an online dinner party—except there’s no food involved (I know, total bummer. But, this is about CLOTHES). Anyway, the way this website helps you strut your stuff is first by allowing you to create a “covershot.” In other words, you take a picture of the item you want to sell. Preferably, you want to make the item look nice in the picture so it will sell. After creating your covershot, you attend a Posh Party, which is an online shopping party. In the Posh Party you can participate in virtual buying/selling, listing items with your friends, and attending designer parties (if you’re the super name brand type of person). When an offer is made on one of your outfits, you put one of the pre-paid shipping labels Poshmark provides on the box(es) you will be using to ship and take the box to your local USPS, or whatever service you will be using to deliver. Remember, Poshmark only accepts women’s clothing.
Poshmark keeps the payment strategy very simple. First off, listing is free. Whenever you make a sale, a fee is deducted from your listing price. For all sales under $15, there is a single flat rate of $2.95. If the sale is $15 or above, the fee is 20% of the listing price and you keep 80%. What you as a seller receives is a free paid shipping label, free credit card processing, free customer support and Posh Protect buyer protection for your buyers. The shipping rate of $4.99 is paid for by the buyer. Poshmark also states that it is not responsible for anything that could happen with third party payments.
In addition to PC’s, Poshmark has an app for Android phones and for IOS users. Poshmark is not available to minors, so it really depends on the state you live in to determine this age. Also, Poshmark is only available in the United States. The website states that they are working towards becoming international with their sales.
#2: Twice (No longer an option as of July 31, 2015)
Twice is one of those sell your clothes online websites where you can sell those brand name items you know without a doubt you are not wearing. On twice there is a list of brands that are accepted (Gap, American Eagle, Express, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Levi’s, Coach, Rag &Bone, Kate Spade, and J. Brand), and also a list of brands that are not accepted (Walmart, H&M, Forever 21, and Old Navy). More brands are accepted, so be sure to check out the website for the full list. Twice also takes outerwear. The requirements for selling on Twice is that your clothing has to be five years of age or younger, and it just simply has to look nice.
Currently, Twice sells the following clothing and shoe sizes:
Women’s: 00-30 (XXS-4X) & Shoes: US 4-13
Men’s: XS-4X tops; Dress shirts: 12-21; Pants: 26-50
(Twice plans on adding more variety to their size offering).
With Twice, what you do first is send them the clothes you are wanting to sell (print the free shipping label or request a free selling kit to mail your items). Twice will then send you a check in the mail for the items that have potentially sold. You can either accept or reject the offer and get your clothes back for $4.95 shipping. Easy enough? You’re putting clothes in boxes, sending them to Twice, then receiving or rejecting a check that comes in the mail.
Twice accepts payments through Paypal, Vemmo, paper checks, Twice store credit (you can receive a 25% bonus using this), and for a limited time Target gift cards.
Twice is available to all ages, surprisingly. Twice strongly advises that parents monitor kids under 13 using the service. However, I would strongly advise anyone under 18 to be supervised, but that’s just me.
ThredUp may possibly be the easiest sell your clothes online website to use. What you do is Order a ThredUp clean out bag, fill it with your clothes, give the bag to UPS or Fed Ex, and there you go. The set up with this website is like that of Twice. When you send your clothes in, the clothes are reviewed and a check is sent to you.
Also, like Twice, there are brands that are accepted and not accepted.
Accepted: Tea Collection, Gap, Gymboree, Hanna Anderson for kids, J. Crew, Anthropologie, and Theory. More brands are accepted, so be sure to check out the website for the full list.
Not Accepted: Children’s Place, Carter’s, Garanimals, Faded Glory, Chico’s, and New York & Co.
ThredUp will pay up to 80% of the resale value, hey at least it’s more than 50%. Payment can be cashed out through Paypal or you can earn ThredUp shopping credit.
For ThredUp, the minimum age for use is 18. ThredUp is only available in the United States, who knows if they’ll branch out. Hopefully one day they will. Also, ThredUp is available to PC, Androids, and IOS 7 users.
Thredflip follows the same model as Twice and ThredUp. The only difference with Thredflip is that once you send in your clothes, they are professionally listed for you. You don’t have to worry about the photography, listing or anything else.
Any items that aren’t approved by the Thredflip team are mailed back to you or are sent to Goodwill. But, you’ve already sent the message that you don’t want the clothes anymore, so why not send to Goodwill? The choice is yours, but seriously, if you don’t want them then someone else surely does.
Thredflip notifies you when an item sells. You can cash out using Paypal or earn Thredflip credit for your own shopping on the website.
Sell your clothes online! I’m pretty sure there are clothes sitting in your closet that you have no intention of wearing ever again. Why waste the potential money that could be made?