If you want to earn some extra cash and get rid of some clothes you no longer, or never really wore, then selling those same clothes would be the best way to go about it. It also helps you clean up your closet and to really give it some thought, what you actually want to wear and what makes you happy.
Lots of modern companies that operate in selling and distributing things have made it incredibly easy for people to sell things and for them to make money off of that. This means that selling used and old things online have never been simpler, but it has also never been easier to spend your money endlessly.
So considering all that, we have compiled a list of the best apps you can use to sell your old clothes.
When it comes to experience no one beats eBay, it is one of the oldest peer-to-peer sellers and is still one of the best websites/apps you can use to sell things. The fact that they have so much experience in this just means that it all works in favor of the seller. Be it books, CDs, DVDs, you can sell all those just by using a barcode scanner and when it comes to clothes you really need to make use of that camera on your phone.
Another big plus when it comes to eBay is that it has a huge user base, so you can be assured that you will have a lot of people looking at your product, and when it comes to delivery expenses it all comes down to your decision. The only negative thing is that you pay to be able to sell on the website and that can be a bit expensive, but in the end it’s worthwhile.
This app is starting to get really popular, mostly thanks to its amazing commercial where you can see a woman trying to sell a sewing machine while skydiving and a man offloading arcade games while an avalanche makes its way to him. It’s very easy to use, all you have to do is take pictures through the app itself and upload it directly to the app. The algorithm the app uses is also amazing which will helps you find buyers much more quickly and you close the deal through the messaging service the app has.
It’s very easy to start off and you can sell your stuff quickly, but you would probably get more money on other platforms.
This one differs to the former 2 in the way that it only sells second-hand clothes and accessories. So this means that the user base is much smaller but it also means that everyone there is interested in the product you are trying to sell. It is extremely to use, just like LetGo, all you have to do is take pictures on your phone and upload them onto the app with all the details. After that, you negotiate through the chat service the app has and close the deal.
Vinted definitely is not as known as the other two but it is free and gives you great online security. You will need a PayPal account though, in order to get payments.
This another app that is solely focused on used clothes but works in a slightly different way than Vinted, you never really have to bother with interacting with customers. All you have to do is take a picture of all your clothes and detail all of them and then send that to ThredUP by using their estimator. They will estimate the value of your clothes which you then pack and send to them. As soon as they get checked and received you get paid and ThredUP sells them on their own platform.
You get paid through PayPal or your credit card, you even get paid with some shopping credit, which would mean you basically exchange clothes for clothes, and if that was your original plan that it’s a great way of going about it.
This platform is for people who have some designer clothes they want to get rid of. You can sell shoes, handbags, clothing and even make-up, but only if it’s one of the designer brands and is truly quality material. One way of going about is just selling directly through the app but they have another way, they do ‘Posh Parties’ which gives specific items a visibility boost.
When it comes to usability, Poshmark is a bit expensive, they take a flat $2.95 fee for everything that’s under $15 and they take a pretty big 20 percent for more expensive items, but since the whole website is meant for people who want designer clothes you still get a big payout and more focused customer base.
This is another platform used for selling designer items. And like the others it is extremely easy to use, all you have to do is upload pictures, but in this case Tradesy will clean them up in order to look more professional and enter all the necessary information relating to the item. They also recommend what pricing you should use for the best value when compared to other similar items on the website.
There is a bit of higher bar of entry though when it comes to what kind of clothes you can put on the platform, mainly they should be minimally worn and they need to be of high quality. Now just like Poshmark, Tradesy also has a pretty high commission rate, for items under $50 they take a flat fee of $7.50 and for anything that is over that price they take 19.5 percent of the price of the item, which a bit less than Poshmark, but still quite high considering everything else.