About six months ago I started selling clothes online and, have to say it’s been a very cool new experience. Every season, I go through my closet and pick out items I no longer wear, like or identify with, not only to make room for new pieces but mainly to declutter. I actually donate most of the clothes but heard about apps that make it easier for you to sell your clothes with minimum trouble.
I downloaded Poshmark and started using it regularly, adding clothes now and then, and trying to promote them within the community. I’ve already sold about four or five items and have to say I’m a little hooked because it’s a great way to clear out those things someone else might appreciate more and, make some money at the same time. I drew out a few rules to make it a better experience for me and whoever is receiving the clothes.
You have to take pictures of the items and, whether you choose to wear them yourself or just show them on a hanger, make sure you have good light and the picture is clear of unnecessary visual noise.
When you’re selling your clothes, it’s important for the interested person to get a glimpse of them being worn. It helps them see how it looks on your body and how it fits and, make sure it’s a visible silhouette.
So far I’ve had excellent reviews with my packages and clothes, but one person complained about the item’s cleanliness. I’ve always washed and ironed the items I sold but maybe I wasn’t careful enough with this one – sorry! Make sure you take that extra mile and carefully send the item in good shape, or at least the described shape.
I have a lot of fun wrapping up the clothes I’ve sent. I always fold the item, wrap it twice with some cardboard looking paper and secure it with a cute golden/white string.
I finalize the package with a hand written thank you card, thanking the other person for buying it and wishing they enjoy the item more than I could ever. It shows respect, manner and the hope that you’re making someone’s day a bit better.