About six months ago I started selling clothes online and it’s been a very cool 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 (which is a key word here). Usually, I donate most of the clothes. But recently, I researched about apps that make it easier for you to sell clothes online with minimum hassle.
I downloaded Poshmark and started using it regularly. You add pictures of your clothes and try to promote them within the community. I’ve already sold about four or five items, and have to say, I’m hooked. It’s such a great way to clear out things someone else might appreciate more whilst making some money. There are a few guidelines I follow to make it a pleasant experience experience for me, and the person 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 clutter.
When selling clothes online, it’s important for the other person to get a sense of the pieces being worn. It helps them visualize the fit and, if possible, cut your head out of the frame so they can picture themselves in the piece/outfit.
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, adjust the description and expectations.
I have a lot of fun wrapping up the clothes, and always fold, wrap and secure them 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 at this point. I also emphasize that we are giving the pieces a new life. Not only does it show common sense and matters, but people will definitely enjoy it.