The following article covering selling clothes online for cash is part of our ongoing series on how to make extra money. Our goal is to bring awareness to our visitors and clients of the opportunities that surround you daily but that you may be unable to recognize.
How to Sell Used or Unwanted Clothes Online
As we continue to recover from the huge global crisis in 2008, we are always looking for ways to make a little bit of extra money on the side. Whether it is to pay a few bills, treat yourself on a night out, or maybe even buy the insurance that you have been missing and therefore putting your loved ones at risk, there are always opportunities to make money and we have a key example here today.
Old or Never Worn Clothes
If you were to look through your wardrobe right now, you would undoubtedly find clothes that you no longer wear as well as clothes that you have probably never worn. Sadly, we tend to buy items that we like at the time and then simply forget about them or experience a change in taste. Furthermore, you could have lost weight and still have the bigger-sized clothing somewhere at the back of your wardrobe. The point is, as long as you have clothes that you no longer want or need, there are options for you to sell and make a bit of money.
Nowadays, the internet is a fantastic place because there are plenty of websites and programs that will take your clothes and put them to better use. Of course, you will receive a small fee so you can either spend this money on replacing the items you have lost or you could spend it more wisely. Either way, we have numerous methods for you here today.
Swap.Com Consignment Review
Previously only accepting women’s clothing, Swap has just expanded and now accepts men’s clothing as well as baby and kids’ games and toys that are no longer wanted. On average, the company site claims that $150 can be earned with a single box of goods.
To start, you simply have to request a shipping label that has been pre-paid so is no cost to yourself. If you prefer, you could also ask for an Inbound Box to then send the goods back off to Swap. When the items are received, they will be reviewed and then stored in a storage facility but you will remain in control of them.
After this, there are a number of steps depending on what happens. If the items do not sell, you are welcome to ask for your items back or you could keep them stored, donate your items, or sell them to Swap via SureSell. If any item is rejected when going through the reviewing process, you can request to have it sent back or you can donate it to a good cause. At all times, you can request your stuff back but you will have to pay a small shipping fee. All things considered, this can be a great way to make money and empty the wardrobe a little.
ThredUP.Com – The Largest Online Consignment and Thrift Store Review
In a similar vein to the previous option, you can start the process with ThredUP by requesting a free bag. At first, the bag might seem a little small but you will be able to fit a good amount inside. Although they do not accept men’s clothing, you can send over women’s and children’s. Nowadays, the site is actually quite popular so you might see a small delay in processing and you will normally receive a response in around a months’ time.
Eventually, you will receive a response telling you exactly how much money you have earned. As soon as this has been processed, you will have two ways of using this money. First, it can be withdrawn and put into your PayPal account and this will take a couple of weeks. From here, you can keep it in your PayPal account or withdraw it into your bank account. Second, you can use it as credit and purchase some new clothes from the same site. Again, this is another solid method of earning some money from your clothing that you no longer use.
Of course, you always have the classic option of simply selling your unwanted items on eBay. After signing up for an account, you will be able to list each item as an auction or even as a group to try and receive a price for all items at once. With clothing, fashions and tastes vary from person to person so you will be better off listing them individually. Initially, you can set a start price and just hope that the price rises as the bidding gets later and later. Alternatively, you could set a ‘buy now’ price that will allow someone to simply click and buy without any bidding.
In truth, there are benefits and drawbacks to this method. On the positive side, you will have access to millions of users who are searching the site for new clothing and you can set your own prices. If you set a minimum price and nobody pays it, you keep hold of the item and you haven’t lost anything. On the flip side, you could argue that the millions of people are a negative because it can be hard to have your clothing seen above everyone else. Also, you have to pay for shipping when somebody buys the item which will eat into your profits and should therefore be considered in your pricing strategy.
Just like the first two options we discussed, Poshmark is another online company that has been gained traction in recent years and it will allow you to receive money for your clothing. When you have an item you no longer need, you can list it on the site just as you do on eBay and potential buyers can show an interest and bid. As soon as the item has been sold, you will be sent a pre-paid and pre-addressed shipping label which takes the hard work out of the process.
After receiving the label, simply print it off and attach it to the package containing the item. When you’re done, you can drop the package off at a corner mailbox or take it to any US post office if the package is too large. When the transaction has processed, you can withdraw the money to a checking account or ask for a check. Alternatively, you can use the money as credit on the site and by an item of your own. As you would expect, Postmark will take a fee for using their services but this is a good option nonetheless.
Finally, we have another similar option and a final choice if you want to reduce your wardrobe in size while making easy money at the same time. On Tradesy, you will find another listing website or you can even download the mobile app to make the process even easier. To start, you simply have to create a listing which will include a description and some photos of the item. Initially, the site will suggest a price but you are welcome to set your own.
After the item goes live, people will be able to view it and you can sell. After someone purchasing, you will be sent an email and you will have to confirm with three days for the order to process. In order for everything to run smoothly, you will need to ship the item within 10 days and buyers can request a cancellation if this time period isn’t met. Once the item has been delivered to the recipient, you will see the sale under your ‘Pending Earnings’. Typically, the funds will release within a matter of days although it can sit for up to three weeks. When the funds are released, you can take the cash option to your bank account, you can put the money into your PayPal account, or you can use the money as credit and buy something on the site.
So there we have it, five easy methods that prove how easy it can be to sell clothes online that you no longer require. If you are looking for a bit of extra cash, this is a brilliant way to earn it because you are selling items that you do not need. Of course, we aren’t saying that you should go and sell your whole wardrobe but if you have items that you no longer wear, you might as well make some money from them and put it to good use. Not only will the clothes find a new home, you will have money you thought wasn’t previously possible!
Why an Insurance Agency Writes Articles About Selling Used Clothes
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